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Whether you are new to the world of PC building, a returning master, or a hardcore gamer looking to install the latest graphics card into your gaming PC, we’ve got you covered. In this video, we’ll teach you what you need to know to go from a bunch of freshly opened boxes to a fully operational PC battle station. With this step-by-step guide you will have your PC build up and running in no time.


How to choose a graphics card: Your 2020 buying guide

This video will walk you through the basic factors you’ll need to consider when choosing a graphics card, or GPU. Though a computer can do basic work and even play some games without a dedicated graphics card, you’ll want a GPU to do any serious gaming or video production.

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AMD RYZEN 5 3600 6-Core 3.6 GHz (4.2 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 65W 100-100000031BOX Desktop Processor
AMD RYZEN 5 3600 6-Core 3.6 GHz (4.2 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 65W 100-100000031BOX Desktop Processor
  • Series: Ryzen 5 3rd Gen
  • L3 Cache: 32MB
  • L2 Cache: 3MB
  • Cooling Device: Wraith Stealth
  • Model #: 100-100000031BOX
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MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK AM4 ATX AMD Motherboard
  • Number of Memory Slots: 4×288pin
  • Memory Standard: Supports DDR4 5100+/ 5000/ 4866/ 4800/ 4733/ 4600/ 4533/ 4400+/ 4266/ 4133/ 4000/ 3866/ 3733/ 3600/ 3466/ 3200/ 3066/ 3000/ 2933/ 2800/ 2667 MHz by A-XMP OC MODE Supports DDR4 3200/ 3066/ 3000/ 2933/ 2800/ 2667/ 2400/ 2133/ 1866 MHz by JEDEC 1DPC 1R max speed 5100 MHZ 1DPC 2R max speed 3866 MHZ 2DPC 1R max speed 4000 MHZ 2DPC 2R max speed 3600 MHZ
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16: 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E3), supports x4 speed ** ** When installing devices in M.2_2, PCI_E2 & PCI_E3 slots at the same time, PCI_E3 slot will be unavailable, and M2_2 slot only supports PCIe x2.
  • Onboard Video Chipset: Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic: 1 x HDMI 2.1 port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096x2160 @60Hz 1 2 1 x DisplayPort, supports a maximum resolution of 4096x2160 @60Hz 1 Maximum shared memor...
  • Model #: MAG B550 TOMAHAWK
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Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 1TB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 3D2, QLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDPEKNW010T8X1
Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 1TB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 3D2, QLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDPEKNW010T8X1
  • Max Sequential Read: Up to 1800 MBps
  • Max Sequential Write: Up to 1800 MBps
  • 4KB Random Read: Up to 150,000 IOPS
  • 4KB Random Write: Up to 220,000 IOPS
  • Model #: SSDPEKNW010T8X1
  • Item #: N82E16820167462
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G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-16GTZR
G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-16GTZR
  • CAS Latency: 16
  • Voltage: 1.35V
  • Multi-channel Kit: Dual Channel Kit
  • Timing: 16-18-18-38
  • Model #: F4-3200C16D-16GTZR
  • Item #: N82E16820232476
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WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB Internal SSD - SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5"/7mm Solid State Drive - WDS500G2B0A
WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB Internal SSD - SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5"/7mm Solid State Drive - WDS500G2B0A
  • Max Sequential Read: Up to 560 MBps
  • Max Sequential Write: Up to 530 MBps
  • 4KB Random Read: Up to 95,000 IOPS
  • 4KB Random Write: Up to 84,000 IOPS
  • Model #: WDS500G2B0A
  • Item #: N82E16820250087
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SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 1TB SATA III V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-76E1T0B/AM
SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 1TB SATA III V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-76E1T0B/AM
  • Max Sequential Read: Up to 550 MBps
  • Max Sequential Write: Up to 520 MBps
  • 4KB Random Read: Random (QD1): Up to 10,000 IOPS Random (QD32): Up to 98,000 IOPS
  • Controller: Samsung MJX
  • Model #: MZ-76E1T0B/AM
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Seagate BarraCuda ST4000DM004 4TB 5400 RPM 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drives Bare Drive - OEM
Seagate BarraCuda ST4000DM004 4TB 5400 RPM 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drives Bare Drive - OEM
  • Height (maximum): 20.17mm
  • Width (maximum): 101.60mm
  • Length (maximum): 146.99mm
  • Model #: ST4000DM004
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Corsair iCUE 220T RGB Airflow CC-9011174-WW White Steel / Plastic / Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Corsair iCUE 220T RGB Airflow CC-9011174-WW White Computer Case
  • Motherboard Compatibility: Micro ATX / ATX / Mini-ITX
  • Front Ports: 2 x USB 3.0 / Audio
  • Power Supply Mounted: Bottom
  • Side Panel Window: Yes
  • Model #: CC-9011174-WW
  • Item #: N82E16811139143
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Computer components like the CPU, motherboard, computer case, RAM and drive are the core of a computer. They determine the capabilities and features of a computer, as well as its power and processing speeds. It’s important to choose computer components that can work together to satisfy your needs.

Computer CPU Processors Provide Processing Power

When building a new computer or upgrading an old one, focus on the computer's Central Processing Unit (CPU) first, as it defines most of the components a computer can use. It will also determine what you can do with the computer. Typical users can skate by with a basic processor for surfing the net and checking email. Gamers will likely want a quad-core processor, though as games advance, six and eight-core processors become more attractive options. The more cores or threads a computer's CPU processor has, the better performance it will provide, so graphic designers and video editors may need a high-end six or eight-core model. 

CPU Motherboards Offer PCIe® Slots and a Home for the CPU

The CPU connects to the motherboard, and provides Peripheral Component Interconnect express (PCIe) slots to connect devices. Depending on the motherboard, you can add video and graphics cards, a Solid State Drive (SSD) and more. The CPU motherboard also determines the type and amount of Random Access Memory (RAM) you can use. Pair motherboards with CPUs of the same generation for the best performance, and to ensure they can work together. Make sure to get a cooling fan that can keep up. 

Computer Cases House and Protect Computer Components

There are three case size categories, though the computer cases themselves have varying dimensions. Full towers are large enough to accommodate specialty parts, such as Extended Advanced Technology Extended (ATX) motherboards and water cooling systems. Mid towers are the most common, and easily suit the needs of most users. Micro-ITX computer cases are large enough to house mini-ITX motherboards, and they are an excellent choice for basic rigs. Choose a case that can accommodate all computer components and allows airflow, which prevents overheating.

RAM Provides Dynamic Memory That Increases Processing Speeds

Small Outline Dual In-Line Memory Module (SO-DIMM) and Dual In-Line Memory Module (DIMM) reference the physical size of a memory stick. As a rule, SO-DIMMs are smaller and reserved for laptops and mini-PCs, while DIMMs are for full-size desktops. Double Data Rate (DDR) is the most common type of memory used by modern computers. DDR4 is the newest rendition. It’s faster than DDR3, which is nearly obsolete, but still capable of fulfilling the needs of most users.

Hard Drives and Solid State Drives Represent a Computer’s Storage Space

SSD drives are quieter, faster, conserve more energy and last longer than a standard HDD. That said, when comparing an SSD and an HDD of equal capacities, the HDD is almost always significantly cheaper. If storage is more important than speed, it’s often more economical to choose an HDD.

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