|Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines|
|Unit Title||Fundamentals of Computer System Hardware and Software|
|Assessment||Assignment 1: Design and build a Computer System|
Q1. (30 marks) Computer Systems:
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:
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:
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:
2. Convert (11111011.1011) 2 to decimal.
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