PC Hardware in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition
||Author: Robert Bruce Thompson, Barbara Fritchman Thompson|
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Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates (24 July, 2003)
Sales Rank: 12,282
Average Customer Rating: 4.81 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
A wonderful book!
After years of buying pre-configured PC's I decided it was time to look into building my own. What I really liked about this book was it's "no-nonsense, straight to the point" approach. General information is provided for each of the hardware components as well as detailed vendor specific information. What was particularly useful was the author's "picks" at the end of each chapter, including suggestions for entry level, mid level and high end configurations. If you're looking to build or upgrade a PC this book will save you hours if not days of research - highly recommended!
Rating: 5 out of 5
Complete and Up to Date Reference
If you want to keep up with all the latest PC hardware changes, especially chipsets and motherboards, then this is the book to obtain. Also, it doesn't contain all the fluff you sometimes find in other hardware books. I read the second version too; it was just as good, only they've actually improved on their work in this newest version, something I didn't think was possible. I can only hope they keep it going, because this is a vital source for those who support and purchase PCs for their business or personal use.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Informative, well organized guide to hardware
This book covers virtually every aspect of PC Hardware, for both AMD and Intel based PC systems. The Thompsons continue to update the information to stay current with the latest hardware available as well as throroughly covering older systems. It also includes entire sections on both upgrading your PC (and evaluating what/when to upgrade) and building your new PC from scratch.
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