Hello Daniweb Community,
I thinking about upgrading from my laptop to a desktop the main concern is either if I should buy one of build one. So as the title says this is mainly if I was going to build one.
To start off, my main concern about building one is compatibility. I'm not sure on if I buy a motherboard that I can buy whatever CPU, Graphics Card, etc... I'm not sure if there is like a guide I need to go off and even then does it all come down to if it's compatible with the motherboard? I have a cousin (that knows tons about this kind of stuff) that put a list of parts together like so (I think all the parts we found here http://www.msy.com.au)
Case: SHAW USB3.0 GT-GM4
CPU: Intel i3-6100
Motherboard: ASRock H110M-HDV
RAM: 8GB Single 2400 Crucial
Power Supply: Corsair 80+ Bronze CX V3 430
SSD: Crucial MX200 250G
HDD: WD Blue 1TB
So as I said could I get the motherboard from that list and just put any CPU (for example) in and it'll work fine. Same kind of thought goes for the drivers, how do I find/know what is the right one to get? Also what abo the BIOS?
I've looked up heaps of videos on how to put them together but all the ones I found (without crawling YouTube) are ones that don't really explain about compatibility and after putting it together (setup, installing Windows, downloading drivers, etc...)
So could anyone please help me out, I don't want to spend heaps of money and to have something either break, burnout, and whatever else could go wrong. This is my first build and if anything goes wrong I'll either scrap the whole PC build idea and either buy a pre-built one or stick to laptops.
F.Y.I. The kind of computer I'm after if for software development, website development and a bit of graphic design. (Home Office PC)