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Building a new PC - How to choose the right hardware?

Choosing the right hardware

You are planning to build your own PC and so are looking for some information about how to choose the right hardware before making any purchase. This tip is for beginners as well as experts.

Main components

The main components are the CPU, Mainboard, RAM Memory, Power supply and hardisk.
Below you will get an idea of which type of hardware will be needed for your new PC:

Sound system

This depends on what type of sound system you need. Most integrated motherboards has the sound card inbuilt.
If you buying a motherboard without a soundcard inbuilt you will get an idea of what you will need, also about the sound system device:

Sound card: http://ccm.net/faq/1844-choosing-your-sound-card
Speaker: http://ccm.net/faq/2599-choosing-the-best-sound-system


Nowadays, computer games require more powerful graphic cards! You will be able to choose the right graphic cards which will depend on your need.

To enjoy 3D games with high resolutions, the right monitor is a point consider, below you will get info about which type of screen you will need:


Peripherals such as mouse, keyboard and headphones, these peripherals are the most vital components which you will have to take in respect.

Here are some tips which will help you in choosing the best devices:
  • Keyboard: http://ccm.net/faq/1923-choosing-your-keyboard

Cooling system

The cooling system is a very important point in building a PC.
This tip will give you an idea of which cooling system will suit your need:

Fan: http://ccm.net/faq/4534-cooling-system-choosing-a-fan

Complete FAQ on cooling methods: http://ccm.net/faq/9023-cooling-down-your-pc

Additional hardware

  • TV tuner card : http://ccm.net/faq/1224-choosing-your-tv-tuner-card

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