Custom Desktop PC
The desktop is dead. I mean here is the desktop PC, not the laptop. Today, people often use the smartphone and prefer laptop over desktop PC.
Is it true that the desktop PC is dead? I don't think so. Such as I'm here prefer the desktop PC over the laptop.
The most reason why people prefer the laptop is the mobility. The desktop PC doesn't have this benefit. But, here are some benefits of desktop PC or some reasons why people prefer the desktop PC:
- Best budget option
You can see that the desktop PC is more powerful if you compare between the desktop PC and the laptop with the same price. That's why it is the best budget option. The most reason why people love it because of customizable. There are some not customizable but compact. The compact one, we can call it Mini PC.
People who are interested in Video Editing, 3D Modelling and Gaming prefer the custom desktop PC. Windows is the most preferred OS for the custom desktop PC. Are you interested in having one? Here are my tips for beginners:
- Check your budget. You have to understand and determine what kind of task you need. You need to check the price list often too.
- Choose your processor. Intel or AMD? Intel Core i7 Extreme, AMD Athlon X4, and AMD FX don't have integrated graphics. So, you need the discrete graphics card to get better performance.
- Choose your motherboard. Make sure the motherboard can support your processor. Such as motherboard with socket LGA1151 supports the 6th generation of Intel, AM3+ supports AMD FX, and FM2+ supports AMD A-Series.
- Choose your RAM. RAM stands for Random Access Memory. Today, there are two kinds of RAM. DDR3 and DDR4 as the latest one. Make sure your processor and motherboard support your RAM. 6th Generation of Intel and AMD Zen support DDR4.
- Choose your discrete graphics card. Nvidia or AMD Radeon? AMD A-Series comes with their Dual Graphics technology that combines the discrete with the integrated one.
- Choose your PSU. PSU stands for Power Supply Unit. Make sure your PSU can hold your discrete graphic card.
- Choose your case. Make sure your case can support your motherboard. The most favorite size for case and motherboard is ATX.
- Choose your disk drive. SSD or HDD? SSD stands for Solid State Drive. HDD stands for Hard Disk Drive. SSD is more expensive than HDD but faster. HDD with SATA 3 interface and 7200 rpm (revolutions per minute) can be your tight budget option.
- Choose your optical drive. DVD or Blu-ray? Internal or External? Or none because you can install anything from USB flash drive and the internet?!
- Choose your monitor. I recommend you pick the monitor with 21 inches or Full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution).
- Choose your peripherals. Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, and more.
Okay, that is all my tips. I know it is not enough if you are a beginner. But if come to the computer store, the seller can recommend you to the same way or maybe better than this. You can see more information about the product on their official websites and be wise to choose them based on your budget and needs.