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What Spec Computer Do I Need

imagesWhen building a computer you need to decide what sort of system you need? What are you going to be using the computer for? Are you going to be using the computer just for internet browsing or do you need a high spec computer for gaming??

In our “Choosing components” guides we will refer to the following three levels of computer systems, You need to decide which category you want to build a system for.

>> System 1 – Entry Level Computer

This system is for very light computer users, typically you will only run one maybe two applications at any one time. The applications will not be resource hungry (Won’t take up much memory / CPU power)

Typical applications for this computer would include

> Internet Browsing
> Checking e-mails
> Occasional Word Processing

Recommended Hardware Specs For “Entry Level Computer”

> Budget CPU such as an Intel Celeron
> 1gb of low spec memory
> Small hard-drive 320gb
> Basic 2d graphics card
> Cheap Small Monitor

>> System 2 – Medium Level Computer

This system will be for most users. Users typically run multiple applications at once such as

> Internet Browsing
> Checking e-mails
> Word Processing
> Chat programs such as MSN / Skype
> Watch videos / streaming media
> Other misc applications
> Low spec games

Recommended Hardware Specs For “Medium Level Computer”

> Min Dual core, Recommended entry quad core CPU
> 2gb of memory
> Min 500gb, Recommended 1tb Hard-drive
> Entry level 3d graphics card (If you want to play games get a better graphics card)
> Mid range monitor

>> System 3 – High Level Computer

This system will be typically for gamers and users that use resource hungry applications such as video editing and so on. Typical applications you will use are all of the above listed applications on the “Medium Level Computer” system plus

> Computer Games
> Video editing
> Graphics editing
> Watching HD quality video

Recommended Hardware Specs For “High Level Computer”

> Min quad core CPU
> Min 4gb memory, Recommend 8gb (Of fast memory)
> 1tb Hard-drive
> High end 3d graphics card
> High end monitor

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