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Building 101: What You Need to Know

This is comprehension, application, and evaluation.

There are many different coding languages.

Here, I will talk about some that I am using, and that I recommend.

Remember: This will not teach you everything you need to know to build a computer, but it will allow you to understand it better. First, the brain of the computer is called the cpu. CPU The cpu, or central processing unit, is the part of the computer that runs the code. Next is the ram, which is like your short term memory. CPURam, or random access memory, is where your computer stores files it only needs temporarily. The hdd, or ssd, store information like your long term memory. HHD and SSDThe hdd, or hard drive disk, and ssd, or solid state drive, are two different but similar types of hardware which affect speed and cost. Also, the gpu is similar to your eyes. GPUThe gpu, or graphical processing unit, is in charge of making anything show up on your screen. GPULastly, the motherboard acts like the nervous system. I made a sample computer, with the parts listed below. This computer can easily stay cool and stay quiet, allowing anyone in the family to use it, no matter how late it is. It can stream movies without lag, which is great for whenever my family watches a movie, and can play anything, from classic games to new ones. Even if the power goes out, it will stay on, allowing us to save our important work without losing it. If you're hoping your new computer will hold its value for 100 years, or even 10 years, then sorry, but it won't. But if you're wondering the value of computers in general, they will surely increase as time goes on. One hundred years ago, you wouldn't even dream about computers. For instance, bitcoins are becoming increasingly popular. There are tests of driverless cars already - all this new technology is right on the tip of our finger. This technology has been constantly developing around us, and some older science fiction movie inventions are coming true. Just a few years ago, using your phone as a computer was impossible. In fact, a cell phone used to be only to call and carried in a briefcase. Now, if you want to quickly check your email, will you pull out your cell phone or get your laptop out? You would probably pull your phone out. In fact, for most basic or intermediate tasks, you would most likely just use your phone instead of your computer. It's not hard to imagine the future of phones. Already, people are trying to invent modular phones, which allows you to easily replace a shattered screen, get the camera you want on your phone, and even customize it with your favorite photos. Therefore, if you think it is worth carrying with you all day, it must be very helpful already, and we will become more dependent on it as time goes by. While less and less people are using desktops, the people that are using newer ones know just how powerful they can be. They are able to have multiple uses, run websites, allow graphic intense gaming, and handle all daily tasks easily. Also, they are very easy to customize, allowing you to choose the hardware you want. Therefor, they are much more powerful, but way too bulky to carry around. Lastly, there is a compromise, called a 2 in 1. These act like a tablet and a netbook at the same time. Usually, it has a keyboard that folds back. This allows for a powerful, and portable, computer, and this is relatively new. With this, you can have good graphics, touchscreen support, and more. Still, there is a downside. As these are new, they are expensive and not as powerful as they can be, but they are the best compromise right now. As you can see, the computer world is constantly changing, and with all this new technology being developed, who knows how far we will be in 100 years. One thing I know for sure, though. It isn't going to go away anytime soon.

CPU: Intel Xeon E5-1650 V3 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($564.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($104.49 @ OutletPC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($5.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME/U3 EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($433.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($489.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Samsung 850 PRO 2TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($904.84 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB Superclocked Video Card ($1023.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case ($97.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA T2 1600W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($379.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($52.89 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Full - USB (32/64-bit) ($184.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($149.99 @ Micro Center)
Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: Nexus D12SL-12PWM 76.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($11.78 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Nexus D12SL-12PWM 76.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($11.78 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Nexus D12SL-12PWM 76.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($11.78 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($12.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: BitFenix BFF-SPRO-12025KK-RP 56.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($9.57 @ Amazon)
Monitor: AOC U2870VQE 60Hz 28.0" Monitor ($349.99 @ B&H)
Keyboard: Anker T300 Bluetooth Wireless Slim Keyboard ($25.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Gear Head BT9750RED Bluetooth Wireless Optical Mouse ($15.98 @ PCM)
Headphones: Astro A30 7.1 Channel Headset ($99.00 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Skullcandy PLYR 1 7.1 Channel Headset ($160.98 @ Newegg)
Speakers: Logitech Z906 500W 5.1ch Speakers ($285.99 @ SuperBiiz)
External Storage: Western Digital Elements 2TB External Hard Drive ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
External Storage: LaCie 4big Quadra 16TB External Hard Drive ($1399.00 @ Adorama)
UPS: APC SURT20KRMXLT UPS ($12200.00 @ Dell Small Business)
Other: nMEDIAPC ZE-C288 Black Aluminum Panel 5.25" Bay All-in-one USB 2.0 Card Reader with USB 3.0/e-SATA Port/HD Audio Ports and two Fan Controllers ($29.42)
Total: $19141.20
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