How to Couple a Desktop PC?

Normally, if you are not very tech savvy, it may not be as easy to couple a desktop PC correctly as purchasing all its essential parts. It is very important to put them all in the proper place together so that the system runs just as desired in the end.

If you feel that this is one of the most challenging tasks for you, which surely is, here is a help on your way. In this article you will find all the steps that will guide you through the process. And, Oh! The video will surely make it quite exciting.


  • To couple a desktop PC correctly the casing should be appropriate for the motherboard you want to use.
  • The power switch should have the right rating and should support the motherboard.
  • Right from the RAM to the data cables, the CPU to CPU fan, everything should be fixed to the correct slot on the motherboard.
  • All the drives should be installed and properly screwed in the right compartment.

Casing (either AT, ATX or SATA)

Casing (either AT, ATX or SATA)

Nowadays most casing comes as SATA compatibles i.e. power pack plug.

A Complete Motherboard

A Complete Motherboard

I mean motherboard with processor not an open board, choosing which motherboard to use depends on what you want and the availability of fund in your purse or pocket either way.

As we know motherboard is the foundation of every desktop PC. The expand ability and upgrade ability of your computer rely on the ultimate choice of motherboard.

When it comes to processor, you go for either an AMD CPU or an Intel CPU. It is never possible to install an AMD CPU on Intel platform or the other way round.

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As far as expanding & upgrading are concerned, a motherboard can include a PCI slot to install a video card in future, if you choose to add integrated graphics at present.



These days most chips are DDR chips but it could be DDR1 or DDR2 the best for your motherboard depends on its compatibility.

DVD / CD Drive


Don’t worry just choose which you like the only difference between the two is that DVD can read DVD’s or even write if it’s a writable drive.

But for the CD only can read CDs not DVD this time but however, you should not trouble your head too much because your PC configurations and you pocket can also decide which is best for you.

The Hard Drive

The Hard Drive

This is the hard disk you use to keep information on your system, there are different sizes of these drives, but you should choose based on the purpose you to couple.

Keyboard And Mouse

Keyboard And Mouse

The major key role maker of your system, there lot and lots of keyboard and mouse even wireless connected keyboards.

The Monitor


This is the visual display of your system without which you cannot see any process going on your system.

Choose a monitor along with latest features based on your absolute purpose. If you are a graphics expert or multimedia professional, you should assemble a large LED display with higher resolution.

Make sure that the monitor consists of all the mandatory jacks and ports to suit your coupling task. Read more about desktop components list.

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PC Assembling Procedure Shown with Video

1) Ensure that you use the right casing for the motherboard you are about to fix-in, i.e. do not use an AT casing for a SATA motherboard except it has the features.

2) Ensure that you check the power rating switch on the casing is set to the proper power rating of your country or area to avoid explosion of the motherboard after coupling, e.g. if your area power rating is 220 volts and the switch on the casing is set to 110 volts make sure you change it to the right point before you switch on the PC, except if there is no switch on the casing, in these kind of issue all you need to do is get a step-up / step-down transformer to do the magic for you.

3) Check your motherboard pack for the user’s manual to see all instruction guiding the assembling of your motherboard as in knowing the correct slot to fix the ram and other things like the data cables etc.

4) Fix all necessary things like the Ram chips, Data cables, processor & processor fan into the motherboard before placing into the casing.

5) Fix the hard drive, the DVD/CD drive into the right compartment and screw all accordingly. Hard drive is meant for storing all your data & files as well. You should find the 3.5″ drive bay to add the drive in as the hard drive appears 3.5″ wide.

6) Install optical drive in the correct drive bay as it is 5.25 inch wide. Slide the optical drive in the drive bay to line up the positions of screw holes, making the orientation successfully. Install al the screws one by one to set the drive correctly.

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7) After you might have arrange all the component into the casing, screw up the casing and connect the keyboard and mouse with the monitor to their individual connector found at the back of the system casing.

That’s All With Couple A Desktop PC

A New PC

Hope these serve your need. Now the computer is completely ready to get switched on and loaded with necessary software.

After all the components being successfully installed, you might feel a sense of achievement; achievement of implementing the overall technical job with seamless hands.

If you are still facing problems while starting the computer, you should check the mounting & connections of all components, ensuring that you have attached everything properly in place.

At the same time, having the knowledge of assembling different parts into a whole can reduce your worries to a great extent, if any trouble arises and you can temporarily take some initiative to resolve the issues.

Moreover, you might not avail an engineer or service man at times when you urgently need them in this regard.

It is always blissful to have sincere knowledge about the details & function of computer peripherals and how to couple the PC meticulously as well.