[mythtv-users] Good Books/Websites on building computers

Tom Lichti 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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