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Build Your Own PC may be the best PC assembly book we’ve seen. Morris Rosenthal tells you exactly what you need to know, down to the allegedly “trivial” details that can bite you. And this Fourth Edition’s completely up-to-date (no maddeningly obsolete advice)!
A reassuring introduction helps you make sense of today’s specs, figure out what you need, buy it, and get it (and yourself) ready for assembly. Then, Rosenthal takes you step by step through three projects, including both Pentium 4 systems and a slick new AMD Athlon 64 3800+ box.
This is relentlessly practical stuff. Why you should lever down a CPU heatsink with your thumb, not a tool. How not to damage a memory slot. How to deal with standoffs. Which screws go where. And there are photos of everything. Highly recommended. Bill Camarda, from the December 2004 Read Only