Thanks to computers, the average person is way nerdier than ever before. Even so, electronic supplies still manage to intimidate most of us. Micro Center bridges that gap, offering something for technophobes and techno-sexuals alike. The big-box store has the comfort of a Best Buy (need a cheap laptop for college?) and the microscopic knowledge of a specialty shop (need a new cooling fan for your custom home-built gaming PC?). And if you're still daunted by the thought of heading to an electronics store, check out Micro Center's free, in-store clinics on everything from home networking to installing and running an operating system.