After carrying out four steps in the plan to build a pc computer, then the next thing you should do is estimate the specifications of the computer that you will build based on your needs. Determine the specifications of the computers we need is tricky. There are many ways to define a clear specification but it all boils down to the same goal, namely a computer that has the best prime quality and low prices as well as considering future plans to upgrade / downgrade, flexibility, compatibility, and etc.
In general, the components contained in a computer can be grouped as follows:
Processor is the brain of the computer. It allows the processing of numeric data, meaning information entered in binary form, and the execution of instructions stored in memory. Simply, the higher the MHz processor, the faster it works and the more expensive price. If you only need to type, you can use a simple computer processor or middle class. But if you need to play games or graphic design, then choose the size of the processor with the highest MHz. There are generally two types of products are often used processor, Intel and AMD. Processor AMD despite relatively cheaper than intel, but also relatively heat faster than Intel. Thus if you choose to use AMD, consider the CPU cooling system for your computer.
Mainboard or motherboard is the main component of a computer CPU. Choose a mainboard that supports the processor and memory you choose. Make sure that the mainboard can support for upgrading the processor and memory, so if one day need to upgrade your computer then you can do so without the need to replace the mainboard.
As with the processor, the greater the Memory (RAM) and cache memory you use, the sooner will the data processing performed by the computer. There are various sizes of memory (RAM), 1 MB (Mega Bytes), 2 MB, 4 MB, 8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB (Giga Bytes) and so with multiples of two. If only for typing, memory of 512 MB or even 128 MB would be enough (depending on the operating system being used).
VGA is an important component to display images on the screen. Speed and quality of VGA memory is influenced by the size and type of memory used. Nevertheless, the speed and quality of the VGA to be supported also by the ability to monitor / screen to be used with the best. If only for typing, VGA with memory of 1 or 2 MB of memory or using a share was enough. Conversely, if you want good performance, larger memory capacity VGA. In addition to enlarging the capacity, performance VGA by using the internal memory would be better than using shared memory. If you want cheap, you can use the onboard VGA that are already mounted directly on the mainboard.
5. Hard Drive
Hard disk storage is the main file. If you are not a lot of data or your computer just for typing the disk normal sized or kecilpun does not matter much. But if you need to play games or graphic design then you should choose a hard drive with huge capacity and transfer speed, or read (RPM) is high, because the operating system will use your hard drive as virtual memory place.
Screen, display, monitor or screen is a component for visualization. To optimize the display, adjust the VGA capabilities with the ability to monitor or vice versa. In addition, if you have limited work space then buy an LCD, if not then buy digital monitors are cheaper regular prices than LCD. Monitor or LCD screen prices are not cheap, so choose wisely.
Computer software can sometimes be a problem. Do not install the program or software you do not need at all. If you can not afford to buy the original, or may want to save money then you can try using a free software based on open source. Based on open source software like Linux and OpenOffice is actually no less handalnya than paid software such as Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. The main issue is actually change your habits.
Hopefully this article provides an explanation of the computer components you should know.