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A typical desktop computer specification


Here is a sample desktop computer specification if you are searching for a good desktop computer to buy. I have listed the most component features you should check when you buy desktop computer.

Actually, the intended usage of a computer should be your first step to answer. Why are you going to buy? What are you going to do with it? I say this because you don’t have to buy a high-end pc for tasks such as word processing, spreadsheet, web browsing or e-mail.

If you do have enough budgets, go for it. For the future it will serve you well for graphical and design works too.

This is a typical desktop computer specification, this doesn’t mean you should buy this computer. It is just a guide to help you.

Manufacturer Cabinet type: Dell, Compaq, HP or other good brands
Operating system: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Processor Manufacturer: Intel or AMD Processor
Type: Intel Core Duo Processor
Speed: 2.0GHZ
Bus Speed: 1000MHZ
Motherboard Form Factor: ATX, Micro-ATX
Chipset: Intel 945G Express
No of PCI Slots: 4
Peripheral Connectors (Front): USB 2.0 (2), headphone/speaker out
Peripheral Connectors (Back): USB 2.0 (5), VGA out, Ethernet (Rj-45), Stereo Line-in, Microphone, Speaker/Line out, Serial and Parallel ports
Storage Drives Hard Drive Capacity: 200GB
Hard Drive Interface: SATA, 7200RPM
Memory Memory Type: DDR2 SDRAM
Installed memory: 1GB
Upgradable: Up to 4GB
CD/DVD Drives Optical Drive Type: DVD-RW
CD Read Speed: 52x and so on
DVD Read Speed: 8x, 16x and so on
Monitor (Display) Screen type: LCD or CRT Screen
Resolution: 1280 X 1024 or more
Refresh Rate: 60HZ or more
Diagonal size: 17” or more
Video Card Type: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator
Interface Type: Integrated
Video card memory: 256MB
Sound Card Type: Integrated Digital Audio
Interface Type: Integrated
Keyboard USB Enhanced QWERTY keyboard
Mouse USB Optical 2-Button Scroll mouse
Speakers Built in Speaker, Integrated sound speaker
Power Supply

This desktop computer specification covers the most important parts you should carefully look when you buy a new system.
There are a lot of desktop computer brands, however, you may choose from the known manufacturers who have good support.

If you don’t have financial problem, buying a new brand will be your primary choice. It will save you from some of the headaches associated with clone or assembled PCs.

Have a good purchase!

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