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How to Build Your Own Computer on a Budget – Reducing the Hardware and Cost!

If you know how to assemble a computer yourself, you will be able to save money compared to buying a prebuilt PC.
If you are new to computer assembly and you are not sure if you can do it then do not worry as there are a lot of tutorials online to teach you how.

Building your own computer is not as hard as many people think, and once you have successfully built your first computer you will realize just how easy it is.

One way to help reduce the cost of your new computer is to choose a motherboard that has integrated audio, networking and video as this will reduce three of the most common components found in a PC.

Keep in mind that you are building a computer on a budget, while the integrated video will probably not be able to play the latest and greatest games that are out, it will usually work just fine for web surfing and office programs.

You should expect your cost to be more if you are trying to build a gaming computer as buying a good video card for gaming can be expensive.

Another tip on building a computer on a budget and saving money is to exclude buying a floppy drive as most all programs including operating systems are now on a DVD/CD and floppy drives are becoming obsolete. Even though floppy drives are fairly cheap now, every little bit helps when you are trying to save money.

By remembering these few tips about building a computer on a budget, you should be able to save some money and reduce the amount of hardware that you will have to order.

With all of this being said, one more thing to consider is whether or not you have an existing pc that you can use parts from such as your monitor keyboard and mouse, which means you may be able to have a new custom built computer that you can easily build yourself, for a small amount of money.

The Latest Hardware And Software With The Google Nexus S And The HTC Desire HD

When it comes to processing speed, the 2 phones comes with nothing but the best the technology has to offer. They both come with a 1 GHz mobile processor. This means that any application run on these mobile phones will run smoothly. These phones will never fall under the tough requirements the more modern mobile apps come with.

The mobile phones come with large displays that will enhance your mobile viewing pleasure. The Nexus comes with a 4 inch display, and then Desire HD comes with a 4.3 inch display. Everything seen on these screens will be sheer pleasure. You enjoy everything from streaming videos to browsing and from video playback to gaming. Prepare to enjoy only rich and vibrant colors seen on these screens.

When it comes to powerful integrated cameras, the Google Nexus S comes with two digital cameras mounted on the front and back of the phone. This will give you nothing but high-quality videos and images both front and back. This is ideal for superior image capturing, video recording, and video conferencing.

The HTC Desire HD only comes with one digital camera mounted on the back of the phone. However, you get an 8 MP digital camera. With this powerful camera, you get nothing but high-resolution images and high-definition videos. You may only get just one camera, but it more than makes up for it in power.

The Google Nexus S and the HTC Desire HD runs on the latest Android mobile platform. With a mobile operating system such as this, you are sure to get the most out the web and app compatibility. You are sure to enjoy lightning speed internet. Furthermore, every app you download are sure to work on these cutting edge mobile phones.

As you can see, the two phones are the best the technology has to offer. They both come with the most powerful hardware and most innovative software the technology has to offer. Not many phones comes close to what these touch screen phones can do. With the Google Nexus S and the HTC Desire HD, you get both power and reliability.

Hardware and Software Requirements For Making Websites

A little while ago my old laptop needed replacing, it was over 3 years old and the battery had a 10 minute charge life and the charger was needing to be replaced. A quick visit to eBay and for less than $500 Australian a new Toshiba laptop was delivered.

About the same time I visited a friend who had spent over $1,500 Australian on a laptop from a large electrical retailer. My friend mainly uses the laptop to check emails and create simple word documents, I was thinking that maybe a $1,500 laptop was extravagant to their needs.

As a web page designer and article writer I feel that my $500 laptop completes my tasks with complete ease.

Most visitors to my Making Website Blog are beginning their learning path, my blog covers information in regards to content, domain names, web hosting and SEO. I though why shouldn’t computer hardware and software be covered to, after all it is what is use to browse, compose and submit our work.

As you can see I don’t think bigger is better, the $500 laptop has Vista as the operating system, 2GB of ram, 160GB of Hard Drive and the CPU is a Celeron 2.2Ghz. The tasks that this laptop needs to undertake are, web browsing of course, simple picture editing (cropping, resizing and compressing for the web), text editing and when I just want to be slack, my favourite game.

Now you know what hardware I use for my web design, I will now run through of my list essential software;

  • Web browsers – IE8, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari. So we can check that the page views OK across a variety of platforms.
  • Gimp – For my picture editing.
  • Dreamweaver MX 2004 – Mainly used in text editing mode, and I like the site manager.
  • Xampp – Xampp creates a server on my PC so I can create a full working page so it can be tested before I upload
  • Fireftp – A Firefox plugin to transfer files.
  • And the last an most used software is windows notepad – I am using it now as I am writing this article. My Blog and EzineArticles have a feature where I can copy and paste text in to the “new post” form.

The above are my choices for hardware and software, some of you may like to use a desktop machine and would prefer to use a graphical interface to create your pages. I would like to know, and I assume that some the readers of my blog would be interested what you use.