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  2. Fix iPad if you forgot its password!
  3. 9 apps YOU should have on YOUR phone!
  4. How does Noise-cancelling work? Find out…
  5. The problem with reopening the country – Unlock 1.0 and its effects
  6. 6 must-try tips to make your phone battery last longer!
  7. OnePlus 8 – not a flagship killer anymore but still excellent value for money
  8. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 | Review
  9. SoundMagic E10C | Review
  10. Why Indian Smartphone Manufacturers failed? | Opinion
  11. Android vs iOS | 5 reasons why each is better | Opinion
  12. Why the Headphone Jack should stay! | Opinion
  13. Ever wondered how OLED displays work? | Find out.
  14. PlayStation VR Mega Pack Bundle | India Price and Release Date Revealed | News
  15. Samsung to release Galaxy S10 lineup | News
  16. WhatsApp releases payments feature! | News
  17. Assembled Computers | How to build basics | Tips and Tricks
  18. Top 7 gadgets you should take on trips with you | Tips and Tricks
  19. Build your own high-end PC under 1.3 Lakh | Tips and Tricks
  20. Samsung OneUI | Review
  21. Xiaomi Mi A2 | Review
  22. Samsung Galaxy S10E | Review
  23. Samsung Galaxy M30 | Review
  24. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro | Review
  25. Samsung Galaxy A50 | Review
  26. OnePlus 6T | Review
  27. Galaxy Tab S4 | Killer iPad rival from Samsung | Review
  28. Google Home mini | Smart speaker with a small footprint | Review
  29. Mi Sports Bluetooth basic earphones | Perfect for working out on a budget | Review
  30. Amazon Echo Dot (Gen3) | A smart speaker | Great value for your money | Review
  31. OnePlus 7: Great power comes with great value | Review
  32. Samsung Galaxy M40 | Worthy opponent to the Redmi Note 7 Pro
  33. Samsung Galaxy A70: Perfect for media comsumption | Review
  34. Apple AirPods 2: True wireless earbuds for Apple users | Review
  35. Galaxy Note 8 | Still a worthy phone? | Opinion
  36. Spotify | An Opinion

Recently, I was in the market for getting a new desktop computer, and do you know what the most irritating thing was, that there were so many options. There were literally hundreds of computers to choose from. Then, there were many individual configurations for each product. Quite frankly, it was a complete mess.
 
After spending an eternity going through one site to another, I got to know about a thing called ‘Assembled Computers’. For newbies, assembled computers are just computers that you either assemble yourself or get one assembled. It is basically like joining LEGO bricks together, but here the brick are electronic components. After researching into these computers, I realized that these could be the answer to my problem. So, I got into the process to build one, and man it wasn’t as easy as many websites would make you believe, but it’s extremely interesting and fulfilling.
 
Let’s get down to the process. To make a computer, you have to choose the various individual parts that go into the computer, and all of them must be compatible with each other so as to effectively communicate with each other. It would seem that a computer contains a huge number of parts, but the most important parts of a computers can be classified into just a few categories: Motherboard, Central Processing Unit (CPU), Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), Random Access Memory (RAM), Storage, Display, Power Supply, and an external case to hold them all.
 
Let’s discuss each part in detail:
 
1) Motherboard- It is the backbone of any computer that holds every other component together, just like a mother. There are many kinds of motherboards which are made to work with either the Intel CPUs or the AMD CPUs. Within each type, there are various generations of motherboards, like the X370, X470, etc. for the AMD CPUs. Motherboard doesn’t have an enormous effect on your PCs overall performance, but it definitely can enhance your CPU to its full potential, thus choosing a right motherboard is extremely essential.
 
2) Central Processing Unit (CPU)- The CPU is to the computer, what the brain is to a living being. It is the brain of the computer. There are only 2 major CPU manufacturers, AMD and Intel, each with its own extensive line of processors. The choice of the CPU is an extremely critical one and should be made keeping in mind your desired usage and budget for the computer, as for example the Intel Core i9 9900 is an extremely fast processor, but it might be overkill if you only need the computer for light productivity tasks.
 
3) Graphics Processing Unit (Graphics Card)- It is the part of the computer that is used to render various types of visual content onto the display. It is of utmost importance if you require a computer for photo or video editing, gaming, or 3D modelling. There are many types of GPUs, with one for every budget and need. The most trusted brands are Nvidia and AMD.
 
4) Random Access Memory (RAM)- This is the temporary storage that is used to store applications and files while they are being used by the computer. RAM is needed whenever there are multi-tasking needs. RAM can mostly be divided based on its size and its read-write speeds. Speeds can vary from 2000MHz to 4000MHz, while size can vary from 2GB to over 64GB. You might be tempted to get the highest speed RAM available, but be aware that these speeds can be realized only if you have the latest components. The size of the RAM depends upon the level of multi-tasking that you expect to do on your computer.
 
5) Storage- This is the please where all of your songs, videos, photos, files, etc. will go. There are mainly 2 types of storage options for your computer, Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) and Solid-State Drives (SSDs). As it might be clear form their names, the HDDs have a mechanical rotating disk onto which information is stored while the SSDs have no moving component. SSDs are usually many times faster and more efficient than the HDDs, but they are also more expensive. For a perfect setup, you should get a HDD of ROUND 1 to 2 TBs paired with an SSD of 120 to 250 GBs.
 
6) Display- What good is a computer if you are not able to what is going on with your applications, or watch a movie, edit a phot, or well you got the point. The display is a device needed to show the operations going on in a computer in a graphical, human-readable format. It can also act as an input device by using a touch-sensitive panel. There are various ways to classify displays, such as based on resolution, or aspect ratio, or refresh rate. The monitor selection should be based on the specific needs and budget of the user. For example, gaming monitors should usually have a 120Hz or 144Hz refresh rate, and an entertainment monitor should have a higher resolution and pixel density for better picture quality.
 
7) Power Supply- This may seem like a no-brainer, but any electronic component needs power to operate, thus a good power supply is extremely essential for the efficient functioning of the computer. As components become more powerful component, more power-hungry they become.
 
Phew, that was a lot of components to get right. But don’t worry it isn’t as difficult as it seems at first, it is a very enjoyable experience. As for my computer, the specifications were:
 

 
I have provided the Amazon links to the individual components if you want to get them for your own PC. Do put your views in the comments below!

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I am an Engineering graduate working in the non-profit industry. I am passionate about technology and how it could change the lives of people. Though this blog, I intend to post my opinion on the latest news and happenings in the tech industry to you.

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