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

Jon Sustar digitaldoodler at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 19:20:45 UTC 2007

That looks like a good book.  There's a more recent version at Amazon:

On 3/26/07, Tom Lichti <tom at redpepperracing.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Tom
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