Build Your Own Pentium II PC

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9780070502390: Build Your Own Pentium II PC

Why pay big bucks for a Pentium II when you can construct one at home, professionally and economically? Build-It-Yourself whiz Aubrey Pilgrim covers the latest generation of chips, including all x786s from Intel, AMD's K6, and Cyrix's M2. He helps readers compare and contrast the three options, then shows how to create, test, and troubleshoot a sizzling state-of-the-art system. Lots of illustrations -- the most ever for this bestselling series -- make the project even easier.

A volume in the Build Your Own Series.

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"The neat thing about Pilgrim's books is that they are written for people who aren't engineers or tinkerers. Even if you're not very handy with tools.\#.\#.he takes you through the process step by step."\=PC World. \IThe Do-It-Yourself Guide to Building a State-Of-The-Art Computer. Do you want more computer than you can afford? A powerful machine that's bigger, better, faster? One with lots of bells and whistles? Here's a way to get it! With tools you already own (like a screwdriver) and no technical experience, you can easily build a lead-edge, high-performance, super fast machine such as a Pentium II and get all the computer you dream of. Think of the bragging rights you'll earn. You'll be able to say "I built it myself!" Anyone can do it. As best-selling author Aubrey Pilgrim\=the "preeminent guru on the inner workings of computers" (PC World)\=explains in this book, computers are composed of readily available, easily interchangable parts\=and not very many of them. He'll show you how simple it is to replace those parts in an old computer or put together an entirely new one from components. (They're designed for easy assembly!) And he even tells you how to compare, shop for, and save money on parts\=all in plain English! Building your own computer is a learning experience. You'll gain valuable knowledge of how these essential appliances work. And even if you end up buying a preassembled unit, this book will prepare you for the inevitable upgrades you'll want when the next generation of computers appears,better, faster, and doing more - say, six months from now!

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