Although your computer components may differ from the ones shown, the basic assembly is the same.
Tools you should have before you begin to build your cheap computer
Anti-static wrist strap - It is highly recommended and extremely important that before you begin to build your computer, you should prevent static electricity from damaging your computer components. Learn how by clicking here.
Some cardboard sheets to use as a working surface to prevent damage while building your computer.
Here are some tips and safety precautions before starting to build your cheap computer:
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Do not purchase your computer parts until you have a complete list of all the required parts.
Get as large and fast a hard drive as you can possibly afford so as to enable future expansion.
Ensure that all the parts you require are compatible with the system you are building.
Never take your computer parts out of their anti-static bags until you are ready to install them. Keeping them in the bags will reduce static electricity damage.
Never force computer parts into place - If you have to force a part into place, it is possible that you are inserting the wrong component or installing it improperly. STOP and check to see what you are doing wrong before you continue to build your cheap computer.
Never open the power supply - The power supply has extremely high voltages inside which can be extremely dangerous so never open it.
Never work on your computer with the power on -
Doing so can cause personal injury and damage your computer.
Never move your computer while it's powered on. Doing so could damage the hard drive.... due to the extremely close tolerances between the spinning disks.
Never plug or unplug data cables from spinning drives unless they are 'hot swappable'. Damage to the drive could result.
Remember to read this entire guide before building.
Steps to Build Your Own Cheap Computer using Cheap Computer Parts
Let's Get Started...Please click on each of the steps below to go to the appropriate page for building details: