Hello all. I was wondering if you guys could give me some kind of guidance as far as building a computer. I want to learn how to put a machine together, and hopefully save some money by doing it myself. Any guides or other help would be appreciated. Please point me in the right direction. I have put certain part together and watched some students put them together and take them apart. Long story short...I need a reliable machine that will last me 2-years. I want it to be fast, and a work horse. Also, I want it to be quiet and cool (temperature wise). I might play some games on it but im not too sure. DO you guys recommend I stick to Linux or invest in of the M$ OS's? I know Im asking a whole lot of questions. I finally got the motivation to go through with this so I want to make it soon. PS: yes, I know i have another thread saying I fried something in a dinosaur computer. I will be more carefull building a new one though.