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pc building parts checklist

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.

My descriptions are on the checklist of computer parts page 2 and page 3. Enjoy!

description of parts needed to build a computer

Click here to learn about the set of parts above (descriptions)

Read the Guides to Building Your Own Computer

Click here to learn about the set of parts below (descriptions)

  • _ Sound card
  • _ SSD - Solid State Drive or Hard drive(s)
  • _ Speakers
  • _ Screen (LCD)
  • _ Keyboard
  • _ Mouse
  • _ optical drive (DVD burner or Blu-ray)
  • _ Surge Protector
  • _ Network Interface Card
  • _ Wi-Fi
  • _ USB card
  • _ Operating System software
  • _ Modem (optional)
  • _ Printer (optional)
  • _ Scanner (optional)
  • _ Webcam (optional)

Read the PC Building Guides

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.)

View the list of parts for building a Raspberry Pi Computer

View Descriptions of Parts on: Page 2 / Page3
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.