Youíll need a couple of screwdrivers, one
flat, the other a Phillips. That is the entire toolkit. So, there will
be no special equipment to purchase. Most households already have plenty
And what will
you be able to build? Exactly the machine you want. You wonít have to
settle for a PC with less of a graphics card than you desired, or a
smaller hard drive. Youíll be freed from the standards imposed by
manufacturers. The machine will have every item you want, just as you
Another benefit is the knowledge you
gain. I can guarantee than after you build a computer, youíll never
worry about the little tricks they play again. You will be the master of
the machine, not the other way around.
You may be asking yourself, "Where will
I find the parts I need to build it with?"
My answer is: the same place you found
this article. Right here on the internet. Do a web search for "computer
parts" and just see how many suppliers there are out there. If you
prefer going to a store, many of the places youíll find in your web
search have walk-in locations, as well as in cyberspace.
If youíre worried about exactly how
those eleven major parts fit together, there are a great many books on
the subject. Iíve written one, and so have other people, and most all
provide good basic instructions. Get one of fairly recent vintage, with
lots of photos. Free excerpts from my book "Building a PC for Beginners"
can be read at