ICT104 Design And Build A Computer System: Assignment 1 Answer

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Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester
T3 2020
Unit Code
ICT104
Unit Title
Fundamentals of Computer System Hardware and Software
Assessment
Individual Assessment
Type
Assessment
Assignment 1: Design and build a Computer System
Title
Total Marks
60
Word limit
2000


Q1. (30 marks) Computer Systems:

Objective:

To use your knowledge of modern computing components to select the appropriate components to create a number of computers.

Prepare a bill of different individual components with their cost and total cost of the computer that can be bought from different online stores. You should include URLs to an online shop and access date. You should ensure that the components are compatible and include a case, keyboard, mouse and monitor.

Prepare a bill within the following specifications and limitations:

  1. A personal desktop computer with a quad core CPU and onboard graphic card. (Max $1000 budget). [10 marks]
  2. A gaming desktop with an 8GB CUDA GPU (max $2500 budget). [10 Marks]

You should briefly describe why the choices you have made would be appropriate for each of the computers and provide comparison of products (at least 2 products). Your response should ensure that the features used in system assembling. The cheapest computer should be relatively small.

Q2. (10 marks) Below is a motherboard with 7 unlabeled parts (numbered 1–7, to be clear). For each of these numbers, perform the following activities:

  1. Label the component with its name.
  2. Write the function of the component.



motherboard


Figure 1: motherboard

Q3. (10 Marks) Memory capacity and clock speed are two important characteristics of GPU. Justify this statement and explain about other GPU performance parameters. Prepare a report with introduction, body and conclusion.

Q4. (15 Marks) Write a short paragraph on hexadecimal notation. Perform the following conversion:

  1. Convert (25.15)10 to binary.

2. Convert (11111011.1011) to decimal.

  1. Convert (35)10 to hexadecimal.
  2. Convert (54.3)10 to IEEE754 floating point format in hexadecimal format.
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