Build it Yourself VISUALLY: The Ultimate Media Center PC for Under $999

Build it Yourself VISUALLY: The Ultimate Media Center PC for Under $999

by Kate J. Chase
     
 

Are you a do-it-yourselfer who's also a visual learner? Do you find endless pages of instructions frustrating when a picture would show you how to do it? Then open this book and feel your confidence restored! Here's the first Visual guide to building your own Media Center PC, with diagrams, numbered steps, shopping lists, and hundreds of full-color photos.

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Overview

Are you a do-it-yourselfer who's also a visual learner? Do you find endless pages of instructions frustrating when a picture would show you how to do it? Then open this book and feel your confidence restored! Here's the first Visual guide to building your own Media Center PC, with diagrams, numbered steps, shopping lists, and hundreds of full-color photos.

  • Numbered steps take you through the building process

  • Full-color photos show you how each step should look

  • Parts lists tell you just what you need

  • Shopping suggestions help you save money

You can do it!

  • Plan for the specific requirements of a Media Center PC

  • Make a shopping list and compare prices with cpusolutions.com

  • Install the CPU, motherboard, memory, and drives

  • Add graphics and sound cards, a modem, and a network interface card

  • Choose and connect the ideal monitor and speakers

  • Set up the Windows® XP Media Center Edition operating system

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764599842
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/12/2005
Series:
Build it Yourself VISUALLY Series
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet the Author

Kate J. Chase has been helping people plan, assemble, configure, tweak, and troubleshoot PCs for more than 15 years. She has served as author, coauthor, and editor for nearly 30 books about the Internet, PC hardware (including certification), applications, utilities, and operating systems. Besides her role as a Microsoft MVP (most valuable professional), Kate has built and managed thriving online technical communities for America Online, The Microsoft Network, and ZDnet, where she is a recognized expert in a number of different areas. Beyond technical and consumer writing, she is a journalist, blogger, and Web community and telecommuting consultant.

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