PC build for a receptionist

A build guide for a computer required by a office admin

This is a presentation on a PC for a office admin. This will include components, prices and why we chose the components we did.

Components

PSU: Corsair builder series CX 430

Motherboard: Asus M5A97

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3.5 Inch 2TB

SSD: Intel SSD 320 Series 40GB

RAM: HyperX 8GB x2

CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 Dual Core

Graphics Card: Asus GeForce GT610

Optical Drive: Asus DVD-RW Drive

Floppy Disc Drive: 3.5" USB Floppy Disk Drive

PC Case: Antec VSK-4000E3

Sound Card: Asus MIO-Audio 892

Fan: ARTIC Cooling ARTIC F12

Monitor: LG 22M35A

Keyboard: Microsoft Wired Keyboard 200 (Business)

Mouse: Microsoft Optical Mouse 200

So for these components I have chose I think the 430 Watt PSU is enough power for the components to run. the motherboard is a powerful but cheap one it will handle all the chosen components in this build. the HDD has a lot of memory coming up to 2TB's of storage. The SSD is a good card for this build as its cheap and powerful. For RAM I'm using 2x 8GB RAM sticks as it will be needed to handle all the data going through they're PC. The CPU is a cheap buy for the build as its a good CPU for what we are using it for. The optical drive is a average drive as we don't need any advanced drives in this PC. we have got a standard graphics card for the PC as we don't need a advanced one. We have chosen a average Floppy Disc Drive because you will not need a advanced one. The PC case is a black basic case as we do not need any fancy cases. We have a basic sound card as we shouldn't need a lot of sound. the Fans are good for the retail price and will do they're job. we have chosen a monitor to fit the job of the employee. The mouse is a average piece of hardware.

Software

Anti-Virus

Microsoft Office Pro

Various Adobe Products

I recommend that a LAN and WAN is used because of the employee's needing to communicate with each other and needing to communicate with other company's world wide. Data needs to be shared through LANs to employees and WANs to provide data to employers. I'm also recommending a client server because all of your company PC's can all connect to each other through the network allowing easy access to all data from any PC in the building.

Components of a LAN

Network Adapter

Network Medium

Cable Connectors

Power Supply

Hub/Switch/Router

Network Software

Star Topology

The topology I'm recommending is a Star because all the PC's are connected with each other and there is a main server in the middle of all of them that saves data and backs up anything that goes through it. this is very affective for a recruitment agency. The security levels will be high so all data and file shares will be all good.

Uses of the network

You will set-up user logins for employees who need access to keep your network secure, also they will need to have limited access to what they can control. You will have shared hardware resources such as printers or scanners in the business environment. All data you save will be part of shared storage through the company server. all data will be backed up every hour or so to stop data loss. all security will be checked on a regular basis and will be watched during the day.

System Threats

Outside threats and Hackers. You can prevent this by getting anti-virus software which will protect all your servers and you’re security. Open Ports/Back Doors left open for access. People writing there passwords down so others can see it/find it which leave everything unprotected.

How you can manage your resources with the network

You can use your network to easily manage your resources, with the use of software licencing you can have all the software you need on your company PC's with the cost being a lot cheaper than doing them one by one. you can also manage data really easy as it will all be stored on a main server for the network.

Network issues and solutions

Electrical interference

It is possible for some electrical interference to occur between non-shielded cables and external devices, such as a wireless router. Electrical disruptions, or noise, given off by the cables and the devices sometimes interfere with each other and cause a disruption in the network service due to the complications associated with the electrical noise. Try moving your router to another location and separate your cables to reduce the electrical interference.

Unplugged cables

The first tier of troubleshooting is always verifying that all your physical connections are intact, all working and plugged in. when experiencing issues with the network, it is important to check all your connections to and from your system, router and modem. Make sure that all connections are properly seated and that the indicator lights are working properly. If you suspect that one of your cables is faulty, replace it with the same kind and retest your network connection.

Improperly configured settings

When a router is first set up, there is a series of settings that need to be configured properly in order for the network to run smoothly. It is possible to experience network issues if one of the settings was accidentally changed or altered by an outside programme. Find your routers configuration page, and verify that all the settings are set to their recommended options. Contact the manufacturer if you are unsure of the right settings.

Conflicting Applications

Many self-installed applications use a proportion of the network bandwidth in order to operate and transfer information over to the network. Some of these applications are resource heavy and use a large part of bandwidth, which slows down the network. It's also possible for applications to conflict with each other and cause network issues. Check your network manager to be sure that no applications are using too many system resources, and close out the ones that are.

Legal requirements of software licences

You will need to buy a software licence so you can distribute software within your business legally and if anything goes wrong the licence will cover you.

The maximum penalty if you don't have software license and get caught is $150,000 per licence. Typically, this is negotiated down, and a company found deficient at around $8,000 will pay a penalty of around $85,000. They will also have to buy the $8,000 in software too.

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Benefits of installing software

Possible chance of learning something new

Could improve productivity within the business

Software Updates

Product replacement

Easier interaction with system

Implications of installing software

the software you are installing onto your system might not meet the system requirements.

Possible malware download

Loss of service

Could download unwanted things like Toolbars or Malware

Benefits of network registration

You can use all the all of the resources on the network including the external peripherals, software, files and folders. Also you can get access to all the latest updates. You can access your work from home with a remote desktop. You also have centralised data management.

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Components

PSU: Corsair builder series CX 430

Motherboard: Asus M5A97

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3.5 Inch 2TB

SSD: Intel SSD 320 Series 40GB

RAM: HyperX 8GB x2

CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 Dual Core

Intel Core i3 4130 Dual Core CPU Retail - When questioned on boot time, found it was slow so I upgraded the CPU to produce a faster boot time

Graphics Card: Asus GeForce GT610

Optical Drive: Asus DVD-RW Drive

Floppy Disc Drive: 3.5" USB Floppy Disk Drive

PC Case: Antec VSK-4000E3

Sound Card: Asus MIO-Audio 892

Fan: ARTIC Cooling ARTIC F12

Monitor: LG 22M35A

Keyboard: Microsoft Wired Keyboard 200 (Business)

Anker® T310 2.4G Wireless Ultra Slim USB Mini Keyboard for Windows 8 7 XP Vista - Black - Client preferred a wireless keyboard

Mouse: Microsoft Optical Mouse 200

Logitech M185 Wireless Mouse - Grey - Client preferred a wireless mouse

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