Multimedia Computer

Components

Component: Motherboard

Purpose/Function: Contains sockets for processors and slots for peripheral cards(such as video cards). Primary function is to manage all of the computers subsystems.

Model Purchased: GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-UD7 TH LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Rationale: Supports 4th and 5th generation intel core processors. The ''Thunderbolt 2'' technology allows simultaneous 4k video file transfer and display for great video and data capability. Contains a dual bios, which is when there is one bios that is used and another which is used as a backup in case the main one gets damaged or corrupted.

Purchased From: www.newegg.ca

Price: $229.99

Bibliography:

"GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-UD7 TH LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-UD7 TH LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard." GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-UD7 TH LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2014.


"What Does Dual Bios Mean?" Tech Support Guy RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2014.


"How Does Gigabyte Dual BIOS Work? - TweakTown Forums." TweakTown Forums RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2014.


"What Is a Motherboard Dual Bios ?" Tom's Hardware. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2014.

Component: Video Card

Purpose/Function: Generates output images to display. They improve the quality of graphics and can also render 3D graphics.

Model Purchased: MSI R9 280X GAMING 6G

Rationale: The Advanced Twin Frozr IV has a dual-fan dual-slot design that allows great airflow. This video card is also has MIL-STD-810G certified components, which can withstand extreme gaming and overclocking. There is also a video capturing tool called Predator, which allows the user to record their game play.

Purchased From: www.tigerdirect.ca

Price: $380.37

Bibliography:

"MSI Radeon R9 280X 6GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (R9 280X GAMING 6G)."PCPartPicker. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2014.


"What Is a Video Card? Function, Definition & Types." Http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/what-is-a-video-card-function-definition-types.html#lesson. BBB ACCREDITED BUSINESS, n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2014.


"MSI R9 280X GAMING 6GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card." Www.newegg.ca. Symantec, n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2014.

Component: Memory

Purpose/Function: To store data. RAM (Random Access Memory) temporarily stores application data. When the computer shuts down, then this data is either erased or transferred to the hard drive. A hard drive provides memory space for system and user files. Flash memory is used to store important system information and can edit data. ROM ( Read-only memory) is used to store the most basic computer functionality. This type of memory only records data and cannot be edited by the system or the user.

Model Purchased: Kingston HyperX Fury Memory Black 16GB 2X8GB DDR3-1866 CL10 Dual Channel Memory Kit

Rationale: The asymmetric heat spreader allows for great heat dissipation. It automatically recognizes its host platform and automatically overclocks to the highest frequency ( up to 1866MHz1). The automatic overclocking also means that you do not have to adjust the BIOS.

Purchased From: www.directcanada.com

Price: $168.98

Bibliography:

Mercer, Charly. "What Are the Functions of Computer Memory?" Science. Demand Media, n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2014


"Kingston Fury Black Series 16GB (2 X 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (HX318C10FBK2/16)." PCPartPicker. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2014.


"HyperX FURY." Http://www.kingston.com/en/hyperx/memory/fury. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2014.


"HyperX Fury Black Series 16GB (2 X 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model HX318C10FBK2/16."Http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104461&AID=10657534&PID=3938566&SID=&nm_mc=AFC-C8JunctionCA&cm_mmc=AFC-C8JunctionCA-_-na-_-na-_-na&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-%zn. Symantec, n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2014.


"HyperX Fury 16GB DDR3-1866MHz CL10 Dual Channel Kit (2x8GB), Black."Kingston at Memory Express. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2014.

Component: CPU (Central Processing Unit)

Purpose/Function: Carries out the instructions of a computer program. Performs the basic arithmetical, logical, and input/output operations of a computer system.

Model Purchased: Intel Core i5-4670K Processor - Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 3.4GHz, 84W, Fan, 1200 MHz Graphics Core Speed - BX80646I54670K

Rationale: The Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) allows the user to stream music, movies, videos, and apps wirelessly from a compatible computer to a compatible HDTV. The Intel Clear Video HD Technology allows the user to view content with enhanced high quality 1080p video. The 3.4GHz clock speed lets you run multiple applications faster and easier.

Purchased From: www.tigerdirect.ca

Price: $249.97

Bibliography:

"Intel Core I5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (BX80646I54670K)."PCPartPicker. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2014.


"Central Processing Unit (CPU): Parts, Definition & Function."Http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/central-processing-unit-cpu-parts-definition-function.html#lesson. BBB ACCREDITED BUSINESS, n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2014.


"Improve Video Quality with Intel® Clear Video HD Technology." Intel. Intel, n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2014.


"Intel Core I5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz Desktop Processor - Socket LGA 1150 - 4 Cores - 4 Threads - 6 MB Cache - Intel HD Graphics 4600 (BX80646I54670K) - BX80646I54670K." Intel Core I5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz Desktop Processor - Socket LGA 1150 - 4 Cores - 4 Threads - 6 MB Cache - Intel HD Graphics 4600 (BX80646I54670K) - BX80646I54670K. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2014.


"Intel Core I5-4670K Processor." Tigerdirect. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2014.

Component: CPU Cooler

Purpose/Function: To remove the build up of heat of computer components due to constant use.

Model Purchased: Antec H20 650 Cooling Kit KUHLER 650 Black

Rationale: Comes prefilled and requires no maintenance. RGB LED lights up your case and changes color to indicate the CPU temperature. The integrated firmware automatically adjusts the fan speed and changes the RGB LED based on the temperature. The PWM fan pushes air through directional blades and channels it thorough the radiator for optimal cooling. The easy-bend tubes allow the user to position the radiator with maximum flexibility.

Purchased From: www.amazon.ca

Price: $66.50

Bibliography:

"Antec KUHLER H2O 650 Liquid CPU Cooler."Http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-cpu-cooler-kuhlerh2o650. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2014.


"Types of CPU Cooling Fans." Http://www.nmbtc.com/fans/cpu-cooling-types/. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2014.


"Antec KUHLER H2O 650 Water/Liquid CPU Cooler 120MM."Http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209078&AID=10657534&PID=3938566&SID=&nm_mc=AFC-C8JunctionCA&cm_mmc=AFC-C8JunctionCA-_-na-_-na-_-na&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-%zn. Symantec, n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2014.

Component: Storage (Hybrid)

Purpose/Function: Monitor the data being read from the hard drive and cache the most frequently accessed data to the NAND flash memory.

Model Purchased: Seagate ST4000DX001 SSHD 4TB 3.5in SATA3 64MB Cache Internal Solid State Hybrid Drive OEM

Rationale: This hybrid model is 4 times faster than standard 7200RPM hard drives. Provides up to 4TB of storage capacity. The Adaptive Memory technology learns what data you frequently use and then copies it to the drive's solid state memory, which will allow the user to access that data in an instant.

Purchased From: www.directcanada.com

Price: $188.98

Bibliography:

"Seagate 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive (ST4000DX001)."PCPartPicker. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2014.


Chiappetta, Marco. "SSDs vs. Hard Drives vs. Hybrids: Which Storage Tech Is Right for You?" PCWorld. N.p., 17 Jan. 2013. Web. 16 Nov. 2014.


"Seagate Hybrid Drive ST4000DX001 4TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 3.5" Desktop SSHD."Http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178379&AID=10657534&PID=3938566&SID=&nm_mc=AFC-C8JunctionCA&cm_mmc=AFC-C8JunctionCA-_-na-_-na-_-na&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-%zn. Symantec, n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2014.

Component: Optical Drive

Purpose/Function: Uses a laser light to read data from or write data to an optical disc (such as CDs, DVDs, and blue-ray discs).

Model Purchased: Lite-On IHAS124-04 Super AllWrite Internal DVD Writer - Double-layer - DVD-RAM/±R/±RW - 24x 8x 16x (DVD) - 48x 32x 48x (CD) - Serial ATA (IHAS124-04)

Rationale: The dual-layer media technology allows the user to have up to 8.5GB of DVD recording space as opposed to the 4.7GB of a standard DVD+R disc. A DVD+R disc is a type of a rewritable optical disc.

Purchased From: www.vuugo.com

Price: $19.95

Bibliography:

"What Is an Optical Drive? - Definition, Types & Function." Http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/what-is-an-optical-drive-definition-types-function.html#lesson. BBB ACCREDITED BUSINESS, n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2014.


"Lite-On IHAS124-04 Super AllWrite Internal DVD Writer - Double-layer - DVD-RAM/±R/±RW - 24x 8x 16x (DVD) - 48x 32x 48x (CD) - Serial ATA (IHAS124-04)." Buy Lite-On IHAS124-04 SATA DVD Burner 24X24 at Best Prices Online in Canada from Vuugo.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2014.


"Dual Layer." What Is ? ITBUSINESSEDGE, n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2014.


"DVD-R." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 14 Nov. 2014. Web. 16 Nov. 2014.

Component: Operating System

Purpose/Function: Booting the computer. Managing peripheral devices (e.g: mouse, keyboard). The operating system provides a user interface (e.g: command line, graphical user interface). Manages files to help store, retrieve, and save data.

Model Purchased: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit - OEM

Rationale: The windows store provides new apps that the user can download. SkyDrive allows the user save documents, photos, or other files automatically and lets the user access them at anytime. The built-in Internet Explorer 11 provides faster load times and allows side-by-side browsing of websites. It also provides real-time information to your start screen from your favourite websites.

Purchased From: www.newegg.ca

Price: $109.98

Bibliography:

"Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (WN7-00615)." PCPartPicker. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2014.


"Information and Digital Technology." HSC Online. Education & Communities, n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2014.


"Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit - OEM."Http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416776&AID=10657534&PID=3938566&SID=&nm_mc=AFC-C8JunctionCA&cm_mmc=AFC-C8JunctionCA-_-na-_-na-_-na&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-%zn. Symantec, n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2014.

Component: Soundcard

Purpose/Function: Gives a computer the ability to produce sounds that can be heard by the user either over speakers or headphones.

Model Purchased: Creative Audigy Fx PCI Express x1 Interface 5.1 PCIe Sound Card with SBX Pro Studio (70SB157000000) - 70SB157000000

Rationale: It is capable of giving off 106dB SNR of great audio through your speakers. This sound card also comes with independent line-in and microphone connectors, which allows the user to plug in two different audio sources to their computer. It can also give off 600 ohms of power, which exceeds the standard of most of today's headphones. The stereo direct allows the user listen to music unprocessed at the bit-rate of 24-bit 192 kHz.

Purchased From: www.vuugo.com

Price: $45.05

Bibliography:

"What Is Sound Card?" What Is Sound Card? N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2014.


"Creative Labs 70SB157000000 Sound Card (70SB157000000)."PCPartPicker. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2014.


"Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX 5.1 Sound Card SB1570." : Amazon.ca: Computers & Tablets. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2014.

Component: Wireless Network Adapter

Purpose/Function: Allows a computer to join a wireless LAN (Local Area Network).

Model Purchased: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 plus Bluetooth Adapter (7260HMWDTX1)

Rationale: Delivers fast Wi-Fi speed (up to 867 Mbps). It also has more capacity for users (80MHz). The Intel Wireless Display allows the user to watch movies, videos, and photos from a compatible computer to a compatible TV.

Purchased From: www.amazon.ca

Price: $72.34

Bibliography:

Mitchell, Bradley. "Know Your Wireless Device: Routers, Access Points, Adapters, and More Explained." About. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2014.


"Intel 7260HMWDTX1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express X1 Wi-Fi Adapter."Http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-wireless-network-card-7260hmwdtx1. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2014.


"Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 plus Bluetooth Adapter (7260HMWDTX1)." : Amazon.ca: Computers & Tablets. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2014.

Component: Keyboard

Purpose/Function: An input device used to enter letters, numbers, or symbols into the computer system by pressing buttons (keys).

Model Purchased: Azio KB501 L70 Blue LED Backlit Multi Key Rollover Volume Adjustment Knob Gaming Keyboard

Rationale: The blue LED backlighting makes the keys easy to read in the dark. This keyboard has a conveniently placed knob that the user can use to adjust the volume easily. It also has a detachable palm rest that provides comfort to the user, especially when they are using the computer for long periods of time.

Purchased From: www.ncix.com

Price: $29.99

Bibliography:

"AZIO L70 Wired Gaming Keyboard (KB501)." PCPartPicker. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.


"What Is a Computer Keyboard? - Parts, Layout & Functions."Http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/what-is-a-computer-keyboard-parts-layout-functions.html#lesson. BBB ACCREDITED BUSINESS, n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.


"AZIO KB501 L70 Keyboard." Http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823839016&AID=10657534&PID=3938566&SID=&nm_mc=AFC-C8JunctionCA&cm_mmc=AFC-C8JunctionCA-_-na-_-na-_-na&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-%zn. Symantec, n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.

Component: Mouse

Purpose/Function: Enables the user to move a cursor on the computer. It is an input device that allows users to click, drag, hover, or select.

Model Purchased: Corsair Vengeance M65 Performance FPS Gaming Mouse, Gunmetal CH-9000022-NA (Black)

Rationale: The 8200 DPI laser sensor allows highly accurate mouse control. The mouse features a sniper button that can quickly switch resolution for great accuracy in fps games. The Aluminum unibody design makes the mouse lightweight, rigid, and allows for optimal mass distribution.

Purchased From: www.amazon.ca

Price: $63.98

Bibliography:

"Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse (M65 Black)." PCPartPicker. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.


Nield, David. "What Is the Function of a Computer Mouse?" Science. Demand Media, n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.


"Corsair Vengeance M65 Performance FPS Gaming Mouse, Gunmetal CH-9000022-NA (Black)." : Amazon.ca: Computers & Tablets. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.

Component: Case Fan

Purpose/Function: A fan that removes hot air from the computer case.

Model Purchased: Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition High Static Pressure 120mm Fans, 2-Pack

Rationale: Provides a high static pressure, while remaining quiet. The custom molded blades and the fan enclosure helps to move the airflow in the right direction. The case fan comes with three colored rings that allows you to customize it, so that it could match the rest of your hardware.

Purchased From: www.memoryexpress.com

Price: $34.99

Bibliography:

"Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans (CO-9050006-WW)." PCPartPicker. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2014.


"Case Fan Definition from PC Magazine Encyclopedia." Case Fan Definition from PC Magazine Encyclopedia. TRUSTe, n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2014.


"Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition CO-9050006-WW 120mm Twin Pack High Static Pressure Case Fan." Www.newegg.ca. Symantec, n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2014.

Component: Case

Purpose/Function: Provides a standard format for installation of hardware. It also protects that hardware and its fan keeps it cool.

Model Purchased: Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel / Plastic compact ATX Mid Tower Case

Rationale: The side panels and expansion slots use thumb screws and installing the SSD, hard drive and optical drive require no tools, so that building and/or upgrading it will be easier. The dust filter is behind the front intake fan to help keep the interior clean. The case has 7 PCI-E slots and it allows you to install up to four hard drives and four SSD's at the same time and it also has 8 fan mounting points let you expand your cooling system.

Purchased From: www.newegg.ca

Price: $64.98

Bibliography:

"Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (200R)." PCPartPicker. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2014.


Andrew, Jacob. "What Is the Function of a Computer Case? | The Classroom | Synonym." The Classroom. Demand Media, n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2014.


"Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel / Plastic Compact ATX Mid Tower Case." Www.newegg.ca. Symantec, n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2014.

Component: Power Supply

Purpose/Function: Its primary function is to supply power to the computer.

Model Purchased: APEVIA WARLOCK POWER ATX-WA1100W 1100W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI CrossFire Active PFC Power Supply

Rationale: This power supply has short circuit, over voltage, and over current protection. All of the cables are sleeved so that there is no clutter and it helps improve airflow. It also has fan LED lights that can be switched to blue, green or red. The fan has an automatically controlled speed to help with cooling.

Purchased From: www.newegg.ca

Price: $109.99

Bibliography:

Beal, Vangie. "Power Supply." What Is Power Supply? Webopedia. ITBUSINESSEDGE, n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.


"APEVIA WARLOCK POWER ATX-WA1100W 1100W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI CrossFire Active PFC Power Supply." - Newegg.ca. Symantec, n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.

Component: Monitor

Purpose/Function: Used to display the computer's user interface and used to open programs. It allows the user to interact with the computer via keyboard and mouse.

Model Purchased: ASUS VS Series VS228H-P Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 50000000:1 (ASCR)

Rationale: The SPLENDID Video Intelligence Technology evaluates every pixel in every frame and adjusts them to the conditions that are the most favorable to the human eye. This monitor also allows the user to select from 4 temperature colors.

Purchased From: www.newegg.ca

Price: $164.99

Bibliography:

"Monitor." Definition. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.


"VB175N." Www.asus.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.


"ASUS VS Series VS228H-P Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor 250 Cd/m2 50000000:1 (ASCR)." Refurbished:. Symantec, n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.

Component: Computer Speakers

Purpose/Function: They allow the user to listen to music and hear sound effects from their computer.

Model Purchased: Cyber Acou CA-3090 Performance Series 2.1 Speaker System

Rationale: These speakers come with a desktop control pod that contains the on/off switch, master volume, headphone output jack, and the auxiliary input. It also comes with a video game adapter cable.

Purchased From: www.memoryexpress.com

Price: $29.99

Bibliography:

"Cyber Acoustics CA-3090 10W 2.1ch Speakers (CA3090)." PCPartPicker. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.


"Computer Function and Accesories." : Speakers. Blogger, 22 Dec. 2010. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.


"Cyber Acou." CA-3090 Performance Series 2.1 Speaker System at Memory Express. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.


"Computer Parts." Canada Computers & Electronics. Intel, n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.

Software: Google Chrome

Function of software: It is an internet browser that lets you search and/or bookmark a website. It can allow the user to open a new tab in a new window and can also check spelling.

Type of software: Application

Rationale: This software has a large amount of extensions, add-ons, and built-in applications. The user interface has a simple look. Google chrome allows you to search from the address bar.

Purchased From: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95346?hl=en

Price: Free

Bibliography:

Laura. "5 Basic Functions of Google Chrome You Should Know." 5 Basic Functions of Google Chrome You Should Know. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.


Popp, Melissa. "5 Reasons Why Google Chrome Should Be Your Default Browser." TechNorms. N.p., 19 Nov. 2011. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.

Software: Office 365

Function of software: Provides office applications, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to subscribers.

Type of Software: Application

Rationale: Provides the latest versions of office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. It has 1 Tb of extra online storage per user (up to 5). As a subscriber, the user can get Microsoft technical support at no extra charge. Subscribers also get 60 Skype world minutes of calling per month to over 60 countries.

Purchased From: http://office.microsoft.com/en-ca/office365home/

Price: $10.00/month

Bibliography:

"Office 365." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 19 Nov. 2014. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.


"Office 365 Home." Buy. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.

Additional Information

4.a) Did you stay under budget, if yes, what strategy did you use to ensure that you did not go over budget? If no, what could you have sacrificed to stay under the budget?


No i went over my budget. To avoid this, i could have used a cheaper video card because my video card was one of my most expensive components. I also could have sacrificed my storage component for something that was cheaper because the storage model that i chose had a memory storage of 4 TB, which was more than enough for the computer that i was building.


b) Prove to your customer that they should be buying the computer you will build for them. Find an assembled computer online offered by your competitors and compare it to the one you have built.


The XPS 8700 Performance Desktop has an 4th Generation Intel Core i3 Processor, but my computer has an intel core i5 processor, which provides a faster CPU performance. The i5 processor has a larger on-board memory that can help the processor handle repetitive tasks faster. The XPS 8700 Performance Desktop offers a hard drive with 1 TB of memory, which seems substantial, but the computer that i made has a solid-state drive and hard drive hybrid that can accommodate up to 4 TB of memory.


c) In general, what are the advantages to building your own computer?


The advantage is that you have the freedom of picking the components that you want, so that it can suit your needs and lifestyle. You also get to decide how much money you want to spend on building your computer.


d) In general, what are the advantages to buying a preassembled computer?


The advantage is that you save a lot of time by buying the computer, as opposed to building one. Another advantage is that the risk of having non-compatible components is significantly less than the risk would be if you built your own computer. The companies that build these preassembled computers also have access to more advanced technology, such as a touchscreen computer monitor, which would be more appealing to others than a standard computer model.