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Could any of y'all recommend a good, general book on building, setting up, operating (on) computers? I like this forum, but I'm on dialup and it takes forever to do anything. If I can read something (preferably with pictures), I can figure it out. Right now, I don't know enough to ask the right questions! :whistling:
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Except for bolting things down most of the installation is just hooking the motherboard up to the other parts of the computer. You can go to a motherboard maker's website such as ASUS

http://support.asus....SLanguage=en-us

and download a couple of manuals, nearly always in .pdf format, and study them. They give very clear instructions on how to assemble things.
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Thanks. I was thinking of a more general overview. I came to computers thru the back door, and I've learned to use them by working on them.
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To be honest I don't think I've ever seen a good general book on the subject anywhere. The technology changes so quickly that such a book would soon become obsolete. Most of my information has come from sources like Google or websites dedicated to the subject, many of those websites are obsolete themselves and largely of historical interest.
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That's what I was afraid of. Well, y'all are stuck with me. We'll begin when all the pieces arrive... :whistling:
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There are a couple of references that will help you even if they are slightly dated. Most of building is still the same now as it was many years ago.

A good start.
http://www.mysuperpc.com/

Another good starting point to learn what hardware is what.
http://www.buildyour...arntobuild.html

A excellent website for some troubleshooting is here. Click the links at the left for more areas to troubleshoot.
http://www.fonerbooks.com/power.htm

These should keep you busy for a few days.

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Thanks! I'll check 'em out.
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Extreme Tech has some really good building books.

Ultimate Custom PC / Hacking XP/ Gaming PC ect. Here they are on Amazon
http://www.amazon.co...h/dp/0471755478

Real easy reads for a good price. Mine are from 3 yrs ago so they might have newer ones. They can be found at Book Stores and Computer Stores.

I do like that troubleshooting isolation, from foner SRX660 brought up though.
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