Computer Hardware

Primary Circuit Board of PC

  • Motherboard

Components 

  • Central Processing Unit (CPU ) 
  • CPU Fan  
  • Random Access Mamory (RAM) 
  • Internal Buses: providing connections to various internal components.
    • Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) : specifies a computer bus for attaching peripheral devices to a computer motherboard.
    • Universal Serial Bus (USB)
  • Eternal Bus Controllers
    • parallel port  
    • serial port 
    • USB 
    • firewire  
    • PS/2  : an interface standard for PC mice and keyboards, introduced with the IBM PS/2 series of computers.

Peripherals 

  • Power supply 
  • Storage controllers  
  • Video display controller
  • Internal storage
    • Hard disk  
  • Removable media devices
    • CD  
    • DVD 
    • Floppy 
    • Zip  
    • USB  
  • Sound card 
  • Networking
    • Modem - for dial-up connections 
      Network card - for DSL/Cable internet, and/or connecting to other computers 
    • direct cable connection  
  • Input peripherals
    • Pointing device : Mouse, Trackball
    • Text Input Device : keyboard
    • Gaming Device : Joystick, Gamepad, Gamecontroller
    • Video Input Device : Image Scanner, Webcam
    • Audio Input Device : Microphone
  • Output peripherals
    • Image/Video Output : Monitor, Printer
    • Audio Output : Speakers, Headset

References:

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_hardware
Last modified: Wednesday, 10 July 2013, 3:09 PM