Building a PC For Dummies

Building a PC For Dummies

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by Mark L. Chambers
     
 

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How to find the latest components at the lowest prices

Create your dream system — the painless way!

Tips for working with the latest technologies, including Linux®, DSL, high-speed processors, and more! So you want a computer that meets your specific needs rather than the cookie-cutter PC in the store, but you don't have a big budget?

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How to find the latest components at the lowest prices

Create your dream system — the painless way!

Tips for working with the latest technologies, including Linux®, DSL, high-speed processors, and more! So you want a computer that meets your specific needs rather than the cookie-cutter PC in the store, but you don't have a big budget? Consider this guide your first aid kit® for designing and building the system you really want — from determining which parts you need to troubleshooting when things don't work right.

Discover how to: Build with new or used components Put together a home network Install and configure drives Add first-rate sound to your system Select and install a modem Test your work

The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun

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Editorial Reviews

bn.com
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.
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:
9780764507823
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/15/2000
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.43(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.91(d)

Meet the Author

Mark L. Chambers has been an author, technical writer, and consultant for more than 15 years. His books include Hewlett-Packard Official Printer Handbook and Recordable CD Bible.

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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.