“Have it your way” doesn’t just apply to burgers anymore: It applies to PCs, too. If the prefabricated choices out there don’t float your boat, just build your own. There’s no better way to ensure superior quality, or to make sure your PC meets your specialized needs -- gaming, Linux, whatever. Building the Perfect PC will be your start-to-finish guide and companion.
The authors walk you through five separate projects: building a mainstream PC, a small office/home office server, home theater PC, miniature “small form factor” PC, and a LAN party PC. They don’t just offer step-by-step construction techniques; they also illuminate the thinking that led them to choose each component. That way, as new components arrive, you can still use their advice to make wise choices. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.