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Let's Build It

by Terry E. Mercer (c) 1997, 2017

Remember, if you don't want to build your own system, you have three choices: 1) buy a boxed system, 2) get a BTO 'Built to Order' (custom) system, and I'm sure there is a compentent computer person that will gladly build it for you in just about every city in this nation... They will burn it in (thoroughly test it), and can even install software you purchased or otherwise supply to them. 3) If you're looking for a super high-end custom system, with some serious horsepower and ability, then we'd consider designing and building it. Odds are you won't want us building your system if you're on a limited or tight budget. You need to determine your budget, your needs, what you want the computer to do for you, and how you'll be using it now... and for the next five years or so. It's you call.

If you made it this far, you either want to learn to build your own system or are very curious. Either way, let's continue...

In the following section we will cover a basic order of assembly. It is intended only as a general guide to assist you in the assembly of your DESKTOP computer, not as the only way to build a PC. We realize that there are several different methods that can be employed to accomplish this goal, this just happens to be the one that we employ the most often, and has worked well for us for thousands of systems in the 90's. So, Let's Build It!

Step 1: Installing the Mother Board

Step 2: Drive Mounting

Step 3: Installing Periphery Interface Cards

Step 4: LED and BIOS Configuration

Step 5: Load the Operating System

Step 6: Load Hardware Drivers

Step 7: Load Software

Step 8: Test

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