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Build It. Fix It. Own It: A Beginner's Guide to Building and Upgrading a PC Paperback – May 19 2008


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  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Que Publishing; 1 edition (May 19 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789738279
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789738271
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 3.1 x 23 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 907 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #765,711 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

BUILD IT. FIX it. OWN IT.

A Beginner's Guide to Building and Upgrading a PC

 

Build It. Fix It. Own It.is the ultimate beginner's guide to building and fixing your own PC. With a friendly, knowledgeable tone, this book shows the beginning PC builder everything he or she needs to know to build a computer or upgrade an existing one.

We step you through the parts that lurk inside a PC, from the motherboard and power supply to the CPU, memory, hard drive, video card, sound card, and networking hardware. In each case, you will learn how the hardware works, what it does, what types of hardware are available, and what to look for when buying the hardware.

Then we walk you step-by-step though a series of PC building projects. We show you how to build five different types of PC: a basic business PC, a home theater PC, a high-performance PC, a killer gaming PC, and a budget PC. And if building a new PC from scratch isn't in your budget, we show you how to resurrect  an old PC by swapping out a few key components.

When you have your PC built and running, we show you how to set up a wireless network and the BIOS and maintain your new rig.

 

Build It. Fix It. Own It.is the ultimate PC builder's guide, even if you've never ventured inside a PC case before!

 

Author Bio

Paul McFedriesis one of the industry's most well known and respected technical writers and is a passionate computer tinkerer. He is the author of more than 70 computer books that have sold more than three million copies worldwide. His recent titles include the Sams Publishing booksWindows Vista UnleashedandWindows Home Server Unleashedand the Que Publishing booksNetworking with Microsoft Windows Vista,Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel 2007,Tricks of the Microsoft Office 2007 Gurus, andMicrosoft Access 2007 Forms, Reports, and Queries. Paul also is the proprietor of Word Spy (www.wordspy.com), a website devoted to tracking new words and phrases as they enter the English language.

 

Category     Hardware

Covers         PC Hardware

User Level    Beginner—Intermediate

About the Author

Paul McFedriesis a full-time technical writer and passionate computer tinkerer. He is the author of more than 70 computer books that have sold more than three million copies worldwide. His recent titles include the Sams Publishing books Windows Vista Unleashed and Windows Home Server Unleashed and the Que Publishing books Networking with Windows Vista; Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel 2007; Tricks of the Microsoft Office 2007 Gurus; and Microsoft Access 2007 Forms, Reports, and Queries. Paul also is the proprietor of Word Spy (www.wordspy.com), a website devoted to tracking new words and phrases as they enter the English language.

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