Building a computer from scratch gives you the perfect machine for your needs, but it can be daunting the first time around. For our first lesson in building your own PC, we start with a little computer hardware basics.
In this lesson, we'll show you how to most effectively pick out and shop for your parts.
Assembling your computer can seem daunting, but it's actually pretty easy. In lesson 3, we show you step-by-step how to put everything together.
Once you've put it together, you're past the difficult portion. Lesson 4 deals with installing your operating system and get everything up and running.
There's a lot more computer-building info out there than we can fit into one Night School. In our final lesson, we share some other resources that should help you in both the building and post-building steps.
If you'd like all of these lessons in a printable PDF file, click here to download one. That way you can take it with you to the store, to your workbench, or anywhere else you may need it. UPDATE: The PDF is now out of date, since we've added a number of small tweaks to this guide. If you want a more printable version of the guide, we recommend using something like Readability to print out the articles or save them to your phone/tablet.