Over the years we have seen people assembling custom PC for either AutoCad, Data mining or Gaming and have listed these below so that you do not make the same mistakes10

10 Fans facing the wrong way – look on the fan to ensure that your are directing the air in the correct direction – in general have a look at the case and ensure that air is flowing cleanly from the front to the back and out the top of the case

9 Good Cable Management – Untidy fans can restrict airflow, causing overheating as well running the risk of shorting out electronics if cables are on top of GPU’s and fans. Cables should be routed through the back of the case and should not be visible from the front and should be tied together

8 Using the Wrong Memory Slot – Always read the motherboard manual if you are not sure

7 Overclocking  – With modern high end processors we recommend keeping them as standard to ensure longevity of the processor – if you decide to proceed check your motherboard

6 Choosing the Wrong Parts –Ensure processor and motherboard compatibility for processor and memory, as well as SLI or Crossfire compatibility. For compatible parts check out our Build a PC Page

5 Using Used Parts – Sometimes people want to upgrade their PC or get parts online or from a friend – remember that newer  parts will probably not be compatible and components like hard drives and processors will not perform the same over a period of time and will ultimately fail in the near term. you can always go to our website under the Build A PC section

4 Dont Use Cheap Power Supplies – Getting a custom build is expensive, but saving money on an inexpensive PSU is a bad idea as it can cause damage to the components when it fails. Also good PSs come with 5-10 year warranties so you will have it for a long time

3 Position of Liquid Cooler and bending of the pipes – Always check how Liquid cooler should be positioned and make sure that pipes are not bent at too much of an angle

2 Motherboard Fitting  – Mounting Stand Ups should be used to keep motherboard from touching the case – causing it to short out

1 Thermal Paste Using a good thermal paste is recommended, like Thermal Grizzly, but only use a small amount and ensure that nothing spills onto the processor pins or motherboard