Buying a computer is a big responsibility. You don't just go to a shop and demand to be a given a computer. You need to know what you want first before you spend a lot of money on a computer unit. There are many points that you need to consider when buying a computer. To help you decide which computer is best for you, here are some pointers.
Before you buy a computer, you need to ask yourself first what you need the computer for. If you need a computer for your Emails, EBay or Facebook, you do not really need a very powerful computer. On the other hand, if you intend to use your computer to run some graphic intensive programs (AutoCAD or the latest FPS), you will need to buy a more powerful computer. Determining your purpose is crucial because this can be the springboard of your decisions making so do not cut corners when it comes to this task.
To know how much you can afford to spend on your new computer, check your finances first. Add up all your income for the month and subtract all your possible expenses. If your balance turns out to be negative, meaning your expenses is higher than your income; you better reconsider buying a new computer. On the other hand, if your bank balance shows a positive balance, do not party just yet; you still need to evaluate how much money you have before you splurge on a super computer. Check your balance again and see how much money you can afford to spend without draining your bank account.
When choosing your computer, you need to pay close attention to the Processor or Central Processing Unit (CPU), Memory or Random Access Memory (RAM), hard drive, the graphics (GPU) and the monitor. The CPU handles almost all of the computing functions of the computer so you need to make sure that you get a computer with a good CPU. On the other hand, the RAM of the computer handles the task of storing information thus it is imperative that you get a RAM that is big enough to handle the type of information that you are going to store into it.