How to Build a Computer

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How to build a computer

The Computer this day and age is coming to its peak as the module for the super information high way. I have noticed rising prices for the personal computer as sold from the common dealers such as Dell, Gateway and Macintosh. These overly priced computers are a rip, ranging anywhere from 999.99 to 1,300.00 dollars. This is outrageous; the pieces needed to build a computer are so inexpensive these days it would be idiotic not to build it yourself. The increased demand for computers has inflated the price of a tailor made computer that large companies make nearly 50 percent profits from each computer they make. I understand that the only thing stopping people from making their own computer is
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The Hard Drive is a little more expensive, running about $80.00. The Hard Drive is what stores all the information on your computer as opposed to the Mother Board which runs the computer. The hard drive stores and organizes everything the Mother Board needs to carry out its operations. The last piece of hardware you have to buy is a CPU also known as a Processor; the Processor is the piece of hardware that allows communication between the Hard Drive and the Mother Board. The CPU is simple and cheap and attaches right onto the Mother Board, cost is roughly $32.99- $52.99.

You will also need to buy "software" which are the programs that your computer runs and you view on your monitor. Your operating system is the only software program you absolutely need. It is the interface you view on the computer screen that you access files on your hard drive with. I recommend Microsoft Windows XP (home edition) this is by far the easiest most user friendly operating system I have ever used. It will cost you around $90.00 for the purchase of this software. You will need three more items that are by far the cheapest items to buy this day and age which is RAM, an Ethernet PCI card and a keyboard/mouse combo kit. RAM is very cheap, extra memory for your hard drive that can increase the speed of your machine and improves overall storage space, for the low price of $15.00 it is worth purchasing at least one stick of 256 MB ram. The Ethernet PCI Card is your easiest connection to the

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