Custom Desktop Computers
Built To Your Exact Specifications
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What You Will Need
This is the heart and soul of your computer. It holds many of the crucial components of the system. A great system starts with a great motherboard. An important component of a motherboard is the microprocessor’s supporting chipset, which provides the supporting interfaces between the CPU and the various buses and external components. This chipset determines, to an extent, the features and capabilities of the motherboard.
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The CPU carries out the instructions of a computer program to perform the basic arithmetical, logical, and input/output operations of the system. It is often considered to be the brain of the system.
Hard Drive (HDD/SSD)
The hard drive runs your operating system as well as stores all your programs, movies, music, and files. The hard drive of your computer stores the operating system (Windows, Linux, etc.) as well as all of the programs that you load or install, music, movies, files and anything else that you have is stored on the drive. Today you have the choice of the traditional hard disk drive (HDD) or the new solid state drive (SSD). SSD’s lack of moving parts as well as their higher write and read speeds (compared to HDDs), lower heat output and longer life make them the better choice.
Power Supply Unit (PSU)
The PSU converts mains AC to low-voltage regulated DC power for the internal components of the computer. These can range anywhere from 400-600 watts for a simple system to up to 1500-2000 watts for a systems with lots of extras.
Random Access Memory (RAM)
The RAM of a computer is a form of computer data storage. Today, it takes the form of integrated circuits that allow stored data to be accessed in any order with a worst case performance of constant time.
Optical Disk Drive (ODD)
The ODD reads and writes your CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays (if it supports them).
Operating System (OS)
The operating system is what runs the desktop environment and programs that are installed on your computer. Linux is an open-source (free) operating system that works well for a lot of people, but most users will feel more comfortable using Windows.
The case is what holds all the parts together. A basic one starts at around $25, while you can get one with tons of bays and room for expansion, and stylish cues with lights and addons for $300+.
A really nice system can be ruined by a bad display. You can start with a simple one monitor system, or you can have as many screens as you have room for on your desk and in your budget.
Video Card (optional)
This is not needed for the regular user, but a must have for a computer enthusiast. It not only allows you to connect multiple monitors at the same time, it helps display video and graphics better and more efficiently than most on-board video cards can. Say goodbye to choppy movies and gaming and hello to beautiful, smooth, and crisp viewing.