Guide To Buying Barebone Kits

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Barebone Kits - is a part-built computer system, which will require additional parts to be installed to turn it into a working computer.

A barebone computer consists of the following components:

  • Computer Case
  • Power Supply (PSU)
  • Motherboard
  • Processor (CPU)
  • Memory

Build a Computer With a Barebone Kit

If you are new to building a computer then a pre-built computer maybe your best first build, if you are not confident in building one from scratch.

A barebones computer system are normally advertised as a computer starter kit or a pre-built Pc. These kits can be bought for both AMD and Intel processors, look out for the barebones spec when you are searching online for your first build.

Many of the computer components are inter changeable with one another. The CPU and motherboard have to be of the same type, for example, Intel socket or AMD, apart from these two items the rest of the PC has similar connections.

Buying Barebone System

When buying a barebones system, always check the computer specification, to ensure you are buying the correct components for your computer build. Buying one of these computers can save money if you shop around for the best deals. 

The final item to buy, when you are building a barebones computer is the operating system.

There are normally two options when considering the operating system, Windows 7 and Linux. Windows 7 is the easiest to install, and the most popular OS that everyone knows.

Ubuntu Linux is an open-source operating system that can be downloaded for free. 

If this is going to be your first build, it might be advisable to purchase Windows 7. 

Finally, you will require a monitor, keyboard and mouse to complete your system.


Whether you decide to build a computer from scratch or assemble a barebones PC, you will learn how to build a computer.
 This will give you a better understanding about how a PC works.

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