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Parts of a Computer

The parts of a computer are more than what's inside the computer's case. Everything inside, like the processor, memory, storage, and outside, like your keyboard, battery backup, and router, supports the operation of your entire computer system.

Below you'll find profiles of all the major hardware you'll find in and around any modern computer system, as well as tutorials to help you understand how it all fits together.

  1. Battery Backup Reviews (6)
  2. Computer Part Profiles (16)

USB Physical Compatibility Chart
A compatibility chart detailing which plug type from a particular USB version is physically compatible with which receptacle type from a particular USB version.

ATX Power Supply Pinout Tables
A list of pinout tables for the various power connectors found in a standard ATX power supply.

A Tour Inside Your PC
Demystify your PC by taking a tour inside your computer. You'll see how it all fits together and it'll make a lot more sense.

Building the Perfect PC (3rd Edition)
My review of the book "Building the Perfect PC (3rd Edition)" by Robert Bruce Thompson and Barbara Fritchman Thompson.

Building the Perfect PC (2nd Edition)
My review of the book "Building the Perfect PC (2nd Edition)" by Robert Bruce Thompson and Barbara Fritchman Thompson.

How To Open a Computer Case
A screenshot based tutorial on opening a standard, ATX style computer case.

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