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PC by Mind Map: PC

1. Hardware

1.1. Processor

1.1.1. Intel Pros: Intel® Core™ i7-980 3.33 GHz Six Cores CyberPower PC Black Pearl Cons: Intel Pentium G850 Velocity Micro ProMagix HD60

1.1.2. AMD Pros: AMD Radeon HD 6990 Cons: Nvidia GeForce GTX 285

1.2. RAM

1.2.1. Pros: 12GB of Corsair's XMS DDR3, CyberPower PC Black Pearl

1.2.2. Cons: 6GB DDR3 AVADirect Westmere-EP Xeon

1.3. Motherboard

1.3.1. Pros: (3-Way SLI Support) MSI X58A-GD45 Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Triple-Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Audio, eSATA, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, IEEE1394a, 3 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI (All Venom OC Certified) CyberPower PC Black Pearl

1.3.2. Cons: Intel DZ68DB Maingear F131

1.4. Video card

1.4.1. Pros: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 3GB

1.4.2. Cons: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 1536MB

1.5. Periphials

1.5.1. microphone Pros: 2.4GHz wireless, which means you can move freely up to 33 feet away from your computer and still be chatting online. Logitech ClearChat™ PC Wireless Cons: Alienware TactX Headset 16 Hz -28 kHz,Cord Length ~10 Feet (~3ft cord + ~7ft extension)

1.5.2. speaker Pros: These speakers are compact, portable and powerful, with great sound. Sony External PC Speakers SRS-A3 Cons: LaCie Bobourg USB Speakers USB is the only connection option available for these speakers.

1.5.3. camera Pros: Logitech HD Webcam C510 Cons: HP Premium Autofocus Webcam

1.6. Monitor

1.6.1. Pros: Dimensions (H x W x D): 14 x 21.6 x 7.3 in. Dell UltraSharp U2311H

1.6.2. Cons: NEC MultiSync EA221WM-BK Width: 20 in x Height:15 in

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2. PC Operating Systems

2.1. Ubuntu

2.1.1. Pros: fares well with cloud computing,free storage 2gb it offers great security closer to 100%

2.1.2. Cons: hard to install Skype or Google earth no dvd playing capacity installed seperate


2.2. Windows 7

2.2.1. Pros: better w/ media center,pics audio video detects un loft ware quick

2.2.2. Cons: must be purchased security issues

2.3. Mac OS X

2.3.1. Pros: less power consumption in idle image editting

2.3.2. Cons: multi-tasking gaming

3. Browsers

3.1. Chrome

3.1.1. Pros: Chrome separates each tab into its own process, protecting your system and making it the most secure browser around. Google Chrome takes a unique approach to browsing the web, combining top notch features with speed, compatibility, and simplicity.

3.1.2. Cons: If you leave a tab idle for a period of time, it takes a while for it to refresh. crashes

3.2. Firefox

3.2.1. Pros: The speed of the browser, the simple interface and unique features such as tab groups make this a strong browser. over 6,000 add-ons to customize and enhance your web browsing experience

3.2.2. Cons: Firefox doesn’t offer thumbnail previews or native mouse gesture compatibility.

3.3. Windows

3.3.1. Pros: Internet Explorer is the only browser to offer every technical support feature we looked for. features extensive parental controls that can be customized to fit each individual in a family.

3.3.2. Cons: As the most common browser, most malicious attacks take advantage of Internet Explorer’s security holes.

3.4. Opera

3.4.1. Pros: Opera’s startup and browsing speeds are some of the best we’ve seen. Fastest browser

3.4.2. Cons: Not as popular browser This browser has frequent conflicts with compatibility.

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3.5. Safari

3.5.1. Pros: Safari’s average startup time and navigation speed are impressive. spell checking for all fields,

3.5.2. Cons: The lack of a private mode and anti-phishing capabilities hurt this browser. lacks some features like parental controls