Building a PC for Dummies

Building a PC for Dummies

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by Mark L. Chambers
     
 

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Designed for first-time builders and seasoned veterans this book will help users design and build the system they really want - from determining which parts are needed for troubleshooting when things don't work right. Covers the main features of building a PC including: building the foundation, adding RAM, adding a video card and a monitor, installing a hard

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Designed for first-time builders and seasoned veterans this book will help users design and build the system they really want - from determining which parts are needed for troubleshooting when things don't work right. Covers the main features of building a PC including: building the foundation, adding RAM, adding a video card and a monitor, installing a hard drive and other storage devices, hooking up CD and DVD drives, connecting the sound card, installing a modem, adding a scanner, printer and speakers, and much more.

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Build your PC from scratch -- or just upgrade the one you have! It's easier than you think, with help from Mark Chambers. Buying parts, scavenging old systems, assembling the case and motherboard, adding RAM and CPU, video, hard drives, audio cards, modems, Ethernet, even off-the-beaten-track stuff like TV cards and web-based backup.
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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:
9780764542473
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/05/2003
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Mark L. Chambers has been a computer consultant, programmer, hardware technician, and author for over 20 years. He has written more than 15 computer books.

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Building a PC For Dummies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You'll find everything you need to know in this great book, it even covers home networking! You get all sorts of troubleshooting material and how-to's. I really like the author's sense of humor, he shows you how to design your own PC so you spend only what you have to on just what you need. Even if you are just upgrading, this book will help you there too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is informative, fast, and it doesn't make you want to fall asleep in your chair. I had a great time reading this, and learned more then I could have imagined.