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2012 Build Your Own PC Installation: Overview

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  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 4:10
  • Media: Video/mp4
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  • Access Period: 360 Days
  • Download: MP4 (iPod compatible)
  • Size: 16 MB
  • Posted: 03/03/2009

This lesson is part of the following series:

2012 Build Your Own PC: Components, Install, Setup (27 lessons, $29.70)
2012 Build Your Own PC: Component Installation (10 lessons, $13.86)

Overview:
In this lesson we'll go over all of the components of the computer and the tools needed to assemble them. Make sure you watch all of the build a computer video lessons before attempting to assemble your computer. Whether your are building your first gaming PC yourself, a budget computer, or just interested in learning what goes into a computer these lessons will help you get there.

Let’s go over the components we’ll be installing.

First we have the hard drives. We’ll be installing 2 SATA hard drives, each with connections for data and power cables.

* A SATA DVD recordable drive with connections for data and power cables
* 2, PCI Express 2.0 16x video cards, a PCI wireless network card and a PCI Express 1x sound card
* 3, 1GB DDR3 Ram sticks
* Processor with heat sink and fan
* The motherboard
* The computers case
* The power supply
* An extra case cooling fan
* Serial ATA data cables for the 2 hard drives and DVD recordable drive
* A power strip with surge protection.

This lesson is part of a comprehensive series of lessons created by Home PC Builder that will guide you through the process of building your computer (from the selection internal and external components through installation and setup).

You can purchase all 27 lessons in the course and save 46%.
http://www.mindbites.com/series/25-2012-build-your-own-pc-components-install-setup

For a DVD of this full series, please refer to https://www.homepcbuilder.com.

The other lessons in this Installation series are:
Pt 1/10: Parts Overview - This Lesson
Pt 2/10: RAM and CPU Installation - http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1533
Pt 3/10: Motherboard Installation - http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1537
Pt 4/10: Adding Case Fans - http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1543
Pt 5/10: Hard Drive Installation - http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1542
Pt 6/10: DVD/CD/Blu-Ray Drive Installation - http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1541
Pt 7/10: Installing Data Cables - http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1545
Pt 8/10: Installing Add-On Cards - http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1540
Pt 9/10: Connecting Power Cables - http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1538
Pt 10/10: Powering On - http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1546

You can buy all 10 installation lessons as a series and save 30% http://www.mindbites.com/series/23-2012-build-your-own-pc-component-installation

This installation overview of parts lesson covers

*All of the part for the computer we will build
*The tools we'll need
*Tips for using a power driver
*The types of screws used to build a computer

In lesson 2 we’ll install the memory stick and processor onto the motherboard. http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1533

The supplemental file below contains the complete written instructions from the video and is available to download after you buy.

Supplementary Files

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  • 09_overview_inst.rtf 09_overview_inst.rtf

About this Author

Michael Cooper
Michael Cooper
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Hello everyone my name is Michael Cooper & I have been in the computer industry for over 15 years. For the past 8 years I have been making instructional videos showing the average computer user how to build their own computer. I am A+ Certified and a member of the Better Business Bureau.

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Alfredhitchcock_homepage
2009 Build your own pc
04/17/2009
~ tomween1

I have built one computer in the past (witin 2 years) with much assistance from a computer builder friend. Though I tried to help, I always seemed to have gotten in the way. This series of videos is very helpful. Though you can go to YouTube and search forever to find computer building help, these videos are clear and most impotently UP TO DATE! I would like to see some more information about compatibilities. For instance, I have a relatively new IDE HD but bought a brand new SATA HD, for this new build. It would be informative to know how both drives can be connected in the same system.

It would also be nice to understand how to erase and re format a HD.

All in all this is great.

Good job Michael and keep them coming.

Alfredhitchcock_homepage
2009 Build your own pc
04/17/2009
~ tomween1

I have built one computer in the past (witin 2 years) with much assistance from a computer builder friend. Though I tried to help, I always seemed to have gotten in the way. This series of videos is very helpful. Though you can go to YouTube and search forever to find computer building help, these videos are clear and most impotently UP TO DATE! I would like to see some more information about compatibilities. For instance, I have a relatively new IDE HD but bought a brand new SATA HD, for this new build. It would be informative to know how both drives can be connected in the same system.

It would also be nice to understand how to erase and re format a HD.

All in all this is great.

Good job Michael and keep them coming.

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