1. Computing

Do-It-Yourself Tutorials on PC Hardware

Listing of do-it-yourself instructional tutorials on subjects pertaining to the installation of PC hardware components into desktop and laptop computer systems written by the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. All tutorials include step-by-step instructions along with photographs to help document the proper way to install these components.

Build Your Own Desktop PC Newsletter Course
Sign-up for a 5-day e-mail course that goes over the basics for building a desktop comptuer system from components.

DIY: Budget Gaming PC Guide
A suggested list of parts to build your own budget desktop gaming PC computer for roughly $650 from the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews Guide.

DIY: Budget PC Guide
A suggested list of parts to build your own budget desktop PC computer for under $500 from the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews Guide.

DIY: Home Theater PC Guide
A suggested list of parts to build your own home theater PC from the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide.

DIY: Installing a CD/DVD Drive
A do-it-yourself tutorial explaining how to properly install an optical (CD or DVD) drive into a desktop computer system. Includes a step-by-step guide to the installation along with pictures for the various steps.

DIY: Installing a Chipset Cooler
A do-it-yourself tutorial explaining how to properly install a replacement chipset cooling solution onto a motherboard. Includes a step-by-step guide to the installation along with photographs for the various steps.

DIY: Installing a CPU and Heatsink
A do-it-yourself article explaining how to properly install a CPU with a cooling colution onto a motherboard. Includes a step-by-step guide to the installing along with pictures for the various steps.

DIY: Installing a Desktop PC Motherboard
A do-it-yourself tutorial explaining how to properly install a motherboard into a computer case. Includes a step-by-steo guide to the installation along with pictures for the various steps.

DIY: Installing a Desktop Power Supply
A do-it-yourself tutorial explaining how to properly install a power supply unit into a personal computer case. Includes a step-by-step guide to the installation along with pictures for the various steps.

DIY: Installing a Floppy Drive
A step-by-step tutorial from the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide on how to properly install a floppy drive into a desktop computer system. Includes photographs detailing the steps.

DIY: Installing a PCI Adapter Card
A do-it-yourself tutorial explaining how to properly install a PCI adapter card into a desktop computer system. Includes a step-by-step guide to the installation along with pictures for the various steps.

DIY: Installing a Primary IDE Hard Drive
Tutorial on how to install a primary hard drive into a PC desktop computer system written by your About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. Includes step-by-step instructions with photographs.

DIY: Installing a Second IDE Hard Drive
Tutorial on how to install a second hard drive into a PC desktop computer system written by your About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. Includes step-by-step instructions with photographs.

DIY: Installing a Serial ATA Hard Drive
A do-it-yourself tutorial explaining how to properly install a Serial ATA hard drive into a desktop computer system. Includes a step-by-step guide to the installation along with pictures for the various steps.

DIY: Installing an AGP Card
A do-it-yourself tutorial explaining how to properly install an AGP adapter card into a desktop computer system. Includes a step-by-step guide to the installation along with photographs for the various steps.

DIY: Installing Cold Cathode Lights
A do-it-yourself tutorial explaining how to install cold-cathode light tubes into a desktop personal computer system. Includes a step-by-step guide to the installation along with reference photographs.

DIY: Installing Desktop Memory
A do-it-yourself article explaining how to properly install memory into desktop personal computer system. Includes a step-by-step guide to the installing along with pictures for the various steps.

DIY: Installing Notebook Memory
Tutorial on how to install memory into a PC laptop computer system written by your About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. Includes step-by-step instructions with photographs.

Build A PC
Information on why, how and what to build for those looking to put together their own desktop computer system rather than buying a retail or boutique PC.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.