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the most important hardware device in a computer is the

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by TheChas In reply to hardware

Power Supply:

Without the power supply, you cannot do ANYTHING with the rest of the hardware.

If the power supply is under-sized, it can fail in a manner that damages the connected components.

A system power supply manufacture used to placea sticker on their supplies declaring the power supply as the "Heart of Your System".

Next, would come the CPU itself, followed by:

Cooling fans
Motherboard
Video Card
Hard drive
CD drive
Floppy drive
Modem
NIC
Sound card

Chas

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by pctech In reply to hardware

TheChas offers some very valid points, but your question is speculative and open for debate.
There is "required" hardware:
Power Supply
Motherboard
CPU
Ram
Keyboard
Hard Drive
Monitor (unless preconfigured for file storage on a network)
Without any of these "required" hardware, you have a box with potential, but no immediate usability. The following "optiontional" hardware will add to the usabilty of the system and add to the ease of use:
Motherboard Cache
Floppy Drive
CD Rom DriveMouse (MS Paint, for instance)
Any other hardware will be based upon how you need to use your system:
CDRW Drive
Printer
Scanner
DVD Drive
Tape Drive
The list goes on, based on what you need.

My primary consideration towards building a system is what is this system going to be used for now and potentionally over the next two years. Once this is decided, I look at the heart of the system, the motherboard. The motherboard choice will be determine on how a system can be used and configured. Which CPU will best supprt the intent of use for the system. Intel or AMD? Presently, any other options are not options at all. Some apps are better under Intel, such as office apps and databases, otherwise AMD is the better choice. More "bang for the buck", for sure. Expandabiliy can be severly limited with a poor motherboard choice. This is also true of the case/power supply, but would be my secondary consideration and not the primary consideration. How reliable a system do you need? Again, the motherboard is the heart of the system, spend your money and consideration here. Other components can restrict the reliabilty of the system, so considerations must be made here as well. .... The motherboard is the heart of the system. Build around it, based upon your needs.

This is my considerations in the debate, for what it is worth to you.

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by Oz_Media In reply to hardware

Speaker System, definitely the Speaker System.
Without the speakers, who cares if you have a top of the line, gold plated power supply. If you can't rock and work, why even power on your computer?

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by mo_hdnadeem In reply to hardware

Hello,
Your questions don't seem to be so impressive,,, you know Hardware...? If you want to find out the best Answer for your Question means you should have a Basic knowledge of computer Hardware...we cannot say which is the most important device.According to me all the devices which we assemble in the computer is important.
But the most of the important are :

PROCESSOR
MOTHERBOARD
RAM
POWERSUPPLY

DISPLAY CARD (IF NOT BUILT IN MOTHERBOARD)
MONITOR(IF NO SYSTEM SPEAKER)


NADEEM

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by opatzg In reply to hardware

Monitor/video card since their combo is what you look at.

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by djent In reply to hardware

The wallet, without it you would not have a computer.

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