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Building a PC for Dummies, 5th Edition

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by Mark L. Chambers
 

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  • Shows tech hobbyists how to build the perfect PC, whether they want to create the ultimate gaming machine or combine new and recycled parts to construct an inexpensive computer for a child
  • The do-it-yourself craze is sweeping through the tech community, and this guide is now significantly revised and updated to cover the wide array of new hardware

Overview

  • Shows tech hobbyists how to build the perfect PC, whether they want to create the ultimate gaming machine or combine new and recycled parts to construct an inexpensive computer for a child
  • The do-it-yourself craze is sweeping through the tech community, and this guide is now significantly revised and updated to cover the wide array of new hardware and accessories available
  • Step-by-step instructions and dozens of photos walk first-time computer builders through the entire process, from building the foundation, and adding a processor and RAM, to installing a video card, configuring a hard drive, hooking up CD and DVD drives, adding a modem, and troubleshooting problems

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Can you, a mere mortal, build your own PC? Yes. Mark Chambers has helped thousands of otherwise perfectly normal folks do it. Now refined through five editions, and updated for the latest tech, Chambers’ Building a PC for Dummies is a godsend for the budding PC builder.

Patience and common sense: this book is packed with it. Chambers starts with some simple maxims that’ll dramatically reduce your chances of running into trouble. (For instance: if it doesn’t fit, don’t force it.)

Then, one step at a time, you’ll walk through mounting your power supply; installing your motherboard (without shorting it out); and adding everything that makes your PC a PC: processor, memory, video, audio, storage, DVD, networking. Whether you’re building from scratch or cobbling together a “frankenputer” from excess silicon junk, this is all the help you’ll need. Bill Camarda, from the December 2005 Read Only

Booknews
Introduces the hardware components of a personal computer and how to assemble them at home. Individual chapters provide step-by-step instructions for installing the motherboard, RAM and CPU, monitor, hard drive, CD-ROM, sound card, modem, simple networking, ISDN, cable and DSL Internet connection, digital scanner, and SCSI devices. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471767725
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/17/2005
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Mark L. Chambers is an author, tech editor, and unabashed techie. He is the author of more than 30 computer books including iMac For Dummies, 4th Edition.

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Building a PC for Dummies, 5th Edition 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buildibg pcs are like legos <p> Nook keyboard sucks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just make sure your parts are compatable
FengShui42 More than 1 year ago
My son found this book very helpful and enjoyed it very much.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is pretty good. tells you step by step how to build a pc and what parts you should get.a pretty good book for first time pc builders