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Do you want to profit the way to construct a working laptop or computer method? development your individual laptop procedure allows you to get precisely the desktop procedure that you simply desire. This booklet will take you thru all the steps to create a strong computing device procedure. Our consultant includes over one hundred twenty photos to lead you thru the method. This booklet additionally contains pattern designs for desktops that emphasize such makes use of as gaming, video enhancing, common use or an economic system method. know about all the elements that make up a working laptop or computer method, akin to not easy drives, CD/DVD drives, motherboards, processors, reminiscence, circumstances, energy offers and enthusiasts. yet most significantly, research what's suitable with what

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New cards are introduced all the time. Chapter 1: Planning your Computer System 45 Video Card Interface Types There are several different ways a video card will interface to your motherboard. It is important that your motherboard supports the same type of interface that your video card has. These are not interchangeable. 6. 6: Video Card Interface Types Interface Type Description PCI Useful as a second video card. However, PCI as a primary card is virtually useless for ANY video game. AGP PCI Express (x1) PCI Express (x16) The current common video interface format.

This is because I have used them many times, and have rarely had a problem. However, other common, and trusted, manufacturers are listed below: • • • • Antec Cool Master Enermax Powermax You may also elect to buy a case that already comes with a power supply. This will often drop the price on the power supply, but just be sure you are getting the type and capacity of power supply you need and want. Note Intel or AMD? Both run the same software. Choose on performance and price. Choosing Your Processor(s) The processor is a very important consideration in building a Personal Computer (PC).

For my processor I need a Pentium 4, with hyperthreading. For my RAM, I need DDR2. For my video card, I need PCI Express. I can use SATA hard drives with this motherboard. To see how I matched it up, here are the specs from my processor. 0GHz FSB 800MHz L1 Cache 12KB+16KB L2 Cache 2MB Process Type 90 nm Hyper-Threading Support Yes 64 bit Support Yes Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3 Cooling Device Heatsink and Fan Warranty Manufacturer Warranty 3-year warranty Notice that the socket types match?

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