Hi, my name is Tyler McDaniel. I am a Junior Infomation System's major. Originally I was a Computer Science major, but a year ago I decided that Infomation System's was better suited for what I wanted to pursue in my career. I was never into crazy programming that Computer Science majors had to do, but if I need to program I can do it, I just don't prefer to do any. If I knew what Infomation System's entailed when I applied back in high school, I would've applied to the School of Business first. I've from Chesterfield, Virginia, born and raised. Always lived about 15 minutes away from VCU and in fact, my high school graduation was at the Siegel Center. My Dad attended VCU, so I've always felt shifted to go to VCU, since I've seen what he has accomplished with his degree of Computer Science. But in the long run, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to, as long as you can push yourself foward enough to get there. I don't know what else to type here, so I'll talk about my PC. I custom-built my pc back in 2017 and I have a i7-7700k CPU. I've always prefered intel over AMD, I've just felt that intel has hold up longer and has preformed much better than AMD processors. I only have 16 GB's of memory, but I want to add another 16, it's just that money's a little tight. For my graphics card, I have a 1080ti. I got the card back in 2018 and it's held up wonderfully, it better for the price of the card. I have it all running on a 1 TB NVME drive. The speed of those drivers are killer, everytime I have to work on a PC with a HDD, it makes me upset. Once I have a whole lot more money, I plan on building another PC that's much better than what I have now.
At the heart of your pursuit for a new or upgrade PC beats an important decision: Should you use an AMD or Intel CPU? Like MacOS versus Windows or Apex Legends versus Fortnite, the AMD versus Intel rivarly is one of the greatest debates for PC enthusiants - and in 2020, these two industry giants are more hotly competitive than they've been in the best part of a decade. In the past, AMD CPUs were the best option in only budget and entry-level portions of the market, but that's not the case with its latest generations of CPUs. While AMD still represents great value for the money, it now does so throughout the entire price and performance spectrum, competeing with Intel on just about everything and taking a stark lead in a few specifics, even at the high-end. The most affordable of AMD and Intel chips cost between $40 and $60 for a couple of cores and energy-efficient clock speeds. The best midrange CPUs will set you back between $200 and $350, while top gaming CPUs are priced around $500. If you want to accelerate intesive tasks like video editing and transcoding, you can spend norht of $1,000 if your budget allows it. Intel and AMD have excellent processors for gaming and productivity tasks like video editing and transcording, but they do have their specialties, too. AMD's top- of-the-line procesors, like the 12- and 16-core 3900X and 3950X, have more cores than anything Intel has on offer outside of the professional space, making them real workhorse processors. They're good at gaming, too, but at the very top end, Intel's most capable CPUs, like the 9900K and 10900K, hold a sizable advantage over even AMD's best. At the mor enetry-level segments of the market, AMD's processors tend to offer bettwer value for money, with standouts like the 3300X and 3800 offering amazing multitasking and gaming performance. Intel's 10300F is a credible competition, though. Budget options like AMD's 3200G and Intels Core 93 10100 make it possible to start your system without an added graphics card, making them great for general office work and watching Netflix, though not too much more. There are other reasons than performance you might want to consider AMD or Intel over the other, though. Intel's latest-generation CPU's have far better support for Thunderbolt 3 ports if that's something you can make use of. AMD's latest 500-series motherboards support PICExpress 4.0, which can enable greater graphics performance in some niche (and,more likely,future) cases as well as opening up greater options for faster storage solutions.
We've got news for you, the HDD vs SSD storage battle isn't quite over yet. Sure solid-state has essentially won; pricing's coming down, speeds are going up, and eve nthe next-gen consoles are sporting capacious SSDs. But that doesn't mean there isn't still space for a good ol' fashioned spinning platter in your PC. Solid-state drivers have made tremendous gains over the past decade, reaching the stage now where it's hard to imagine using a new PC that doesn't at leas tinclude som eform of SSd storage. hard drives are the old guard, having been around since the first 5MB model in the 1950s, with sizes now reaching 20TB. It's not an all of nothing decision, thankfully. Some of us feel that the HDD is dead, but that's more of a personal take than a universal truth. When comparing HDD vs. SSD, the main difference comes down to price vs. performance. even the best SSDs still cost 9 cents per GB or more, while HDDs start below 2 cents per GB. That's over four times th epric eofr the same amount of storage capacity, but running Windows on a HDD makes your whole PC feel sluggish. SSDs are just so much faster for botting Windows and launching your favorite applications. Thanks to decreasing prices, many prebuilt PC manufacturers are skipping the HDD entirely. Ship a PC or laptop with a 1TB SSD, and most users will have more than sufficient storage. For desktops, you can easily add secondary storage in the form of a spacious HDD if needed, while many laptops will have to look at external storage devices. Even for USB storage, however, the choice between HDD vs. SSD isn't over. There are affordable high-speed USB SSDs tha can still outperform an internal HDD, and newer NVME SSDs offer even more tremendous gains in performance.
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