Video Card Some motherboards come with build it video cards (like ours) The video card is what displays images The video card market is basically run by NVIDIA and ATI Almost all of today's video card’s use the PCI express motherboard interface.
Hard Drive Stores the computers data in one place. Can be “partitioned” to make use of it in a better way. Splits the hard drive in pieces, so you can store things in a better way, and safer. Reads and writes information.
Operating System It is the part of the computer that the user uses to run a program. There are many different types of operating systems. There is Windows, Apple, and Linux.
Other hardware Some hardware is not always necessary as it comes built into the motherboard, or is not needed. One example is a sound card; they usually come built into your motherboard.
Built VS Bought When you build your own computer you will save money. When you buy a computer built from a store you spend more money, usually for the brand. It is possible to build a computer for around $400, and match computers that cost a lot more when purchased from a store. Basically, if you have the know how to built your own computer, you can save a lot of money.
The build It took us approximately 30-50 minutes to build the computer, and some more to install the drivers and windows. We were given $200 credit from NEIU to use at Best Buy, and we added about $100 more to finish it. Had we been given the $200 to spend online it could have saved us quite a bit of money.
YouTube Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs1tv0S0ABQ
Questions What do you think the reason is that so many people just pay more and buy a computer that is already built? Would you build your own next time, after you saw how EASY it is?
Reference The whole project was done from memory, and we knew it. However, we planned to use this website if we got stuck http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/how-to- tech/build-a-computer.htm http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/how-to- tech/build-a-computer.htm
Field Trip We went to Micro Center and Tiger Direct to purchase the parts we needed to finish the build. Both are large stores with everything you need to build your own computer
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