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Build A PC - How To Assemble

Computer Assembly - How To Assemble A PC

The Sound Card and Speakers

The Gigabyte P55A-UD4P motherboard has very good built-in sound. Good enough that an add-on sound card is not needed. Of course, speakers are needed. I'm using a 2.1 speaker system, namely the Logitech S2220 speaker system. This is packaged rather plainly.
How To Assemble A Computer - PC Assembly Guide, Logitech S2220 2.0 Speaker System Box
The 2.1 means two satellite speakers and one sub-woofer. This arrangement provides great sound without taking up too much desk space. The speakers come with a desktop volume control and headphone jack. This makes volume adjustment and muting quite easy. It also allows headphones and earphones with very short cords to still be quite usable.
How To Assemble A Computer - PC Assembly Guide, Logitech S2220 2.0 Speaker System Box Contents

My complete recommendations for building a computer with quality components at unbeatable prices is on my home page at Build A Computer Like My Super PC - Cost To Build A Computer. Here again are the recommendations for a sound card!
Description Where I Would Get It Today Today's Price Comments
ASUS Xonar DX PCI-Express
$80.99 Free shipping! Retail box. Clicking the link takes you directly to it. An add-on sound card is not needed by most. The built-in sound provided by motherboards such as the ones I recommend will satisfy most listeners, including me. But a sound card provides noticeably better sound and improves performance.

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How To Build A Computer. Step By Step Instructions To Assemble. Skip To Any Assembly Step.

  Parts List
  Computer Case and Power Supply
  Processor, CPU Cooler and Thermal Compound
  RAM - System Memory
  Video Card
  Keyboard and Mouse
  Hard Drive
  Install the Processor onto the Motherboard
  Install the CPU Cooler
  Install the RAM - System Memory
  Install the Motherboard into the Computer Case
  Install the Video Card
  Connect the Power Supply to the Motherboard
  Connect the System Panel Cables
  Ready the Monitor
  Ready the Keyboard and Mouse
  First Boot
  First Boot Common Problems
  Install the SATA Hard Drive
  Install the DVD RW Drive
  Connect the Speakers
  Second Boot
  Configure the BIOS Parameter Settings
  Test The Hard Drive
  Install the Operating System - Windows 7
  Driver Installation
  Speed Test - Windows Experience Index

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