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Building a laptop requires numerous parts: a wireless card, a graphics card, a hard drive, memory and CPU plus a base laptop. This bare-bones or shell laptop is needed because there are a few standard components, mainly ... More »

Using salvage building materials benefits the environment and may lower the cost for the homeowner or construction business, notes Mother Earth News. Salvage building supplies range from wood to asphalt roof tiles. More »

McCoy's Building Supply sells materials such as lumber, windows, insulation, plywood and panels. The retailer also sells moulding and millwork, ventilation and concrete products. McCoy's offers mobile home products as we... More »

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A system unit is the metal case that houses and protects other computer components, such as the motherboard, hard drive, RAM, graphics card and central processing unit, or CPU, of a computer system. More »

CPU registers perform a variety of functions, a primary one of which is to offer temporary storage for the CPU to access information stored on the hard drive. Every CPU register has a distinct function and the registers ... More »