Hi, I thought I'd post this here since the hardware boards are not centralized. I need to get started on everything. I need to know everything about hardware and modding. Airflow, video cards, gaming setups, overclocking, operating systems, power supply... everything. However, I can't find good, current reference books anywhere. Where did all of you learn all of this? Local library, internet guides, a friend? I need to start from the bottom up, I'm going to seriously throw myself into revamping my machine and custom selecting parts and the like. So, is there a centralized source for this info, do you learn best from frying your own cards until you get it right or are there popular books that get people up to speed? I know I can't learn all of this overnight, but all I can get from the internet is scraps from about.com and howstuffworks.com, and the books I have found are either outdated, harcore advanced or a "seniors guide to the newfangled computerthings" I am pretty fluid in general computer terminology, but need to start from the bottom up and cover anything. Any tips, links, books would be appreciated.
I would also be interested in knowing how each of you personally acquired your computing knowledge.