Building A Computer

Presentation for computer science (Building a computer)

What my customer's computer requires in order to meet their needs

First I have to build a new computer with the money he gave me then I will download the software for my customer' computer. My customer's computer will require a software that is associated with Music. This software must must be able to record and mix all of the instruments.

Hardware

1.Component= Case


Purpose=The case is used to hold all components together while improving airflow and protection against damage.


Model= SilverStone PS08B Black High-strength plastic and meshed front panel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case.


Rationale= I chose this particular model because this model happens to have a high strength plastic and also has a great price.


Purchased From= www.newegga.ca


Price= $49.99+$4+$19.99


2.Component= CD Rom


Purpose= A single one has the average capacity to store the memory of about 700 floppy disk, which is equal to 3,000,000 text pages.


Model Purchased= NEXXTECH EXTERNAL SLIM DVD/CD DRIVE.


Rationale= I chose this one because this one seams to be in good shape and also has a good price.


Purchased from= www.thesource.ca


Price= Total $34.96


3. Component= CPU.


Purpose= A component of the CPU that performs calculating functions such as addition and subtraction. Control unit, the component of the CPU that manages instructions


Model Purchased= Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz Quad-Core (BX80623I52500K) Processor.


Rationale= I chose this particular one because these CPU seems to be great in my opinion for music, and is also cheaper than my first choice.


Purchased from= www.amazon.ca


Price= $ 190.00


4. Component= Case fan.


Purpose= The primary purpose of a computer fan is to keep a computer cool. CPU's and other chips inside the computer can become very hot.


Model Purchased= Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC 120mm Blue LED Case Fan 2000RPM 69CFM 19DBA 3/4 Pin.


Rationale= I chose this case fan because this fan happens to suit with the case.


Purchased from= www.ncix.com


Price= $8.99


5. Component= CPU fan.


Purpose= The purpose of a CPU Fan is to make sure the CPU doesn't get overheated, I am also using it as a backup.


Model Purchased= SUPERMICRO SNK-P0040AP4 CPU Heatsink & Cooling Fan for Xeon Processor 5500/5600 Series.


Rationale= I chose this one because this model happens to be a good model for computer customer and is also cheap.


Purchased from= www.newegg.ca


Price=$39.99 + $6.99 Shipping


6. Component= Hard drive.


Purpose= The purpose of the hard drive is to hold for long term storage both the software that runs your computer, called the Operating System.


Model Purchased= Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive.


Rationale= I chose this model because these seems to be a cheapest one, most of the other Hard Drives I searched were expensive.


Purchased from= www.newegg.ca


Price= $ 117.98


7. Component= Keyboard.


Purpose= The main purpose of a keyboard is as an input device used to send data into a computer so applications can function as the user desires. While the purpose of a computer mouse is to help users to easily navigate software applications that are installed on a computer


Model Purchased= onn Wireless Keyboard.


Rationale= I chose this keyboard pad because it has a good price plus it is on sale.


Purchased from= www.walmart.ca


Price= $10


8. Component= Mouse.


Purpose= The purpose of a computer mouse is to help users to easily navigate software applications that are installed on a computer.


Model Purchased= Gigabyte GM-M5050 Wired Curvy Optical Mouse USB Black.


Rationale= I chose this mouse because this mouse because this mouse suits with the keyboard and is also cheap.


Purchased from= www.ncix.com


Price= $4.99


9. Component= Memory card.


Purpose= The function of memory card is to save documents,photos,applications and many other things.


Model Purchased= Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KVR16N11S8/4


Rationale= I chose this model because this model is the cheapest memory I found so far and is also good.


Purchased from= www.newegg.ca


Price= $59.98.


10. Component= Monitor.


Purpose= The purpose of a computer monitor is to display text and graphics produced by computer programs and to provide a visual interface for computer users.


Model Purchased= Dell Professional Series P2011H 20-inch Flat Panel Monitor.


Rationale= I chose this monitor because this monitor is good, both in price and quality. It is also the cheapest one I found.


Purchased from= www.ebay.com


Price= $66.00


11. Component= Power Supply.


Purpose= A power supply is an electronic device that supplies electrical energy to an electrical load. The primary function of a power supply is to convert one form of electrical energy to another.


Model Purchased= CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE.


Rationale= I chose this power supply because this power supply is the average power supply and is also good in price and quality.


Purchased from= www.newegg.ca


Price= $84.98


12. Component= Network Card.


Purpose= A computer uses a network interface card (NIC) to become part of anetwork. The NIC contains the electronic circuitry required to communicate using a wired connection (e.g., Ethernet) or a wireless connection (e.g., WiFi).


Model Purchased= Intel EXPI9402PTBLK Two Gigabit Copper Server Connections 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI-Express 2 x RJ45 - OEM.


Rationale= I chose this network card because this network card comes from a famous computer company Intel, and is good in price.


Purchased from= www.newegg.ca


Price= $171.98


13. Component= Sound Card


Purpose= A sound card converts digital data to sound. This allows you to listen to music from your computer using speakers or headphones.


Model Purchased= ASUS Xonar Dgx Headphone AMP & 5.1 PCI-E Sound Card With Low Profile Bracket.


Rationale= I chose this one because my customer wants to be able to hear his music and the model is also in good quality.


Purchased from= www.newegg.ca


Price= $55.27


14. Component= Video Card.


Purpose= A video card is used to process images so they can be displayed on your monitor.


Model Purchased= Brand 2GB 128 bit DDR2 hdmi/dvi/vga Pci-E 2.0x16 video graphics card.


Rationale= I chose this video card because this video card is able to help the customer make music.


Purchased from= Brand New 2GB 128Bit DDR2 HDMI I/DVI/ VGA PCI-E 2.0x16 Video Graphics Card.


Purchased from= www.ebay.ca


Price= $38.59

End of Computer hardware

Software

1. Software= Windows 8


Function of Software= This software is an operating system. You can't use a computer without an operating system.


Type of Software= System.


Rationale= I chose this software because every computer must have an operating system ( I chose the latest Microsoft operating system.)


Purchased from= www.microsoft.com/en-ca/default.aspx


Price= $120


2. Software= Microsoft Word 2013


Function of software= Microsoft Word can be used not only for business, but for fun too.


Type of Software= Application.


Rationale= This software was downloaded on my customer's computer because Microsoft Word is one of the best word processors.


Purchased from= www.microsoft.com/en-ca/default.aspx


Price= $85


3.Software= Avast! Pro Antivirus (1 Year / 1 PC).


Function of software= This software is used to protect the computer from viruses.


Type of software= Program


Rationale= I chose this antivirus because this antivirus is famous for protecting computers from viruses and is also cheap.


Purchased from= www.avast.com


Price= $20.95 per year


4. Software= Reason 8 propellerheads.


Function of software= To record and produce music.


Type of Software= Application


Rationale= I chose this software because my customer wants to be able to record, create and produce his own music.


Purchased from=www.propellerheads.se


Price= $399.00+$31.92


5. Software= Internet Browser


Function of software= To search the internet.


Rationale= I chose this software because it is the basic need to search the internet.


Purchased from= www.microsoft.com/en-ca.default.aspx


Price= Free.


6. Software= Doubletwist


Function of software= to search,and download music.


Rationale= I chose this software becuase my customer will probably need music to download.


Purchased from= www.doubletwist.com


Price= Free

Additional Information

In the first place, No I had to change the expensive ones (network card, CPU, etc etc) so that I stay under budget. My Computer is better because my computer features a lot of cool and latest music software such as reason 8, and windows 8. My computer hardware is also a lot better because it also contains one of the latest information in 2013-2014. The advantages of building my own computer is that I get to choose the hardware example: network card, CPU ... etc etc. The advantages of buying a preassembled computer is that I don't have to build a computer which will probably take a lot of time and can buy in a day and get it at the same day.