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O'Reilly Building The Perfect PC - 2010 Third Edition

Building the Perfect PC

Building The Perfect PC from O'Reilly is written by hardware experts, Robert Bruce Thompson and Barbara Frichman Thompson,delivers complete instructions for building your own dream machine with high-quality components, whether it’s a PC for general use, extreme gaming, a media center, or home server. Straightforward language, clear directions, and easy-to-follow illustrations make this guide a breeze for computer builders of any skill level, even those with no experience.

Robert Bruce Thompson is a coauthor of Building the Perfect PC, Astronomy Hacks, and the Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders. Thompson built his first computer in 1976 from discrete chips. It had 256 bytes of memory, used toggle switches and LEDs for I/O, ran at less than 1MHz, and had no operating system. Since then, he has bought, built, upgraded, and repaired hundreds of PCs for himself, employers, customers, friends, and clients. Robert spends most clear, moonless nights outdoors with his 10-inch Dobsonian reflector telescope, and is currently designing a larger, computerized, truss-tube Dobsonian that he plans to build.

Barbara Fritchman Thompson is a coauthor of Building the Perfect PC, PC Hardware Buyer’s Guide, Astronomy Hacks, and PC Hardware in a Nutshell. Barbara worked for 20 years as a librarian before starting her own home-based consulting practice, Research Solutions, and is also a researcher for the law firm Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, PLLC. Barbara is an avid amateur astronomer.

Building the Perfect PC presents six in-depth custom PC projects:

  • Mainstream PC — Fast, flexible, quiet, and reliable at a reasonable price
  • Extreme System — A wicked fast PC for video editing, gaming, and more
  • Media Center — One PC to replace your TiVo, game console, DVD, and CD player
  • Home Server — Ideal home network hub to store, share, and secure data
  • Appliance PC — A tiny, quiet, inexpensive PC you can put anywhere
  • Budget System — Reliable and highly functional at a low, low price

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