Do you want to buy a new computer but all this hype around confuses you? Then you are in the right place. Buy-a-new-computer.com is here to present you in plain words what exactly you need to know about computers and their parts so to be able to search market efficiently and buy the best computer for your budget.
As you know computer industry has grown very large and computers nowadays are an integral part of our living. In the past a personal computer (PC) was an expensive gadget and it was considered a luxury. Now as technology progresses things have changed. Computers just like cars became a necessity.
There are computers that serve any need. There are cheap computers and expensive computers. You can buy a new computer just for browsing with just $300 but you can also buy a gaming computer with $3000. What’s the difference between them? Their purpose.
But let’s start from the basics. What is a computer?
A computer is not just one thing. It is like a living organism that contains many and different parts. These parts cooperate all together and the computer “comes to life”. If a basic part of the computer fails then it needs replacement in order for the pc to operate again.
Parts of a Computer
Let’s see first what the basic parts of the computer are. With the term “basic” we mean the internal computers parts that are located inside the pc tower. Inside the tower you can find at least the following components:
|Central Processing unit (CPU)|
|Computer Memory Modules (RAM)|
|Video Card (or Graphics Card)|
|Computer Storage Devices (Hard disk, DVD Rom etc.)|
|Power Supply Unit (PSU)|
These are the basic computer parts that a pc needs in order to operate. These are the main hardware components that you do a market research for before you buy a new computer. The overall performance of the pc and its total cost depend mainly from the above parts.
Of course a computer is not just the above hardware. In order to have a usable computer you need some necessary peripheral devices. These are the following:
|Input Devices (Keyboard, Mouse etc.)|
Now we completed the main computer parts list. These are all you need in order to have a fully operational computer. Every other hardware you can think of just adds up functionality or increases performance. For an overview of the above computer parts please follow this link. Of course you are going to need a bunch of necessary software components, like a computer operating system, in order for your computer to work.
How and Where to buy Computers
Buy-a-new-computer.com will address also these questions. You could tell us that there is no need for a website providing such information as every salesman in a local computer shop could provide all the necessary information and build a computer for you.
Yes indeed. There are people that they just want a functional computer and they are not interested for the best solution. They just need a cheap computer. But if you are like most people who like to spend their money to the best quality they can get, then you understand that a market research is necessary.
A salesman most probably will promote and sell you products that his manager ordered him and not what is best for your money. This is how the big computer stores work. They build and offer “ready” computer systems under their brand name using mostly hardware of average quality.
In fact you cannot be sure about the components that you buy. These systems of course target the novice audience that they really don’t have a clue about computers.
Well, there are two places where you can buy computer parts. The first is to visit a local computer parts store and the second is to order the computer parts from the Internet.
There are hundreds e-shops where you can buy computer parts online. Also the majority of the e-shops offer many discounts on a great variety of items. So an online purchase of a whole computer is overall much more a good buy than buying from a local store.
We clarify that we are not against the local computer stores as the most e-shops are compartments of these businesses. What it changes is the way you buy. The products you buy from the internet are generally cheaper because, from the seller’s point of view, cost less than the items in the shop window. The reason is obvious; products that are bought electronically just need a warehouse and nothing else.
A good buyer does his market research first, that contains many steps, and then buys. A complete research before buying a new computer may contain the following steps:
- Reading reviews and benchmarks for the basic computer parts
- Comparing computer parts
- Comparing prices
- Comparing local and online computer parts stores
- Build a computer from scratch using the above obtained information
The mission of this web site is to create a knowledge base around computer hardware and also to provide simple and understandable guides on how to buy a new computer and also how to build it. The language that is going to be used will be simple avoiding too much of terminology. We hope that buy-a-new-computer.com will be an easy place to start for beginners. Click here to learn more about buy-a-new-computer.com.
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