Computer Engineering

Building and Assembling a Computer System

Building and Assembling a Computer System

ABSTRACT

Cloning of Computer System is very essential in a computing area. This project focuses more on how a computer system could be coupled and maintained effectively and efficiently without any fault during the assembling of the system.

Throughout this project, we shall focus on every component needed for assembling and also their functions. The main reason why people go for assembling of the system instead of buying a new system is to allow them to have a good and satisfactory quality of what they want. Buying a new computer system might not solve the problem of some people but coupling it themselves ease their wounds when it comes to satisfaction. The main importance of coupling a computer system is to have access to all those components and to know how to couple and disassemble it when the system is faulty.

This research has managed to purchase the Sub-Assembly computer components and couple them to make a computer system that could rival the performance of the branded version.

TABLE OF CONTENT

Title page

Certification I

Dedication ii

Acknowledgement iii

Abstract iv

Table of contents v-vii

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION 1

Background of Study 1-2

Motivation 2

Objectives of study 2

Scope of study 2

Expected contribution to knowledge 2

Methodology 3

CHAPTER TWO

LITERATURE REVIEW 4

2.1 History of processor 4-5

2.2 Function of the Computer System 5-7

2.3 Where to get the parts/components 7-9 2.4

Factors affect the choice of any part/peripheral devices 9-10

2.5 Factors affecting/problems encountered during assembling 10

2.6 Definitions of Terms 10-11

CHAPTER THREE

SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION

3.1 Tools required to set up the computer

3.2 The components/parts required for pc assembly

3.3 The external and peripherals components

3.4 Pictures of the above-mentioned components and devices

CHAPTER FOUR

SYSTEM DESIGN AND EVALUATION

4.1 Features of the Computer

4.2 Procedural for the assemblage of the pc (personal computer)

4.3 Process of assembling the pc

4.3.1 Installing a socket processor and the heat sink on the motherhood

4.3.2 Installing memory modules

4.3.3 Installation of the motherboard

4.3.4 Installing the CDROM and hard disk drives

4.3.5 Connecting the power supply cables to the motherboard

4.3.6 Connecting the motherboard to the drives

4.3.7 Connecting the front panel cable

4.4 Installing the Operating System

4.4.1 Step One: Setting the BIOS

4.4.2 Step Two: Installing the Windows operating system

4.4.3 Step Three: Activating the Windows operating system

4.4.4 Step Four: Install Windows Updates

CHAPTER FIVE

CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION

5.1 Conclusion

5.2 Recommendation

CHAPTER ONE

1.0 INTRODUCTION

Building and assembling a computer system gives maximum satisfaction to the user and a very rewarding experience. To Assembles Desktop PC (Personal Computer) the users/builders of such systems are probably contemplating a building or assembling a computer instead of purchasing one pre-built or pre-assembled. This project is to enlighten us on how computer students can build a computer and peer to peer network with less stress and less amount of money, and how the computer built can meet up with the processing requirement of the school Laboratory. This research has managed to purchase the Sub-Assembly computer components and couple them to make a computer system that could rival the performance of the branded version.

1.1 BACKGROUND FOR THE STUDY

Building the computer system on this research embarks on gathering different components/devices of a computer system together in other to make a well-functioning computer system available to the computer laboratory (THE FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC ADO-EKITI) and to enable students to be more familiar with each component of the computer system. Thus, this project will cover all the processes of purchasing components, coupling, and the process of installing the OS (operating system) into the computer system. The building or assembling Pentium IV computer brings significant benefits which are identified below.

i. Know about computer components and how they fit and work together.

ii. Understanding the internal and hardware workings of a computer.

iii. Learning computer hardware terminology

iv. Ability to customize a computer according to specialized specifications.

v. Building and assembling computer systems from components.

vi. The satisfaction of a job well done.

vii. Technical problem-solving ability.

1.2 MOTIVATION

My motivation grows in the view that I have a passion to know the functions of every component of the computer and to be able to build a functioning computer system that will be capable to be used in any school laboratory.

1.3 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY

The main objective is to build a well-functioning computer with the purpose of:

i. Identifying computer components and how they fit and work together.

ii. Understanding the internal and hardware workings of a computer.

iii. Learning computer hardware terminology and geek-speak

iv. Ability to customize a computer according to specialized specifications.

v. Building and assembling computer system from components,

vi. The satisfaction of a job well done

vii. Gathering technical problem-solving ability.

viii. Reduce the cost of buying a new computer system

1.4 SCOPE OF THE STUDY

The scope of this research is to show how a computer system could be purchased in parts, assembled and installed with the required software to match a given configuration for use in the laboratory.

1.5 EXPECTED CONTRIBUTION TO KNOWLEDGE

The study is expected to specify the fact that a computer is made up of several components functioning together as a single unit.

It will enable us to know that hardware cannot work alone to makes a computer without software being installed.

It gears us up to know the functionality of humans to the computer system.

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