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Building and assembling a computer, for those who have a penchant to do so,
may be a very rewarding experience. If you are reading “How To Assemble A
Desktop PC” (Personal Computer), you are probably contemplating building
or assembling a computer instead of purchasing one pre-built or pre-assembled.
Building or assembling a desktop PC is a viable option for many people and
may bring significant benefits, such as:
• Learning about computer components and how they fit and work together;
• Understanding the internal and hardware workings of a computer;
• Learning computer hardware terminology and ’geek-speak’;
• Ability to customise a computer according to specialised specifications;
• Building and assembling something from components;
• The satisfaction of a job well-done;
• Engendering technical problem solving ability;
• Saving money; and
• Having fun!
Building your own computer instead of purchasing one pre-fabricated and
assembled may also be contraindicated for certain people and may pose a significant
challenge if you:
• Don’t enjoy the building and assembly process;
• Have no interest in researching and choosing the parts;
• Are not mindful of quality control processes when opening boxes and packaging
and checking to ensure that everything is present;
• Are disinterested in assembling items and components into a custom-built
PC designed and built according to your own specifications;
• Are used to and like calling a technical support person to fix your PC
technology issues, rather than fixing them yourself;
• Value a centralized warranty service (each part will have its own warranty/
return policy), so if a part fails youll have to deal with either the
company you bought it from or the actual manufacturer.
This information is provided to help you determine whether this book, “How
To Assemble A Desktop PC,” is right for you!