Archive for June, 2012

List Of The Basic Computer Hardware – Computer Hardware Shopping Guide

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Random Access Memory or RAM – this allows your computer to read data faster, thus a higher ram accelerates the speed of your computer system the capacity of which is measured in gigabytes. A 2 gigabyte ram or 2GB can already provide a good speed for your computer system.

Hard Disk Drive – this is the hardware that stores the primary information and data. So even if you do basic tasks only, you will still be collecting an assortment of data that you would want to keep and logically, your stored files will continue to increase through time.

Choose a hard disk that has at least 160 GB to ensure a large capacity for storage. External hard drives are also available should you need more space for storage of large files including your back-up files. You can ask your computer store about this when buying computer components.

Central Processing Unit – also called as the microprocessor is the brain or your computer where the functions of a program are executed. The CPU triggers your operating system that boots your computer. Most microprocessors are manufactured by Intel and AMD, but Intel continues to be the more popular choice.

When buying computer components such as your CPU, you look at the clock speed, the cache memory and the bus speeds. These factors determine respectively how fast your computer will run, how much data can be stored, and the speed your CPU executes in transferring data to and from the other components. For basic computer tasks, an Intel Dual Core is usually recommended.

Mother Board – this is where most of the major components of your computer are embedded such as the microprocessor, memory cards, video card, power supply, drive connectors and other computer components. The type of mother board is essential when buying computer components because you need to choose one that will allow you to upgrade the peripherals installed on it.

Video/Graphic Cards – this computer hardware is very important for gaming and for video and graphic uses because it is the component that processes image data that comes out on your monitor.

You can choose from the less expensive 2D graphic images or you can go for the latest output of 3D images. A highly recommended graphic card is the nVidia 1GB graphic card with an Asus motherboard and a hard disk capacity of 500GB which you can specify when buying computer components.

Helpful Tips to Shop for Beauty on a Budget

Monday, June 11th, 2012

You can start off by shopping in CVS or any other drug store for that matter. Don’t even think about heading off to Nordstroms or Sephora if you are looking to keep your budget under one hundred dollars. CVS has about all of the beauty products you will need. You can get make up remover for under ten dollars, whereas at Nordstroms a bottle of Clinique make up remover can cost you at least thirty dollars. If you want to stock up on cotton face wipes, cotton balls, and q-tips, you can get these items for just a couple of dollars at a drug store or dollar store.

While wholesale perfume may cost you tons at department stores, you can find the same name brands of wholesale perfume at a drug store for at least half the price. Wholesale perfumes can also be purchased online, you don’t necessarily have to go into a store to find wholesale perfumes.

If you are looking for face wash and concealer, you can find these products for very cheap at a drug store. While face wash at Nordstroms might cost you forty, even fifty dollars, face wash at CVS won’t cost you more than twenty dollars. This of course depends on the brand you want to get. You can also get face masks and body scrubs for pretty cheap prices at a drug store.

Lipstick, mascara, blush, eyeliner, and foundation also can be purchased at your local drug store. Whereas each of these products could cost you at least twenty dollars at a department store, at a drug store you can get each of these for the most fifteen to twenty dollars. You can get comparable products to the department store, but it won’t necessarily be a name brand like Clinique or Mac.

Finally, hair products can also be found at your local drug store. Stock up on hair mousse, hair ties, shampoo, and conditioner that could cost you a total of about thirty dollars. Shopping for beauty products can be fun but you need to know where to go to get the good deals!