Book Review: Building the Perfect PC

This book describes the building of several computers:

  • Mainstream Desktop
  • Small Server
  • Game Machine
  • Small Form Factor Machine
  • Home Theater Machine

The first couple of chapters provide a basic overview of component choices, required tools, and assembly techniques. Then there is a chapter for each of the specific project computers. There are lots of photographs, and thorough discussions about which components and memory to choose. They name names and sources for motherboards, cases, memory, and processors.

Fortunately, I had bought my case before reading their book because the Pundit-R line was not on their recommended list of cases. But there is a lot of very good information in here.

Building the Perfect PC
Robert Bruce Thompson
Barbara Fritchman Thompson
August 2004 O’Reilly and Associates

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