Director’sRequest for PCs

Director’sRequest for PCs

Hardwarerequirements

Element#

Group

Device

Requirement

01

Processing

Processor (CPU)

  • A faster processor makes the operating system snappier thereby making the execution of programs used in video editing, photo editing, gaming, business tasks, and other activities faster thus eliminating strain and boredom.

  • PC with multi-core design is recommended. A minimum specification of Intel Core i7-5960X

  • The speed has to be higher than 4.6 GHz for better performance.

02

Processing

Graphics Card

  • Dedicated graphics card with GB RAM or more

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X graphics card

03

Storage

RAM

  • A minimum of 4GB , DDR3 RAM is ideal

04

Storage

Hard Disk Capacity

A minimum of 500GB is more ideal in this case.

Storage

Optical Driver

The PC should come with a Dual-Layer DVD+/-RW to enable copying some files onto DVD as backup medium.

Output

Screen / Monitor

  • A more common screen size is the19 inch monitor

  • Must be TFT or LCD

Network Component

Network Interface Card, WiFi port, USB Port, Ethernet Port

Take part in wired video conferences as well as forums and web courses

Input

Video Camera

Take high resolution videos and photos and transfer them to the PC in addition to scanning/editing videos and photos. Manipulate/edit various image and video formats

Input &amp Output

Three-in-one printer with color scanner

Print documents that may contain photos hence photo quality and color printing is needed

Network Components

Ethernet (LAN)

Transfer information (such as photos, video, and audio) from PC to PC

Networking

Network Components e.g. Router, Switch, etc.

Link all essential peripheral digital devices necessary to the computer system especially for networking purposes

Network Security

Firewall

Protect all the PCs, networks, and system resources from cyber-attacks.

SoftwareRequirements

Element#

Group

Application

Requirement

01

Office Productivity Applications

Microsoft Office Suite (Professional Edition) &amp Web Browsers (Chrome &amp Firefox)

  • Create documents, presentations, and spreadsheets

  • Receive and Send email.

02

Processing

Web Browsers (Chrome &amp Firefox)

  • Take part in online video sessions, forums and web courses

03

Video Editing

Windows Movie Maker

  • Generate and edit video and audio files and share them via instant messaging, emails.

04

Office Productivity Applications

Microsoft Access

  • Design and develop trivial databases to handle all photo, video, and audio data.

Photo Editing

Adobe Photoshop

  • Take high resolution videos and photos and transfer them to the PC in addition to scanning/editing videos and photos. Manipulate/edit various image and video formats

Output

Screen / Monitor

  • A more common screen size is the19 inch monitor

  • Must be TFT or LCD

File Editing

Acrobat Reader (Adobe Reader)

Handle pdf files (creating, editing, converting, etc) from other formats to PDF.

Schedule Management

Microsoft Outlook

Handle the Director’s program by using an automated software calendar and day planner.

Application Software

Web Browser and Internet Access

Use the internet in conducting online procurements, banking services and inquiring about fresh photo, video, and audio editing techniques

System Security

Windows Firewall, Kaspersky Antivirus, and Anti-Spyware

Control and safeguard the system and its resources such as information and data while using the Internet to handle emails, downloading files, and browsing.

Generally,the purchase of PCs that would meet the Director’s list ofrequirements will almost always end up with a list of different PCsthat are found to be suitable. Other variables in an exercise likethis would include the cost of the hardware pieces and software to beused, current technologies and need to integrate with them forbackward compatibility, and the existence of knowledge and skills inused more advanced computers.

Forthis reason, it helps to buy modern PCs with multiple input, output,and processing options for users. For instance, a TFT screen with webcamera, if possible, should be included in the list of requirements.