PC Hardware Selection and Testing

I get asked this a lot, so here it is. Selecting PC hardware can be confusing at best. The thing to remember is that faster is not always better. The key is to balance between the multitude of pieces. ...but if you have money to burn, do whatever you want with it.


So now you have your hardware and you want to see if it really works, what do you do? You start testing in layers. Testing starts at the lowest hardware layer and slowly builds up. Remember you cannot have a stable computer if the foundation is shaky.