Creating a computer is actually much simpler than one may think. Unfortunately many people run into issues with things that they would not instantly notice when purchasing the components. While there are a number of points to pay attention to, knowing what to watch out for and why makes the buying and construction process easier than one would think.
The motherboard must always have the same exact socket that the processor makes use of. The one part that most everything else will be dependent on is the CPU, and as such it needs to be decided on first. Any other socket besides AM3+ will not work for a motherboard and processor chip that have AM3+ compatibility. RAM has to stay the same as well, but it is easier to match these up. Any type of DDR3 RAM will work on a motherboard that has DDR3 slots, and as a result it is not important to stress over which type of DDR3 RAM to buy to match.
In order to avoid any performance or driver issues, it is a great idea to use all SATA hard drives and disc drives. Receiving the most speed is crucial, and as such the motherboard and hard drive should support the 6.0 variant though they are backwards compatible. This only impacts the DVD drive and hard drives, but the speed is mostly essential for the hard drive since it matters the most for system performance.
The power supply will generally have the right connections for any situation, but in specialty computer builds, there are more of certain plugs needed. One scenario is if a computer is running multiple graphics cards, and these need multiple graphics card power plugs to run correctly. Even though many of these setups can be rigged to split connections off of one another, they will frequently not supply enough power to keep everything operating healthily.
The motherboard-integrated network card is good for most things, but some types of setups will require more robust networking gear. A cloud system with a very high speed Internet connection will need to have a quicker form of communication. Sometimes a Cisco GLC-T or other types of Cisco SFP modules can be the solution to bandwidth troubles. Ensuring the upgrade is worth it by doing some research is crucial to make sure lots of money is not wasted during this process.