[mythtv-users] Good Books/Websites on building computers
tom at redpepperracing.com
Mon Mar 26 17:22:45 UTC 2007
Jon Sustar wrote:
> For what you want, though, my recommendation is to find a friend (or
> several) who's a true computer geek, loves talking about
> computers, and
> has tons of parts around the house, so you can get one-on-one
> instruction with hands-on experience (and current information straight
> off the 'net). I really think you'll get much more.
> I plan on having a friend or two help me out with this, since I don't
> want to mess something up and ruin something that might be expensive.
> However, I would also like to become fairly knowledgable about this
> area. I'm majoring in Computer Science and Engineering, and right now
> I'm very strong in the software area, but not very strong in the
> hardware area. I've taken Circuits, Electronics, Digital Logic,
> Assembly Language, Computer Organization, etc., so I understand how
> computers work at their most fundamental level, but I think it would
> also be good for me to know how computers work at their highest level
> (IE building them, understanding the different components, brands,
> options, etc.)
> Sorry to start this debate. Everyone here just seems to be
> knowledgable about everything related to computers, and while I
> resorted to Google at first, none of the numerous results I read
> answered my questions.
This is quite good: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/buildpc/
Chapter 6 is about building a home theater PC, so I think it's quite
relevant. The author also has a message forum if you have questions.
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