When it comes to desktops, the main thing that one needs to keep in mind is the fact that the hardware required for these computers is extremely important. After all, it wouldn’t be possible to use a computer if it’s hardware was defected or useless. Laptops have hardware, too, obviously though this article is solely about PCs, also known as desktop computers.
So what does one mean when they talk about hardware?
The hardware is something that is tangible and is required to be able to run a computer. Without this it is impossible to make use of the software, at all. The software, in comparison, is intangible. Everything you see on the screen, viruses and such like are all things that constitute or affect the software.
The Power Supply is one of the many devices that is part of a computer’s hardware. As the name of the device suggests, it is what enables one to switch on and “power” the computer so that it can be started. Obviously, without a Power Supply it would be impossible to turn on the computer and work on it at all. This is what gives the computer its life.
Then you have the PC itself. The PC is what needs to be attached to the monitor for any data to be shown on the monitor itself. The PC is what enables the computer to function. Without the PC it would be impossible to see or make use of any data. This is what brings the software on to the hardware, which in this case, is the monitor itself. Hence, the connecting one hardware (the PC) to the other (the monitor) is what makes it easy to see or be able to use anything and this is why it is often referred to as the brain of the computer, as well.
The RAM (Random-Access Memory) is another hardware which, as the title suggests, has more to do with the memory than anything else. Its sole purpose is to store any data which is accessed by the CPU.
To be able to make anything work or to maneuver anything on the monitor, it is important to own the wheel mouse. If you want to click on anything, open a page or be able to cancel or add anything on the monitor, you would need the mouse. This is really the only purpose of the mouse.