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NewsForge: Web review: Learning how to build your own PC

Feb 03, 2001, 16:37 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

"Building your own computer makes sense for a couple of reasons. First, you can often save money by getting parts on sale (and you don't have to pay someone to put it all together for you), and since you made it, you know exactly what's in there, how old it is, what the quality is, and most important, how to tear it apart and replace when things go bad or you want to upgrade."

"Knowing that, let's take a look at some what I thought were the better "how-to" sites out there. Remember, though I know what all the components are and I've replaced a good number of them at various points in time, I haven't actually put together a computer from scratch yet. So what I'm looking for is a site that is thorough and fairly easy to understand. Interesting would be nice too, but that's just icing on the cake."

"Not surprisingly, there is a lot of stuff about building computers out there on the 'Net. A lot of it is no more than surface checklists... That's not helpful, and it's a waste of your day. So, in the interest of helping you conserve your precious time, here's the best of what I found:

PC Mechanic's Build Your Own PC:
The Techzone's Build Your Own Comp: A Step by Step Guide:
Rockville Living's Build Your Own PC, Part I (What you need):
SysOpt's How To Build Your Own PC:

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