Intro to Computer Hardware: Turn Knowledge Into Big Savings ✅

Nicolas Brandan, Certified Computer Surgeon

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16 Lessons (1h 2m)
    • 1. Intro

      2:05
    • 2. CPUs

      3:31
    • 3. CPUs Pt. 2 Electric Boogaloo

      7:57
    • 4. Heatsinks and Fans

      3:32
    • 5. Types of Memory

      3:32
    • 6. Volatile Memory

      4:31
    • 7. Non-Volatile Memory

      5:15
    • 8. A Word on Capacity

      2:18
    • 9. Motherboards

      2:53
    • 10. PSUs

      4:58
    • 11. Monitors

      4:53
    • 12. Videocards

      4:34
    • 13. Introspection

      3:45
    • 14. The Big Secret

      3:17
    • 15. Example Scenario

      2:31
    • 16. Project

      2:03
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Project Description

Label Desktop Computer Organs!

WARNING: ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) is lethal to the electrically sensitive computer components. Please ground yourself before opening your computer case to avoid damaging your computer's parts with your built-up static electricity! Even though I'm not asking you to touch any parts directly (you're just taking a picture) its better to be safe than sorry.

If you have a desktop computer, it's time to take off that side panel. Take a good picture of your computer system, upload the photo to your computer, and use your favorite photo editing program to label the following computer parts:

  • CPU/Processor
  • Heatsink(s)
  • RAM
  • Storage Device(s) (HDDs, SSDs)
  • Disk Drive(s) (if applicable)
  • Graphics Card (if applicable)
  • PSU

Once you're done, upload that image here and share it with your peers!

If you do not have a desktop, I've included a photo of the desktop I've showcased throughout the course to label.

For a slightly higher challenge, I've attached a few images of one of my laptops to label as well.

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