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The Complete Manual to Building & Maintaining Your First High-Performance PC

Beginner's eBook on Building & Maintaining a PCThe All-in-One Reference Manual for Beginners

Last Updated: November 28, 2019

So, you want to build your own PC as you've heard of the various benefits over buying a premade computer, but you're still a little fearful or concerned despite every dude and his dog saying how it's dead easy and practically adult Lego with cables? We get it, but don't worry as you're far from alone, and there's no shame in feeling a bit anxious about building a PC for the first time as it can sound a bit daunting.

Our online tutorial on how to build a PC step by step covers the core installation instructions to get your first build done and dusted, however, there's more to building and owning a custom PC for the first time that goes beyond the scope of a general "how to build a PC" tutorial.

If you're a beginner wanting to build a computer but are seeking a way to gain absolute FULL clarity and understanding of the ENTIRE journey of not just building a PC, but what to know about owning, maintaining, upgrading, and looking after one - or if you would simply prefer a more convenient all-in-one version of our online guide - this could be a game-changer for you.

But first just quick heads-up - it's not our style to lead anyone astray or to hype-up any product (no, not even our own). The truth is that our online tutorial (linked just above) is enough for some first-time builders (or a YouTube video if you're perhaps a little more tech-savvy than the average gamer to start with, and you don't require the more in-depth instruction and extra tips that only a detailed written guide can really provide).

But if you're a fresh-faced noob to PC gaming and hardware, who's perhaps also not too tech-savvy overall (eg you wouldn't know what to do after building your PC and how to maintain, upgrade, or fine-tune it), we've crafted a more complete, convenient, easy to reference downloadable PDF that will give you 100% confidence in going ahead with building a PC for the first time and how to take care of it.

Introducing, The Gaming Build Blueprint, the ultimate digital manual for first-time builders now in an all-new and improved 4th edition updated in late 2019:

The Gaming Build Blueprint includes all the core installation steps along with an exclusive bonus module chuck-full of extra beginner tips and tricks that are invaluable to know as a first-time owner of a custom gaming PC to help you make the absolute most of your new build now and over its full lifespan.

Included Bonus Chapter:

Maintaining, Upgrading, & Optimizing Your First Gaming PC

In this bonus module you'll learn a bunch of handy tips and tricks to easily but effectively take care of your new gaming machine to extend its longevity and keep it running in peak condition for as long as possible, as well as how to immediately increase both the general and gaming performance of your PC with various tweaks.

The module also covers what you need to know about upgrading your CPU, RAM, storage, and graphics card when the time comes, including best practices, compatibility issues to think about, and more (including an easy way to know if your CPU is bottle-necking gaming performance, and what bottle-necking is in the first place).

(Excerpt from Table of Contents)

If you've ever thought about taking the leap into the wonderful world of building and upgrading your own systems, with this manual by your side as you go through the installation process (either digitally on a phone/laptop, or printed out to have physically next to you) you'll have every step of the way carefully explained and layed out for you in easy-to-understand simple terms, minus the tech jargon or complicated enthusiast language you'll often see in many computer building guides.

If you understand the many benefits of building your own PC, but are still a bit wary or concerned about whether YOU could do it successfully without frying something or blowing up your house - this manual is your ticket to keeping your DIY dream alive and has been written and fine-tuned over the past couple years to be as simple to follow as possible for anyone to follow, so that no noob gets left behind.

There's now no excuse to getting swayed to the PC gaming darkside ever again - the easy, temping path of buying an overpriced, upgrade-limited, subpar-quality prebuilt PC. Take your destiny into your own hands, learn to build your own system from scratch that's tailor made for your exact wants and needs, and you'll reap the rewards for the rest of your merry gaming days, never to look back at average overpriced prebuilt PCs again.

What You Get

Online Tutorial

The Gaming Build Blueprint

Core Install Steps

Troubleshooting Steps

OS Installation & BIOS Setup

Gaming PC Maintenance Basics


Gaming PC Upgrade Basics


Performance Boosting Tips & Tricks






Build Help/Support *


* With the manual you'll have a long-time PC hardware veteran (me, the author) in your corner every step in the way: if you get stuck at any stage of planning, building or maintaining/upgrading your setup, I'm just an email away as you will get access to my direct 1-on-1 support email that's only given out to owners of the eBook. Think of it like having that tech-savvy older brother you never had, who's always got your back.

What Some Readers Have Said About the Manual

"I would like to express my gratitude for the great content included in your guide. I was able to build my first gaming PC, and without your product probably it would have taken me more time. You did a great job."

- Daniel Gallegos, USA

"Your instructions and suggestions have helped greatly."

- Rich, USA

Backed By Our 100% Money-Back Guarantee (Download Risk-Free)

The Gaming Build Blueprint has been crafted and tweaked to be the most comprehensive yet simple to follow written PC building tutorial you'll find anywhere online, hence why I'm willing to stand by it 100% by offering a full money back guarantee for full peace of mind. 

If after completing the manual you're not 100% satisfied and don't think it's worth more than the small price paid, reach out to me within 30 days of purchase letting me know why it perhaps didn't meet your expectations and I'll happily refund you no questions asked.

Begin Your Journey to a Smooth, Headache-Free, Fun-Filled First Build

Join many other first-time builders who have downloaded the manual to overcome their fears and gain full confidence in building a great first PC from scratch - without getting stuck, overwhelmed, or confused along the way, including all the little tips and tricks that are invaluable to know along the journey as a beginner and that most (if not all) guides on building a PC rush or skip over entirely.

Plus, with your download of the latest version 4 today, you also get 100% free access to any future updated versions of the manual, which we typically initially sell for $19.95 at launch. For anyone wondering, we will potentially craft a version 5 in 2020/2021 which would include whichever new generation Intel/AMD is around at the time, but it's not confirmed on our To-Do list yet (subscribe via email below or follow us on FB and/or Twit if you want to be notified).

Edition: Version 4 (Nov 2019)

Price: $9.95 (USD)

About the Author

Julz is the creator of BGC and has been an avid PC and console gamer since as long as he can remember. As a teen he got into game programming with C++, OpenGL and DirectX which led to various mini gamedev projects culminating in the creation of a small multiplayer arena-based FPS game engine he coded with a friend in high school. 

That led to a strong interest in graphics/hardware and tinkering with PCs, and one day he had an idea for a more accessible, beginner-friendly DIY resource as most info online seemed quite complicated for newbies. Learn more about the BGC mission here.

Yoda's Review

"Be swayed to the PC dark side, you must not be, for that is the path to over-priced, over-bloated, un-optimized CPU-heavy GPU-weak penurious-PSU-filled prebuilt PCs. Build your own PC, you must. Helpful for apprentices, this manual is. Store this in the Temple files, I will. A paid review, this is not."

- Yoda, Coruscant (Verified Purchase)

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eBook Changelog: (Edition History)

Version 1: July 2017

Version 2: December 2017

Version 3: June 2018

Version 4: November 2019 (latest edition)

Version 5: TBA 2020-2021 (free upgrade for all customers)