Step 1: Getting Started "Deciding What to Purchase"
Every computer has a few basic components that are required, while others are optional. Of course, deciding on what you are going to use your computer for will help you to determine what components you think are essential.
Is the computer going to be used for basic word processing and web searches?
Is the computer going to be used for high level editing of digital photographs and home movies?
Is the computer going to be used for gaming and music?
Is the computer going to be used for business and industrial work?
Price varies by manufacturer, but approximate costs are listed next to each item to help you budget the total cost for your computer.
Here is a list of fourteen parts for building a computer. The first eight are very essential, and the next six are usually considered necessities by most people, but you could reuse any parts or equipment you have just laying around home to save money.