Instructions for assembling a computer from parts can be found online. They are also typically included with most kits purchased from online retailers such as Newegg and TigerDirect or brick-and-mortar stores like Fry’s. For this reason, such instructions are not provided here. Instead, this appendix includes examples of kit components for three different use cases:
A budget test machine
A compact home system
A mid-range server
Because prices on individual components can vary considerably from week to week, ...