Want to learn how a PC works? Build one yourself. It's not only educational, but it's also a great way to save money on a new system.
For example, Circuit City has a Biostar N68S+ quad-core bare-bones PC kit for $199.99, plus around $12 for shipping. You get (nearly) everything you need to assemble a complete desktop for considerably less than if you bought a prebuilt system off the shelf.
Let's start with what you get, then talk about what you don't. The kit comes with a 400-watt tower case, a Biostar N68S+ motherboard, an … Read more