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Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
Thanks a bunches.


I'm not buying right now because I still need to cash but I will buy it.


I plan on getting a desktop computer but I need help. I need to know what does a desktop computer need to have it run. I know there's the monitor, tower, keyboard, and mouse but does it need a modem, a router, or both? What other stuff does it need to have. I'm buying the desktop computer with all the wires and stuff along with speakers and a mouse pad. Yet does it need something else? Tell me what else does it need.

Here's what I'm getting(The ones in bold come all together. The ones not in bold I buy separately):

Speakers
Mouse
Mouse pad
Keyboard
Monitor
Tower

Ethernet Desktop Switch(8 port or 16 port)?


Tell me, what else do I need to buy?

Enjoy!!!
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
Thanks a bunches.


I'm not buying right now because I still need to cash but I will buy it.


I plan on getting a desktop computer but I need help. I need to know what does a desktop computer need to have it run. I know there's the monitor, tower, keyboard, and mouse but does it need a modem, a router, or both? What other stuff does it need to have. I'm buying the desktop computer with all the wires and stuff along with speakers and a mouse pad. Yet does it need something else? Tell me what else does it need.

Here's what I'm getting(The ones in bold come all together. The ones not in bold I buy separately):

Speakers
Mouse
Mouse pad
Keyboard
Monitor
Tower

Ethernet Desktop Switch(8 port or 16 port)?


Tell me, what else do I need to buy?

Enjoy!!!


It kind of sounds like you aren't building your own computer. Most pre-mades come with a mouse and keyboard, power cord, usually a VGA cord, and potentially speakers. As well as an ethernet port, and these days generally a wireless card as well. So what you would likely need to buy would be a monitor and a mouse pad. But just check to see what accessories come with your tower when you get it to make sure.

If your house doesn't have internet though (like a modem and router), then that is something you're going to want to talk about with your cable or phone company.

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Balzack wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
Thanks a bunches.


I'm not buying right now because I still need to cash but I will buy it.


I plan on getting a desktop computer but I need help. I need to know what does a desktop computer need to have it run. I know there's the monitor, tower, keyboard, and mouse but does it need a modem, a router, or both? What other stuff does it need to have. I'm buying the desktop computer with all the wires and stuff along with speakers and a mouse pad. Yet does it need something else? Tell me what else does it need.

Here's what I'm getting(The ones in bold come all together. The ones not in bold I buy separately):

Speakers
Mouse
Mouse pad
Keyboard
Monitor
Tower

Ethernet Desktop Switch(8 port or 16 port)?


Tell me, what else do I need to buy?

Enjoy!!!


It kind of sounds like you aren't building your own computer. Most pre-mades come with a mouse and keyboard, power cord, usually a VGA cord, and potentially speakers. As well as an ethernet port, and these days generally a wireless card as well. So what you would likely need to buy would be a monitor and a mouse pad. But just check to see what accessories come with your tower when you get it to make sure.

If your house doesn't have internet though (like a modem and router), then that is something you're going to want to talk about with your cable or phone company.



All together comes the monitor, keyboard, tower, and mouse, but what I have to buy separate is the mouse pad, speakers and Ethernet desktop switch. We have a router, it's just for the cable box.
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Forget it. I'll buy a laptop. It's frustrating to buy a desktop.
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Make sure to get a mouse for the laptop, the touch pads are annoying.
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Make sure to get a mouse for the laptop, the touch pads are annoying.


Already taken care of.
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I decided to go with getting a desktop. Got any advice now?
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I decided to go with getting a desktop. Got any advice now?


I usually buy all inclusive desktops by Gateway or Dell and have never had any problems with them. In the past I've had units custom built from other companies only to have them put me through pure hell. Hewlett-Packard, Packard-Bell, Sony, Pionex and Acer are companies I would NEVER buy from again. I'm currently looking at a CyberpowerPC system for my next purchase due to the comparative power and pricing behind it. Also, Amazon sells CyberpowerPC for roughly 20-25% off the SRP. Rule of thumb, keep away from integrated videocards and go for something with a dedicated videocard (preferably GeForce not Radeon), it'll save you much hassle if you ever want to upgrade the card. Also, if you get it and find the keyboard and mouse aren't to your liking Logitech puts out fantastic versions of both that are very sturdy compared to the competition. In today's day and age I'd definitely suggest at least 1 Terabyte of hard drive space, 8-16 GB of system memory and a 3.0GHz or above processor. The Ethernet connectors come built in most systems (or you can buy a wi-fi wireless adapter usually for around $20). Oh and I swear by Windows 10 above all other versions. Hope some of this helps. Mousepads are all pretty much the same (except get one with an ergonomic wrist rest).
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qualeshia3 wrote:

I decided to go with getting a desktop. Got any advice now?


I usually buy all inclusive desktops by Gateway or Dell and have never had any problems with them. In the past I've had units custom built from other companies only to have them put me through pure hell. Hewlett-Packard, Packard-Bell, Sony, Pionex and Acer are companies I would NEVER buy from again. I'm currently looking at a CyberpowerPC system for my next purchase due to the comparative power and pricing behind it. Also, Amazon sells CyberpowerPC for roughly 20-25% off the SRP. Rule of thumb, keep away from integrated videocards and go for something with a dedicated videocard (preferably GeForce not Radeon), it'll save you much hassle if you ever want to upgrade the card. Also, if you get it and find the keyboard and mouse aren't to your liking Logitech puts out fantastic versions of both that are very sturdy compared to the competition. In today's day and age I'd definitely suggest at least 1 Terabyte of hard drive space, 8-16 GB of system memory and a 3.0GHz or above processor. The Ethernet connectors come built in most systems (or you can buy a wi-fi wireless adapter usually for around $20). Oh and I swear by Windows 10 above all other versions. Hope some of this helps. Mousepads are all pretty much the same (except get one with an ergonomic wrist rest).



Do I need all three? A router, modem, and Ethernet desktop switch?
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qualeshia3 wrote:


neugenx wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

I decided to go with getting a desktop. Got any advice now?


I usually buy all inclusive desktops by Gateway or Dell and have never had any problems with them. In the past I've had units custom built from other companies only to have them put me through pure hell. Hewlett-Packard, Packard-Bell, Sony, Pionex and Acer are companies I would NEVER buy from again. I'm currently looking at a CyberpowerPC system for my next purchase due to the comparative power and pricing behind it. Also, Amazon sells CyberpowerPC for roughly 20-25% off the SRP. Rule of thumb, keep away from integrated videocards and go for something with a dedicated videocard (preferably GeForce not Radeon), it'll save you much hassle if you ever want to upgrade the card. Also, if you get it and find the keyboard and mouse aren't to your liking Logitech puts out fantastic versions of both that are very sturdy compared to the competition. In today's day and age I'd definitely suggest at least 1 Terabyte of hard drive space, 8-16 GB of system memory and a 3.0GHz or above processor. The Ethernet connectors come built in most systems (or you can buy a wi-fi wireless adapter usually for around $20). Oh and I swear by Windows 10 above all other versions. Hope some of this helps. Mousepads are all pretty much the same (except get one with an ergonomic wrist rest).



Do I need all three? A router, modem, and Ethernet desktop switch?


Nope, it's all based on what type of Internet you have. Do you use dial-up, DSL, Cable, Fiber-optic? You only need the one to match what you use.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Do I need all three? A router, modem, and Ethernet desktop switch?


How do you currently connect to the internet? If you do anything wireless-ly then you likely already have a router. ISPs often provide you with a modem (and sometimes routers). You may need to get a wireless adapter for your desktop if it doesn't have wireless built-in, but I assume many pre-built options have this.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Do I need all three? A router, modem, and Ethernet desktop switch?


How do you currently connect to the internet? If you do anything wireless-ly then you likely already have a router. ISPs often provide you with a modem (and sometimes routers). You may need to get a wireless adapter for your desktop if it doesn't have wireless built-in, but I assume many pre-built options have this.


I have a router from Verizon.
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neugenx wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


neugenx wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

I decided to go with getting a desktop. Got any advice now?


I usually buy all inclusive desktops by Gateway or Dell and have never had any problems with them. In the past I've had units custom built from other companies only to have them put me through pure hell. Hewlett-Packard, Packard-Bell, Sony, Pionex and Acer are companies I would NEVER buy from again. I'm currently looking at a CyberpowerPC system for my next purchase due to the comparative power and pricing behind it. Also, Amazon sells CyberpowerPC for roughly 20-25% off the SRP. Rule of thumb, keep away from integrated videocards and go for something with a dedicated videocard (preferably GeForce not Radeon), it'll save you much hassle if you ever want to upgrade the card. Also, if you get it and find the keyboard and mouse aren't to your liking Logitech puts out fantastic versions of both that are very sturdy compared to the competition. In today's day and age I'd definitely suggest at least 1 Terabyte of hard drive space, 8-16 GB of system memory and a 3.0GHz or above processor. The Ethernet connectors come built in most systems (or you can buy a wi-fi wireless adapter usually for around $20). Oh and I swear by Windows 10 above all other versions. Hope some of this helps. Mousepads are all pretty much the same (except get one with an ergonomic wrist rest).



Do I need all three? A router, modem, and Ethernet desktop switch?


Nope, it's all based on what type of Internet you have. Do you use dial-up, DSL, Cable, Fiber-optic? You only need the one to match what you use.


I have Verizon.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


I have Verizon.


Verizon FiOS? If it's FiOS you're all set with any system you buy as your router isn't just cable but Fiber-optic Internet as well and Wi-fi ready. Practically every system these days is Wi-fi ready.
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