How To Build A Computer Desk Motherboard
If you want to build your own computer, then you need to know how to build a computer desk motherboard. The motherboard is the heart of a PC. The motherboard ties everything in your computer together, allowing the central processing unit, memory, hard drive, optical drives, etc., to receive power and communicate with one another. Building your own computer desk motherboard takes some skill and knowledge of computers. This guide will walk you through the steps to build a computer desk motherboard.
- Select the correct motherboard. The power source has to match the motherboard. You need to check that the pins on the power source match the output on the motherboard. If you purchase a larger motherboard, then the power source will need to be upgraded also.
- Connect the cables. There will be IDE or SATA cables that attach to the internal hard drive and any other peripherals. It is important to be sure you use the right cables. Look at the connector on the internal hard drive to determine which cable to use. IDE cables have sixteen bits and look like a ribbon. A SATA cable is a serial cable which uses 1.5 or 3.0 Gigabits. There will be eight prongs on this cable.
- Install the video card. There is only one place on the motherboard the video card will fit. It is called a PCI socket. It only goes in one way, so it is impossible to insert it wrong.
- Install memory. Memory is also called RAM, which stands for Random Access Memory. These small computer chips are designed to work with your CPU to operate software you will use on a daily basis. Each motherboard has two or four RAM slots that are attached to the motherboard. Push them down in the slots and they will secure into place with a latch. Do this gently and confirm that they are secure.
- Install the sound card. The video card also plugs into one specific PCI slot, and it also can only go in one way. You push it down and it locks into place via a latch. The outputs that are attached to the card face the rear of your computer’s case, which allows you to attach devices such as headphones or speakers.
- Install the cooling fan. Computers can get pretty hot, and having a good cooling fan is imperative. At this point, you can upgrade the cooling fan to a larger one and it is a good idea to do so.
- Install additional hardware. The motherboard is now built and ready to go, but now is a good time to add additional hardware if you desire to do so. For example, if you want to install a TV tuner or a DVD drive, this is the best time to do it. These devices more than likely will push down into the PCI slots like you attached the other hardware, or they may attach to the motherboard via ribbon cables. If this is the case, your motherboard will have ribbon cables already attached to it. Simply take the end of the cable and plug it into the back of your device.
You have now learned how to build your computer desk motherboard. The only thing you need to do now is slide it into your computer and turn it on to make sure your computer desk motherboard is working properly.