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Posted 14 May 2007 - 03:18 PM
You and I don't measure the quality of hardware. We generally do not have the resources to do this. We rely on others to do this. Like hardware review sites and hearsay and statistical compilations.
But, while looking around, i find some of the details of some particular hardwares are quite confusing, so, I was wondering if i can get any help on how to build up a computer. I've never built a computer before, so don't mind me asking, but what are the stuffs necessary for a computer to be up and running? And how do you measure the quality of that particular hardware?
You can't. Only way for us to find out the perfromance of a processor is to benchmark it. Review sites like Anandtech do this. To be able to figure out the performance of of a processors based on the different specs would require you to know every detail about every spec. Only the engineers who designed it does this.
Let's say I'm looking around for processors, what are the stuffs that i need to keep a look out for, "How does each detail affects the speed", and "how does cache helps my computer gets faster", you know, those kind of things. If anyone would be kind enough to help me.
Your missing the memory, RAM. Also most motherboard come with integrated audio.
And another thing, please correct me if I'm wrong, but, are these specs enough, so that a computer is up and running?
3. VGA Card
4. Hard Disk
5. LAN Card, If not integrated with motherboard
6. Audio Card (Is this really necessary? )
7. DVD-RW ROM
8. Casing + Power Supply
9. Cables and stuffs
All this is largely irrelevant. What you want to know is performance, power usage and heat output. Look for benchmarks on hardware review sites.
CPU:clock speed, Bus Speed, Cache size
Yes, the main thing with motherboards is the features, and that it is compatible with everything else you need.
Motherboard:Bus speed, RAM support (amount and version),SLI support,expansion cababilities, LAN support, slots...
No, 128MB will do for basic computer usage and average resolutions (ie 1024x1280). Only if you do something graphics intensive will you need more.
VGA:memory size(512 and higher are now recomended)...
Here you will want to look for reliability. Hard drives are one of the most common components to fail. Performance also matters, again benchmarks. The speed of the interface (Gigabits/second) doesn't matter because they all are way faster than hard drives.
Hard Disk: RPM (7200 and above) ,Gigabit/sec , i guess SATA 3 is now available.
This part is important. Also looks, noise, and ease of installation.
A high-quality 300W power supply is enough for most computers. Look for one of these brands: CoolerMaster, Enermax, Fortron Source (FSP Group), OCZ, PC Power & Cooling, SeaSonic, Silverstone, Sparkle, Tagan, Vantec, Verax, Zalman.
Power supply:u would probably need 650 W at least
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