We all use computers for our daily needs. In most cases, people use laptops for their daily needs but at times people prefer desktops due to the power and speed they offer over laptops. Since desktops are always on a power supply, there is no need to save power and the desktop can use as much power as needed. This makes the desktop very powerful to handle tasks that cannot be handled by laptops. Further, desktops have the ability to be upgraded and change as you wish, which isn’t available in a laptop. You’re basically stuck with what you bought in a laptop with only a few changes possible. Purchasing a desktop outright can be expensive. This is because the manufacturer will also charge a premium for assembling the desktop. Assembling a desktop, yourself means you can assemble it yourself and choose every single component that would go into it. Similarly, this would bring the price down, to the exact pricing of the component and not a penny more. Here’s a list of components needed to assemble a desktop.
A motherboard is a part that connects everything together. It’s basically like the body of the computer and all other components connect to it while the nervous systems carry all the information from one to the other. The motherboards will also have ports and you can even connect through a sfp optical cable through the router for internet.
The processor basically acts as the brain of the computer where all the processing or calculating is done. It is one of the most important unit because a faster processor means a faster computer. There are many different processors to choose from.
Hard drive / Solid state drive
Everything on your computer has to be saved somewhere. For this case, you can either use a hard drive (HDD) or solid-state drive (SSD). SSD’s are generally faster than HDD’s but HDD’s are faster than SSD’s. Even though SSD’s are expensive, they will speed your computer up.
Graphics processing unit / display adapter
If the computer is going to be used for gaming, you will have to get a graphic card. Graphic cards in general have display adapters and you’ll be able to connect 4k 30m hdmi cable to your display. If you’re not going to game, instead you’ll need a display adapter.
Ram is required to keep applications open and running at the same time. It is required for better multi-tasking. The more ram you use, the more applications you can keep open on a desktop. If you’re planning on having many applications open at the same time or going to use the desktop for gaming, you’ll need a lot of ram.
Once you attach all these parts, you’ll need a case to cover it all up. There are many different cases available and you will have to choose one based on the ports and size of the units. Further you will have to make sure the case is good enough for the airflow inside the computer.