I am going to separate this out into parts (no pun intended). From the beginning stages of not knowing what RAM was to eventually getting it all built and booting it for the first time with no issues. Enjoy!
So for all my life i’ve always played on console and the thought of building a pc always scared me. And of course buying a prebuilt is looked down upon but around june of this year i finally made the decision to build. Problem was i had no idea what even did what.
So the process of watching video after video commenced. From people like Paul’s Hardware to Bitwit and even to very small youtube channels with bad quality giving reviews and explaining what did what. I finally was ready and somewhat equipped with knowledge to begin picking out parts.
One of the first places i was recommended was none other than right here to begin my part list. At first it was still very confusing on what to pick for what. What was the best deal for the best speed, what would get the job done for me without draining my bank account... etc. Finally after thinking long and hard i decided to just go all out with my first build (okay it actually only took like 2 minutes). And thus i started to pick out parts and then watch reviews on those parts and then find out those parts were bad... repeat. Until i finally had a set of parts.
Now time for the fun part... how in world do i put all this together. And guess where i went... right back to youtube. After hours and hours of watching building videos, some including my specific parts and some being parts i had never heard of i began to have flashbacks of my childhood. I had seen all this before... LEGOS! I slowly began to realize building is one of the easiest parts as it’s really just popping things into place. I will admit some stuff still confused me like plugging wires into the motherboard (which btw i don’t know why someone on youtube hasn’t made a dedicated video on where to plug what in) but nonetheless i was ready to start ordering the parts.
So the day of my build was finally here and i wasn’t nervous one bit... okay maybe a little. But it all went very well, from cpu installation, to mounting my rad, to plugging things into the motherboard. BUT there was one thing that didn’t go very well. My m.2 ssd heat shield was screwed on so tight it took me an hour to finally get one of them off. I’m almost certain i stripped both screws on my bottom m.2 slot but i finally got the top one undone. And the rest is history! Questions, Comments, and Future Tips are welcomed!