The most important [ ?! ]

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Cosmin, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

    Trying to quess which you consider is the most important when purchasing a computer ..
    1. Mobo & CPU
    2. Monitor - case
    3. Others ??

    Mine is colored :cool:
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
    Mobo and Processor for sure. I would add that RAM and Harddrive are important as well.

    If you like games, Video Card is important. If you like Music, Sound Card is important.
  3. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    It really depends. If you're bying monitor and keyboard/mouse I think it's more important (or at least equal) to get these things right. This is because they often stay with you for more than one computer generation (at least if you upgrade a little now and then and don't sit on the same computer for 5 years). So the next time you can skip these and put more money into the goodies. :)
  4. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

    When you say purchase a computer, do you mean like 'purchasing' the whole thing as a set, or build your own?
    It would make a difference because you can really choose the mobo when purchasing the machine as a package - therefore it would be important to find a reliable computer with the best specs so that you won't be needing to upgrade for a while.

    On the other hand, if you're building a computer from scratch, I think it'll be important to find a reliable mobo that's long lasting, while choosing a CPU that gives you the biggest bang for your buck (doesn't matter if it's not the fastest CPU on the market since they're not usually worth the money.)
    In addition to this, it's also important to plan in advance what you want to store on the machine. Hence you'll need to choose a Hard Disk that'll be suitable for your needs.
  5. MJS

    MJS Guest

    I would say Processor is important, RAM, you can get away with having about 256mb on WinXP, but 512mb reccommended.

    As suggested before, if you like gaming, you would want a decent (at least 128mb) grapihcs card and also, a good soundcard that supports EAX. If you like listening to music, then you can get away with a shoddy built-in soundcard, like my old SigmaTel chip on my motherboard. The music quality was good, but games where all crackly, so I upgraded to a Philips 4.1 soundcard.

    You will also want a good size HDD, say 80gb+ from a good manufacturer like Western Digital, Maxtor and Seagate (im not sure if there are any other HDD manufacturers as it goes :cool: ).

    You can't really say which is most important because in the end, you need all of that stuff for the computer to work, it's just a case of the more money you spend, the better/faster/more reliable the product will be (thats how it should be anyway). Stick to known brands and check for user-reviews on websites etc. so you know how good a product is from people who have tried and tested the product.

  6. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

    Fort Worth, TX
    Mother board!

    I know I screwed up and bought the wrong model/brand at the wrong time twice. To do a processor upgrade I had to buy a new MB too. That doubled my price both times.

    Monitor is a close second. You're going ot be staring at it for 3-5 years. You had better like what you picked.

    Keyboards/Mice are throw aways and in consequential.