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How to Build a Computer

How to Build a Computer

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How To Build AComputer
From Wikibooks, the open-content textbooks collection
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/How_To_Build_A_Computer
 
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How To Build A Computer
Self-made AMD Athlon 64 3000+
 
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H
OW
T
O
B
UILD
A C
OMPUTER
...................................................................................................................................1C
HOOSING THE PARTS
................................................................................................................................................4Core Components...............................................................................................................................................11Secondary Components......................................................................................................................................21Peripherals..........................................................................................................................................................25B
UILDING THE PHYSICAL COMPUTER
.......................................................................................................................29T
OOLS AND
E
QUIPMENT
..........................................................................................................................................29Basic Tools.........................................................................................................................................................29Optional, but useful............................................................................................................................................29P
REPARATION
..........................................................................................................................................................30Safety Precautions..............................................................................................................................................30C
ONSTRUCTION
.......................................................................................................................................................31Motherboard and Power Supply.........................................................................................................................31CPU....................................................................................................................................................................31RAM..................................................................................................................................................................33Video Card.........................................................................................................................................................33Drives.................................................................................................................................................................34Expansions and Connections..............................................................................................................................35Power Up...........................................................................................................................................................35C
HOOSING AND INSTALLING THE COMPUTER
'
S SOFTWARE
.......................................................................................36O
PERATING
S
YSTEM
(
S
)...........................................................................................................................................36Installing Windows............................................................................................................................................36Installing GNU...................................................................................................................................................37S
ECURITY
................................................................................................................................................................38D
RIVERS
..................................................................................................................................................................39S
OFTWARE
...............................................................................................................................................................39Windows............................................................................................................................................................39GNU...................................................................................................................................................................40Additional Software...........................................................................................................................................41S
EE
A
LSO
................................................................................................................................................................41O
PTIMIZING AND
O
VERCLOCKING
...........................................................................................................................42Overclocking......................................................................................................................................................42Silencing............................................................................................................................................................45For further reading.............................................................................................................................................47C
ONCLUSION
...........................................................................................................................................................48N
OTED
C
ONTRIBUTORS
...........................................................................................................................................48L
ICENSE
...................................................................................................................................................................49

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