Download Show 6 EP6 Home vs Business vs Gaming Computers
Custom Built Computer Ordering Idea.
Important: show examples of your gaming machines with some pre made specs and prices to help clench the deal.
Important: What's there budget.
Important: Give them a quote to agree on.
Very Important: Always take a big deposit example 50% with a terms & agreement with a cooling off period. Alsowith the understanding that if they cancel once its built and its passed the dead line you keep the deposit. Important: make a list of what they need and ask lots questions ie; do they need USB and audio jack at front of case, case window, led lights etc etc.
Questions you may want to ask the customer before you build.
1. Do you plan on overclocking your computer?
2. Do or Can they want to use any of the parts from my old computer? This depends on your situation; if your computer is more than four years old, chances are that most of the parts will be too old, slow or incompatible for your new machine. On the other hand, if you are upgrading from a fairly new machine, you may be able to use many of the parts. All of this assumes the old computer will no longer be used. If you, or someone else, is going to continue using your old computer, it's probably best just to leave it intact.
3. What will be the main function of the computer?
• Video editing
• Entertainment system/media center
• Gaming system We’re not talking here about the occasional game of solitaire We’re talking about cutting edge 3D gaming – first-person shooters or real-time strategy games. That uses "anisotropic filtering" and anti-aliasing and mip-mapped specular reflections and a lot of other confusing terminology describing visual effects, These can use a lot of resources on the system.
•Office computer An office computer can be expected to do word processing, spreadsheet and database work, network access, e-mail and a little light development of spreadsheets, databases, and presentations.
•Simple web surfer To provide basic functionality to a user who just needs web surfing, a little word processing, and the occasional game of solitaire. 4.What will affect the choice of any part/peripheral?
•Compatibility You’ll want to make sure that all the parts you buy work together without problems. The CPU, the motherboard, and the RAM in particular must be compatible with each other. Again, you’ll also want to make sure that your operating system supports the hardware & Software they have or want.
•Form factor Form factor is the specification that provides the physical measurements for the size of components and where mounting devices for them are located.
• EATX or Extended ATX boards are 12"x13". This format is almost exclusive to workstation computers.
• ATX is the most common form factor and is the de facto standard. In this form factor the motherboard is (usually) vertically mounted for more space and more efficient cooling than some other standards.
• microATX, or µATX, is smaller than standard ATX, but at the cost of fewer expansion slots. Many cases that support ATX also allow micro-ATX.
Power rating The power supply you choose needs to supply enough DC current to run your components. Beyond that it needs to supply stable, accurate voltages, i.e. the 12 volt rail needs to supply 12 volts (within normal tolerances of 10% or so) steadily under any foreseeable load, likewise the 3 and 5v rails at their respective voltages. Cheap power supplies tend to fall down in these areas.
• There are several calculators that try to help you select an adequate PSU for your system
• Do they need SLI (NVIDIA) or Crossfire (ATI) mode
• Get a branded make ie: corsair, thermaltake, Antec, cheaper but good option is cooler master and don't penny pinch on quality and power.
Fans Fans currently come in two basic sizes, 80mm and 120mm. but more higher end sizes are 92mm 140mm & 200mm Cases. and there is a difference in quality and the quietness of the fan and the yield of air flow you can also mount in a push-pull configuration (one fan pulls cool outside air in, the other pushes hot interior air out).
Heat Sinks You got stock heat sinks & custom heat sinks these come in all shape and sizes and some are massive so take this into account. Compound is very important part of the cooling process.
USB USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 USB 3 ports are now available on some motherboards and they are even faster than 2.0 (up to 5Gbps). Although there are not many devices available yet that support the USB 3.0 standard,
Cache The cache of a Hard drive is a faster media than the hard drive itself, which is normally 2MB (in low-end), 8MB (standard), or 16MB (large disks only). 32MB & 64MB The existence of a cache increases the speeds of retrieving short bursts of information, and also allows pre-fetching of data. Larger cache sizes generally result in faster data access.
Rotational Speed The speed at which the hard drives platters spin. Most laptop (2.5 inch) drives spin at 5400 RPM, while common desktop drives come in at 7200. There are PATA and SATA drives that spin at 10,000 RPM and some SCSI drives hit 15,000. However drives above 7,200 RPM usually have limited capacity, and a much higher price than comparable 7,200RPM drives, making such drives advisable only when the fastest possible speeds are required.
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