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Build It. Fix It. Own It.: A Beginner’s Guide to Building and Upgrading a PC by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 11. Building a Home Theater PC

 

To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.

 
 --Samuel Johnson, The Rambler

IN THIS CHAPTER

It wasn’t all that long ago when your average household had two separate entertainment and education areas centered around screens: the TV room and the computer room. You could play or learn in only one area at a time, and the idea of somehow bringing these two worlds together either never occurred to anyone or was seen as just too hard.

That has all changed in the past few years, and the agent of that change is a newfangled type of computer: the home theater PC (often abbreviated ...

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