If you can operate a screwdriver and follow instructions, you can build the most complicated PC! This simple assertion by Mike and Tony Harris could revolutionise the way people look at computers. Building instead of buying will save you hundreds, perhaps thousands of pounds and will enable you to repair your PC and successfully upgrade it to keep it current, saving you even more money. This book uses photographs and easy-to-understand instructions to demonstrate that regardless of which processor or system speed you choose, the actual assembly is exactly the same. The book guides you through the process of determining what kind of computer you need, purchasing and successfully assembling the hardware and installing the software. You will end up with a better (and cheaper) system than you could have bought pre-assembled.
Mike Harris is a director of business development for an optical networking corporation. A San Diego State University graduate with 30 years of sophisticated electronics experience, he has been teaching classes on computer software and technology since the 1980s, and has written both a hacker's manual and a home user's manual on computer building, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Tony Harris is a senior systems administrator for a telecommunications company and working on a bachelor's degree in computer science at SDSU and has been involved with computers since he was 8. He is an expert on most computer software and has been building his own computers for more than a decade. .