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Build Your Own PC on a Budget: A DIY Guide for Hobbyists and Gamers by John Mueller

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Defining What You Want

It’s likely that you have some vision for your new computer system. You know that you want something faster, more reliable, and with better features than the system you looked at online or at the store the other day. However, the specifics of this new system might be a little fuzzy, which is a problem because you can’t build a system until you know precisely what to build.

You need to consider just how you want to make your system faster and what you’re willing to pay for reliability. If you’re working with a lot of graphics, then it might be better to invest in a great video adapter, rather than in more RAM (don’t worry too much if you don’t understand these terms—you will find them described as the book progresses). ...

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