Printed Circuit Boards and Other Components Needed to Build a PC

Posted 7/3/2013 by AdvancedPCB
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One of the most satisfying projects for hobbyists and aspiring engineers is to build your own personal computer from scratch. Rather than being restricted to the components and features that are available in computers on the market you can start from square one and get the parts that are truly vital to you, often for less money. To do this, however, you will need to learn about which components are necessary to get your computer running so you can explore your upgrade options later on. First of all, you will need a processor. Also called the CPU, the processor is the brain of your computer and is responsible for carrying out the tasks you need. Your motherboard, one of the key printed circuit boards in your setup, is the physical base that connects all of your components together. This includes various ports and your video and sound cards. Other vital components include your RAM, hard drive, optical drive and power source. You will also need a case, or tower, to house all of your hardware.

Customizing Printed Circuit Boards to Maximize Efficiency

When building your own computer you have the option of getting higher end components in order to boost power, productivity and efficiency. Upgrading your RAM, for example, helps your computer run programs faster. In order to get the results you want, you will need to use printed circuit boards for your motherboard and processor that are designed to support all of your components. If you need assistance with designing the PCBs you need to get the job done, be sure to contact an expert for assistance. With all of your questions answered you will be able to build your perfect machine.

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