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If 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.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (February 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470196114
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470196113
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

Customer Reviews

Great reference …. especially for anyone with older PC’s or anyone who wants to understand what their tech is talking about.

One person found this helpful.
 on August 31, 2015
By crushed ember
Shipped quickly. Book and DVD in great shape. The technology in it is out of date at this point, but the computers that i have were built around the same time this was written so, for me, it is an excellent resource. I’d like to build my own PC, but even if i don’t, it will help me to understand what my PC’s “doctor” is talking about …. and may help me to make some of the repairs and upgrades myself. It will also be an excellent foundation for any up-dated PC i might want to build and/or purchase. Excellent reference. (Wish they’d write an updated version, but that would be very difficult to do with the rate technology changes.)

Works better than I expected

One person found this helpful.
 on April 15, 2013
By Taylerzy
I got this book expecting to get a little insight on building a computer, but I never expected the book to be as thorough and understandable as it was. After reading this book, I was able to select parts to build my computer myself. I was able to make sure the parts were compatible and I only needed to use this book as a reference once or twice. The book explains each part necessary to install, including optional parts such as the sound card. Safety was emphasized frequently throughout the book to remind the reader to “ground” themselves before tinkering with the computer parts.

Great reference book..

3 people found this helpful.
 on September 13, 2013
By J. H. Fitzgerald
I bought this book, along with “Fix Your Own Computer For Seniors For Dummies” for my ADHD daughter to learn how to repair her own computer. With ADHD, it is always difficult to keep her attention long enough for her to learn something. But with both of these books as reference tools, she recently built her own gaming computer!

Lots of great information who want to build your own PC must …

One person found this helpful.
 on June 17, 2017
By Robert Young
Lots of great information who want to build your own PC must prebuilt computers are just slapped together my last custom build by a local store didn’t last at all.

Makes a seemingly-daunting task very doable

12 people found this helpful.
 on November 20, 2009
By Jonathan
“Build Your Own PC for Dummies,” written by Mark Chambers, takes you through the entire process of building a PC from the ground up, from “Why would I build my own PC anyway?” to determining what kind of machine you should build to what components you will need to actual assembly to maintenance and upkeep.

Plain and Simple How To Do It

One person found this helpful.
 on November 22, 2010
By Joseph Koheleth
With a title like “Dummies” this book lives up to its name. You want to know how to build a computer. This book and the accompanying videos make doing that as easy as mixing and baking a batch of cookies. Of course, you get a few more options (sort of like walnuts or sprinkles) so you have to read about the options and you get some of the author’s humor to go with it. I would have preferred a more straightforward technical manual on that count, but the book works and will probably turn out to be what most people expect for presentation.

Best read before you even start to build a computer

 on August 14, 2015
By RT Hines
As this product is not up to date it does give me some insight as to what to expect when I go to build my own computer. The video was extremely helpful. I would definitely recommend this book to another person to read before building a computer.

Good advice for novices.

 on May 3, 2017
By Michael Slattery
Interesting book, helpful.

Five Stars

 on March 5, 2018
By Amazon Customer
Very happy with my purchase.

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