No special skills or tools are required for this guide, just a desire to save money and a taste for state-of-the-art technology. It explains how to build a complete Pentium chip-based system out of mail-order parts and peripherals. The text provides a brief overview of the Pentium processor's capabilites and then describes step-by-step, how to purchase and assemble all the necessary components: motherboards, floppy and hard drives, CD-ROM, printers, input devices, memory chips, monitors, graphics cards, fax/modems and backup systems. Readers also learn how to use the computer they build to meet a variety of home, business, multimedia, desktop publishing and networking needs. In addition, the author lists low-cost hardware sources, reviews operating systems and software that take advantage of the Pentium chip's power, and devotes an entire chapter to the art of troubleshooting.
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THE EASY, FUN WAY TO BUILD YOUR OWN PENTIUM PRO - POWERED HIGH-SPEED COMPUTER-AND SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! Everyone who loves computers yearns for a new, superfest Pentium Pro-powered machine. Blazingly quick, smaller, and much cooler than earlier chips, the Pentium Pro is the processor that brings mainframe power to the desktop PC. And now you can afford to own one! With this clear, step-by-step guide, anybody who knows which end of the screwdriver to grip can build their own Pentium Pro processor PC and save a much as half the cost of an off-the-shelf model. It's much easier than you think. You don't have to be an engineer or a techie to follow this book's precise, well-illustrated instructions. Author Aubrey Pilgrim, who has earned guru status as the build-or-upgrade-it-yourself master, gives you step-by-step assembly instructions that leave nothing to chance. You'll also get the lowdown on where to find parts-including an invaluable 10-point guide to ordering by mail. You'll be proud of your new Pentium Pro-powered machine and especially proud that you built it yourself! And your new machine will have all the features that you want-because this guide clearly explains how to customize it to suit your needs and save even more! Included is all the information you need on required components and choices in peripherals, software, multimedia, and backup. And this book tells you exactly how to troubleshoot and repair your new PC, too.
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Book Description Windcrest, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070501637