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Building a PC for Dummies

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  5 reviews
By buying components and assembling them yourself, you can save a little money and gain a lifetime of free technical support. Building a PC for Dummies removes the intimidation factor from building your own Intel-based personal computer, explains what you need, and shows you how to put everything together. It's a fine place to start if you've never assembled your own machi ...more
ebook, 360 pages
Published May 9th 2011 by For Dummies (first published January 1998)
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Back in the day, before “plug and play”, before thirty gigabyte hard drives and hundreds of thousands of operating files computer users had to do things like set pins on the mother board or drives, change the boot files and just generally spend a lot of time inside the computers. Thus there was market for configuration books. This is one of several I used, providing references to drive parameters and hundreds of other now obscure and forgotten bits of data one needed just to upgrade a bit or get ...more
Pat Murphy
This book makes it seem possible to put your own computer together.
Geoff  Oliver
Good for basic knowledge

This isn't a book for experts, obviously , but a good source of basic knowledge of your PC. I knew that before I started, but wanted to start my computer education at a basic level, and this book does that. Worth the time to read if you want to learn right.
Kevin J.
Good for the beginner. It is, however, somewhat outdated, but some of the major points still apply.
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