Building a PC

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Class will cover how to go about building a desktop personal computer. Topics will include price, form factor, OS choice and setup, useful software tools, drivers, hardware choice, and the physical process of assembling a PC. By the end of class students should have had a hand in building a PC and getting it fully setup and online.

Building a PC

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why?

cost choice peace of mind learning

basic outline

budget decide needs/priorities/specs find parts/kits ensure compatibility where to buy? buy assemble install configure test

budget&priorities

Gaming, space, speed, size, loudness, intel VS AMD? Proc mobo RAM video card SSD vs Spinning disk other balancing parts

choosing, checking, and buying

how to find spec comparisons/benchmarks ensuring compatibility (ram and proc sockets) amazon, newegg, IRL stores...

Assembly

  • Static*

assembly order first boot & bios OS setup driver setup software setup ninite

Long-term considerations/upgrades

When to upgrade? how much? When to gut & build new?

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