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Discussion in 'Tech, Gadgets & Science Forum' started by MziziMkavu, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. MziziMkavu

    MziziMkavu JF-Expert Member

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    [​IMG]The term
    “best PC” is a very common term that many people use to think about when they decide to purchase a new PC for them, however there is no such a term practically because the best PC depends on what is your PC usage you have purchased it for !! so in other words, everyone has a PC specifications that believes this is the best PC in his/her opinion.

    Having the best PC purchased will not make it last forever as there is no dead end for the technological developments, so what I want to tell you, is if you have a good budget and decided to buy the best PC, you need to make a simple research in the market to get an overview of the latest PC hardware productions currently available in the market as a first step.

    First of all,you need to make sure that you will have a long warranty period from a reputable PC hardware shops because in some cases when you purchase new Hardware components for your desired PC you might face an unstable performance and sometimes the PC might hangs because of the Hardware miss-compatibility as many PC hardware providers are out there, the shop should take the responsibility to solve any problems you may have during the warranty period and thats why having a long warranty period from a reputable shop will put you in the safe side.
    Secondly,you ask the shop about PC specifications they are offering as a package as you may find a good specs with lower price, in addition to that you may put in mind some quires to ask them such as the below:

    • What kind of Motherboardsare available in terms of brand, model and price?
    • What is the maximum CPU speed the desired Motherboard is compatible with?
    • Which CPUbrand the desired Motherboard supports such as Intel, AMD, and what is the CPU technology it supports such as core due 2, i5, i7 and how much is that CPU?
    • What is the RAMtype the desired Motherboard is compatible with? such as DDR2, DDR3 … etc
    • How many RAMslots the desired Motherboard has?
    • How many PCI slots the Motherboard provides? (in case you want to add other interface boards for different reasons)
    • Does the Motherboard have a built-in VGA card? (in case if you want to use the monitor without purchasing VGA card as you don’t need it in your work)
    • What other interfaces the Motherboard provides?
    • What other Built-in boards are there in the Motherboard? (such as built-in Networking card so you don’t need to purchase one)
    • How many PC case do you have? Do you have a water cooler PC case (which is the best but more expensive)?
    • How many Watts the PC case power supply provides? or what is the Maximum Power a power supplyyou have is providing? (the higher the better)
    • How many cooling fans I can put in the desired PC case?
    • Does the Power supply provides a power socket plug to connect the Monitor in? or I have to connect the Monitor power cable to the wall power outlet?
    • What are the VGAcard types you have in terms of brand, model andRAM size? (you need a external VGS card when you have Games and/or other rendering software such as AutoCad, Adobe after effects, 3D max …. etc).
    • Does the Motherboard have the facility of RAID 5 backup technology? (in case if you want to use backup for your work using many Hard Disk drives)
    • How many SATA slots the Motherboard provides? (the higher the better to connect several Hard Disks or CD/DVD drives)
    • How many Hard Disks can I connect to this Motherboard?
    • Does the PC case have two buttons one for the Power shutdown and other for restart? (more convenient to have two buttons)
    • How many power cables the Power supply provides?
    • What are the Sound Cardtypes you have? and what are their features? (in case if you work with sounds and want to have a good quality interface and facilities)

    [​IMG]Note: Always select the biggest and highest PC case for better air ventilation.




    Now the external components depend upon your desire and opinion such as:


    • Monitor size and brand.
    • How manyCD/DVD Drivers you want to add.
    • Sound speakers brand and features (if this option is so secondary for you and you want to purchase a very basic speakers be sure to take the one with a headphone jack is provided on it).
    • Keyboard and mouse.
    • Headphone and web cam.
    • PC dust cover and other accessories.

    My conclusion for youis that there is no specific“best PC” out there, if you want to purchase it for Games pay attention to the RAM size, external VGA card bigger RAM size, more CPU speed, or if you want to use it for office work or surfing the Internet or chatting better to take simple specs and no need to waste money as you will sell this PC a couple of years a head and purchase new one with better new technology Hardware at that time in case if you need it.

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    MziziMkavu JF-Expert Member

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    HOW TO UPGRADE MY PC?

    TIPS FOR PERFORMING THE UPGRADE




    • [​IMG]Check first what type of RAM your motherboard support.
    • Check whether there is a free slot for installing the new RAM.
    • In case you have more than one free slot, and you want to upgrade for 2GB RAM, try to purchase one RAM of this size instead of purchasing two for each 1GB, this would decrease the total price + you gain better performance.

    • [​IMG]Check your Motherboard bus speed to check for compatible CPU (refer to your Motherboard user guide).
    • Check your Motherboard Processor slot type with the old one (prior the purchasing).
    • Install the CPU fan and connect its power cable to the mother board.

    • [​IMG]Check whether there is a free space inside the PC case to install the new Hard Disk.
    • Check the compatibility of the cable and power types which will be connected to the Hard Disk.
    • Check the settings of the jumper on the back of the Hard Disk which should be the same as the old one according to the connection method.

    • [​IMG]Check what type of slot do you have on your motherboard for VGAcards? PCI, PCI express or AGP slot? Accordingly the type of the VGAcard should be compatible.
    • In case if your motherboard has a built in VGA card you have to disable it from the BIOS setup menu after installing the new VGA card.
    • Reboot and install the Hardware driver on your Windows.

    • [​IMG]Check whether your motherboard has a free PCI slot (in case if you where using the built in sound card).
    • Reboot and install the Hardware driver on your Windows.

    • [​IMG]Check your PC case size which should fits the motherboard size.
    • Check the old peripherals slot types where all the old cards and peripherals should be compatible with the new Motherboard.
    • After installing the new one install all the PCI and VGAperipherals and connect all the cables (power / data cables).
    • Reboot and edit your BIOS settings if required by pressing F8 while rebooting.
    Upgrading the Power Supply

     
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