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How to Build a Computer: Learn How to Build Your Own Computer From Scratch. The Parts, Connecting Everything Together, Installation and More... All You Need to Know on How to Build a PC in One Guide! [Kindle Edition]

Douglas L. Miller
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Book Description

Save yourself the headache and learn the right way of building your own PC.

• Which parts you need
• How to connect it all together
• How to Install the operating system
• And much more...!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4246 KB
  • Print Length: 52 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #113,141 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Basic instructions - easy to understand. 4 May 2014
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For a first time builder, this book is useful - but really, if you want the same guidance and a lot more - it's all out there on the web - for free!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new here then 26 Mar. 2015
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Very disappointing, or maybe I knew most if not all of the build before reading it, poor value for money
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 10 Nov. 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars When it comes to software... 24 Feb. 2014
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And the internet, I'm a gorram genius.

When it comes to hardware, I'm compu-tarded.

This book laid out easy, well-defined and helpful guidelines and instructions. I tried taking my computer apart a few weeks ago by myself to put in some more RAM to use with AE and PS. Ended up giving up... Putting my fan in backwards... And came close to frying my motherboard due to overheating before I realized what was wrong.

If THAT does not deal how bad I am with computer hardware, I'm not sure what will.

However, with this book, I was easily able to take my computer apart. Yes, it's how to build a computer, (which it details very well) but with some reverse-engineering, it works as an excellent guide on how to put new things into your computer.

After leafing through it some more, I actually sat and read it, and feel enlightened about how to put a computer together. I've been looking at some parts recently... I may scrap out my computer to put together a new supercomputer for my work. After backing everything up, of course.

Knowing me, I'm probably going to start a fire. :P

But, for anyone else, this is an excellent guide and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in building themselves a computer.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly useful. 10 Sept. 2013
By CrazysaidWhat - Published on
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This book provides excellent and detailed information in regards to building your own computer, and what exact steps and measures you need to take when buy the parts for your computer. I personally am building my computer to accommodate the power, ram and bits for all the graphic software I work with (3d max, Cinema 4d, etc...), this book has definitely pointed me in the right direction, all that's left is to actually build my own personal Super Computer!
Seriously, I'm impressed as to how quick and to the point this book was, with none of that useless crap other books use to boost their page numbers. Over all 5 star rating and two very impressed thumbs up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really "fall off a log" Easy 19 Aug. 2013
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I can honestly say that I did not expect this book to be as comprehensive and thorough (and witty!) as it was.

The book starts off with the pros (easily updated, customized) and cons (costs) of building your own computer. It gives insight on how to select all the parts you need for the pc (sorry, no Mac building here). Then it delves into where and how to acquire the parts. Building your own pc is a little pricey so the bargain hunting tips and websites were a great help. Lastly, you get step-by-step instructions on how to put them all together, including troubleshooting for each one. "How to Build a Computer" provides detailed information on just about every part and is quite understandable, even for novices like me. I feel confident that I can customize my first own pc. (I wish a few photos had been included though).
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I can appreciate the ease 31 Aug. 2013
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I have always been a tinkerer. I have thought many times about building my own computer and wondered if it was possible. This book is so easy to understand and follow that I believe anyone can do it. I ordered several of the parts today and set down with this book and studied it. This book is laid out in such a way that I can understand it and that is really saying something, I appreciate the author taking the time to discuss such detail and assuming that I know very little about computers. This allowed the author to walk me through step by step how to build a computer, that's exactly what I needed. Thank you so much. Please write another book and I will certainly purchase it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Valuable Refrence Guide 10 Mar. 2014
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This is a great book for anyone wanting to learn about the internal workings of a computer. It is very clearly laid out with lots of pictures that any beginner will enjoy.

Douglas L Miller has compiled great information and shows it to us in a very clear manner. I love the amount of pictures for every step. I got this book with teaching my 11 year old son about computers in mind. It will be perfect for him, but don't worry it is not childish or geared towards kids in anyway (other than simplicity).

It should be noted that the author does go into detail, but he even says different components and configurations can call for different needs while installing. So if you plan on using this as a guide to build, you do need to have some mechanical, problem solving, and general "techy" skills.

There is a great list of resources, and links that anyone who builds computers has visited on many occasions.
This covers all of the basics needed to build any system and you can take it as far or keep it as simple as you'd like. I found nothing out of date as someone else mentioned. Of course there is always bigger and better technologies coming out in the computer industry, but this book isn't about that. It's about how to build one from the ground up, and this is a solid foundation.

I highly recommend this to anyone looking to get into computers, advanced users probably won't learn anything new, but it can still be a very valuable reference guide, especially when needing to explain things to younger kids, or people not familiar with the components.
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