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Learn How to Build a Computer

Course Summary

Learn which parts you need, the features to look for, where to buy them, and the step-by-step process of building it.

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    Course Syllabus

    • Getting Started
      • What You'll Find in This Course
      • Intro to Buying Parts
      • Your Build Depends on Your PC's Purpose
      • Required and Optional Hardware
      • Similar to Buying Tires for Your Car
      • Sample Basic PC Configuration
      • Sample Gaming PC Configurations
      • Sample Home Theater PC Configuration
      • Best Places to Buy Parts
      • What Will You Use Your PC For?
    • Choosing Parts
      • Parts You'll Need to Buy
      • Relevant As Technology Improves
      • Choosing a Case
      • Explore Computer Cases in More Detail
      • Choosing a Power Supply
      • Explore Power Supplies in More Detail
      • Choosing a Motherboard
      • Exploring Motherboards in More Detail
      • Choosing a CPU
      • Exploring CPUs in More Detail
      • Choosing RAM (Memory)
      • Exploring RAM (Memory) in More Detail
      • Choosing a Hard Drive
      • Exploring Hard Drives in More Detail
      • Choosing a Graphics Card
      • Exploring Graphics Cards in More Detail
      • Choosing an Optical Drive
      • Exploring Optical Drives in More Detail
      • Choosing an Operating System Installation Disc
      • Understanding the Parts of a Computer
    • Installing Parts
      • Installing the CPU
      • Installing the CPU Cooler (Heatsink)
      • Installing the RAM (Memory)
      • Installing the Power Supply
      • Installing the Motherboard in the Case
      • Installing the Graphics Card
      • Installing the Hard Drive(s)
      • Installing the Optical Drive
    • Connecting Power & Data Cables
      • Connecting Power Cables to the Motherboard and CPU
      • Power Cables That You'll Need to Connect to Power Supply
      • Connecting the Front Panel
      • Connecting Additional Power Cable to Graphics Card
      • Connecting Power Cables to Hard Drive(s) and Optical Drive
      • Connecting Data Cables to Hard Drive(s) and Optical Drive
      • Reviewing Connections
      • Storing Unused Parts
    • Turning Computer On and Installing Windows & Drivers
      • Turning the Computer On
      • Installing Windows 7
      • Installing Drivers
      • Updating Windows and Installing Anti-Virus Software
      • Checking Your CPU's Temperature
      • Graphics Card Driver
      • Troubleshooting
      • Formatting a Second Hard Drive

Course Fee:
USD 87

Course Type:


Course Status:



1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Open Source , Operating Systems and IT Security & Architecture Community

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