Build Your Own Computer

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|Student: |Dennis W. Haupt | |Course: |CT-101 | |Assignment: |Portfolio Project | |Student ID: |682442 | |E-Mail: |dhaupt@student.vatterott.edu |

Vatterott College

PC Hardware Concepts, Config & Troubleshooting
Instructor: Ardis Gardner

01-16-2013

INTRODUCTION
My boss needs help buying a brithday present for his son. He has decided to get him the best gaming computer $1000 can buy. He also wants to impress his son so he has given me the challenge. "Make my son happy! Here is a thousand dollars."

AND A WAY WE GO!
If you want a gaming PC you need power. Of course it has to look KOOL. I have done the research and I have a winner. I will go my process of picking a system and upgrading the core components and explaining my reasoning.

First I will start off with a gaming system that is preconfigured and has all the components needed for a simple gaming system. Since we have money to play with I upgraded some components. I will go though the major componets and discuss upgrading or not upgrading. Below is an image of the final dream machine.

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The Motherboard is what you always start with and then choose the components. The default MB for this package is list below and no change is needed:

Keep: [CrossFireX] ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AMD 970 Chipset CrossFireX Support DDR3 Socket AM3+ ATX w/ 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 &...
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