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PC Build 101: What You Need to Know

June 23, 2023 | By Anthony

Do you want to build your own PC? Knowing what parts you need and how to assemble them can be daunting. This post provides an overview of the essential components of a desktop computer, as well as tips for choosing the right parts and putting them together.

What is a PC Build?

Advantages of Building a PC

  • If you know what you’re doing and have free time to build a PC, it can be more cost-effective than buying a pre-built machine
  • However, if you don’t know what you’re doing, it can be a time consuming and frustrating effort
  • You can customize your PC to meet your exact needs and preferences
  • Of course, at Origin PC, we offer you the same flexibility, and let the professionals build it with the guarantee that it’ll perform flawlessly. Plus we back our custom built gaming PCs with a lifetime support.

Choosing the Right Parts


  • Consider factors such as form factor, chipset, socket type, memory slots, and expansion slots
  • Make sure the motherboard is compatible with the other components you plan to use
  • The Origin PC configurators can do this for you. You never have to worry about incompatible parts when you use our PC builder.


  • Choose a processor to match the needs of your intended use case
  • Consider factors such as cores, clock speed, cache size, and TDP
  • At Origin PC, we only offer high end computer processors from Intel and AMD to ensure great performance.

Graphics Card

  • Choose a graphics card to suit your needs, such as gaming, video editing, or rendering
  • Consider factors such as memory, core clock speed, and power requirements
  • Naturally, video cards are high on the list for gamers that want the best 4k to 8k graphics


  • Choose the right type of RAM for your motherboard and processor
  • Consider factors such as capacity, clock speed, and latency
  • Origin PC machines come standard with the best of the best. We’re talking about CORSAIR Performance PC Memory designed for multitaskers, gamers, and compulsive tab openers.


  • Choose an appropriate storage solution, such as an SSD (Solid State Drive), NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory express) or HDD (Hard Disk Drive)
  • Consider factors such as capacity, speed, and form factor
  • Our configurator allows you to build the ultimate Gaming PC with the latest next generation Solid State Drives for the ultimate performance

Case & Power Supply

  • Choose a case to suit your needs
  • Consider factors such as size, airflow, and cooling options
  • Ever Origin PC is designed to maximize airflow and cooling while also providing you a variety of sizes and design options
  • Choose a power supply to ensure your components have enough power
  • Much like a high performance hyper car, a high performance hyper computer requires a lot of fuel in the form of electricity.
  • Our PC Builder will help you configure the ultimate Gaming PC with the right type of Power Supply for your needs.


  • Building a PC can be a rewarding experience…especially if you have the time and experience to do it right.
  • It can also be costly to build a PC on your own:
  • Errors in the build process can deem components useless and void warranties
  • The amount of time to research each component, acquire every compatible component, and then assembling it all together can be daunting
  • If anything goes wrong, you’re responsible
  • Component vendors can blame each other for technical problems.
  • Get all the benefits of a custom build exactly the way you want it, without the endless hours, hassle, worries, and expense of doing it yourself.
  • At Origin PC, you’ll get the custom configuration you want knowing the Gaming PC will work the way you want and all backed by our lifetime support.

Shop our selection of custom built Gaming PCs and Gaming Laptops today.

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