For most people, buying a new computer can be an exhausting experience. Usually you ask hello to friends who are considered experts for feedback and seek information from the computer section as well as ads in newspapers or magazines. Not done yet here you will be given a variety of other information from the seller in the store that you visit.
It is good to know as much information as possible, but sometimes the information you get from other people is still not sufficient to answer your main purpose in buying a computer, but that will be using the same computer is your own, not a friend, or someone else.
It seems simple, but you’d be surprised that there are still many people who do not know what is the purpose of buying a computer. Here are tips in the form of rules or guidelines to consider before you buy a computer.
First: For what?
The first rule you should consider is what you will do with your computer. Why do you need a computer. Do you often create multimedia content or a rabid fan games? Are these computers will be allowed to stand for days? Do you need a desktop or a laptop alone? How is your work habits and your spare time? How often do your friends and family or the people you contact most often put on their computers?
Of course, only you can answer that question. If you already know the answer to the first rule, you can follow to the next rule.
Second: What kind of performance you need from the computer?
Central Processing Unit (CPU) is the center of the entire computing system. Known as the “brains” of a computer, the CPU is the most important thing that determines the performance of a computer. If you want to buy a new computer, it is important to understand the functions of a CPU. Also known as a processor, CPU who handle and do almost all commands from computer hardware and software.
When you enter the store computer, there are many other things that will be promoted. Such as Giga or RAM or graphics card, as well as data storage (storage). There are many other components that may interest you. But always make the processor as the first consideration, because that is the ‘brain’ of your PC.
Most people use a computer to perform several activities at once, read e-mail while listening to music online and browsing the Internet simultaneously. Therefore, the computer must be able to “think” were quick to follow the habits of people who like to do several things at once. Modern computers have multiple cores ( “brains”) which can process several activities at once. Therefore, the newer processors and faster usually have additional computing power that makes purchasing your PC into a wise investment.
Unfortunately, often the consumer when purchasing a computer also “upgrade” some komponenn computer, but just getting that little improvement in computer performance.
Third: What are common mistakes?
Some people buy extra memory, extra hard drives and even extra batteries, whereas in fact they need is to buy the best processor at the time of purchase to obtain better performance, and at the same time reducing expenses by not buying additional components that are not needed.
RAM is a memory to store temporary data on a PC. For PC users in general, 2GB of RAM is already sufficient for everyday purposes. You can use almost any software, play 3D games, video editing, browsing the Internet, play iTunes, write documents and send e-mail – at the same time.
Add / upgrade the RAM from 2GB to 4GB often only result in improved performance slightly, compared to using 2GB of RAM and a processor upgrade to a higher level, which will give a much better performance.
you may get feedback from friends who are considered “experts” on “clock speed”, ie the speed of a processor in completing a task. The speed has units Gigahertz (GHz), first the higher the number means the faster the processor performance. But now is not like that anymore.
Processor technology advances past few years has allowed the CPU to have higher performance without requiring a faster clock speed. Some Intel processors get extra power when needed with Turbo Boost Technology. Turbo Boost is not active when not needed, saving the consumption of electricity consumption, but will turn on automatically when needed and help the CPU to operate faster than its clock speed.
It is also necessary to keep in mind that comparing the “clock-speed” can only be done between processors of the same brand. Because of the number of cores – the processor unit in each CPU – may be different, where also the technology and how the CPU is made of each model are very different, therefore, comparing the clock speed of the CPU of different brands can not provide meaningful information for you.
Most chip top / High End has two (dual core) or four (quad-core) core. However, comparing the number of cores in processors from different manufacturers is also very difficult. The more cores does not necessarily provide better performance. For example, a dual core Intel processor inside your CPU performance up to 37% higher than other brands of quad core CPUs. If translated in computational terms, this means that you can convert 25 songs into MP3 within 5 minutes, or changing the size of more than 42 photos in one minute.
Fourth: Graphics Cards, Incorporated or separate?
Another thing you should consider is the graphics card when buying a PC. When playing games, watching video, or install a Blu Ray movie, consumers are now beginning to think about their PC graphics quality. you have a choice between integrated graphics chip in the CPU or a separate graphics chip.
Common mistake is buying a computer using a separate graphics card on board are expensive, which is coupled to the processor board down / low end, unfortunately the combination will only slightly improve performance on the graphical display.
To watch online video and Blu Ray disc, or browsing multimedia websites such as Facebook, you do not need a computer that uses a separate graphics card is expensive. Graphics chip integrated in new computers today have been designed to perform the task, and if you want to improve your computer’s performance on the application of computer use as mentioned before, it would be better if you upgrade your processor using one CPU tech Core Intel, which will improve the quality of graphics as you want, while improving the performance of other aspects in your computer.
If you hardcore 3D games, using computers for applications in architecture or engineering, or creating graphic designs intricate, or edit video professionally, then buy a separate graphics card that expensive does not necessarily give you the advantage of 3D graphics performance as perfect as you would expect, if not paired with the appropriate CPU upgrade.
Keep in mind that every computer application is executed by the CPU. The benefits of moving the process into separate graphics card system, limited to a few features of some PC applications related to graphical display only
Processing speed is the priority of computer users in general, and the better performance can be obtained by upgrading the CPU.
So, which one should be purchased?
Buying a PC is a big decision. While you may spend more money to buy a house or a car, now the PC has become one of the most important parts of your home, both for communication and entertainment. Purchase a PC should be thought out carefully and based on the activities you will do, as well as the performance you need. The most important thing in determining the proper performance is by selecting the CPU, the ‘brain’ PC, right.
Therefore, do not sweat about upgrades or additional components that are not needed. Just make sure that you are choosing the right CPU, then you will get the perfect PC performance.