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most important thing in a pc?

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Rigs' started by watchinthewheel, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. watchinthewheel

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    what would you all say is the most important thing for a pc to have (not necceseraly just for gaming)
     
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    That's a strange question because you need everything for it to be a working PC.

    But I suppose the CPU.
     
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    Power supply unit.
     
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    Depends what you want if for?? :confused:

    The most important elements to get right are:-

    Motherboard
    PSU
    Memory

    ....as those three will always effect stability if you cheapskate on them.

    CPU speed/type is dependent on what you want, games, business apps, graphics manipulation etc. For the former, and the best VFM an Athlon is the way, for the latter two, unless you go 64bit, a P4.
    VGA card is important depending on whether the PC is to be multimedia or business orientated.

    Then there is the amount of ram needed (for XP at least 512mb), the speed of ram (nowadays for gaming at least DDR333), and make. Cheap ram = headaches.

    And of course the humble monitor. There's no point in having a flash PC if your monitors an eye straining pile junk.........
     

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