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

by: John Paul Mueller


Abstract: 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, Wi-Fi networks, and the Internet • Install your operating system, device drivers, and applications • Maintain your PC, update software, and back up your data
Full details

Book Details

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

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2016 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071842372

Authors:

John Paul Mueller is a freelance author and technical editor. He has writing in his blood, having produced 98 books and more than 600 articles to date. The topics range from networking to home security and from database management to heads-down programming. Some of John's current books include one on Python for beginners and another about MATLAB. His home security book discusses all sorts of hardware issues, including the installation of various sensors. John's technical editing skills have helped more than 63 authors refine the content of their manuscripts. He has provided technical editing services to both Data Based Advisor and Coast Compute magazines. During his time at Cubic Corporation, John was exposed to reliability engineering and has had an interest in probability ever since. When he isn't working at the computer, you can find him outside in the garden, cutting wood, or generally enjoying nature. He also likes making wine, baking cookies, and knitting. When not occupied with anything else, John makes glycerin soap and candles, which come in handy for gift baskets.

Description: 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, Wi-Fi networks, and the Internet • Install your operating system, device drivers, and applications • Maintain your PC, update software, and back up your data