What Are Computer Speakers?

When you first turn your computer on, after a short delay, there is typically a distinct sound that comes from your speakers to alert you that everything has come to life and you’re ready to start using the computer. When you play a song on from your favorite playlist...

What Is A Computer Operating System?

As a computer hardware enthusiast, the idea of installing an operating system on a new computer hasn’t always been the most fascinating part of a new build. It takes time, attention, and overall makes me want to skip over the entire process and get to the more fun aspects...

What Is A Computer Workstation?

As someone who’s always worked from a personal computer, even in work environments, I’ve never had much experience with workstations. Lately, I’ve been curious as to what they actually are and how they’re different from a typical consumer PC. Eventually this led me to do a little research, and...

What Is Computer RAM?

As a computer enthusiast, I often find myself building systems for friends or taking apart broken computer for parts or repairs. The one component of a computer that I always tend to have a lot of sitting around and spare is RAM. Lately, I’ve been wondering exactly what it...

What Is An SSD?

Recently, I’ve been looking into certain computer components for a potential new system I plan to build. It eventually brought me to the question of if how many SSDs I wanted to use in the computer. It had been a while since I’d had to deal with an SSD,...

What Is A Computer Processor?

One of my older computers has been having a lot of trouble lately and it forced me to look into replacing parts if I want to keep using it. Of course, because of its age, parts are hard to come by, and I’ve considered just scrapping most of the...

What Is A Computer Motherboard?

There’s a specific kind of computer component that I end up having to work with a lot when building a new computer, replacing parts, or doing general maintenance and cleaning. It’s one of the most critical pieces of a computer and to some, the most intimidating piece as well....

What Is A Computer Monitor?

It wasn’t too long ago that I had an older monitor die on me when I first tried to turn it on in the morning. It sent me on a quest to buy a new one to replace it, and I realized how out of my league I was...

What Is A Computer Tower?

While I was lifting my gaming computer up onto a table to begin opening it up to do a regular cleaning of the inside, it struck me that a computer tower is an interesting piece of work. It’s just a box that holds everything together, but it’s so much...

What Is A Computer Power Supply?

Recently, I had an older computer in my house stop working on me. I had expected it to die on me years ago, but I was surprised to discover that it wasn’t a computer component that died, but rather my power supply. When I pulled the older model out...