Building a PC For Dummies: Edition 5

John Wiley & Sons

  • Shows tech hobbyists how to build the perfect PC, whether they want to create the ultimate gaming machine or combine new and recycled parts to construct an inexpensive computer for a child
  • The do-it-yourself craze is sweeping through the tech community, and this guide is now significantly revised and updated to cover the wide array of new hardware and accessories available
  • Step-by-step instructions and dozens of photos walk first-time computer builders through the entire process, from building the foundation, and adding a processor and RAM, to installing a video card, configuring a hard drive, hooking up CD and DVD drives, adding a modem, and troubleshooting problems
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About the author

Mark L. Chambers is an author, tech editor, and unabashed techie. He is the author of more than 30 computer books including iMac For Dummies, 4th Edition.
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
May 9, 2011
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Pages
360
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ISBN
9781118084823
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Hardware / General
Computers / Hardware / Personal Computers / PCs
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Peter Weverka
What’s a Gigabook? A collection of just about everything you need to know on a topic, all in one convenient place!  Windows XP Gigabook For Dummies takes the best from five other For Dummies books and squeezes out everything but the most important stuff. This single super-sized reference — more than 800 pages’ worth — gives you a go-to guide on everything connected with Windows XP, PCs and peripherals, the Internet, Office 2003, and Money 2004. You might think of it as a “greatest hits” collection.

Want to know how to set up, navigate, use, and maintain Windows XP? It’s all in Book I. Book II covers the care and feeding of PCs in general and takes you on a complete tour of peripherals—those add-ons that make computing cool. Want to explore the world via the World Wide Web? Check Book III. And if you finally have to do some work, check into Book IV, where you’ll get the complete story on Office 2003 and Money 2004. You’ll discover how to:

Customize Windows XP, set up user accounts, and share files Work with digital photos, Windows Media Player, and Windows Movie Maker Choose a printer, scanner, game hardware, and additional storage Set up a wireless home network Get online safely, protect your kids, create your own Web pages, and cruise for bargains on eBay Use Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint Manage your finances with Microsoft Money

Windows XP Gigabook For Dummies is packed with information that’s easy to find and even easier to understand. Keep it handy for reference—you’ll be gigapleased with how useful it is!

Mark L. Chambers
Mac OS X Tiger is the sum of its parts, and there are a lot of them. What could be easier than to have a handy minibook covering each one, ready to answer your every question?

If you’re venturing into the Mac world for the first time, you’ve chosen a great time to make the move.  And if you’re switching to Tiger from an earlier Mac OS, you’ll be eager to get going as quickly as possible.  Either way, you’ll love the convenience of Mac OS X Tiger All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies. You’ll find sections devoted to

Basic Mac OS X Customizing and sharing your Mac Mac’s digital hub—iTunes, iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD, QuickTime, and GarageBand The Internet (AppleMail, iChat AV, iDisk, and more) Networking, including Bluetooth, AppleTalk, and Airport Extreme Expanding your system with cool hardware and software Some advanced stuff, like hosting a Web site and building custom applications

Each self-contained chapter discusses a specific feature, application, connection, or cool thing about Mac OS X. You can start at the beginning, or dive right into the things you most want to explore.   For example, you can

Discover how to find anything, anywhere on your system, with Spotlight Set up a wireless network Use iDisk to back up your important files Edit or create your own DVDs, CDs, and movies Keep in touch with others through the cool iChat AV application Get step-by-step instructions that make using OS X Tiger as much fun—and as productive—as it’s meant to be

Because everything’s handy and neatly organized, you’ll find Mac OS X Tiger All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies is the reference book you’ll want to keep right next to your Mac. You’ll refer to it many times over, and be glad you did!

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