Design & Build Your Own Personal Computer! Premium class

Joseph Delgadillo, Instructor, Entrepreneur, Tech Enthusiast

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35 Videos (3h 3m)
    • What is the primary purpose for your new computer?

      14:59
    • Choose the best processor (CPU) that your budget will allow.

      9:10
    • Motherboard & RAM can often be bundled up with your CPU.

      7:35
    • Selecting our computer case and graphics card.

      6:33
    • Choosing a SSD and using a power calculator to choose our PSU.

      6:40
    • Choosing a primary operating system.

      4:34
    • Which parts can we reuse from our old computer?

      8:42
    • Submitting rebates through NewEgg.com

      6:54
    • Our Cooler Master N200 Mini Tower Computer Case.

      2:24
    • Our Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 random access memory (RAM).

      1:06
    • Our Kingston Digital 120GB solid state drive (SSD).

      0:56
    • Our Intel Core i3-4170 Dual Core 3.7 GHz Haswell Processor.

      2:02
    • Our CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W power supply unit (PSU).

      1:25
    • Our MSI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard.

      1:45
    • Our EVGA GeForce GTX 950 graphics card (GPU).

      3:43
    • First step, install your power supply unit (PSU).

      2:58
    • Let's secure our motherboard in the case.

      6:24
    • After securing the motherboard within the computer case, you can install the CPU

      2:20
    • (ERROR) Installing our graphics card.

      2:59
    • Hard drive installation.

      16:46
    • Installing our 8GB of memory (RAM).

      0:57
    • Connecting the necessary power cords, data transfer cables, and LEDs.

      7:23
    • Re-installing our graphics card & performing a quick power check.

      2:06
    • Closing up our case and preparing for the first boot up.

      1:27
    • 1st time powering on our new system.

      1:22
    • Putting the Windows 7 install disk on a USB drive.

      4:02
    • Step-by-step Windows 7 installation.

      6:42
    • Downloading the missing on-board LAN (Ethernet) driver (pt.1).

      0:24
    • Downloading the missing on-board LAN (Ethernet) driver (pt.2).

      2:41
    • Downloading & installing the graphics driver for our Nvidia graphics card.

      6:25
    • Window experience index test to check our system.

      2:05
    • Cleaning up and optimizing a pre-owned computer (pt.1)

      12:45
    • Cleaning up and optimizing a pre-owned computer (pt.2)

      6:51
    • Cleaning up and optimizing a pre-owned computer (pt.3)

      2:45
    • Easily remove malicious (virus, spyware, adware) software from your computer!

      15:19

About This Class

Thank you for taking the time to view this course on how to build your own personal computer! I have been building my own computers for nearly 10 years now, and it is both a valuable skill & extremely fun to do! Understanding the inner-workings of a computer will help you troubleshoot problems, build superior custom PC's, save money selecting your own components, and elevate your technical skills!

If you work in an office or some other administrative job, chances are you spend most of your day using a computer. In fact, computers are typically the most used piece of equipment in both our personal & business lives. I have worked in corporations where administrators were often at the mercy of the IT department, because people in general know very little about how computers actually work. So, learn how to build your very own personal computer today, and level up your technical skills!

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Joseph Delgadillo

Instructor, Entrepreneur, Tech Enthusiast

My single goal is to provide the students of Skillshare with practical courses on how to be successful in life. All of my courses feature a down to Earth approach to teaching, with a focus on screen-capture so that you as a student can see exactly why experts in the field are successful.

I am a proud Alumnus of Central Washington University.