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Build a Computer from Scratch

Build a Computer from Scratch
Book Name:Build a Computer from Scratch
Author:Jeff Heaton
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Would you like to learn how to build a computer system? Building your own computer system has many advantages over buying one from a computer manufacturer. Some of these advantages include:

  • Get exactly the computer system you want
  • If you built it, you can repair it
  • Home-made computers can easily be upgraded in the future
  • Keep costs down by upgrading only parts of your computer
  • Reuse computer components you already own

Building your own computer system lets you get exactly the computer system that you need. This book will take you through all of the steps to create a powerful computer system.

This book contains over 120 photographs to guide you through the process. Learn about all of the components that make up a computer system, such as hard drives, CD/DVD drives, motherboards, processors, memory, cases, power supplies and fans. But most importantly, learn what is compatible with what.

Building a computer is easy and does not require any advanced electronic skills. No soldering is required. You probably already own all the tools needed, which include:

  • Straight edge screwdriver
  • Phillips screw driver
  • Pliers

The parts needed to build your computer can easily be obtained from many different sources. Modern Personal Computers are built from common interchangeable parts. You can obtain these parts from a variety of sources and produce a working personal computer.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Planning Your Computer System

Chapter 2: Assembling the Case

Chapter 3: Installing the Motherboard

Chapter 4: Installing the System Memory

Chapter 5: Installing Video and Sound Cards

Chapter 6: Installing Hard Drives

Chapter 7: Installing the CD/DVD Drives

Chapter 8: Assembling the Computer

Chapter 9: Setting Up the Operating System

Appendix A: Troubleshooting

Appendix B: Useful Websites

Appendix C: Vendor Lists

Appendix D: Planning Worksheets

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