The desktop PC is an essential piece of hardware. It provides anyone with all the power and speed needed to browse the internet, work from home, or game. Attempting to do the same things on a tablet or smartphone device offers a limited experience by comparison, which is why the unbeatable capabilities of desktop PCs makes them so invaluable. Overclockers UK offers a diverse and attractive range of desktop PCs, tailored to suit all kinds of requirements and lifestyles. Explore our desktop PCs, all built in-house by our team of experts.get into my pc
A GENERAL OVERVIEW AND HISTORY OF DESKTOP PCS
The most conventional makeup of a desktop PC is as follows: a case that houses the necessary hardware, the power supply, motherboard, CPU, memory, and storage. Depending on your usage, a computer will also contain a dedicated graphics card. Additionally, peripherals, such as a keyboard, mouse, and monitor, are a necessity when operating your desktop PC. On our desktop PC configurator, these are all options available to you.
The world’s first desktop computer was released in the latter half of the 1960s: the Olivetti Programma 101, also known as Perottina and P101. 1971 saw the creation of more desktop PC designs creating a model programmable in BASIC, which was based on a smaller minicomputer and used read-only memory (ROM). It also featured little single-line LED alphanumeric displays and was able to draw computer graphics with a plotter.
By the end of the 1990s desktop computers had grown in popularity and demand. The most popular were the IBM PC, the Apple Macintosh, and the Commodore Amiga. Desktop PCs from this era were housed within a desktop case – a shell laid out horizontally upon which the display screen sat. This kind of design fell out of favour as the ’90s progressed and was eventually replaced by the tower case which could be left on the floor beneath or next to a desk.
WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN YOU BUY A DESKTOP PC
There are many things to keep in mind when you start to weigh up your desktop PC options. To start with, you should consider the main user(s). Depending on the needs required will dictate what sort of hardware and computer you will want. For office work, internet browsing, streaming services, a home and media PC will serve you well. For more demanding workloads like gaming and streaming, a fully-fledged gaming PC is the way to go.
Next, you need to consider the hardware – how powerful does it need to be? How future-proofed do you want your computer? Whether you’re a casual or enthusiast gamer, having a dedicated graphics card is a must, to ensure your gaming is a fun, enriched experience, rather than one tainted by lag and stuttering. A storage drive with a high capacity is paramount. Traditional hard drives tend to have more space and lower price tag, whereas solid state drives (SSDs) are incredibly fast.
Finally, you need to consider your desktop PC’s footprint. Cases and hardware come in a range of sizes, allowing all to build a computer, even when space is limited. Additionally, many PC cases come equipped with ample ventilation to help maintain operating temperatures, regardless of size.
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What is a PC?
A personal computer (PC) is a digital device designed for personal purposes, such as working, studying, gaming, and browsing the internet. A typical PC consists of several hardware components, such as a motherboard, processor, memory, storage, and input/output devices, such as a monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
What are the types of PCs?
There are several types of PCs, including desktops, laptops, netbooks, and all-in-one PCs. Desktops are larger and more powerful computers designed to be used on a desk or table. Laptops are smaller and more portable computers that are designed to be carried around. Netbooks are even smaller and lightweight laptops that are designed for basic tasks, such as web browsing and email. All-in-one PCs are desktop computers that combine the monitor and the computer into a single device.
What are the advantages of using a PC?
One of the advantages of using a PC is that it allows you to perform a wide range of tasks, such as word processing, graphic design, programming, and gaming. PCs are also highly customizable, which means that you can upgrade and modify the hardware and software to meet your specific needs. Additionally, PCs are often more affordable than other types of computers.
What are the disadvantages of using a PC?
One of the disadvantages of using a PC is that it can be vulnerable to viruses, malware, and other security threats. PCs can also be more complex and difficult to set up and maintain than other types of computers. Additionally, some applications and software are not compatible with PCs, which can limit your options.
How do I set up a PC?
To set up a PC, you will need to first assemble the hardware components, such as the motherboard, processor, memory, storage, and input/output devices. You will also need to install the operating system, such as Windows or Linux, and any necessary drivers and software. Once everything is installed, you can customize the settings and personalize the computer to your liking.
How do I maintain my PC?
To maintain your PC, you should regularly update the operating system and software, run antivirus and anti-malware scans, and clean out any dust or debris from the hardware components. You should also avoid downloading and installing any suspicious software or files and use a surge protector to protect your PC from power surges.