Well I built a new PC this week and clean installed Windows 7 PRO 64bit.
I totally started from the beginning both hardware and software.
Even though I have since built a few HTPC's and office PC since first using Assassin's guides I still found them helpful.
Almost like a step by step checklist to make sure I did everything right.
I am not a beginner anymore- but I still found tremendous value.
If your considering such a thing- or your tired of struggling and finding your way I suggest giving them a try.
Well worth it.
Thought I would share, and also thank Assassin for taking the time to create such a wonderful resource.