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PC Building Guide

How to build your own PC is not just a guide on how to assemble a computer, but also an introduction to the components themselves, what they do and how they've evolved over the years. Tons of pictures and videos to guide you through the process.

Computers have become a mainstream phenomenon, much attributed to the spread of the Internet. Most homes in Europe and North America now have some sort of Internet connection.
As more and more people use computers, the overall interest for them grows. Anyone who wants to learn more about computers and gain experience has several options, and one of the best is to build your own. It's a daunting thought for many, but it's no way near as impossible as first perceived. The DIY (Do It Yourself) market is the segment which has developed the most within the computer industry. The greatest advancements have been made concerning the usability and compatibility. Today's components are better than ever, the "home user" is in the spotlight. We'd be lying if we told you that your first computer would be easy to build without proper help, but that's where our PC building Guide comes into play.
This guide will cover what hardware makes a computer, which components you'll need, and finally, how to build your very own computer. The aim of this guide is, in short, is to enable anyone to build a computer with very little prior knowledge.

Our first incarnation of the PC Building Guide was published back in 2001, and was the most popular article here at NordicHardware for a long time. A couple years ago, when we redesigned the home page, the PC Building Guide disappeared from our archives. We now present you with a bigger, more comprehensive, and better detailed article than before. This is without a doubt one of the most encompassing guides of its kind. Those who want to build their own computers, or just want to know a little more can quit searching, because this is it.

On the following pages, we'll be presenting all the components inside, and connected to, your computer. On top of that, we'll cover how to safely and efficiently install the components. Through text, images, and even videos, this article should be more than able to help you build your own computer.

OBS! This guide will be constantly updated with new information about components, new platforms and similar, all this to keep the article up to date at all times. Here we wouldn't mind if you, our readers, share your opinions about the PC Builder guide; what you're missing or what might need updating. If you have anything to say don't hesitate to send us a mail at info [@] nordichardware.com.

The PC Building Guide was last updated:
2008-Mar-15

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