2018 Gaming PC Build – Part 3 – Motherboard and I/O Wiring

Installing IO Shield Before you can install your motherboard, you need to install your IO shield, a plate that comes with your motherboard package. This should "snap" into place to the back of the PC case, and in this instance, I had to push quite firmly before it was fully attached.   Installing Motherboard These …

2018 Gaming PC Build – Part 2 – Test Boot

If you have never built a computer from scratch before, it's actually not as difficult as it looks or sound. I usually start by doing a simple test assembly with certain key components outside the case before putting them into the PC case, in case one of the core components doesn't work. It makes the …

2018 Gaming PC Build – Part 1 – The Parts

BackgroundSo my last PC build project was somewhat 8, 9 years ago, for a core i7-960 quad-core 12GB desktop. It started off with a Nvidia GTX 460 SLI, then later moved to a single ASUS GTX 770. The initial power supply (Corsair HX series) died after maybe 6 years of usage, then I switched to …