PC Build Part 1: Purchase

Pick components.

You want to value engineer your PC, i.e. maximize the PC’s function while minimizing costs to generate the highest functionality and value possible. The first question is: What is the PC’s function — video editing, music production, gaming, machine learning? You’ll want to research more, but here’s an overview of what to look for based on your intended function.

Parts

Start by familiarizing yourself with the parts.

The first commercially available GUI OS: 1984 Macintosh // Source: http://history-computer.com/ModernComputer/Software/MacOS.html

Purchase

Before purchasing, read some reddit posts (like this one or this one) and create a similar post to run your equipment past other PC builders.

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