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A cheap computer system can be of high quality.

Taking the time to evaluate your needs before making your final selection will save you both money and regrets in the long run.

Before buying, it is very important that you familiarize yourself with some basic knowledge of the parts that a computer consists of and the function of each of the component.

This knowledge will help you to decide on the components that you will need and, therefore, get the computer that is right for you. Click here to learn about computer parts and their functions.

Do not 'cut corners' on your main system units such as your motherboard, processor, memory and hard drive.

You would not want to be running out of memory or disk space shortly after purchasing a complete computer system or building your own!

Delay the buying of some of the software applications that are not critical for you to get now until at a later date. You might want to be using this computer for a few years; therefore, you should ensure that it has future upgradability by purchasing the proper motherboard.

Your Operating System Software

A computer must have an operating system (OS) installed since it enables the computer to perform its tasks. A computer is useless without an operating system.

Computers are usually sold with an OS pre-loaded; the most popular of which is the Microsoft Windows family. There are other operating systems such as Mac OS X and various distributions of Linux.

Categories of Computers

Listed below are three categories of computers:

This computer would be used by someone who sends and receives email, surfs the Internet, uses word processing, prepares spreadsheets and plays simple games.

  • Minimum Requirements: 1.6GHz AMD or Intel processor, 2GB DDR or DDR2 RAM (memory), 250GB SATA, 7200 RPM, 16MB cache hard drive, on-board video, audio and LAN and a DVD burner.

Mid Range:
In addition to the basic needs, this range is suitable for someone who is involved in medium graphics, some video editing, downloading music and video and playing games, etc.

  • Minimum Requirements: 2.4 - 2.8GHz AMD or Intel Dual or Quad-Core processor, 4GB DDR Memory, 750GB - 1,000GB SATA 7200 RPM 32MB cache hard drive, mid-range video and sound card, 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN, DVD-ROM and a super-multi DVD writer.

High Range:
This computer is suitable for intensive graphics, video editing, extreme gaming and other memory and CPU intensive programs.

  • Minimum Requirements: AMD Phenom II (X4 or X6) or Intel Core i7 (quad core or hexacore) processor, 8GB DDR3 dual channel or 6GB DDR3 triple-channel memory, 256GB SATA SSD for operating system and 1.0 - 2.0TB SATAII hard drive for storage, RAID (0,1), high-end video (nVidia GeForce GTX 470 graphics adapter), sound card (Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium), Gigabit 10/100/1000 LAN, DVD ROM drive and a Blu-ray super-multi DVD burner.

You might now be asking: 'Where do I buy my computer'?

Choosing Online Vendors to purchase your Best Cheap Computer System

Buying your computer system and parts online is recommended since this is where you will get excellent quality systems and computer parts at the best available prices.

I would like to recommend some online vendors who are known to be reputable, continuously have excellent deals, operate secure Web sites and will deliver a quality computer to your door. You can visit these Vendors' Web sites by clicking here.

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