Here are a few things I would need in order to get started on this. First, I would need knowledge on how to pick good parts for specific kinds of builds. For example, how would I determine a good recomended CPU speed for a multimedia build. Another thing would be a few good sites that provide performance evaluations for different parts. Finally, a list of brands to stick to for certain parts would also be helpful.
There may be more stuff I need to learn along the way, but I'll get to those as they come. I am also going to have different "chapters" in my guide. In other words, one chapter may be picking out parts. Another chapter may be putting together a build. Some others may be, troubleshooting, and determining if you should upgrade certain parts. Finally, I would have the final chapter as a few examples of builds.
On to the final chapter. I wanted to do somewheres around 8 builds. This will include an internet/word processing build, a multimedia build, a gaming build, and finally a "do everything build" (video editing and such). For each of these, I would have a minimum/cheap build, and a recomended build. I would list the parts used in the build, what the build is meant for, and what the build can accomplish (and also a general price on the side). An example would be a multimedia build meant for playing movies, and can accomplish some lightweight game playing.
If you can teach me something, give me some links, or even help me create this guide, any help would be appreciated. However long it takes to get this done will be the timelimit to get it done.