9780764507823

Building a PC for Dummies

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  • ISBN13:

    9780764507823

  • ISBN10:

    0764507826

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-10-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(7)
Part I: ``Can I Really Do This?'' 7(32)
What's in a Computer, Anyway?
9(12)
``What Type of PC Should I Build?''
21(18)
Part II: Building Your PC 39(96)
Building the Foundation: Your Case and Motherboard
41(20)
A Bag of Chips: Adding RAM and Your CPU
61(16)
The Three PC Senses: Your Ports, Mouse, and Keyboard
77(14)
Images 'R Us: Adding Video and Your Monitor
91(22)
Make Room! Your Hard Drive and Other Storage Devices
113(22)
Part III: Adding the Fun Stuff 135(58)
Putting the Spin on CD-ROM and DVD
137(20)
Let Your PC Rock!
157(18)
Modems and the Call of the Internet
175(18)
Part IV: Adding the Advanced Stuff 193(82)
Attack of the SCSI Monster
195(16)
So You Want to Add a LAN?
211(18)
Life in the Fast Lane---with ISDN
229(16)
Input and Output: Scanners, Cameras, Video Capture, and Printers
245(18)
Other Power-User Play Toys
263(12)
Part V: The Part of Tens 275(34)
Ten Reasons Not to Buy a Retail PC
277(6)
Ten Tools and Tasks for a Power User's PC
283(8)
Ten Important Assembly Tips
291(6)
Ten Ways to Speed Up Your PC
297(6)
Ten Things to Avoid Like the Plague
303(6)
Part VI: Appendixes 309(34)
Appendix A: Choosing Your Operating System
311(18)
Appendix B: Glossary
329(14)
Index 343

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