# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Computer Systems Technology I Project: Computer Assembly Lab System Build

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Project: Computer Assembly Lab System Build

Duty Areas

Demonstrate Safe Lab Procedures and Tool Use
Exploring the Personal Computer
Assembling a Computer

Materials

Instructions

Assemble basic computer system from parts provided:

1. Prepare workstation for assembly (ESD equipment, tool kits, etc.).

2. Install power supply into computer chassis.

3. Install processor on motherboard.
4. Install RAM.
5. Set appropriate motherboard jumpers, or DIP switches.

6. Install motherboard into chassis.
7. Install floppy disk drive (if applicable).
8. Install IDE hard disk drive.
9. Install optical drive.
10. Install video card.
11. Install Network Interface Card (NIC).
12. Install sound card.
13. Connect front-panel connectors.
14. Connect power supply to motherboard.
15. Double-check connections.