A lot of these videos are dated and are no longer relevant. I hope they provide some usefulness to someone. In 2006 I used to sell the videos online. Unfortunately I became sidetracked when everybody wanted me to fix or build their computers. It eventually turned into a fulltime job, and the online videos were forgotten as I no longer had time to produce them. Now I am once more publishing these videos along with new up to date video tutorials on building modern systems with Windows 10.
I have been working in IT since my days as a Telstra communication technician from March 1981. In 2000 a handful of us were trained on installing and troubleshooting ADSL broadband, basic networking with file and printer sharing. They gave us laptops and sent us back out into the field. It was over six months later we began to install ADSL broadband. At this stage I was already building computers as a hobby. In 2006 I left the company to start my own computer sales and service business. Now I am also an Managed Services Provider.
I have been building computers for over 20 years and I still build systems for all types of applications. In these videos you will see how, over the years I have designed and assembled computers for basic computing to business class builds up to power house systems for 3D design, CAD applications and gaming.
Keep in mind the reason your building a new system from scratch. Who will be using it, and intended applications the computer will run. You will want to talk to the person who will be using the system, check their current system, (if any) specifications and installed software. Pay attention to CPU, disk space usage, memory and operating system. Also ask them what their IT budget is, so you can give them an estimate of the costs.
Before you start your build, you must first research each component. Most important when your custom building a system, you want to purchase the correct part to suit the applications that will run on the system. Research the particular software applications by going to the vendors website and checking recommended specifications for their product application.
Electrical philips head screwdriver
Precision screwdriver set
5 point screwdrivers
Needle nose pliers/tweezers
Small gauge wire cutters
Rechargeable cordless screwdriver
Small blade cutting tool
Head mounted LED light
Isopropil cleaning kits
Your own laptop .
You need to establish at least 2 or 3 computer parts wholesaler supply chain. I have been using the same suppliers for many years and I trust them as a supplier and they know and trust me. Establish rapport with them and they will look after you when purchasing parts, and when you need to claim warranty or return faulty components. It makes your job that much easier.
I always try and stick to popular brand names when purchasing most parts. Only when the parts aren't available do I look to other brands. If you stay faithful to these brands you will find you have lower failure rates in the systems or parts. They all carry warranties of some degree. Always include the amount of warranty in your quotes. It gives people certainty and satisfaction you support the system your building.
As with all trades, it's good to have prior knowledge and previous experience. If you don't you will struggle. In the early days, I purchased books and magazines on computer building and maintenance. I even enrolled in a few short community run courses and conducted online research. In 2009 I studied IT Cert 3 at a local college. This really boosted my career and gave me access to even more resources and increased my confidence.
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