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Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies
     

Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies

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by Mark L. Chambers
 

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If you’ve dreamed about having a customized multimedia PC or one tricked out for your favorite games, build your own and make your dreams come true! Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies makes it easy.

Not only is building your own PC a really rewarding project, it can also save you a nice chunk of cash. This step-by-step guide helps you decide

Overview

If you’ve dreamed about having a customized multimedia PC or one tricked out for your favorite games, build your own and make your dreams come true! Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies makes it easy.

Not only is building your own PC a really rewarding project, it can also save you a nice chunk of cash. This step-by-step guide helps you decide what you need, teaches you what all those computer terms mean, and tells you exactly how to put the pieces together. It shows you:

  • What tools you need (not as many as you might think!)
  • All about operating systems
  • How to install CD and DVD drives
  • The scoop on sound and video, and how to put a sound system together from start to finish
  • How to connect a monitor and install a modem
  • All about setting up and configuring the hard drive
  • Secrets for securing your system, and more

Included is a bonus DVD showing you how to install the motherboard, CPU, RAM, ports, hard drive, video and sound cards, a DVD drive, and more. With Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies, you can have the computer you want plus the satisfaction of doing it yourself!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470462195
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Series:
For Dummies Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,194,810
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Mark L. Chambers has been building, customizing, and repairing PCs for over 20 years for himself and clients. As a consultant, he helps everyday folks update, maintain, and troubleshoot PCs.

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Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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St_V More than 1 year ago
This book should be called "Choosing Computer Components for Dummies". The book is reasonably good at explaining what the various components do but it is largely useless for actually assembling your computer. I recently tried to use the book while I was building my first PC with my son. The book was somewhat useful in evaluating components but when it came time to put everything together and install all the software it was useless. The motherboard on a PC is covered with dozens of different places where components can be connected and there was little guidance as to what should be plugged in where. An appendix of what all of the cryptic labels on the motherboard connections mean would have been extremely useful but was nowhere to be found. The book also failed when it came time to install the bios and various drivers. I was expecting some sort of guidelines as to what should be installed first, second, third, etc. and how to set up the bios configuration. The book essentially glossed over all of that and we had to figure it out by trial and error. We ended up with a working computer but in the end we got 90% of our information from the internet and this book was largely a waste of money.
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You should buy this book I liked it alot and I'm an experience IT Professional and I recommed it to my friends and anyone that wants to build computers and loves computers.