Follow these steps to find your ideal
Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz
Storage: DVD writer
Screen: LCD 22 inch wide-range
Addition: memory card reader
Connector: 6 USB, network
Software: Windows Home Premium 64bit
Basic: mouse, keyboard
These are proposed minimum
- Above specifications are good
starting for building your ideal system. This PC will cost $550 and
capable of running office software, multimedia or educational software
daily, along with anything on the internet. It can play DVD movies, but
they are not so impressive, and the modern game is impossible.
- The size and shape of the PC are
more important than before. A mini PC is more expensive and provides less improvement
ability but does not take much space on the desk. If you want a media
center PC, you should buy a PC that suitable with other electronic
equipment in the living room.
- If you enjoy playing game, you
should upgrade to better graphics card. The cheap card with graphics processor
Radeon HD 6750 will cope with this year games, but for playing future
games smoothly (and enjoy recent great graphics), it is worth to upgrade to
a stronger card such as Radeon HD 6790. The more powerful cards can be
inserted into standard PCI Express x16 slot, so you can always upgrade
later if you have it on motherboard. SLI and CrossFire systems with many
graphics cards are rarely commensurate with their hassle or expense.
- All modern PCs come with dual-core
processor, and is capable for performing difficult tasks. The only
exception is the nettop. Anyone who regularly performs heavy tasks as
video editing and encoding should consider quad core processor.
- There are many reasons to upgrade
memory or hard drive. If you use PC for gaming, video editing or other
heavy tasks, you will want 4GB of RAM and larger hard drive - 1TB would be
- A quality sound system will
improve all aspects of PC operation. To listen to the surrounded soundtrack
of a DVD, you will need 5.1 speaker system. Game also use the 5.1 system.
If you do not like game or DVD, find a pair of stereo speakers with a
subwoofer to increase the bass. If you want to listen to music or want better
sound quality, you will need a dedicated sound card.
- All PC comes with wide-angle
screen. In addition to ideal for watching movies, they bring more natural
feeling when work on panoramic images or extent spreadsheets. You should
find the screen size of at least 22in diagonally. Most 22in screens have a
resolution of 1920x1080, also known as Full HD or 1080p. You can buy the
larger 24in screens for $180, which will have equivalent resolution but
easier to read. Determine whether you want glossy display or not. They
improve contrast and create brighter images but easily reflect light on
top and light, which is very annoying.
- The standard connectors can be
improved with additional USB ports, things that most PC accessories
attached with. Some new PCs have USB3 port, providing faster data
transmission than devices that are supported. Look for a card reader if
you have a digital camera, and make sure the camera's memory card is
- Windows 7 Home Premium is
preinstalled on most new PCs. Any available additional software should be
evaluated. You may probably never use it. However, you can find a PC
includes softwares that you should pay for it, so you can save a lot of
money if it was loaded.
- If you only perform basic tasks,
consider buying nettop. The cheap PCs, low power are ideal for daily
computing tasks like web browsing and using Office applications. They
contain the same components as netbooks and they are very efficient in
saving energy. Some netbooks have optical drive to burn and play DVDs and
CDs. However, the more compact models do not have enough space for these