1.3.1.7 Lab – Build a Specialized Computer System (Answers)

1.3.1.7 Lab – Build a Specialized Computer System (Answers)

Use the Internet, a newspaper, or a local store to gather information about building a specialized computer system that supports hardware and software that allows a user to perform tasks that an off-the-shelf system cannot perform. Be prepared to discuss your selections.

For this worksheet, assume the customer’s system will be compatible with the parts you order.

a. The customer runs an audio and video editing workstation to record and mix music, create music CDs, CD labels, and create home movies. The customer wishes to upgrade the components listed in the table.

Brand and Model Number Features Cost
Audio card
Answers may vary.
Video card
Answers may vary.
Hard drive
Answers may vary.
Dual monitors
Answers may vary.

Provide reasons for the components purchased. How will they support the customer’s needs?

b. The customer runs computer-aided design (CAD) or computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software and wishes to upgrade the components listed in the table.

Brand and Model Number Features Cost
CPU
Answers may vary.
Video card
Answers may vary.
RAM
Answers may vary.

Provide reasons for the components purchased. How will they support the customer’s needs?
____________________________________

c. The customer uses virtualization technologies to run several different operating systems to test software compatibility. The customer wishes to upgrade the components listed in the table.

Brand and Model Number Features Cost
CPU
Answers may vary.
RAM
Answers may vary.

Provide reasons for the components purchased. How will they support the customer’s needs?
____________________________________

d. The customer wishes to upgrade an HTPC with the components listed in the table.

Brand and Model Number Features Cost
Case
Answers may vary.
Power supply
Answers may vary.
Surround sound audio
Answers may vary.
TV tuner and cable cards
Answers may vary.

Provide reasons for the components purchased. How will they support the customer’s needs?
____________________________________

e. The customer wishes to upgrade a gaming computer with the components listed in the table.

Brand and Model Number Features Cost
CPU
Answers may vary.
Video card
Answers may vary.
Sound card
Answers may vary.
Cooling system
Answers may vary.
RAM
Answers may vary.
Hard drive
Answers may vary.

Provide reasons for the components purchased. How will they support the customer’s needs?
____________________________________

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