Chapter 7. Buying PC Parts


The buyer needs a hundred eyes; the seller needs but one.

 --English proverb


In the first half dozen chapters of the book, I provided you with various “buying guides” for parts such as the motherboard, case, power supply, processor, memory, hard drive, and video card. (See the “From Here” section at the end of this chapter for a list of the page numbers where these guides appear.) My aim in each of those guides was to give you a few pointers to help you get the right part for your PC project. However, savvy builders know that it’s not enough to think just about ...

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