Chapter 1. The Barebones: The Motherboard, Case, and Power Supply


“Begin at the beginning,” the King said gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”

 --Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland


One of the things that you learn in this book is that, although building your own PC isn’t difficult, the level of difficultly is directly related to how methodical you approach everything. This is particularly true when you’re just starting out because—in the electronic equivalent of dotting your i’s and crossing your t’s—there are lots of little connections to be made, and missing out on just one or two can make all the ...

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