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How to Build a Computer Parts you will need

    Parts you will need

    There are necessary and optional parts. Necessary parts are:

  • Main Board (mother board, circuit board)
  • Processor (CPU - Central Processing Unit)
  • RAM (Random Access Memory, Memory stick, for Windows XP 128 MB is min)
  • Computer Box
  • Power Supply (Usually comes with box)
  • Video Card (if not built-in in mother board)
  • Sound Card (if not built-in in mother board)
  • CD ROM (CD Drive, to install operation system and programs)
  • Hard Drive (HDD, to store operation system and all information)
  • Wires/Cable (to hook up things listed above)
  • Operation System (ex: Windows, Linux, Unix,..)
  • Monitor
  • Mouse (optical recommended)
  • Keyboard
  • Speakers

    There are a lot of optional parts that you may want to have, such as:

  • Microphone
  • Web Camera (video camera)
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • FireWire Adapter (for PCI slot, if not built-in)
  • TV Tuner (for PCI Slot)
  • Video Capture Device (for PCI Slot)
  • Memory Card Reader (Compact Flash, Secure Digital, XD, Smart Media, and more)
  • PDA (portable device, Pocket PC, Smart Phone, ...)
  • External Hard Drive
  • MP3 Player
  • and there are much more for different uses.

    Good Luck with choosing devices for your personal use.

  • Published on: 2006-03-23 Author: admin