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Build it, fix it, own it : a beginner's guide to building and upgrading a PC

Author: Paul McFedries
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Que, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to building, repairing, and upgrading a PC offers explanations of concepts, along with instructions on how to build a PC, covering the essential parts of a PC and explaining how hardware works, types of hardware available, and how to build and maintain five different PC types.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Amateurs' manuals
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul McFedries
ISBN: 9780789738271 0789738279
OCLC Number: 209662686
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 556 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. Getting to Know Your PC --
1. The Barebones: The Motherboard, Case, and Power Supply --
2. The Brains: The Central Processing Unit --
3. The Work Area: Memory --
4. Hard Drives and Other Storage Devices --
5. Eyes to See and Ears to Hear: Video and Audio Hardware --
6. Getting Connected: Networking Hardware --
7. Buying PC Parts --
8. Basic Skills for PC Building and Upgrading --
9. Scavenging an Old PC for Parts --
pt. II. PC Building and Upgrading Projects --
10. Building a Basic Business PC --
11. Building a Home Theater PC --
12. Building a High-Performance PC --
13. Building a Killer Gaming PC --
14. Building a Budget PC --
15. This Old PC: Renovating a Computer --
16. Putting Your Network Together --
17. Maintaining Your Computer Hardware.
Responsibility: Paul McFedries.
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