Design Your Own Computer

Project

By: Tamara Cupic
Parts and components of my
computer!

Information :)
The total cost of my
computer with 13% GST
is....
$1,273.42

The name of my computer is....
Firefast I
I chose this name because it is a
fast computer and it is perfect
for browsing!

What is my computer used for?
My computer is used for the typical teenager who likes to watch YouTube
videos, movies and browse social media sites. My computer is perfect for
this type of person because it is fast so they can move from site to site
quickly, it has amazing graphics and visuals so it is good for watching
videos and it has lots of memory so they can store school work and save
pictures without having to worry about not having enough space.

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MY
COMPUTER
PARTs....

CPU (Central Processing Unit)
Price:
$280.00
Site:
http://www.kijiji.ca/vcomputer-components/stcatharines/intel-4790kcpu-sealednib/1041322450?
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CPU (Central Processing Unit)
Why did I chose this CPU?
I chose this CPU for many reasons. One was because it is from Intel and Intel is quicker, more powerful
and more reliable than AMD. I chose a more powerful CPU with 1 terabyte memory and 64-bits. In my
opinion the CPU is one of the most important parts of a computer so I wanted to make it a good one
that will help improve the computer.

What is a CPU???
A Central Processing Unit is
the brains of a computer where
all of the calculations take
place. In my opinion, this is the
most important part of a
computer. The CPU gives all
the instructions of a computer
program.

About my CPU
-High amount of data
-Handle more memory and
store larger files
-1 terabyte memory
-Intel
-Quicker and more powerful
performance
-64 bit

SSD (Solid State Drive)
Price:
$209.99
Site:
http://www.newegg.
ca/Product/Product.aspx?
Item=N82E16820147360

SSD (Solid State Drive)
Why did I choose this SSD?
The SSD is a solid state drive that stores data on a solid-state flash memory. I chose the SSD over the
HDD because the SSD has no moving parts which is better because it is harder to break so it is more
durable than the HDD with moving parts. The one I chose had no noise so it wouldn’t disrupt the
person using the computer. This SSD is also a lot faster so the user will not have to wait a long time to
use the computer.

About my SSD:
What is a SSD?
A SSD is a storage drive with
flash memory. An SSD is used
instead of a hard disk because
an SSD is much more powerful
and faster.

-256 GB
-2.5”
-SATA III
-SDD is more recent
-Stores your applications and personal
files
-Will boot in seconds
-No moving parts which is better
-No noise

RAM: (Random Access Memory)
Price:
$41.99
Site:
http://www.bestbuy.
com/site/pny-4gb-ddr3sdram-memorymodule/3779273.p?
id=1218431615147&skuId
=3779273

RAM: (Random Access Memory)
Why did I choose this RAM?
I chose this RAM because it was 4gb and the lowest was 2gb. I wanted to choose the higher amount of
gb because this way the person using the computer doesn’t have to worry about not having enough
space.

What is RAM?
RAM is short for random access
memory and it is a place where
the computer stores its
information. This information
can be accessed quickly and
without a RAM your computer
would be very slow.

About my RAM:
-good memory because 4gb
-1.3GHz speed
(how fast data is transferred
over a network)

Video Card:
Price:
$89.99
Site:
http://www.bestbuy.ca/enCA/product/zotac-zotacgt630-synergy-edition-2gbddr3-pci-e-video-card-zt60403-10h/10229165.aspx?
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Video Card:
Why did I choose this video card?
I chose this video card because it has really good visual which is good for watching videos and it also
has really good graphics. This video card is 2gb which might be a downside for some people.

What is a video card?
A video card is the device in a
computer that outputs visual
information to the monitor. It
connects to the motherboard
and transfers information into
something humans can see.

About my video card:
-outstanding visual and graphic
-high definition video-playback
capabilities
-bit-perfect audio output
-bit-perfect audio
-2gb

Power Supply:
Price:
$174.99
Site:
http://www.newegg.
ca/Product/Product.aspx?
Item=N82E16817139011

Power Supply:
I chose this power supply because it has temperature control. This is important because if my power
supply overheats it has a fan to help it cool down, If it didn’t have a temperature control fan, my
power supply could overheat and it could fry some wires making it dangerous.

About my power supply:
What is a power supply?
A power supply converts
main AC to low voltage
power for the internal
components of a computer.

-Modular
-80 PLUS gold certified
-850 watts of power
-six 8-pin PCI power
connectors
-12 SATA and 12 MOLEX
connectors
-temperature control fan
-90- 642 voltage acceptance
-silent fan

Motherboard:
Price:
$216.99
Site:
http://www.bestbuy.ca/enCA/product/asus-asusmaximus-vi-hero-lga-1150motherboard-maximus-vihero/10258154.aspx?
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Motherboard:
Why did I choose this motherboard?
I chose this motherboard because it has cooling technology and it has reduced noise which is
beneficial for the person using the computer. Also, this motherboard it has really good control and
stability and good memory performance. In my opinion, this is a really good motherboard for cruising
the Internet.

What is a motherboard?
The motherboard is a printed
circuit that allows the all
components like the RAM and
CPC to communicate with each
other. All of the computer
components are plugged into the
motherboard and without it none
of the components would be able
to work properly.

About my motherboard:
-digital power control
-reduced noise
-improved cooling
-EXTREME ENGINE DIGI + III for
greater control and and stability of
your CPU and memory
performance
-utilized ultra speed RAM

Case:
Price:
$59.99
Site:
http://www.newegg.
ca/Product/Product.aspx?
Item=N82E16811129042

Case:
I chose this case because it deals with heat very well. This is essential when buying a case because it
keeps all of the components inside the case from overheating. It also has 2.0 USB and it isn’t too big
or too small. The case I chose also has three external drive bays and 6 internal drive bays.

About my case:
The computer case
keeps all the
components of the
computer together and it
keeps all the parts
protected.

-steel mid-tower
-perfect size for just surfing the
internet
-2.0 USB
-3 external drive bays
-6 internal drive bays
-deals with increased heat well
-high performance
-headphone and microphone
jacks
-Rear mounted TriCool fan
-pair of fans behind

Monitor:
Price:
$99.99
Site:
http://www.futureshop.
ca/en-CA/product/hewlettpackard-hp-20-ips-ledbacklit-monitor-20bw20bw/10241328.aspx?
path=e281036249439436
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Monitor:
I chose this monitor because it was a good sized screen for browsing the Internet and also because it
was thin so it can fit anywhere.

About my
monitor:
-20”
-7 ms response time
-Micro thin design
-1,600 x 900 resolution
-VGA and DVI inputs

Keyboard and Mouse:
Price:
$24.99
Site:
http://www.futureshop.ca/enCA/product/logitech-logitechwireless-optical-keyboardmouse-combo-mk320refurbishedmk320/10320443.aspx?
path=305ae62bc66ee9860a0
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Keyboard and Mouse:
I chose this mouse and keyboard because they are both wireless so you can take them and move them
easily and also you don’t have lots of cables around you which can be annoying.

About my keyboard
and mouse:
What is a hotkey?
A hotkey is a key or a
combination of keys
providing quick access
to a particular function
within a program.

-has 11 hotkeys
-Whisper quiet keyboard
-12 programmable F-keys