Building a PC in Easy Steps: Covers Windows 8

Overview

Pre-built systems are often a compromise between what the manufacturers want to sell you and what you want to buy. One solution is to build it yourself. Acquiring a copy of Building a PC in Easy Steps is the first step in the right direction. Written in a concise and easy-to-understand style, this book walks readers through all the stages of building and setting up a computer: buying the parts and avoiding sales scams; mastering and installing each component (CPU, memory, video, etc); altering default settings in...

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Overview

Pre-built systems are often a compromise between what the manufacturers want to sell you and what you want to buy. One solution is to build it yourself. Acquiring a copy of Building a PC in Easy Steps is the first step in the right direction. Written in a concise and easy-to-understand style, this book walks readers through all the stages of building and setting up a computer: buying the parts and avoiding sales scams; mastering and installing each component (CPU, memory, video, etc); altering default settings in the BIOS for optimum performance; and installing and configuring device drivers. The troubleshooting chapter is invaluable in the event of problems. By the time they have finished, readers have a computer that’s tailored to their exact requirements with no superfluous features or functions.

Fully illustrated and updated for Windows 8

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840786019
  • Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited
  • Publication date: 10/29/2013
  • Series: In Easy Steps
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 308,408
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Stuart Yarnold is an electronics engineer who has been working in the industry since leaving college. Originally a marine radio and radar troubleshooter, he now devotes much of his time to playing poker professionally and can usually be found lurking in one of the online poker rooms. Based in the U.K., he has authored several successful In Easy Steps titles including Windows 7 Tips and Techniques in easy steps, Windows 8 Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts in Easy Steps, and Building a PC in Easy Steps.

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