Building the Perfect PC (2nd edition)
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Building the Perfect PC (2nd edition)

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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...more
Paperback, 402 pages
Published December 29th 2006 by O'Reilly Media (first published December 22nd 2006)
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I've read this in preparation of building a PC. Good information about computer parts - where to spend money, where to save it - depending on what kind of computer you want and how things fit together, or fail to fit together.

There are lots of details about how to do various steps, many with photos.

The negative side is inherent in explaining how to do anything very complicated - there are a lot of steps and the variables are so many that it is just not possible to cover everything.

I do feel bett...more
Fernando Chavez
Building the perfect PC - A good alternative to how much you want to spend on a specific system. The book list's different used PC's today in homes,offices,server's etc. every PC described in the book gives clear instruction's on the building of the specific system. In the beginning the
book gives you a brief summary of what part's to buy and for what price range. overall the book is based on instruction's step by step & get you in building your dream PC when the time & money is right.

I l...more
Feb 29, 2008 James rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Anyone working on computers
A wonderfully thorough and well-organized handbook, and possibly the best book to have in hand before starting to build a computer, especially for a novice. Best hands-on computer book I've seen in nearly 30 years of messing with the things.
Now longer will I be a slave to Dell. I'm building my own PCs and I can't imagine a better guide.
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