Building Computer System

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Member Name: Guganesan A/L N Selvaraj
N.R.I.C : 880202-05-5519
UOG ID : 000754278

Programme: Computer system and networks

Courses: BSC (HONS) COMPUTING

Member Name: Guganesan A/L N Selvaraj
N.R.I.C : 880202-05-5519
UOG ID : 000754278

Programme: Computer system and networks

Courses: BSC (HONS) COMPUTING

Computer System and Networks

Computer System and Networks

A) Deliverable A : Statement of use

My project is to build a complete computer system based on gaming computer specification. The reason is because I always wanted have a gaming computer to play the latest games in the market such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Need For Speed Series. I couldn’t play those games in my current computer which have low specification that not compatible with those games. My current personal computer(PC) is using Intel dual core 1.8 Ghz with 2GB ram, Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit and integrated on-board graphic processing unit(GPU) 64MB. The latest games require a high speed processor and dedicated graphic processor to run game application. Game applications nowadays use high usage of graphic processor. As I did research on internet, I found that all the current computer games have minimum specs of Quad Core processor, 4GB RAM, 64 Bit Operating System, and graphic card with 1GB memory and 500 MHz speed. So with the given budget, I can buy better components than the minimum specs.

Apart from games, I will also use the PC for graphic and video editing. Graphic editing software such as Adobe Photoshop CS 5 requires more RAM, and GPU power. Adobe Photoshop recommended specs are dual core processor, 1GB RAM and 512 MB graphic. As for video editing I will be using Adobe After effect which also requires high usage of RAM and GPU. Adobe Affect recommended specs are dual core processor, 4GB ram and dedicated graphic card. I will also use the PC to develop application using Visual Studio 2010.For this I need minimum specs of 1.6Ghz processor with 2GB RAM.

As I my main usage of computer require high processing speed and graphic accelerated application, I decided to purchase gaming specs component. Since the budget given to me is not sufficient to purchase all the high end gaming component, I will focus on buying component that accelerate data processing and computing , such processor, RAM, graphic card and motherboard. I will buy other component such monitor, keyboard, mouse, speaker and casing with the cheapest price since it does not contribute to performance of the system.

I will buy a mid-range quad processor that gave capability to handle multi-tasking application smoothly with 4 cores 4 tread. If I had more budget I would purchase more high end processor such as i7 3770 which as 4 cores and thread.

As I will store very import data such as college assignments, work related documents, personal information, songs and videos, I will need bigger storage and reliable way of storing my data. For this I am plan to build RAID1 (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) with two hardisk to reduce losses of important data. The RAID1 storage will be only use to store important data and application that doesn’t require faster read and write speed such as word processing software. To store operating system, gaming application and software that requires faster read and write speed to the hardisk, I will use SSD (solid state drive) drive to boost the performance.

As for graphic processor I need a very good graphic card to play games and to do multimedia tasks. Higher the price, the quality of graphic card that I can get. So I will buy a mid-range graphic card that affordable within the give budget. I will also need motherboard that can support my quad core processor and graphic card. The motherboard should have minimum of 3 sata interface and should able to support RAID1. I am very excited with build the system although am not going to...
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