Techware Labs recently set out on a rather difficult quest, posting a multi-part article that seeks to give enough information for someone who doesn’t spend their spare time reading hardware reviews to be able to build a system from parts. Part of what they had to cover was what can be ignored, with good advice such as the tip that if you don’t know what the K means at the end of a CPU name, then you probably don’t need it.By the end of Part 2
they have covered the choosing and purchasing of parts, with the next article in the series offering tips on the assembly.
"The face of personal computing is constantly changing and evolving. There are more terms out there than ever before, which makes it harder and harder to keep everything straight. Is the i7 really better than the i5? Why are some computer packages so much cheaper than others? Is that barebones computer for $300 really worth it? What should I really look for when I look at the details of a “PC Bargain”? What does all of that stuff DO anyway?? I’ll try to answer some of those questions, and in such a way that even the Weekend Geek (if there is such a thing) won’t walk away scratching their heads."
Here are some more Systems articles from around the web: