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Old 09-18-2008, 08:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys:

I live in the Seattle area and am looking for classes that teach a layman how to build modern computer systems. This doesn't necessarily need to be in a "for-credit" academic setting. This is me, frustrated at how many years my knowledge of the tech (1995!) has fallen behind and looking for a refresher.

Anyone know of anything in my area?
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh its really not hard..

Its just a matter of common sense and not forcing stuff when it doesn't fit..
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It's really not that hard. i just started building computers just not to long ago and the first computer i built was really good. as long as you know a little bit of what you are doing it will be rally easy.
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you should learn first software engineering
why? he's not engineering software...he's assembling hardware
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you should learn first software engineering
This is Hardware.. not software...

Hardware, the average noob, can do seriously, we've had plenty of them here before
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Its easy, purchase producst that work together.

Stick the square things in the square holes.

Turn it on and you are done

Haha seriously though, just go read a book. Spend the 15 dollars at Borders or B&N and do it the right way to ensure you don't F something up and have to purchase new parts. Heck if you ahve cable I saw on "how it's made" they had how to build a computer.
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^^LOL^^
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Im sure there is a metric **** ton of guides on how to assemble a computer online. You don't need to go to class to learn how to do it, it's basically just screwing in some screws and plugging in a bunch of wires. It's a daunting task for the first timer but it's no where near as difficult as it first looks.
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Build a System: Page 1

Also this one: Build Your Own Computer : Step-by-Step Guide
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