9780071842372

Build Your Own PC on a Budget: A DIY Guide for Hobbyists and Gamers

  • ISBN 13:

    9780071842372

  • ISBN 10:

    0071842373

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/22/2015
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB

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Summary

This DIY guide shows, step-by-step, how to build a custom PC with great functionality for little cost

Enthusiasts already realize that building a PC from the ground up can be fun and educational—this practical guide shows that it can also be cost-effective. By assembling a custom PC, you can ensure that your computer has everything that you want and not waste money and processor power on features that you don’t want. Build Your Own PC from Scratch is aimed at today’s gamers, experimenters, and hobbyists who want to know computers from the inside out.

You will learn how to put together a reliable, high-performance PC that doesn’t cost a fortune. You’ll discover how to choose the best components, install operating systems and applications, connect to networks and the Internet (including via wireless connections), add peripherals, and keep your home-made system in top-running condition. PC security, maintenance, and software update procedures are covered in full detail. You will get guidance on extending PC functionality with add-ons such as external wireless security cameras and more.

  • Shows how to perform tasks immediately, so it’s possible to starting having fun with the new PC as quickly as possible
  • Contains step-by-step assembly instructions, illustrations, and high-quality photos
  • Outlines important security, maintenance, and upgrade procedures that most DIY books ignore

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