Basic Parts of a Computer

Lesson 3: Basic Parts of a Computer



The basic parts of a desktop computer are the computer case, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and power cord. Each part plays an important role whenever you use a computer.

Watch the video below to learn about the basic parts of a computer.

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Computer case

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The computer case is the metal and plastic box that contains the main components of the computer, including the motherboard, central processing unit (CPU), and power supply. The front of the case usually has an On/Off button and one or more optical drives.

Computer cases come in different shapes and sizes. A desktop case lies flat on a desk, and the monitor usually sits on top of it. A tower case is tall and sits next to the

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Computer Components & Parts

Computer Components & Parts

A laptop computer is only as good as its components and parts. When these elements have outlived their usefulness, its time to replace and renew with laptop replacement parts. On most notebooks, every part is upgradeable including the keyboard, screen, and inside components. Technology changes dramatically from one year to the next, which is why being able to upgrade to keep up with these changes is essential and being able to do it yourself is priceless.

Graphic and Video Cards

For the average computer user, the graphic and video card is not that important, but for the gamer, its one of the most important features. In fact, it is the component that sets the scene for a gaming experience to be envied by others. Several things to consider when looking for a new graphic card are GPU, memory and clock speed, and programming interfaces. Users should

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Computer Parts, Components & Hardware

Use these individual computer parts to improve the performance of your desktop computer. This variety of parts includes internal cards, such as video, audio, and expansion cards, that instantly update the computer. Many of these parts are easy to install, even with minimal computer experience.

Increased Memory Size
Random access memory, or RAM, ensures your computer runs smoothly even when you have multiple programs, or graphic-intensive programs, running. A new memory card with greater capacity can be easily plugged into your motherboard to improve performance. Both desktop and laptop memory is available.

Faster Processing
High-quality processor brands, such as Intel and AMD, are available to give your computer the power to manage larger amounts of information. Processors with multiple cores are ideal for multitasking, making them a good choice for graphic design, video editing, and gaming computers. Other accessories, such as CPU cooling systems, help keep your processor at a

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Computer Components – Hardware, PC Parts

Computer components like the CPU, motherboard, computer case, RAM and drive are the core of a computer. They determine the capabilities and features of a computer, as well as its power and processing speeds. It’s important to choose computer components that can work together to satisfy your needs.

Computer CPU Processors Provide Processing Power

When building a new computer or upgrading an old one, focus on the computer’s Central Processing Unit (CPU) first, as it defines most of the components a computer can use. It will also determine what you can do with the computer. Typical users can skate by with a basic processor for surfing the net and checking email. Gamers will likely want a quad-core processor, though as games advance, six and eight-core processors become more attractive options. The more cores or threads a computer’s CPU processor has, the better performance it will provide, so graphic designers and

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