Save Some Money When Buying a New Computer

Hello readers. Today I will discuss how to save money while purchasing a brand new computer; whether it be for gaming or general use. Personally ,these are all tips that I have used in the past.

So check out my advice:

Because of today’s economy, people carry on and search for approaches to save a reasonable amount of extra bucks every now and then. The same should be no different in relation to purchasing desktop computer systems. Those who are wanting just a basic machine that may also be able to perform the most common computing jobs (for example, handling work files, browsing the Internet, playing music, etc.) can certainly get a fully functional PC for around $500, though it may be more or less depending on need/sales/current prices. Anything more than this, like playing video games on Medium or High settings, or video editing, will require something like the best gaming PC under $1000. At any rate, below are some money-saving techniques for all the bargain shoppers on the market.

Storage:

In regards to storage, around a 400-600 GB hard drive should be enough for almost all your  general computing purposes. Hard drive storage is the space you will need for storing hundreds of files, whether it is a large library of movies or even the dozens of downloaded TV episodes , or for most of you, video games. Those who prefer HD-quality videos really should be ready with bigger hard drives as these varieties of files will surely take up a bigger amount of space for storage. Same thing goes with video game players; as video game sizes increase (open world, higher textures resulting in larger graphic files, etc), players should expect to increase their hard drive storage space, simply because they will be able to hold much less videogames.

Some might believe that optical drives certainly are a thing of the past. Although it holds true that their functionality are slowly becoming obsolete (due to Steam taking over as a digital online video game retailer that requires no physical discs to be inserted), having no less than one optical drive at home is still important. DVDs are still a thing, and some optical drives allow you to play or burn Blu-Ray as well so definitely consider that if you are going to be watching on a good, 27″ high-resolution monitor.

Some basic hardware:

When choosing between a couple of reasonably-priced desktops, just about the most important factors to think of is the processing unit. Most budget PC’s have dual-core processors, with either the Intel Pentium or even AMD’s Athlon series (mainly Athlon II) usually receiving the nod. Although these processors will not be as powerful for their Core 2 Duo counterparts, they virtually share a similar technology makeup. The only glaring difference is usually that the lower-powered processors below the knob on clock speed, L2 cache, or FSB speed.

When you are considering memory (or RAM), most budget desktops should have at least 2GB of RAM. Random Access Memory is what allows your computer to function efficiently while running various tasks, or during intensive multimedia processes like video or animation editing.

Having a lack of RAM will certainly slow down some type of computers when programs like Google Chrome, Photoshop, Steam, and Microsoft Word are opened at the same time since all of them require some sort of local database (your RAM) to dump data into.

Go with Integrated Graphics Cards

Because of which higher components could be more expensive and require more power from the laptops’ power supply, most budget computers should have integrated graphics cards in them. These things are more capable compared to previous days where integrated video cards were not able to play even old video games.

To save money on buying an expensive graphic card, try an integrated graphic card. It is “integrated” with your CPU, so essentially you are buying both a processor and a video card at the same time, saving you from buying a video card that could cost upwards of $200 or $300.

You should be able to play older games which are less graphic-intensive and never require excessive frame rates.. After all, the end goal here is to lower money spent; those who find themselves looking to play more complex games need to have a bigger gaming budget ready for a higher system.

For now, I hope this article has helped save you money. Do not be afraid to cheap out on some things, but keep in mind the hardware parts you absolutely need and which ones you don’t!

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Save Some Money When Buying a New Computer