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Beginners Guides: Assembling Your Own PC

Beginners Guides: Assembling Your Own PC - PCSTATS
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Abstract: Assembling your own PC is not hard. Modern computer systems are designed to be easy to fit together, and they are.
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External Mfg. Website: PCSTATS Jul 28 2007   Mike Dowler  
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Beginners Guides: Assembling Your Own PC
An illustrated guide to cheating the computer service center kids out of their service fees - Version 1.2.0

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Assembling your own PC is not hard. I just want to clear that up from the start, since I'm often surprised when somebody praises me for my computer 'expertise' because I can, for example, install memory in their systems. Installing memory is an exercise roughly comparable in difficulty to cleaning the lint out of a dryer and putting the filter back in the right way.

Modern computer systems are designed to be easy to fit together, and they are. The majority of components are keyed so they will only fit a certain way, for one thing, and everything is standardized. This is not to say that it is foolproof, but perhaps foolresistant would be true.

A couple of years working as a Tech at a computer store taught me that some folks should not ever be allowed near a computer that is not securely locked behind a bombproof enclosure. But for most people I think, building a computer from a pile of components just requires a little guidance to get them on the right track.

The thing is, the majority of non-techie people that I know have this almost superstitious awe of computers which requires them to make pilgrimages to the local computer store every time they want something added, upgraded, or replaced in their machine.

I have to admit that charging $65 for the 10 minutes of labour required (computer must be left for service overnight of course) is somewhat thrilling.... though really not necessary if you know a few basic things about what lies under the hood so to speak.

The key then, is to familiarize people with computers as another appliance that may sometimes need a little attention, and not just as a magic box that enables them to use Photoshop. Building a computer will do this. Call it your own little self-help project. Plus, you can always tip few dollars from the money you'll save on labour to us in gratitude. :)

This guide aims to be a simple guide to building your own home computer from easily available components available from local, or online retailers. Now, let's get started and show just how easy building your own PC really can be.

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Contents of Article: PCSTATS
 Pg 1.  — Beginners Guides: Assembling Your Own PC
 Pg 2.  Where to begin, and ESD worries
 Pg 3.  Handling Components Correctly
 Pg 4.  Building the computer, first steps
 Pg 5.  Installing the Motherboard, CPU
 Pg 6.  Attaching the Heatsink
 Pg 7.  Installing RAM Memory
 Pg 8.  Mounting the Motherboard
 Pg 9.  Installing a Floppy Drive
 Pg 10.  Adding a Hard Drive
 Pg 11.  Hard Drives and Cables
 Pg 12.  Adding a CDROM
 Pg 13.  Getting Sound from a CDROM
 Pg 14.  Adding an Expansion Card
 Pg 15.  Troubleshooting

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