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.


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=

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.


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

Purchased from=

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=

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=

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=

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=

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.

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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.

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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=

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=

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=

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=

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=

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.

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Price= $38.59

End of Computer hardware


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=

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=

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=

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.


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=

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=

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.