Recommended PC set-up
for a Receptionist
this page is to give a recommendation for a PC set-up that can run the things that a receptionist needs with ease.
Processor: Intel Core i3-4150T socket LGA 1150 (Dual core, 3MB, 3.00GHz w/HD4400 Graphics). I chose this processor because it is capable, and can run smoothly when in use. and its the cheaper option considering what its going to be used for.
Operating System: Windows 7 professional (64bit). this is the basic operating system needed for your PC to run.
RAM: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz. the reason i picked this RAM is because in a receptionist build, you don't need a lot due to most of it being unused, so this is just enough to run at a decent speed.
HDD: 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive. a receptionist needs a lot of space so i chose 500GB because that is more than enough to store your files and everything else worth keeping.
GPU: HP AMD FIREPRO W2100 2GB GRAPHICS CARD. i chose this graphics card because it has enough memory to run the applications that the receptionist will need.
Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE - ATX - LGA1150 Socket - Z97 - LGA1150 Socket. I chose this motherboard, because it has the right amount of slots for everything that is needed.
HDD: WD Blue 500 GB Internal hard drive Serial ATA-600 3.5" 7200 rpm WD5000AAKX. this is more than enough storage that the receptionist will need.
Administrative software: Microsoft Office (may require a multi use licensed office). i chose this as it is the most common and easiest to use office software.
monitor: ASUS VS197D-P - 18.5" LED-backlit LCD monitor. i chose this because it's basic and cheap.
keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Keyboard - wired. i chose this because it's basic and cheap.
mouse: Trust Optical Mouse - 3-btn Mouse - Wired - USB. i chose this because it's basic and cheap.
Typology: i recommend the Star typology. this is because the Receptionist will be able to send files to the central server and anyone who needs said file can easily access it. it is also a better option because everyone can have their own privileges, so it will make it easier to distribute files and many other things to different workers/employees.
Network type: i suggest using a client server. with a client server each computer can be connected to a single server via individual connections, meaning if a computer were to break it won't cut the connection like a Peer to Peer
Network interface card: Intel PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter Network adapter - PCI / 66 MHz. i recommend this interface because it's cheaper and allows access to WiFi. You will also need a Ethernet cable.
5 possible network issues.
1. Is usually nothing major, and very easy to troubleshoot, and are usually because of one of several common factors.
2. Another problem can be caused by electrical interference, this is most common with unshielded cables or wireless equipment.
3. A problem can be caused by just a general disconnection of a cable so always make sure that network cables (Ethernet cables) are connected properly.
4. To ensure that you don't experience difficulties with your network ensure that all of your settings are configured to the right settings.
5. Make sure that some apps that you may have installed, usually use a lot of bandwidth in order to operate and exchange data, some even use a heavy amount.