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Do people really go through all this when deciding upon a build?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Juelz, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    I have started studying for the A+ and I am watching Mike Meyers Udemy videos.

    He is talking CPU caches,multipliers, multicore, hyper-v, system crystal speeds etc.. when deciding upon a build do people really dig down to these fine layers? I didn't know building a system would involve all these considerations. I have known of the most untechnical people to build a computer and I just cant see them sitting down working all this out..
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  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

    Modern computers are plug and play. It used to be a bit more complicated with jumpers on the motherboard to set clock speed multiplier etc.

    They don't seem to like to drop content from the A+ so they leave a lot of it in.

    I think it doesnt hurt to know how a computer really works. Is it necessary to know this stuff to build or fix the average computer ? Probably not.
  3. SimonD
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    I just look for pretty much the fastest components and buy them, build the PC and game :)
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  4. garycul

    garycul Nibble Poster

    Good to have an idea but generally its how much RAM can the motherboard support, how much RAM do you need, how big a hard disk, how good a graphics card (if you are into games), how powerful the CPU, what slots are on the PC. If you are buying a newish PC the CPU will support Hyper-V etc.. Don't delve too deeply (obviously you'll need to know info for the A+ exam) and forget about it after that unless you want to open a PC store !
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