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PC Hardware in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition

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PC Hardware in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition

<c> 2003 O'Reilly & Associates

O'Reilly & Associates

The Bottom Line

An execllent book for individuals who want to know more about PC hardware or are interested in building their own PC.
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  • Chapter Detailing Assembly of a PC
  • Good Use of Photographs When Needed
  • Comprehensive Reference for PC Hardware


  • Too Detailed for a Quick Reference
  • Could Use a Glossary Section


  • 750+ pages of information on PC hardware
  • Detailed chapters for each specific PC component
  • Tips on selecting the right components
  • Useful tips for inexperienced PC builders

Guide Review - PC Hardware in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition

This book is an excellent and comprehensive manual for the inexperienced individual who is looking to either build or upgrade a personal computer. It contains very detailed information pertaining to the operation, specifications, selection and installation of various computer components into a computer system. Also provided are detailed photographs and steps for building a complete computer system. Due to its size and comprehensive nature, it is a bit too big to be referred as a quick reference guide and has more information than is needed for an experienced user.
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