I assembled my first PC this month. It took me a full Saturday for this, and I blame it on the case I got. I cheaped out on it, and ended up taking a lot of time setting things properly inside it. Here is the build. Some of the mistakes I made include:
- Cheaping out on the case. This made it really difficult to add various parts. I also gave up on cable management.
- Bought too many fans. The case only supports two fans (of which it comes with both).
- I didn't have a proper monitor that capitalizes on the PC power.
I really like the build though, and I'm using it to play games and for some machine learning. I also got to find out that steam support on linux is really great (the PC runs linux btw).
I also did my first screen replacement this month. I own a Motorola Moto C Plus, and its touch screen had stopped working completely. I ordered one off ebay, and got around to replacing it. The process was surprisingly easy. For tools, I was lucky to have everything I needed, which was a screw driver set, tweezers and a heat gun.
Here is the video guide I followed: