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

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


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Design and assemble an inexpensive yet fast and reliable PC

Construct the PC of your dreams using the practical information contained in this hands-on guide. Build Your Own PC on a Budget explains, step-by-step, how to put together a customized computer that is affordable, stable, and powerful. Discover how to choose the parts that fit your needs, safely connect and test components, add video and peripherals, install an operating system, connect to the Internet, and go wireless. Security, maintenance, and software updates are fully covered in this DIY book.

  • Look inside a PC and understand how each component works
  • Decide what you want from your PC and develop a design plan
  • Create a cost-effective parts list and select the best vendors
  • Wire up the motherboard, processor, and add-on boards
  • Connect storage devices, display adapters, and peripherals
  • Securely connect to LANs, WiFi networks, and the Internet
  • Install your operating system, device drivers, and applications
  • Maintain your PC, update software, and back up your data
John Paul Mueller is a freelance author and technical editor. He has writing inhis blood, having produced 98 books and more than 600 articles to date. Thetopics range from networking to home security and from databasemanagement to heads-down programming. Some of John's current booksinclude one on Python for beginners and another about MATLAB. His homesecurity book discusses all sorts of hardware issues, including the installation ofvarious sensors. John's technical editing skills have helped more than 63 authorsrefine the content of their manuscripts. He has provided technical editingservices to both Data Based Advisor and Coast Compute magazines. Duringhis time at Cubic Corporation, John was exposed to reliability engineeringand has had an interest in probability ever since. When John isn't working at the computer, you can find him outside in thegarden, cutting wood, or generally enjoying nature. He also likes making wine, baking cookies, and knitting. When not occupied with anything else, John makesglycerin soap and candles, which come in handy for gift baskets.
Product Details ISBN: 9780071842372
ISBN-10: 0071842373
Publisher: McGraw Hill Tab
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2015
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Build Your Own