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Build a PC that will outperform any brand-name box on the market

Yes, even if you’re not a total geek you can build your own PC -- and we guarantee it’s worth the effort. You’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 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.

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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