Building a PC for Dummies

Building a PC for Dummies

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This book includes information on new components such as Pentium 4 processors, larger capacity and faster RAM, 3D graphics cards, and more. It shows technical do-it-yourselfers, how to create the computer system of their dreams for less than what computer manufacturers charge. It gradually eases the reader through installing a hard drive and other storage devices, hooking up CD and DVD drives, connecting the sound card, installing a modem, adding a scanner, printer and speakers, and much more. The new edition contains nearly forty percent new material to help users design and build the specific system they want, rather than buying a PC in a store or online. Mark Chambers has authored more than fifteen computer books.
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 189.5 x 234.7 x 21.3mm | 589.68g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • glossary, index
  • 0764542478
  • 9780764542473

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 Broadband. 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.
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About Mark L. Chambers

Mark L. Chambers has been a computer consultant, programmer, hardware technician, and author for over 20 years. He has written more than 15 computer books.
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