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Building a PC for Dummies 3RD Edition

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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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Book News Annotation:

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)

Synopsis:

This book gives you step-by-step instructions to build your own PC, including what kind of computer you need, parts you will need, how to choose components, how to install them, which operating system you should use and much more. The 3rd Edition of this successful For Dummies title is updated to include the latest technologies making it the most up-to-date reference for new and old do-it-yourselfers.

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: "Can I Really Do This?".

Chapter 1: What's in a Computer, Anyway?

Chapter 2: "What Type of PC Should I Build?".

PART II: Building Your PC.

Chapter 3: Building the Foundation: Your Case and Motherboard.

Chapter 4: A Bag of Chips: Adding RAM and Your CPU.

Chapter 5: The Three PC Senses: Your Ports, Mouse, and Keyboard.

Chapter 6: Images 'R Us: Adding Video and Your Monitor.

Chapter 7: Make Room! Your Hard Drive and Other Storage Devices.

PART III: Adding the Fun Stuff.

Chapter 8: Putting the Spin on CD-ROM and DVD.

Chapter 9: Let Your PC Rock!

Chapter 10: Modems and the Call of the Internet.

PART IV: Adding the Advanced Stuff.

Chapter 11: Attack of the SCSI Monster.

Chapter 12: So You Want to Add a LAN?

Chapter 13: Life in the Fast Lane — with ISDN.

Chapter 14: Input and Output: Scanners, Cameras, Video Capture, and Printers.

Chapter 15: Other Power-User Play Toys.

PART V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Reasons Not to Buy a Retail PC.

Chapter 17: Ten Tools and Tasks for a Power User's PC.

Chapter 18: Ten Important Assembly Tips.

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Speed Up Your PC.

Chapter 20: Ten Things to Avoid Like the Plague.

PART VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Choosing Your Operating System.

Appendix B: Glossary.

Index.

Book Registration Information.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764507823
Author:
Chambers, Mark L.
Publisher:
For Dummies
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Personal Computers & Microcomputers - IBM Compatible
Subject:
Microcomputers
Subject:
Computer Architecture - Repair & Maintenance
Subject:
Design and construction
Subject:
Hardware - Personal Computers - PCs
Subject:
Personal Computers & Micro / IBM-Compatible
Subject:
Computer Hardware / PC
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3rd ed.
Edition Description:
Computers
Series:
For Dummies (Computers)
Series Volume:
no. 63-1-2000
Publication Date:
20001115
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.25x7.43x.91 in. 1.36 lbs.

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