Computer Hardware

The parts that make the world work

What is computer hardware?

Well it is the pieces of a computer that work together to make everything work.

Computer Case/ Power Supply unit

These are two very important parts that aren't talked about much. The case hold all of the other parts while the PSU distributes the power to all of the components.


Motherboard

The motherboard is what all of the components of a computer attach to. Motherboards come in many different sizes with different features to you can always find one to fit your needs.


Hard Drive

Hard Drives store all of you data. There are two different kinds of hard drives an hard disk drive which has spin heads. There is also solid state drives the have no moving parts and is much faster but can't hold as much data and are more expensive.


Memory

Memory or RAM is a temporary storage used by your computer that is extremely fast. It is used as a holding area for your processor. If you have enough ram you can make a RAM disk for extremely fast storage.


Video Card

A video card or GPU is that part of the computer that renders the image that is displayed on the screen. GPU can be integrated onto the processor or come as a separate cards. They can cost anywhere from $50 to $5000.


Processor

The processor or CPU is the brains of the computer. CPU are composed of cores and there can be anywhere from one to sixteen cores. You can purchase a CPU for anywhere from $50 to upwards of $3000