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Build It. Fix It. Own It.: A Beginner’s Guide to Building and Upgrading a PC by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 9. Scavenging an Old PC for Parts

 

How to save the old that’s worth saving, whether in landscape, houses, manners, institutions, or human types, is one of our greatest problems, and the one that we bother least about.

 
 --John Galsworthy, Over the River

IN THIS CHAPTER

At its simplest, building a PC means gathering all the parts you need and then putting them together in such a way that you end up with a working machine crafted with your bare hands. Note my use of the intentionally vague term gathering. Yes, most of the time you’ll “gather” the parts for your future PC by purchasing them as ...

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