The Parts Checklist is still Below - You can also read Guides to Building Your Own Computer
This list is a general overview with abbreviated descriptions of the parts typically necessary to build your own desktop computer system. I encourage you to spend some time researching each individual item you are curious about--just take this page as a general list.
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To learn how to assemble all the parts to build your computer, read the Guides to Building Your Own Computer.
description of parts needed to build a computer
New List! Have you gotten all your parts you need for your new Raspberry Pi computer? Check out the list of parts of what you'll need to get started. You should be able to build the Raspberry Pi entirely for less than the cost of a decent video card.)
This page was updated recently (2009) with
an updated parts list and details on the new parts.
Click Here to View the Original Parts Checklist.