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Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-46219-5
E-book
336 pages
August 2011
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Introduction.

Part I: Preparations and Planning.

Chapter 1: A Screwdriver Is All You Need.

Chapter 2: What Type of PC Should I Build?

Part II: Assembling the Basics.

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

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

Chapter 5: Installing Your Ports, Mouse, and Keyboard.

Chapter 6: Adding Video Hardware.

Chapter 7: Installing Your Hard Drive and Other Storage Devices.

Chapter 8: Choosing and Installing an Operating System.

Part III: Adding the Fun Stuff.

Chapter 9: Installing an Optical Drive.

Chapter 10: Let Your PC Rock!

Chapter 11: Modems and the Call of Broadband.

Part IV: Advanced PC Options.

Chapter 12: So You Want to Add a LAN?

Chapter 13: Input and Output: Scanners, Cameras, and Printers.

Chapter 14: Building a Gaming PC.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 15: Ten Tools and Tasks for a Power User’s PC.

Chapter 16: Ten Important Assembly Tips.

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Maintain Your PC.

Chapter 18: Ten PC Pitfalls to Avoid Like the Plague.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: About the DVD.

Appendix B: The PC Builder’s Glossary.

Index.

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