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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 15. This Old PC: Renovating a Computer

 

Could you and I with Him conspire

To grasp this Sorry Scheme of Things entire,

Would not we shatter it to bits—and then

Remold it nearer to the Heart’s Desire!

 
 --Edward Fitzgerald, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

IN THIS CHAPTER

We live in a world of rapid and relentless obsolescence: a car is worth a fraction of the selling price as soon as you drive it off the lot; our cell phones come and go like streetcars; a computer is practically obsolete after the first boot. Faced with this inevitable decay, most people chuck the old and ring in the new: The lease is up? Great, let’s ...

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