I just discovered a useful free E-Book: "You Can Build Your Own Computer" by
Robert Derman, downloadable from http://www.dermancomputer.com
The Link is entitled "Computer Textbook" and it's a PDF = 5.5 Meg. Even if
don't plan a Home Building project it contains much useful stuff about
Component Quality and Brand Choice. It's dated early 2007, but you'll find
updated info in the HTML "Retail Price List".
Also useful is the abridged HTML "Newbies Guide". I'm reminded of earlier
days, when Unix appealed to people who built their own machines as much as
people who wanted to modify Source Code.
Faictz Ce Que Vouldras: Frank Mitchell
Nice :-) I'll take a look at those. It's easy enough building your
own PC, I've been doing them for years. However, sometimes, some
components do not 'gel' well together so anything that gives some
ideas without the financial heartache of ending up with unusable
components is a good thing.
I started to read this expecting it to be about beer though.... :-(
On that note :-) I currently have about 15 gallons of home brewed
lager and bitter :-) I can honestly say that I am very well pleased
with the quality too. Must get round to doing some barley wine. It
won't be ready until next Winter though as it does need a long
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