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Building the Perfect PC authors Robert Bruce Thompson and Barbara Fritchman Thompson have updated their recommended system configurations for the new year. Pick up a copy of the book, check out their updated lists of components, and build the best PC… the one you build yourself:

  • Gaming PC Configuration – Link
  • Budget PC Configuration – Link
  • Mainstream PC Configuration – Link
  • Media Center PC Configuration – Link
  • Small Form Factor PC Configuration – Link
  • SOHO Server PC Configuration – Link

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Building The Perfect PC 2nd Edition by Robert Bruce Thompson and Barbara Fritchman Thompson
Price: $34.99
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This popular Build-It-Yourself (BIY) PC book covers everything you want to know about building your own system: Planning and picking out the right components, step-by-step instructions for assembling your perfect PC, and an insightful discussion of why you’d want to do it in the first place. Most big brand computers from HP, Dell and others use lower-quality components so they can meet their aggressive pricing targets. But component manufacturers also make high-quality parts that you can either purchase directly, or obtain through distributors and resellers. Consumers and corporations alike are opting to build rather than buy PCs to ensure high quality and compatibility. The new edition of Building the Perfect PC shows you how to construct a variety of top-flight systems with the latest technology, including AMD Socket AM-2 and Intel Core 2 processors, that are Vista- and Linux-ready.