How to Buy Computer Equipment?

By: Jesse Miller

There are many leading factors existed which decide on which computer to buy. People are always getting confused while doing this. This article is focused on some deciding factors.

The cost of computer depends on the purpose of use. If you would like to use your computer for word processing, internet surfing, emails and basic office applications then you can go for low budget system like you can buy for about $500 -$1000. Or else, if you need video games, graphics processing and huge database then it is better to go for $1500 - $2000 or more.

(CPU) Processors:

There is always a lot of change in the computer market, but no matter what the upgrades there is always two basic choices to be made when purchasing computer equipment:

1)Brand

2)Speed

To buy a new computer that handles standard office and Internet tasks any processor will work.

Do you want more 'power' in your computer equipment? Then the Intel Dual Core, Intel Core 2 Duo or the AMD Athlon XP is good for you.

(RAM) Memory:

RAM is very important to run applications faster. Sometimes the processor ready to work but thee is no sufficient RAM. In this case, your computer may get hanged. That's why choose a right RAM to your computer.

512 MB RAM is common today. You can go for 1GB - 2GB for better performance (In the case of multimedia).

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Monitors:

You feel better if you see more space on the screen. In general, people used to purchase 17 inches monitor. People are shifting towards LCD from CRT. CRT is less costly than LCD but CRT has its own drawbacks and LCD as well.

Hard Drives (storage):

The basic computer equipment comes with 40GB, which is not sufficient enough. But for working with graphics, video, music, or large databases 160 GB should be the minimum you settle for. 7200-rpm drives give better performance. But for the best performance get a computer with 8MB or more of cache.

Warranty:

A one-year warranty on most computer equipment is enough, because most problems seem to happen in the first year.

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