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Table Of Contents  How to Build Your Own PC - Save A Buck And Learn A Lot
 9  Chapter 2: Component Overview

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Key PC Components

The key components you’ll need to purchase are:

  • Case and Power Supply

  • Mainboard

  • CPU With Heatsink and Fan

  • RAM (Memory Chip)

  • Video Card

  • Hard Drive

  • CD-RW and/or DVD Drive

  • Other Removable Media Drives (optional)

  • Sound Card (If your mainboard doesn’t have onboard sound)

  • Modem

  • Network Interface Card (NIC) and Other PCI Cards (optional)

  • Operating System

  • Monitor

  • Keyboard and Mouse

The above components are all you need. Most of the physical components connect together easily with standardized connections. Again, Figure 1 shows all the parts you need.


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