CIS206 Course Discussions Week 1

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CIS206 Course Discussions Week 1
Using the Internet, visit the site for a processor manufacturer (Intel or AMD). Research the…

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CIS206 Course Discussions Week 1

CIS206 Course Discussions Week 1

All Students Posts – 27 Pages 

Hardware Interactions – 14 Pages 

Using the Internet, visit the site for a processor manufacturer (Intel or AMD). Research the design of their latest processor and discuss how they differ. Which one would you choose and why?

One thing about AMD they do not change there processor socket design as much as Intel.  This means if AMD releases a newer processor you have a greater chance of using it with your existing motherboard.  I’m glad AMD exists to keep the competition up and the prices down.  It normally makes me no difference between Intel and AMD; I normally go with the cheapest computer that meets my current needs. I have never built my own computer, and I really don’t game or use any programs that need superior computing powers…

Hardware Selection – 13 Pages

Using the Internet, research the task of building your own PC. Discuss the required and optional components. Discuss why you choose one brand over another.

Computers and motherboards come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, although most consumers have only seen a select few. The most common form factor in use for a typical consumer system is the ATX, created by Intel in the mid 90’s, and is used for the “typical” sized desktop PC. The Micro-ATX, a smaller variant of the ATX, is used mainly for “small factor” desktop PCs. The Mini-ATX is an even smaller subset of ATX, and is typically used with power-efficient, mobile grade CPUs. Mini-ITX is a very compact form used for set-top boxes and thin-clients. Finally, Nano-ITX is a smaller and more tightly integrated version of Mini-ITX used in automotive entertainment systems, cable boxes, and media center devices…