What is the most important thing that a computer needs to have

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asked Oct 18, 2011 by Coolmariodude (1 point)
What is the most important thing that a computer needs to have in your opinion? It doesn't matter if you use Windows, Macintosh, or linux Just answer the question. (Note: I wish @chris would add an answer)

7 Answers

+1 vote
answered Oct 18, 2011 by Yarvaxea (3,996 points)
hmm flexibility, which sadly rules out the mac for me =/ sexy machines but for me it's all about using it to the max.
+1 vote
answered Oct 18, 2011 by roguekiller23231 (4,316 points)
a processor and a clear set of instructions.

computers can be anything, like calculators, traffic lights etc. they all need processors and programming to make them work.

but for a desktop, THE most important thing in my opinion is support and development, without support for bugs and development for new technology comparability we wouldn't get very far.
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answered Oct 18, 2011 by bayareacat (641 points)
A damn impressive OS, and that's why I have a Mac
commented Oct 18, 2011 by Billy Aoki (3,656 points)
Well, I can't say I'm impressed.

Next.
commented Oct 19, 2011 by bayareacat (641 points)
I have yet to have a single problem with OS X Lion in two weeks, you wouldn't consider that impressive?
commented Oct 19, 2011 by JordanV (4,116 points)
Give it awhile longer.  You'll be feeling the pain eventually. ;)
commented Oct 19, 2011 by Drmgiver (1,266 points)
"Well isn't that special".
commented Oct 19, 2011 by Billy Aoki (3,656 points)
Two weeks? I've used Windows for years and the only problem I had was my sister trying to download gay porn on it.

PS; I wouldn't consider Vista an OS, but more of a train-wreck. So I guess it doesn't count. ;)
+6 votes
answered Oct 18, 2011 by markd12 (3,581 points)
A power supply. <b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b>
commented Oct 18, 2011 by Billy Aoki (3,656 points)
This hits the spot perfectly.

You can have all the best parts in a PC, but if you have a cheap 50 dollar PSU, you're well on the way to self destruction. A good PSU would also give you flexibility in terms of upgrades when you just need a little more firepower in your day-to-day computing.

That being said, a good casing is almost as important.
+1 vote
answered Oct 18, 2011 by Xiro (4,448 points)
A computer needs everything to run correctly so there really is no one part that can be placed above another. Beyond power supply, CPU, RAM, motherboard, hard drive and such I would go with a good operating system and an optical drive of course as I live today and have purchase items in the past that require one to run.
+1 vote
answered Oct 18, 2011 by lq (49,870 points)
I'd say compatible parts. Since if the parts don't work well together you'll run into many issues.
+2 votes
answered Oct 19, 2011 by bob3160 (101 points)
The best hardware is still only as capable as the person behind the keyboard.
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