In this chapter, you will learn how to
• Research and build a standard thick client
• Customize a professional PC
• Build a specialized consumer PC
Now that you’ve learned all about PCs, you have the great joy of being able to build the PC of your desire, choose your favorite video card or motherboard, and assemble, from the ground up, the perfect system for you or your client. People will turn to you for advice, too: Which parts do I need? Where should I buy them? What do you think about this?
There’s nothing wrong with buying a prebuilt system from a local brick-and-mortar or online store. If you want solid warranties, repair agreements, and so on, Dell or HP can help you out. But off-the-shelf computers aren’t ...