2. Setting Up Your New Computer System

Chapter 1, “How Personal Computers Work,” gave you the essential background information you need to understand how your computer system works. With that information in hand, it’s now time to connect all the various pieces and parts of your computer system—and get your PC 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 ...

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