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To most of us, building our own computer sounds like an insurmountable task. Sure, we want to skip the hassle of shopping around and explaining our needs to a confused Best Buy employee, but how do we even start such a Herculean task? Do we have to just screw some things in? Cut out the glass for the monitor ourselves? Invent a new internet?
Luckily, the Cracked Store has you covered. With a mere four hours of instruction, the How to Build a Computer Bundle is a crash course on everything you need to know about assembling a computer. In the series of lectures, you'll discover how to pick and put together the necessary hardware, install an operating system, improve a PC's speed and memory, and more! Here's a quick breakdown of each course.
How To Build A Computer From Scratch: Complete Blueprint
As Benjamin Franklin once said, "The journey of a thousand circuits begins with a single motherboard." But before you start soldering your fingers to your forehead, you'll need to learn how a computer works. This course will teach you the basic functions of a computer system. You'll be taught how to choose the appropriate hardware for your build, as well as how to assemble them, do the necessary wiring, and install an operating system to create your new home or office computer.
Advanced Computer Hardware Modifications: Colder And Faster
You could take all of the college basketball mascots in the world and teach them a choreographed dance to Chumbawamba's "Tubthumping," and it still wouldn't be more annoying than a noisy computer fan. This course teaches you closed-loop liquid cooling, which is the most effective method to keep that fan from going wild. It also teaches you how to increase data read/write speeds, and the workings of multi-GPU technology to enhance your computer's rendering capabilities.
Computer Network Cabling: Ethernet Wiring Infrastructure
When building a computer, it's vital that you know how to create and run cables. Otherwise, you'll just be building a box with some holes on the side, and you already have plenty of those. This course provides the technical knowledge to cut and measure Ethernet wiring, determine category types, install RJ45 connectors onto cables, and test new and existing connections.
Upgrading Laptop Hardware: Improve Speed, Memory, And Cooling
Dealing with laptop hardware is a whole different bucket of bolts than that of a CPU. (We mean this extremely metaphorically. If you find yourself literally staring at a bucket of bolts, then something has gone terribly wrong.) This course will present you with the ins and outs of laptop maintenance. It will also provide you with lectures on improving your RAM chips, cleaning and refreshing cooling units, upgrading to a higher-capacity storage device, and enhancing the machine's overall performance.
CPU Overclocking: Unlock Your Processor's Hidden Potential
How many years of your life have you wasted staring at loading screens? If you grew up in the '90s, then the answer is probably your entire childhood. But even today, slow programs siphon off a good chunk of your life, and you need better stories to tell your grandchildren than "And one time, it was buffering." This course will change all that by teaching you how to increase application start-up times and improve audio/video rendering speed, along with how to compile files efficiently to create a smooth and stable PC performance.
Get this short but comprehensive e-learning bundle for only $19 -- a massive 94 percent discount off its $375 retail price!
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