Well honestly, I don’t know if this is the smartest but I do believe that if you read on you will see my personal guide on buying computer hardware is a good one and pretty much do makes sense. Okay, probably a good advise is to always remember that you are the one buying the hardware. Don’t let yourself manipulated or tricked by sales persons into buying some computer component that you don’t need in your system in the first place. It is always good the get suggestions and/or recommendations but it would be better if you stick with your purchase plan rather than just act on a purchase impulse when you’re at the computer shop.
Do not be afraid in buying a computer hardware on your own. It may be scary especially if it is your first time but by making yourself knowledgeable about the piece of computer component, you will become more confident in purchasing them. So you will need to read some stuff about the different kinds of computer hardware. Basic components like hard drive, keyboard, monitor and mouse are not very difficult to understand. You might need to read some product reviews though since no one never like buying any substandard piece of hardware.
Now with regards to the processor, motherboard and other peripherals, you might need to read more about the components and see how they function in relation to the overall computer system. There are several things that you need to think about when selecting these pieces of hardware. What kind of processing would your use your computer for. The more complex the job your computer needs to do, the more power you need to extract from your processor. So when buying a processor, look into the different processing speed and decide on the one can fit your needs. Take into consideration the future and the number or the sooner you need to upgrade y our current setup. As far as upgrading is concerned, it would be best to buy versions or models that have been just released. This will ensure that you can use the hardware for quite some time before you have to upgrade.
With regards to the memory, the larger the RAM the more information can be processed at a given time. This means the faster you can get your work done. But be aware of the type of memory your motherboard can use. Motherboards have specific RAM sockets which only accept the designated memory type. For example, an SDRAM cannot be used in a DDRAM accepted motherboard and so on.