Chapter 10.1 Component Selection

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You have been tasked with designing a workstation that will run VMware Workstation virtualization software. It will be used by a software engineer to run virtual machines for application development and testing. Which criteria should be included in your design for this system?
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64-bit processor with 8 cores RAM configured to run in a quad-channel mode
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You want to purchase a home theater computer system. Which hardware selection criteria would be most improtant for this system?
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Video card with HDMI output HTPC form factor
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You are purchasing a PC system that will be used as a file and print server in a small business. Which hardware selection criteria would be most important for this ssytem?
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RAID 1+0 array 64-bit multi-core processor
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You are purchasing several PC system that will be used as thin clients in a large organization. Which hardware selection criteria would be most important for this system?
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Gigabit Ethernet adapter
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You own a custom PC retail store. A small business client asks you to build three workstations for her organization: -Virtualization Workstation -Video Editing Workstation -Thin Client PC
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Virtualization Work Station -AMD 12-core, 4 GHZ CPU -4 TB SATA HD -32 GB DDR4 RAM -HAV Video Editing Workstation -Intel Core i7 six-core, 3.4 GHZ CPU -2 TB SSD SATA HD -16 GB DDR4 RAM -Video capture card Thin Client PC -Intel Celeron dual-core, 2.7 GHz CPU -500 GB SATA HD -2 GB DDR3 RAM -Few or no applications installed
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You are a PC technician for a national computer retailer. A customer asks you to build three custom computers for him to use at his home office: -Gaming PC -Home Office Server -Thick Client Workstation
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Gaming PC -1000 W Power Supply -1 TB SATA HD -Dual SLI 6 GB PCIe video adapters -5.1 channel surround sound adapter -Liquid CPU cooler Home Office Server -2 TB RAID 5 disk array -600 W power supply -No audio adapter -Integrated video adapter Thick Client Workstation -400 W power supply -500 GB SATA HD -512 MB PCIe video adapter -Basic desktop applications isntalled
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You are a PC technician for a national computer retailer. A business customer asks you to build a three custom computers to be used by employees at a branch office: -CAD / CAM Design Workstation -Home Theater PC -Virtualization Workstation
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CAD / CAM Design Workstation -6 GB GDDR5 PCIe video adapter -32 GB PC4-21300 DDR4 ECC RAM -1 TB SATA HD Home Theater PC -HDMI output -Compact form factor -5.1 channel surround sound adapter -TV tuner adapter Virtualization Workstation -32 GB PC4-21300 DDR4 RAM -4 TB SATA HD -Integrated Video adapter
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You are a PC technician for a national computer retailer. You are asked to build each of the systems listed on the right. You need to use the most appropriate hardware components to ensure that each of these systems will fulfill its intended role.
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Home Office Server -2 TB RAID 5 disk array -600W power supply -No audio adapter -Integrated video adapter Gaming PC -1000W power supply -1 TB SATA HD -Dual SLI 6GB PCIe -Video adapters -5.1 channel surround sound adapter -liquid CPU cooler Home Theater PC -HDMI output -Compact form factor -5.1 channel surround sound adapter -TV tuner adapter Virtualization Workstation -AMD 12-core, 4 GHz CPU -4 TB SATA HD -32 GB DDR4 RAM -Hardware-assisted virtualization Thin Client Workstation -Intel Celeron dual-core, 2.7 Ghz CPU -500 GB SATA HD -2GB DDR3 RAM -Few or no applications installed Audio/Video Editing Workstation -Intel Core i7 six-core, 3.4 GHz CPU -2 TB SSD SATA HD -16 GB DDR4 RAM -High-end audio adapter with speaker system -High-end video adapter with dual displays

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