Build Your Own Pc

Build Your Own Pc

by Mark Dufour
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Overview

Build Your Own Pc by Mark Dufour

BUILD YOUR OWN PC is an easy to read book with clear instructions, and illustrations that take you through each phase of the building process.

The process of building a PC takes a skilled computer tech about an hour or less to complete. Take your time, and build it at your own pace. This book closely works with the motherboard book that accompanies your motherboard.

This book, with its seven illustrations, shows you how to go from simple parts to a fully assembled computer step by step. After years of putting this book together, and building computers for myself and others, I tell you the secrets of my strategy for successfully building a computer from Scratch.

This manual provides helpful information to help you avoid common pitfalls and costly mistakes. This beginner's level book also gives you troubleshooting tips you can utilize with any PC. Even a maintenance schedule is provided to help keep your PC running at it's optimum state.

With this book you can build a mid range computer, or a cutting edge gaming PC. You decide which, as you will be choosing the components that you want, and the price range that you want for your dream PC.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438925899
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 11/24/2008
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

Mark lives in Massachusetts. He has 28 years of PC computer experience, with an Associates Degree in Applied Science, with an Electronics major. He is co-inventor of 7 US Patents, and Co-Author of two published papers. Mark enjoys PC simulators (especially flying), 3D shooter games, and working with electronics.

Table of Contents

Disclaimer / Introduction Page 06
Chapter 1 Considerations / Future Considerations - Obsolescence Page 07
Chapter 2 Pricing Example Page 08
Chapter 3 Choosing Components Page 09
Chapter 4 Mobo Combos / Bare Bones Page 14
Chapter 5 Getting Started Page 15
Figure 1 Mounting The Power Supply Page 16
Chapter 6 Putting it all together Page 17
Figure 2 Mounting heatsink Page 18
Figure 3 Installing Memory Page 20
Chapter 7 Boot sequence Page 22
Chapter 8 Troubleshooting Motherboard, Processor, Memory Page 23
Figure 4 Removing Video card Page 24
Chapter 9 Temperature / voltage test - Video / Audio disable Page 25
Chapter 10 Finishing the Hardware Page26
Figure 5 Mounting Hard Drive Page 27
Figure 6 DVD/CD/Eide Hard Drive Connector - SATA HDD Connector Page 28
Figure 7 Floppy Drive Power Connector Page 29
Chapter 11 Software Installation Page 31
Chapter 12 Installing a second video card Page 34
Chapter 13 Windows® XP Re-installation Page 35
Chapter 14 Testing / Antivirus Page 36
Chapter 15 Finishing up Page 37
Chapter 16 Games Page 38
Chapter 17 Maintenance Page 39
Chapter 18 Backing Up Page 40
Chapter 19 General Troubleshooting Page 41
Chapter 20 Frequently Asked Questions Page 43
Chapter 21 Products and Companies mentioned in the book Page 44
About The Author Page 46
Part #'s Log Page 47

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