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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics, Third Edition by Michael Miller

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Chapter 2. Setting Up Your New Computer System

Chapter 1, “Understanding Your PC Hardware,” gave you the essential background information you need to understand how your computer system works. Now it's time to connect all the various pieces and parts of your computer system—and your PC is up and running!

Before You Get Started

It's important to prepare the space where you'll be putting your new PC. Obviously, the space has to be big enough to hold all the components—though you don't have to keep all the components together. You can, for example, spread out your left and right speakers, place your subwoofer on the floor, and separate the printer from the system ...

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