Build a Computer part 2 

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend as I did. Welcome back to my computer and electronics blog, where today we are going to be picking up where I left off with my last big post about building a computer.In that post I talked about how important a good motherboard and RAM is, and those are very, very vital parts to your PC. However, you still need a processor chip to put into your motherboard and a power supply unit to provide power to all the other components. This week I will be again getting all used parts, and I managed to source all of my computer parts from so this is actually a budget build.


Building a PC 


Think of your computer's processor like the brain of your computer. It sends out the commands to everything else in the machine and tells it what to do, how to do it and how fast it should be done. Even if you have a top of the line motherboard with the most RAM you could put in it and a giant solid state hard drive all being cooled by liquid nitrogen, if your processor is slow then everything else will be. I am a fan of Intel processors, especially when it comes to budget systems. For this build, I picked up an Intel i5 processor from that was used but still and in great shape. The i5 is a good enough processor to run the games out today but don’t expect to be doing tons of video editing. 

i5 procesor

Power Supply

Another very very vital part of your PC is the power supply. Not only does the power supply unit make sure that everything inside your computer gets power to it, but a good power supply unit will also have a surge protector built in so that if your computer gets hit with a minor surge the only thing to fry would be the PSU. Corsair is my go-to when it comes to power supply units, as they are cheap but very reliable. There are lots of cheap and used corsair power supply units on to look through, remember you don’t need the expensive one unless you are going to be running lots of extra cards/USB applications. 

Corsair PSU 

See you Next Time!

Well, I am almost out of time here today folks. I have to go and meet some folks about the parts I will be getting for the next installment of this series. If you have any questions about the parts used in todays posts then let me know in the comments below please! Also if you have any suggestions for the parts I should cover in my next post then feel free to let me know either in the comments below or in a private message. To any first time readers I hope you liked this post, and if you want to read more like this then why not read my post about the Sensei Raw mouse?