Start with the practical PC repair/upgrade insights you'd expect to hear only from a live trainer. Add up-to-date answers to the questions you really have (which, somehow, other books fail to answer). Then, add plenty of color photos, and a clean, oversized format you can actually use while you're performing PC surgery. You've got O'Reilly's Repairing & Upgrading Your PC -- and you'll be glad you do.
What other book is this focused on keeping you from wasting money on products that don't deliver? Or reveals the interface "gotchas" that complicate adding internal drives? Or tells you that the best way to cool your system might be to simply move it a few inches? Or thoroughly demystifies buying video cards and LCD displays? Or helps troubleshoot everything from memory to USB? Best of all, like the authors' Building the Perfect PC, it's all in wonderfully readable English. Superb. Bill Camarda, from the May 2006 Read Only