The Ultimate Computer Buyer's Guide
This book guides readers through the process of selecting the right computer. Designed to pinpoint the advantages and disadvantages of both individual components and complete systems, the book provides clear, detailed information on every part of a computer system. It is a must-have book for anyone trying to sort through the computer information overload and make an intelligent purchasing decision.
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Chapter 2The Motherboard and Operating System
Chapter 3Drives and IO Ports
Chapter 4Power Supply and Case
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