Learning how to build/upgrade a PC

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  1. V3X

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    Hi guys,

    Just wanted to ask what would be the best way to learn how to build/upgrade computers as I want to learn but have never even opened up a PC before. :rolleyes: I don't know anyone who can teach me or show me. Came across this book which is an updated 2007 version with all the new hardware and software (previous versions of this book have got good reviews on Amazon) - http://www.tsoshop.co.uk/bookstore.asp?FO=1159995&Action=Book&ProductID=1844254577&From=Subject

    Anyone recommend this book or know any others I should take a look at?

    Any advice appreciated,
    Thanks
     
  2. doopydug

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    Best way is to have the motherboard manual handy and take your current rig to bits.....then build it all back up again !

    Its seriously VERY easy - just electronic lego really!
     
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    agree - it's not that difficult - everything really only has one slot or one plug that can fit.

    Have a play with your own pc and then from there it is really fairly straighfoward.

    Always ask here aswell!!:clap:
     
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    Best way to explain it. Electronic lego :smashin: I was too scared of messing about with hardware, until one day my PSU went and I decided to replace it myself. Man it was **** easy, a little fiddly, but nothing remotely hard.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies guys!
     
  6. tricky0001979

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    or if your not ready to work on your computer but want to practice try and find cheap parts that your not worried about and practice with them once you feel confident enough go on to the real stuff it's how I learned.
     
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    Everything you'll need to know can be googled, its just a case of finding time to do a bit of research.

    Any problems and this forum has enough experienced members willing to offer advice and support. :thumbsup:

    I have very little experience with pc's but i've managed to build my new htpc from scratch and as the previous poster described it as simple as putting lego together. It will really depend on what componenets you are thinking of upgrading, it would always be a good idea to research all the components on the internet to check reviews and potential problems you may encounter.

    To have a working pc all you really need are the following...

    Case + Power supply
    Motherboard
    Cpu
    Memory
    Hard drive
    DVD rom
    Operating System software.

    It took me longer to install the operating system than it did to put all the components together.:D
     
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    Just go to the skip and pickup a old PC, take it apart learn how to remove and fit components. Although parts are now slightly different the principle is the same. At if you bugger it doesn't matter.
     

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