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Posted February 25, 2005
The missing chapter
I bought Building the Perfect PC a while back, and greatly enjoyed it. But he component section really seemed to focus on the configurations built in the book. Fine, but left me wanting. This book ought to be called 'the missing chapter' or something. It covers all the important component choices you have to make when building your own PC with real-world, experience-based advice the Thompsons have gathered. How much to spend for a processor? And which processor to buy? This book will tell you what the trade-offs are and where the sweet-spot is. For lots more than just processors, of course, they cover all the major components. They name names and call it like they see it in a straight-forward writing style I found easy to keep up and stay engaged with. And the back cover folds out to be a two page buyer's guide you can take down to your favorite computer store, or keep open as you look at the Internet site. Great, condensed, advice. Recommended.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 19, 2005
Excellent Guide To Choosing Components For Your PC
This book provides solid advice for choosing the components to build your own PC. It provides a lot of info I wish I had before I built my first PC. For example, the case selection advice would have saved me a lot of annoying nicks and cuts from a case with sharp edges. I have built several PCs, and I plan on using the information in this book the next time I select components to build or upgrade a PC. I am confident the information in this book will help me build a better PC for less money.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.