Looking for a powerful, ready-to-use computer for the home or office? A desktop PC here refers to a completely pre-built desktop computer, which is the antithesis of the self-built or DIY (do it yourself) desktop computer system. Desktop PCs are offered by brandname manufacturers or SIs (Systems Integrators) and are typically offered with full system warranties.
Desktop computers are composed of many different components - both hardware and software. Having a basic understanding of some of the most important parts will help you to make the right choice more easily. These include the CPU or processor, memory, hard drive, video card/GPU/VPU, optical drive and operating system. For more detailed information please see our Desktop PC Buying Guide.
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