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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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Maintaining the Hardware

Building a custom PC is an expensive process (as you well know by now). It’s not only expensive to buy the parts, but you also invest your time in building the PC. Your time is most definitely worth something. The cost of your PC is a lot more than simply the price of the parts, so it’s essential to maintain that investment. After all, you want to use your new machine for quite some time to get the maximum benefit from it.

This chapter provides you with the techniques needed to maintain the physical device—the computer hardware. It’s important to perform all of the tasks presented in this chapter because they’re all important. The buildup of dust and grime on your system doesn’t just present an unpleasant appearance—it ...

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