Finding the right PC for your needs.
Buy standard or custom build?
Whilst there are many, many options to choose from in an off the shelf computer, there’s also more choice when it comes to custom building your PC.
This is perfect for the serious gamer or someone who needs a much more powerful PC for their work.
You can buy a standard PC and then customise it as needed, or you can simply design and build one from the ground up.
Either way, the important thing is to ensure the PC you get at the end of the process does what you need it to do.
Key hardware which determines performance
The short term memory of your computer (aka: RAM) is heavily impacted by the amount of programs you have open simultaneously.
As you open more programs on your computer RAM is consumed and performance is decreased.
Choose a computer with the correct amount and type of memory to have reliability and performance from the start.
The “Brain” of your computer. (aka: Processor) is impacted by the complexity and the processing requirements of your applications.
When users complain about slow starting or loading of programs, an under performing processor is usually the cause of frustration.
Choosing the right brand and type of processor in your new PC is important.
The long term memory of your computer (aka: Hard Drive) is where your data is stored.
When you download from the internet, import your photos, check your emails or do any action that stores or opens information; your hard drive is used.
The hard drive has a special impact on performance as the right choice here can simultaneously speed up loading and increase storage capacity. Choosing the correct type and capacity from the start is very important..
Consider a wide range
With so many options out there for a new PC, it can be difficult to identify the right model at a glance.
But we’d encourage you to have a deep dive into what’s available before you buy and seek out the widest range of options so you can narrow them down.
When you understand what’s available and compare that to your specific needs, you will very quickly be able to identify the right PC.