What constitutes a strong PC?

By Ticcy
Dec 4, 2009
  1. Hello again!

    I hear the term "strong PC" all over the internet. What constitutes a strong PC? I know that this is a very general and very broad topic, but in general, how could we decide if a computer is 'strong'?

    If I want to buy a new computer, and want it to be a 'strong PC', what features would I look for? What are some examples of 'strong PCs'?

    Thanks a lot!
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    "Strong" would be defined by the your requirements from your PC. For example, a computer which is 'strong' for general computing and multitasking may not be so 'strong' when it comes to gaming.

    In general, a computer should be 'strong' in all aspects if it is a good gaming system. In that case you would require:

    1. A powerful (dual/ triple/ quad core) CPU along with a solid motherboard
    2. Good quality memory modules (4GB or more at this time)
    3. PSU (approx. 650W) from a respectable and trusted brand
    4. A case (mid or full tower) with good airflow
    5. A good and fast HDD (an SSD if you have a lot of cash to spare)
  3. Ticcy

    Ticcy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the information!

    What are some examples of good laptops? I will be graduating to college pretty soon and am looking into buying a new laptop. What brands are good for both gaming and general computing? Or, since I am not a major gamer, what are some brands or laptop models which are good for multitasking and general ?
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    A main question would be what is your budget? Lenovo and HP are good brands.
  5. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    IBM, Toshiba and ASUS are generally extremely reliable. You could also look into this company called M-Tech. They supposedly make exceptional products.
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Lenovo, Dell and Toshiba are brands I've found to be reliable. HP's upper-mid-range products are good as well; avoid the rest.
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    depends on the application.
    A gaming PC requires a robust processor and graphics card and ample ram.
    a strong applications pc would just require a decent processor (cpu) and large display for productivity
    anything else a low end computer can do.
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