Hardware components

Discover a wide range of hardware components to enhance your tech projects. Find top ideas and recommendations for building and optimizing your devices.
Common computer hardware components include the keyboard, mouse, microphone, scanner, Web cam, print, monitor, speakers, system unit, hard disk drive, external hard disk, optical disc drive(s), USB flash drive, card reader/writer, memory cards, and modem

If you use a desktop computer, you might already know that there isn't any single part called the "computer." A computer is really a system of many parts working together. The physical parts, which you can see and touch, are collectively called hardware. (Software, on the other hand, refers to the instructions, or programs, that tell the hardware what to do.) The illustration below shows the most common hardware in a desktop computer system. Your system may look a little different, but it…

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