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How to Choose a Desktop Computer


Because there are millions of different desktop computers on the market, it’s very difficult to know which one is right for you. This is especially difficult if you aren’t well versed in tech jargon. Here are things you should do and pay attention to when browsing for a new desktop PC:

Step 1 – Choose Your Configuration

In order to find the best computer for you, take into account what kind of hardware and software the computer uses. In order to make your decision based on configuration, make sure the components of the computer are relevant to your usage. For instance, if you simply want a computer that will allow you to run basic applications and let you check your email or social networks, any off-the-shelf desktop computer will probably work well for you.

If you’re a gamer and want to use your computer for playing MMORPGs or offline games, then a computer with a high-grade graphics card, more memory, and a faster processor will be better for you.

For professionals, computers are all about performance. Depending on what you need the computer for, you may want a faster processor, a top-of-the-line graphics and video card, as well as Bluetooth capabilities, and much more. These computers are called workstations, and you can usually speak to a computer salesperson who will direct you to the kind of computer best for your profession.

Step 2 – Choose Your Appearance

After you decide exactly what you need in terms of hardware and software, make sure you purchase a PC that will fit nicely into your aesthetic and conform to your space.

Small Form Factor Cases

SFF cases are great for those who don’t want to deal with a clunky tower or for those who don’t have much room to store anything, let alone a desktop. While these cases are undergoing transitions currently, they all still remain compact and they[re great for basic computing.

Single Unit PCs

These all-in-one PCs came around after Mac popularized the all-in-one PC/monitor combo. While PC makers are still working out several kinks, single unit PCs are still a great choice for people who don’t have a lot of room and who only need a desktop for word processing, offline gaming, and other basic technological needs.

Tower Cases

Tower cases are perfect for the user who needs lots of room to grow. Whether you need the space for work or play, you can choose from mid-tower cases and full tower cases. If neither of these is large enough for your needs, you might want to look into getting a server of your very own.


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