DescriptionIf you’ve dreamed about having a customized multimedia PC or one tricked out for your favorite games, build your own and make your dreams come true! Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies makes it easy.
Not only is building your own PC a really rewarding project, it can also save you a nice chunk of cash. This step-by-step guide helps you decide what you need, teaches you what all those computer terms mean, and tells you exactly how to put the pieces together. It shows you:
- What tools you need (not as many as you might think!)
- All about operating systems
- How to install CD and DVD drives
- The scoop on sound and video, and how to put a sound system together from start to finish
- How to connect a monitor and install a modem
- All about setting up and configuring the hard drive
- Secrets for securing your system, and more
Included is a bonus DVD showing you how to install the motherboard, CPU, RAM, ports, hard drive, video and sound cards, a DVD drive, and more. With Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies, you can have the computer you want plus the satisfaction of doing it yourself!
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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.