Building the Perfect PC

Building the Perfect PC

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Build a PC that will outperform any brand-name box on the market Yes, even if youa€™re not a total geek you can build your own PC -- and we guarantee ita€™s worth the effort. Youa€™ll discover that the quality is better and the cost is much lower than any comparable off-the-shelf PC you can buy. Design the custom computer you want, and have fun doing it. Get high-quality PC hardware from local stores and online vendors Plan your computer project with a complete checklist Create the ideal PC that will run Windows 7 or Linux Take advantage of the latest multi-core CPUs Assemble, test, and configure your PC with ease Build a PC that meets your needs and fits your budget Written by hardware experts, this book delivers complete instructions for building your own dream machine with high-quality components, whether ita€™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. 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 priceProblem: The display shows a No Boot Device, Missing Operating System, or similar error message. ... If you upgrade your motherboard but keep your original hard drive (or use a utility to clone your original), your operating system installation may not have the drivers ... Most systems configured this way prompt you to a€œPress any key to boot from CDa€ or something similar. ... If you thinkthis has happened, try pressing the reset button to reboot the system while the optical drive is alreadyanbsp;...

Title:Building the Perfect PC
Author:Robert Bruce Thompson, Barbara Fritchman Thompson
Publisher:"O'Reilly Media, Inc." - 2010-11-16


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