"Building your own computer makes sense for a couple of reasons.
First, you can often save money by getting parts on sale (and you
don't have to pay someone to put it all together for you), and
since you made it, you know exactly what's in there, how old it is,
what the quality is, and most important, how to tear it apart and
replace when things go bad or you want to upgrade."
"Knowing that, let's take a look at some what I thought were the
better "how-to" sites out there. Remember, though I know what all
the components are and I've replaced a good number of them at
various points in time, I haven't actually put together a computer
from scratch yet. So what I'm looking for is a site that is
thorough and fairly easy to understand. Interesting would be nice
too, but that's just icing on the cake."
"Not surprisingly, there is a lot of stuff about building
computers out there on the 'Net. A lot of it is no more than
surface checklists... That's not helpful, and it's a waste of your
day. So, in the interest of helping you conserve your precious
time, here's the best of what I found:
PC Mechanic's Build Your Own PC:
The Techzone's Build Your Own Comp: A Step by Step Guide:
Rockville Living's Build Your Own PC, Part I (What you need):
SysOpt's How To Build Your Own PC: