PC Hardware

By: Ishaan Sharma

The SSD (Ishaan Sharma)

Function/Importance

A Solid-state drive (SSD) functions like a Hard Disk Drive (HDD), but it uses flash memory instead of a spinning disk to store data. The SSD is a type of mass storage device, it supports reading and writing and keeps stored data in a permanent state even without power.

Attributes

  • Amount of space
  • Type of SATA interface (SATA ll or lll)
  • Maximum speeds (Read/Write)
  • ECC Memory
  • Reliability

Types of SSD's

Budget-conscious Model:

MZ-7KE128BW SSD 850 PRO 2.5” SATA III - 128GB $119.99

Average Model:

MZ-7KE256BW SSD 850 PRO 2.5” SATA III - 256GB $199.99

High-end Model:

MZ-7KE1T0BW SSD 850 PRO 2.5” SATA III - 1TB $699.99

Big image

The Motherboard (Ishaan Sharma)

Function/Importance

The motherboard is a piece of plastic that holds all the circuitry to connect all the components of a computer system together. It is the most important part in every computer, it holds most of the parts together. The motherboard contains many slots and ports to connect different types of components together.

Attributes

  • Processors Supported
  • Memory Supported
  • Max. Memory
  • Kinds of Ports

Models

Budget-conscious Model:

ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM R2.0 Motherboard - $67.98

Average Model:

ASUS Z87 Pro LGA 1150 Motherboard - $179.98

High-end Model:

ASUS Maximus VI Extreme LGA 1140 Motherboard - $424.99

Big image

RAM (Ishaan Sharma)

Function/Importance

Random-access memory (RAM) is a type of storage for computer systems that makes it possible to access data very quickly in random order. Ram is the main memory of a computer system. Memory stored in it, is lost right when the computer looses power. Ram is used by the CPU to store information that needs to be used very quickly, but does not need to be stored permanently.

Attributes

  • Memory Category (Laptop/Desktop)
  • Total Capacity
  • Capacity per Module
  • Type
  • Configuration
  • Speed

Models

Budget-conscious Model:

Crucial 2GB DDR2 800MHz Desktop Memory - $44.99

Average Model:

Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Desktop Memory - $111.99

High-end Model:

Corsair Vengeance 32GB DDR3 1866MHz Desktop Memory - $408.98

Big image

The CPU (Ishaan Sharma)

Function/Importance

The Central Processing Unit (CPU) is the brain of a computer. It handles all the instructions given to your computer. It preforms the basic arithmetical, logical, and input/output operations of a computer system. Every single instruction run through your computer system has to go through your CPU. The CPU is also referred as the processor.

Attributes

Some of the attributes you can look for when buying a CPU are:

  • The CPU Type (Desktop/Laptop)
  • Processor Interface
  • Processor Speed
  • Fan/Heat Sink Included
  • Power Consumption
  • Warranty

Models

Budget-conscious Model:

Celeron Dual Core E1400 - 2 GHz - $78

Average Model:

Intel Core i5-4670 Processor - 3.4 GHz - $214

High-end Model:

Intel Core i7-5930K Processor - 3.70 GHz - $579.00

Big image

Bibliography (Ishaan Sharma)