Cmis 102 Hw 2 Essay

1282 Words Aug 29th, 2013 6 Pages
CMIS 102
Homework 2

Problem Analysis
In order to calculate the total price to purchase all the components required to build a state-of-the-art gaming computer, state-of-the-art must be defined. For the purposes of this program design, state-of-the-art is defined as a set of computer components that are capable of operating current games to a satisfactory level. A sample of minimum and recommended hardware requirements for modern games was taken and a baseline established for components that satisfy those requirements. Additional hardware was selected that exceeds the requirements to establish options representing mid-range and bleeding-edge components. These three sets of components were researched online to determine prices
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um® processor G2030 (3M Cache, 3.0 GHz) | $834.95 | CPU | BASELINE | 2 | COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior | $99.99 | Case | BASELINE | 3 | Dell Inspiron i660s-5385BK Desktop DVD/CD Rewritable Drive DH-16ACS H | $516.00 | Power Supply | BASELINE | 4 | Vostro 270s Motherboard 478VN CN-0478VN | $299.95 | Motherboard | BASELINE | 5 | 500GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive | $119.00 | Hard Drive | BASELINE | 6 | 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz - 1 DIMMs | $39.90 | RAM | BASELINE | 7 | Dell Inspiron i660s-5385BK Desktop DVD/CD Rewritable Drive DH-16ACS H | $79.00 | DVD | BASELINE | 8 | Dell Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic Audio Card SB0460 | $69.99 | Sound Card | BASELINE | 9 | Dell S2340L 23-Inch Full HD Monitor with LED | $269.00 | Monitor | BASELINE | 10 | 1GB Dell Inspiron 660s Video Card | $122.00 | Graphics Card | BASELINE | 11 | Windows 7 Home Basic | N/A | Operating System | BASELINE | 12 | 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4770 processor (8M Cache, up to 3.9 GHz) | $1,649.00 | CPU | MID-RANGE | 13 | COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior | $99.99 | Case | MID-RANGE | 14 | 350W power adapter | $100.00 | Power Supply | MID-RANGE | 15 | ASUS P8H77-I LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard | $109.00 | Motherboard | MID-RANGE |

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