Media praise for Building the Perfect PC

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"It doesn't matter if you've never built a computer system before or if you've built PCs for your entire extended family, you need this book if you want to be confident that you're doing it right and for the right price."
-- Tim Fisher,

"[T]he authors provide a wealth of information on planning a PC system, acquiring the necessary quality components, assembling them, testing them, and doing it all within a budget."
-- Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing

"The book features large, full-color photographs, showing various points of construction for each project. In addition to construction details, in-depth discussions of component selections are also given in each section, giving the reasoning behind the ones selected and why...Authors Robert Bruce Thompson and Barbara Fritchman Thompson give you all you need to know in one neat package. Well worth the price and time to read."
-- Mark Mattson, Computer Users of Erie, Horizons

"I found the Thompsons’ book the best I’ve read when it comes to building PCs."
-- Rik Farrow, ;login:

"It does an outstanding job of teaching the reader how to build a computer. Having it on hand could be a great confidence booster for a novice."
-- Marte Brengle, Windows 7 Tutorials

"I have a confession which may cost me a large portion of my geek cred. I have never built my own PC. This is not to say that I haven't upgraded PCs, both my own and those owned by clients of the company I work for. I've installed RAM, hard drives, optical drives, and power supplies. I/m halfway to building my own PC, so why haven't I taken the plunge?" Full Review >
-- Kevin Gamin,

"Building the Perfect PC, Third Edition walks you through the process of building 6 different systems from concept to completion including assembly photographs. Continue reading →" Full Review >
-- Jeffery Rine,

"Building the Perfect PC is a good book for technical and non"“technical users looking for an alternative, affordable, reliable, inexpensive computer in practicable, understandable, illustrative, quick manner." Full Review >
-- Eder Andres Avila Nino,

"This is a review of this excellent book on building PC's. Here is the book's publication page. (Disclaimer: I received this book as part of a blogger review program at O'Reilly Books).Building a PC has always been fun and though it hasn't remained quite like how Woz built it and… " Full Review >
-- Kedar Mhaswade,

"Building a computer can be educational, gratifying, and, with the right guidance, can even be fun. Unfortunately, I don't know if this book provides that kind of guidance." Full Review >
-- Aaron Sumner,

"Now in its 3rd edition, this may be the last 'shop manual' you need for building a PC." Full Review >
-- Leo Marihart,

"It is the complete tutorial. You don't need to refer any other content." Full Review >
-- Arpit Kumar,

"Building the Perfect PC, by Robert Bruce Thompson and Barbara Fritchman Thompson, is the perfect introduction to the world of building your own computer. Whether you're looking for a general purpose computer built mainly for playing Farmville, or you want to build a web server, or a MythTV DVR computer,… " Full Review >
-- Wayne Werner,

"Building the Perfect PC is a guide for people who want help in choosing, purchasing, and assembling the various pieces required to make a working computer. It includes a remarkable amount of detail, including photographs to illustrate the process. I’m not planning to build my next computer quite yet, but… " Full Review >
-- Bobbie Eicher,