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Power Supply

It converts AC power from the wall into DC power that can be used by the components in the PC system.

2

Motherboard

The motherboard contains all of the wiring that’s necessary for the different devices to communicate with each other.

3

CPU

The CPU or processor, the brain of the computer system. This will be the primary factor in how fast the system is. CPUs get really hot so to keep them cool, we use a fan and heat-sink to dissipate the heat.

4

RAM

The memory is where the CPU stores the applications and data that it’s currently working on.

5

Video Card

Graphic or video cards are typically needed to deal with PC gaming, high definition video and multiple displays.

6

Sound Card

Sound cards enable the computer to output, record and manipulate sound. Now it is common to have a bult-in sound card on motherboards, when talking about personal computers.

7

Hard Drive

Hard drives stores data magnetically on a spinning disk. It can be written to or it can be read from.