- Describe how you would build a PC. Identify the parts used to build the PC and their alignment to the PC’s primary use. Be specific with details for each component. What component would you invest in the most? Explain why.
CPU is the brain of the computer. The CPU mainly processes the data by the user’s input. Without the CPU, the computer will not be able to “compute.”
The motherboard is like a host for the computer component; it carries all the different features and helps them communicate. The motherboard is the component that puts everything together and cooperates.
RAM, also as known as Random Access Memory, is like the scratch paper for the CPU. The RAM store the temporary data that the CPU need for processing.
Storage can be removable or fixed storage devices—an example of the removable optical disk USB drive. The fixed storage device will be HDD or SDD. Regardless of which device, they all perform the same task; they store information even when the power is off.
The graphing card is sometimes also called a video card. This component will significantly increase the computer’s graphing calculation performance. In other words, installing an additional graphing card will help the computer output better quality display and more complex graphs calculation.
The power supply provides the electricity the component needs to function and converts the AC power to DC power for the most part required. The power supply is also the most dangerous component in the computer, and it can potentially hold an electrical charge and be harmful.
The computer case is the house of the computer component. Besides providing the fixture for the components, it also helps the airflow keep the part cool.
Keyboard and Mouse:
The keyboard and mouse are the most critical input devices, allowing the user to input data into the computer.
The monitor is the most crucial output device. A computer without a monitor is very difficult to let the computer put out the processed data to the user.
The operating system is like a platform to utilize all components and make them work together to output data. The operating system is also a bridge that connects the user and the computer, turning the 0 and 1 in the data the user can understand.
For my computer build, I will spend most of my budget on the CPU, Mother Board, and Graphing Card, the three main components. My computer mainly uses CAD and simulation, and the software requires much more computing power than office software. I don’t need a huge storage room because most time, I use the cloud to back up my data.