Walks you through all the stages of
building and setting up a computer: buying the parts, installing the CPU, memory,
video, etc, altering BIOS settings, installing device drivers, and
For those who want more than
the standard pre-built PC. Pre-built systems are often a compromise between
what the manufacturers want to sell you and what you want to buy. One solution
is to build it yourself.
Buying a copy of Building
a PC in easy steps, 4th edition is the first step in the right
direction to build a PC. Written in concise and easy-to-understand style, this
book will take you by the hand and walk you through all the stages of building
and setting up a computer: Buying the parts and avoiding sales scams; mastering
and installing each component (CPU, memory, video, etc); altering default
settings in the BIOS for optimum performance, installing and configuring device
drivers. The troubleshooting chapter is invaluable in the event of problems.
the time you've finished, you will have a computer that's tailored to your
exact requirements with no superfluous features or functions.
fourth edition covers Windows 8 and 8.1.
About the Author
Stuart Yarnold is an electronics engineer who has been working in the industry since leaving college. Originally a marine radio and radar troubleshooter, he now devotes much of his time to playing poker professionally and can usually be found lurking in one of the online poker rooms. Based in the U.K., he has authored several successful In Easy Steps titles including Windows 7 Tips and Techniques in easy steps, Windows 8 Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts in Easy Steps, and Building a PC in Easy Steps.