Synopses & Reviews
This visual how-to manual is loaded with photographs and images that show you exactly how to assemble from scratch--or even upgrade--a PC in no time. Youll learn, step-by-step, how to find the best components for your budget and your performance requirements, assemble and connect the parts, install the operating system, troubleshoot common problems, and much more. Build Your Own PC
is a start-to-finish, illustrated guide to the skills, tools, and accessories youll need to create a cost-effective, customized machine.
- Learn about all the basic PC components and their functions
- Select and purchase parts based on performance and cost
- Explore different case designs and assembly techniques
- Build with the latest Intel Pentium 4 technology
- Assemble an Athlon 64 or Athlon 64 FX in Socket 939
- Install Windows XP
- Troubleshoot hardware problems common to new builds
- Follow along with more than 200 photos and illustrations
ABOUT THE Author - Morris Rosenthal is a best-selling author and computer consultant. He has built or repaired thousands of PCs and has trained many PC technicians. Morris has been featured on the Dateline MSNBC Web site and in the national press as an expert on computer repair and purchasing issues.
This visual how-to manual is loaded with photographs and images to help you see exactly how to assemble from scratch--or simply upgrade--your PC easily. Organized in three main sections, this easy-to-follow guide will lead you through making preparations to build your PC, which includes guidance selecting and purchasing the right parts. Next, youll learn how to build the actual computer, including internal components, and finally, theres a section on maintaining and troubleshooting, to help keep your creation on its best behavior.
About the Author
Morris Rosenthal (Springfield, MA) is an independent computer hardware consultant who holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering. He is the author of The Hand-Me-Down PC.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: First-Time Builders
Chapter 2: Selecting and Purchasing Parts
Chapter 3: Before You Assemble Your PC
Chapter 4: Building a Pentium 4 LGA in a Midtower Case
Chapter 5: Building an Athlon 64 or Athlon 64 FX in a Midtower Case
Chapter 6: Building a Pentium 4 in a Tower Case
Chapter 7: Installing an Operating System
Chapter 8: Troubleshooting Checklists