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Building the Perfect PC by Barbara Fritchman Thompson, Robert Bruce Thompson

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Component Considerations

With our design criteria in mind, we set out to choose the best components for the LPPC system. We took advice from our readers, because Barbara doesn’t game at all and Tux Racer is Robert’s idea of a challenging game. The following sections describe the components we chose, and why we chose them.

Case

Antec Super LANBOY (http://www.antec-inc.com)

We could have built the LPPC in just about any mini-tower case, but as usual Antec had exactly the right case for the purpose. The Antec Super LANBOY is a purpose-built aluminum mini-tower LAN party case. It even comes with a carrying strap.

The Super LANBOY is designed with portability in mind. At less than nine pounds without power supply, it is by far the lightest case we have ever used. In fact, when UPS dropped off the Super LANBOY and we first lifted the box, we honestly thought it was empty. But light doesn’t have to mean flimsy. Although the Super LANBOY has a bit more flex than a heavy steel case, it is more ...

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