Building the Perfect PC
"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Dec 22, 2006 - Computers - 402 pages
This popular Build-It-Yourself (BIY) PC book covers everything you want to know about building your own system: Planning and picking out the right components, step-by-step instructions for assembling your perfect PC, and an insightful discussion of why you'd want to do it in the first place. Most big brand computers from HP, Dell and others use lower-quality components so they can meet their aggressive pricing targets. But component manufacturers also make high-quality parts that you can either purchase directly, or obtain through distributors and resellers. Consumers and corporations alike are opting to build rather than buy PCs to ensure high quality and compatibility.
The new edition of Building the Perfect PC shows you how to construct a variety of top-flight systems with the latest technology, including AMD Socket AM-2 and Intel Core 2 processors, that are Vista- and Linux-ready. The book includes several new options, including:
Regardless of your technical experience, Building the Perfect PC will guide you through the entire process of building or upgrading your own computer. You'll use the latest top-quality components, including Intel's Core 2 Duo and AMD's Athlon X2 CPUs. And you'll know exactly what's under the hood and how to fix or upgrade your PC, should that become necessary. Not only is the process fun, but the result is often less expensive and always better quality and far more satisfying than anything you could buy off the shelf.
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somewhat in depth, but it seems like they are pushing specific product brands really hard. It's as if they're trying to squeeze as much advertisement as possible. There is a fine line between recommending a brand and just repeatedly saying how only one brand is capable of providing a good product over and over and over again.
Building the Perfect PCUser Review - nogenius - Overstock.com
Great for the novice PC builder with plenty of tips of what not to do. Read full review