Choosing Your PC Hardware: A Flowchart
Choosing the parts to build a computer is moderately linear. The hardware you choose is usually sequentially based on the specifications of the previous part chosen, so I put together a basic flowchart outlining the basic bare bone parts for any PC build. The chart works by starting your thinking process, and then moves to initialize the basic values of your build including the Processor, Motherboard, VideoCard, HardDrive, RAM, OpticalDrive, PowerSupply, and ComputerCase respectfully. After all the hardware has been chosen in sequence based on the previous hardware before it the flowchart chooses to display the results to then stop the process.
Sounds simple I know, but if you are new to building your own PC, then perhaps this can create a workflow to help your decision making. I’m thinking of this chart as a ‘beta’ in essence, to move into more complicated thinking scenarios such as a workflow within say the choices for a Processor where you could choose the brands AMD, or Intel, and different CPU socket types etc.
Building your first PC can be a little daunting at first, and takes a little research so if you have not built one in a while, or are new this can be a useful tool to start your planning. Print off a copy, fill it out and plan. For some choosing PC hardware or purchasing a computer is a large investment so its sometimes important to plan carefully!
Here is a full resolution PDF: Choosing Your PC Hardware: A Flowchart
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