Building your own PC, also known as PC DIY, is one of the most fulfilling journeys for a gamer. And, with thousands of online resources, guides and user-friendly components, it’s easier than ever to get started building the PC of your dreams, whether you’re an overclocker looking for the best performance possible or someone who’s totally new to gaming.
To give back to the growing community of PC builders, from newbies to veterans, Asus will be celebrating all things PC DIY during its inaugural PC DIY Day on December 3. Tune in virtually via the Asus Republic of Gamers Twitch channel for a jam-packed day of interactive and educational videos featuring your favorite PC builders all catered to builders of any experience level. That’s just where the excitement starts, as Asus also has plans for contests and giveaways.
If you're totally new to PC DIY, don't worry—Asus has put together a handy, step-by-step guide on its PC DIY Day hub with everything you need to know to build your own gaming PC.
You can find content, resources, giveaways and more at the Asus PC DIY online hub, which will be updated regularly even after the December 3 broadcast.
The Asus Legacy: PC DIY-ing Since 1989
PC DIY transcends personal passion for the team at Asus. It’s actually been an integral part of the Asus DNA launching its very first products over 30 years ago: the Cache 386/33 and ISA 486/25 motherboards. Since 1989, Asus has shipped over half a billion motherboards globally—enough to circle the globe nearly four times.
From 2006 to 2010, Asus continued to make innovative products for the rapidly increasing number of gamers, introducing the Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand in 2006 and the TUF Gaming (The Ultimate Force) brand in 2010. Between these two product lines, Asus offered an entryway into the PC DIY market with sturdy and dependable motherboards under the TUF Gaming brand and high-performance platforms for the most ambitious PC modders with the ROG brand.
Nowadays, you can turn to Asus for just about any component in your PC build, as it makes most of what you need to kit out your own system. Asus motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, CPU coolers, cases, power supplies, peripherals, and more are built to deliver high performance, dependable operation, and user-friendly experiences all the way from the hardware itself to the software that controls it. And if you’re an experienced PC DIY-er looking for cutting-edge design and innovative features for your next build, you’ll find Asus is an outstanding choice with thousands of prestigious awards to its name in 2019 alone (an average of 11 every day), and it continues to be an innovator in PC products to this day.
Beyond creating top-notch PC components for gamers and creators, Asus also continues to foster greater inclusivity among PC DIY enthusiasts and builders of all ages by introducing PC DIY and esports to educational institutions and passionate students who are interested in pursuing STEM degrees and careers. Most recently, Asus partnered with the High School Esports League (HSEL)—North America's largest competitive gaming organization for high schools—and the Army National Guard to bring fully equipped esports labs to 25 schools in North America. These partnerships provide students with a hub to learn and to build their own computers while also receiving college and career advice. Asus is proud to work alongside a number of organizations that share its passion to build a space in education for gaming and technology. Thanks to its partnership with HSEL and the Army National Guard, Asus can also offer a world-class gaming ecosystem that allows student esports enthusiasts of all levels to participate and grow within their local esports communities.
From Overclocks to Artwork: The Evolution of PC DIY
For many, PC building may be about making the most powerful machine, but that's not the whole story. PC DIY is also an opportunity for self expression and a chance to design something that’s totally your own. Take it from one of Asus's featured PC modders, Mods By Ben. Each of Ben's PC builds also doubles as a work of art, a reflection of his passion for industrial design and architecture: "When you see some of my computer builds they really do reflect on what I love most, which is an industrial approach to create those one-of-a-kind designs. I'm into PC DIY because I love the freedom to express a vision and passion that I have, which is PC designing."
Deb, the creator behind Andie the Lab, is another PC builder who goes above and beyond in fusing aesthetics with functionality in her builds. When reflecting on the growth of the PC DIY community over the years, Deb comments: "There hasn't been a more opportune time in tech history to try PC DIY. Cross compatibility is at an all-time high, so the toughest part of the process isn't even the build anymore. It's choosing the quality of the component you need and designing a machine that fits your needs and aesthetics; and that's why I choose Asus."
PC DIY has grown alongside Asus over the past three decades, so in honor of Asus's passionate community of gamers, modders and PC builders like Mods By Ben and Andie the Lab, Asus invites you to join in for the inaugural Asus PC DIY Day to celebrate, have fun and learn why building a PC is as easy as 1, 2, 3 on December 3!
Check out the website here for more details on PC DIY Day activities before, during and after the event, including giveaways, contests and livestreams featuring the latest Asus components. We'll also be updating our readers with the latest programming schedule as it is released.