Custom PC Configurations | CompTIA A+ 220-1001 | 3.8

In this video you will learn about configuring appropriate components for a custom PC configuration to meet customer specifications or needs.

Graphic/CAD/CAM Design Workstation

To get the most out of a graphic/CAD/CAM (computer-aided drafting/computer-aided manufacturing) design workstation, here are some general recommendations for creating a high-performance system:

  • SSD with Multicore Processor:  For high-speed storage
  • High-End Video:  For complex graphics
  • Maximum RAM:  Significant memory usage
AutoCAD

Audio/Video Editing Workstation

To get the most out of an audio/video editing workstation, here are some general recommendations for creating a high-performance system:

  • Specialized Audio & Video Card:  High quality audio & powerful video
  • Large, Fast Hard Drive:  Constant disk writes & SSD if possible
  • Dual Monitors:  Edit in one monitor & view output in the other
  • Maximum RAM:  Significant memory usage
Video Editor

Virtualization Workstation

To get the most out of a virtualized workstation, here are some general recommendations:

  • Maximum RAM:  Significant memory usage
  • Max CPU Cores:
    • Constant processing
    • Need an efficient CPU
    • Multiple cores
Virtualized Workstation

Gaming PC

To get the most out of a gaming PC, here are some general recommendations:

  • SSD with Multicore Processor:  For high-speed storage
  • High-End Video/Specialized GPU:  Handle complex graphics, high performance maximum frame rates
  • High Definition Sound Card:  5.1 or 7.1 surround audio for realistic, high-performance 3D audio rendering
  • High-End Cooling:  High utilization for hours of play to keep the system cool
Gaming PC

Network-Attached Storage Device

To get the most out of NAS, here are some general recommendations:

  • SSD with Multicore Processor:  For high-speed storage (1 to 8 for personal, home media streaming or business)
  • Media Streaming:  Central location
  • File Sharing:  Easy access
  • RAID Array:  Redundant hard drives
  • Gigabit NIC:  High-speed transfers
Network Attached Storage (NAS)