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Determining the power

From: Speeding Up Your Home PC for Beginners

Video: Determining the power

Hard drive is important, but you also need to think about what you're going to use the computer for. Are you a game player? Movie lover? Music lover? Think about video cards and sounds cards or those things that you're going to need in your new computer. Or are you just checking your email, checking Facebook, surfing the web a little bit, doing some googling? You'll probably find, if you go into the store and look at the basic desktops, the one on sale is going to do fine for what you need. What I often tell people is, "The 300 dollar "one on sale is great, if all you're doing "is checking your email and facebook and surfing the web." But if you are a gameplayer, if you are a movie lover, if you do want to do the video editing, if you want that kind of power, then you need to look at the higher end models.

Determining the power

Hard drive is important, but you also need to think about what you're going to use the computer for. Are you a game player? Movie lover? Music lover? Think about video cards and sounds cards or those things that you're going to need in your new computer. Or are you just checking your email, checking Facebook, surfing the web a little bit, doing some googling? You'll probably find, if you go into the store and look at the basic desktops, the one on sale is going to do fine for what you need. What I often tell people is, "The 300 dollar "one on sale is great, if all you're doing "is checking your email and facebook and surfing the web." But if you are a gameplayer, if you are a movie lover, if you do want to do the video editing, if you want that kind of power, then you need to look at the higher end models.

Games require considerably more power in the computer than Facebook does. Simple as that.

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