Hard Drive. Go smaller if you like, but don’t go slower. 7200rpm or faster (faster not available as of this writing) is all you want to consider. End of discussion, don’t listen to anyone else.
The Windows registry is the directory that contains the information to run software, hardware, device drivers, and other Windows processes. As you install new programs or delete older ones, the registry becomes congested with conflicted information. This congestion is what helps create these Hal.dll error messages.
Together with the CD’s revolutionary benefits came overrated claims about the storage device’s everlasting shelf life. Many people still believe in this PC myth although the earlier CDs, which had a weak construction, easily broke apart after only a short period of wear and tear.
I asked these questions when I was in the process of buying a gaming computer for myself this year. I personally just love computer games. I am just fascinated by how far the gaming industry has come. It’s literally a miracle in its own right. What’s even more intriguing is the graphics engine these days. Seriously, sometimes it gets difficult for me to tell the difference between 3D graphic and the real world. I have never liked playing games on low or even medium graphics. I always want the games to be running on high graphics on my computer.
After a few years internet connection became much faster and webcams became a regular part of the computer hardware for many. This gave rise to a new phenomenon – VLogging. This is essentially blogging on camera. This soon became the hip new way to communicate with everyone.
As early as 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore described the trend he saw of the number of transistors on computer chips doubling every year; although the time-frame differs (some say it’s every 18 months, some say every 2 years), the fact remains that computer chips are increasing their capacity furiously with no signs of stopping.
Processor. I normally pick the fastest processor on the price/performance curve that sits right where cost starts increasing faster than performance gain. You can cheat a little here and hopefully still get 3 years from the hardware. Just don’t count on upgrading the processor later – no matter what any salesman tells you.