Buying a PC sometime is not that simple. Beside the price, we need to look for the components specification. To get a high tech PC definitely it means that we need to spend a lot of money.

Here are a few things that might be helpful in finding a PC that suits to our needs.


This is the main component of any computer. Processor is the one that can determines how fast a process and the result we can get on a PC.

To help us in choosing the suitable processor that is supported and appropriate for the work that we do. Intel has made some sort of categories for the types of processors, tailored to the needs of the work performed.
For e-mail, web browsing, entertainment such as audio / video and games, we can use: Intel® Core ™ i3 4th Generation

For more work productivity, and sophisticated game. The following types of processor can be use: Intel® Core ™ i5 4th Generation

If we are working with graphic design, video editing and 3D gaming, this type of processor can help us make the jobs done: Intel® Core ™ i7 4th Generation

For high performance applications and games, then this processor type may be appropriate for it: Generation Intel® Core ™ i7 Extreme Edition 4th

Random Access Memory (RAM)

Random Access Memory is a component where data was store temporary for processing in a computer. Therefore greater capacity of RAM installed in the computer is certainly more to simplify and speed up the process in a computer.

For running an operating system and simple application, we can use 2GB RAM Capacity
For multitasking work and general computer games, 4GB capacity of RAM will do.

And for video editing, graphic design or mainstream 3D games, 8 GB or more capacity will certainly help the jobs.

Hard Disk

Hard Disk is where we store our files, and where the operating system run.

For hard drive capacity of 500GB is enough to provide space for storing work files, audio / video, or games. For a movie collectors, love to play games and work with video-editing hard disk with a capacity of 1 TB (terabyte), is the right choice.

Graphics Card

The visual system will work well if we use a good graphics card. In this device, there are two types of cards.

– Integrated Graphic Card

This type of graphics card is mounted directly on the motherboard and use the RAM of the computer. Because it does not have its own RAM. This type is suitable for simple jobs, entertainment, audio / video, and a few games.

– A separate graphics card

If you are a serious gamer or a professional graphic designer, choose this card. At least it should has 1GB of RAM, but bigger is better. If you want to use it for watching movies in HD, make sure to purchase a graphic card equip with HDMI output port.

However, if we work with graphic design and video editing then this type is more appropriate. Because it has a separated RAM, then it will not overload the computer’s RAM performance. Surely this type is also ideal for a serious game player.

The operating system (OS)

Select the operating system that would be compatible with the type of application that will be used. Currently there are some options for PC operating systems, such as Linux and Windows. However, choose an operating system that will be able to supporting our work or activities.


In addition to the above components, then there are some peripherals that we might need. From many peripherals that we can use, here are a few of them that usually we need.

– Monitor

Determine monitor with high resolution capabilities, such as HD (720p), Full HD (1080p), and even Quad HD (4K).

– Printer

With an application on a computer, we will be to produce a digital document. But sometimes we need the hardcopy, such as files contract / agreement file which required a signature.

– Disk Room

If you are a video collector, and wanted to see high-resolution video, then we can use the Blu-ray disc. If not, the DVD drive is enough.

There you go, things that might be helpful when we consider in determining a PC that suits to our needs. Hopefully this information can be useful.

What do you do when you want to buy a PC?