Build Your Own Computer

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|Student: |Dennis W. Haupt | |Course: |CT-101 | |Assignment: |Portfolio Project | |Student ID: |682442 | |E-Mail: | |

Vatterott College

PC Hardware Concepts, Config & Troubleshooting
Instructor: Ardis Gardner


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."

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.


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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