How to Build a Computer: A Beginner's Guide

Nathan Cope, Let's build something together!

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84 Videos (12h 38m)
    • Promo

      1:34
    • Basic PC Terminology

      8:25
    • Online Resources Part 1 of 2

      8:22
    • Online Resources Part 2 of 2

      13:08
    • Choosing Components Based on Requirements

      8:53
    • How Low Should You go

      12:59
    • Let's Pick Out Some Computer Parts to Buy

      11:16
    • Anatomy of a Motherboard - Part 1 of 2

      18:54
    • Anatomy of a Motherboard - Part 2 of 2

      3:09
    • Installing the CPU

      8:42
    • Installing the Heatsink and Fan

      8:54
    • Installing the RAM

      4:20
    • Installing the Power Supply

      10:07
    • Installing the Motherboard Part 1 of 2

      16:18
    • Installing the Motherboard Part 2 of 2

      17:56
    • Installing Drives

      16:23
    • Does it Boot

      5:35
    • Installing Windows 7 - Part 1

      19:21
    • Installing Windows 7 - Part 2

      17:20
    • Installing Windows 7 - Part 3

      9:50
    • Q and A

      1:25
    • Build a Gaming PC - Parts List

      5:25
    • Hardware Showcase

      7:24
    • Case Parts Overview

      13:10
    • Case Cables Overview

      5:17
    • Drive Slots Overview

      4:02
    • Motherboard Unboxing

      3:09
    • Motherboard Component Analysis

      9:46
    • Liquid CPU Cooler Overview

      7:31
    • Power Supply Overview

      7:29
    • Case Prep Work and Fan Removal

      4:39
    • Rear Port Panel Installation

      2:18
    • Standoff Support Check

      2:17
    • Motherboard Installation

      5:28
    • Front Panel Cabling

      7:09
    • Front Panel Cabling II

      11:21
    • CPU Installation

      3:55
    • M.2 SSD Installation

      3:16
    • RAM Installation

      3:04
    • SSD and Spindle HDD Prep

      7:04
    • SSD and Spindle HDD Installation

      3:55
    • Liquid Cooling Prep - Fan Installation

      13:44
    • Liquid Cooling - Cable Management

      9:27
    • Liquid Cooling Installation

      14:36
    • Power Supply Installation

      6:28
    • Power Supply Cabling

      12:36
    • Cable Management

      15:09
    • Video Card Installation

      7:47
    • Panel Fan Installation

      9:35
    • First Boot and Troubleshooting

      6:07
    • BIOS Features In-Depth - M.I.T. and System Info

      16:03
    • BIOS Features In-Depth - Peripherals and Chipset

      10:49
    • BIOS Features - Power Management and Misc

      13:32
    • Downloading Windows 10 to USB

      9:38
    • Install Windows 10 via USB

      7:13
    • Install Drivers via Windows Update

      6:52
    • Setup SSD and Spindle Drives

      4:01
    • Set Default Browser

      1:33
    • Install Video Drivers

      5:38
    • Using Device Manager

      3:51
    • Install Liquid Cooling Monitor

      8:48
    • Install Killer Network Drivers

      9:16
    • Update Intel Network Drivers

      11:10
    • Update Chipset Drivers

      4:01
    • Install SATA Controller Drivers

      2:57
    • Install ASMedia SATA Controller Drivers

      2:46
    • Install Audio Drivers

      4:05
    • Install Intel Management Engine Interface

      6:26
    • Install Thunderbolt Drivers

      2:48
    • Install Intel Onboard Video Drivers

      8:48
    • Update BIOS Software

      14:15
    • Install Motherboard Utilities - OSD, Color, BIOS, Cloud, Easytune

      19:39
    • Install Motherboard Utilities - EZRaid, Fastboot, Charge, PPM, SIV, Smart Backup, Smart Keyboard, Ti

      17:16
    • Install Motherboard Utilities - VTuner, CPU-Z, Firmware Updater, Autogreen, Thunderbolt Update, Mega

      16:38
    • Install Motherboard Utilities - Intel Extreme Tuning

      4:59
    • Baseline Benchmarks - 3DMark Installation

      6:03
    • Baseline Benchmarks - 3DMark Tests

      16:25
    • CPU Overclocking and Benchmark

      11:23
    • Video Card Overclocking and Benchmark

      14:22
    • Game Framerate Testing - Fallout 4, World of Warcraft, Planet Coaster

      17:44
    • Game Framerate Testing - Overwatch

      8:55
    • Utilities and Tips for System Stability - Registry

      9:33
    • Utilities and Tips for System Stability - CCleaner

      17:00
    • Utilities and Tips for System Stability - Malwarebytes, Kaspersly

      7:12

About This Class

  • A big THANK YOU to my students for making this the HIGHEST RATED, MOST POPULAR COURSE for building a computer!
  • Just added in 2017 - How to build a liquid cooled high-performance gaming PC!

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Have you ever wanted to build your own computer?

Would you like to know what each component does?

Do you want to know how to get the best bang for your buck?

This course will begin with some explanation of different terminology when it comes to PC components. You'll learn how each component connects to each other, their purposes, things to watch out for when purchasing components, and how to decide what parts need to perform better based on the tasks you want the computer will do.

You'll go through the steps of building your first computer piece by piece, with great attention to detail along the way. Afterwhich, you'll learn the process of installing an operating system on the computer, to make the system fully functional and ready to use!

This course will evolve over time.. Later installments may include things like:

  • High-end Gaming PC Builds (Done and added to course!)
  • Water Cooling (Done and added to course!)
  • Home Theater PC Builds
  • Raspberry PI Builds
  • Hackintosh Builds

In the first installment, you'll learn how to build a general usage PC that will perform well for daily use, using a classroom lecture format.

** First course expansion released! **

Showing how to build a computer hands-on was easily the most requested feature after the course's original release. So, we've put together a giant new section on building an extremely high performance liquid cooled overclocked gaming PC! You will find this section at the end of the course.

Thank you! Thank you for taking a look at this course on Skillshare!

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kinda old but fundamentals are here I think also how about that new AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 1950X Processor

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Nathan Cope

Let's build something together!

Nathan is an IT professional of over 20 years.

In addition to IT work, he's also been a hobbyist developer using many different languages and platforms for many years. Currently, he's employed as a Software Engineer developing business-critical applications for iOS mobile devices and Windows.

His goal is to bring his knowledge to Udemy's student base and hopefully help those that are interested in doing the things he does.