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About uberlizard

Most liked comment: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/GKPscf#cx2083269

If you have any questions about anything (yeah, anything.) just PM me, I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

My Humble Beginning- June 9th 2016, 9:11 a.m.

1000th Comment-March 6th 2017-here
420 Comment Karma (lel)-March 9th 2017
500 Comment Karma- March 23rd 2017
1500 Comments- March 31st 2017- here
600 Comment Karma- March 31st 2017 (that was one heck of a day)
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Helpful definitions (provided by howstuffworks)

Central processing unit (CPU) --

The CPU, often just called the processor, is the component that contains the microprocessor. That microprocessor is the heart of all the PC's operations, and the performance of both hardware and software rely on the processor's performance. Intel and AMD are the largest CPU manufacturers for PCs, though you'll find others on the market, too. The two common CPU architectures are 32-bit and 64-bit, and you'll find that certain software relies on this architecture distinction.

Random-access memory (RAM) --

Even the fastest processor needs a buffer to store information while it's being processed. The RAM is to the CPU as a countertop is to a cook: It serves as the place where the ingredients and tools you're working with wait until you need to pick up and use them. Both a fast CPU and an ample amount of RAM are necessary for a speedy PC. Each PC has a maximum amount of RAM it can handle, and slots on the motherboard indicate the type of RAM the PC requires.

Motherboard --

The primary circuit board inside your PC is its motherboard. All components, inside and out, connect through the motherboard in some way. The other components listed on this page are removable and, thus, replaceable without replacing the motherboard. Several important components, though, are attached directly to the motherboard. These include the complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS), which stores some information, such as the system clock, when the computer is powered down. Motherboards come in different sizes and standards, the most common as of this writing being ATX and MicroATX. From there, motherboards vary by the type of removable components they're designed to handle internally and what ports are available for attaching external devices.

Random-access memory (RAM) --

Even the fastest processor needs a buffer to store information while it's being processed. The RAM is to the CPU as a countertop is to a cook: It serves as the place where the ingredients and tools you're working with wait until you need to pick up and use them. Both a fast CPU and an ample amount of RAM are necessary for a speedy PC. Each PC has a maximum amount of RAM it can handle, and slots on the motherboard indicate the type of RAM the PC requires.

Power supply --

Other than its CMOS, which is powered by a replaceable CMOS battery on the motherboard, every component in your PC relies on its power supply. The power supply connects to some type of power source, whether that's a battery in the case of mobile computers, or a power outlet in the case of desktop PCs. In a desktop PC, you can see the power supply mounted inside the case with a power cable connection on the outside and a handful of attached cables inside. Some of these cables connect directly to the motherboard while others connect to other components like drives and fans.

Graphics Cards --

While some motherboards have on-board graphics, others include what's called an expansion slot, where you can slide in a separate video card. In both cases, the video components in a PC process some of the complex graphics data going to the screen, taking some of the load off your CPU. A motherboard accepts video cards based on a specific interface, such as the older AGP standard or one of the newer PCI standards.

Drives --

A drive is a device intended to store data when it's not in use. A hard drive or solid state drive stores a PC's operating system and software, which we'll look at more closely later. This category also includes optical drives such as those used for reading and writing CD, DVD and Blu-ray media. A drive connects to the motherboard based on the type of drive controller technology it uses, including the older IDE standard and the newer SATA standard.

Cooling devices --

The more your computer processes, the more heat it generates. The CPU and other components can handle a certain amount of heat. However, if a PC isn't cooled properly, it can overheat, causing costly damage to its components and circuitry. Fans are the most common device used to cool a PC. In addition, the CPU is covered by a metallic block called a heat sink, which draws heat away from the CPU. Some serious computer users, such as gamers, sometimes have more expensive heat management solutions, like a water-cooled system, designed to deal with more intense cooling demands.

Cables --

All the components we've mentioned so far are connected by some combination of cables. These cables are designed to carry data, power or both. PCs should be constructed so that the cables fold neatly within the case and do not block air flow throughout it

Case --

If you're using a laptop, the computer case includes keyboard and screen. For desktop PCs, the case is typically some type of box with lights, vents, and places for attaching cables. The size of the case can vary from small tabletop units to tall towers. A larger case doesn't always imply a more powerful computer; it's what's inside that counts. PC builders design or select a case based on the type of motherboard that should fit inside.

When I created my account here, nearly a year ago, I was almost completely new to this. Thanks to ALL of you (just some especially), I've learned a lot of what I know about computers. Therefore, I would like to thank just a few people specifically. First, TheOfficialCzex. If you ever ask me a question I can't answer, he's one of the first people I'll forward the question to. Second, to Vagabond139. He knows stuff. A lot of it. Third, Gentleman Shark. That's guy who knows stuff AND had a sense of humor. And finally, this list could not be complete withough Jipster69. Actually, I think he's not necessary. If someone will show me the syntax, I'll cross him off.

that was a joke, Jip. don't be offended.

And lastly, to Every. Single. One. of you. There were a lot more people I wanted to put on that specific list, but I'm lazy and there's a lot of you. So now let me just list names:
-rhali8
-Razorwing02
-RaspberryPiFan
-WirelessCables
-Vinyl_Scratch_
-Xorex64
-Eltech
-G_I_L_
these are in no specific order. you're all...

jk love you guys