Recommended Minimum Desktop Computer Configurations for Your Type of User


Planning to buy your first ever computer system?

It is year 2017 so you should be aware that most applications are a bit demanding when it comes to resources, so try not to believe everything the sales guy tells you.

There are a few things you should consider first before rushing to the nearest computer store. Not all computer configurations apply to a certain type of user.

Whether you’re a social media bug, obsessed with your Facebook and Twitter accounts, an office and home user, looking to buy essays at, a hard core gamer, or a business junkie, you should take into consideration these tips.

Each of those users has a specific minimum system requirement for their computer activities. You cannot give a hardcore gamer a computer that is assembled for the social media bug. Drop off frame rates on the game will significantly destroy the user experience.

And if you give a system configuration that was meant for a gamer to a social media bug, you will have wasted a lot of money for a resource that will never be fully utilized.

Now, let us get to the main reason why you are here: To know the system configuration that you should consider for your computer system.

Social Media Bug

Since you will be focused mostly on Facebook, YouTube and other social media sites, you will not need much in terms of graphics card. An average one will do.

What you will need is a sufficient processing power and RAM.

Here is the minimum hardware that you need:

Processor: Intel i3 3xxxx+ 3.4GHZ or AMD A4 6300 3.7GHZ


Graphics Card: Integrated (Built-in with processors)

Storage: 500 GB Hard Drive

All other accessories will be up to you depending on your needs and preferences.

Some low-resource or low graphics settings of games will work in this setup so you can put some games for when you are feeling bored with reading status updates and watching online videos.

Office and Home User

Similar to Social media bug, there is not much upgrade on your hardware, except for the graphics. Office work sometimes uses some applications such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, InDesigns and other 3D rendering software.

Here is your minimum system requirement:

Processor: Intel i5 3xxxx+, AMD A6 7400K 3.9GHZ or AMD Athlon APU 5xxx

RAM: 4-6GB

Graphics Card: Integrated, NVidia GeForce 740+ or AMD Radeon HD 7750+

Storage: 500 GB Hard Drive

Business Junkie

Business junkies are quite demanding when it comes to computer hardware. They often use software for media editing and conversion so it is vital that they should go for some specification that can feed on this need.

For media editing hardware, here is the minimum that you should go for:

Processor: Intel i7 3xxxxx+, AMD A10 7890K or AMD FX 8350+


Graphics Card: The processors mentioned are equipped with performance-ready integrated graphics card but if you want more, you can go for NVidia GeForce GTX 750 and up or Radeon Pro 460 and higher.

Storage: Depending on the files and media that you are handling, you can go for 500GB up to 1TB of Hard Drive.

This setup is also suitable for typical gamer as this is the setup that most common users go for. This system can handle DOTA 2, League of Legends and most of the online games available to date. You can put the settings from mid to high—just skim through the frame rate if it suits your game.

Hardcore Gamer

This setup is the most expensive of them all so it will be best if we just start with the minimum system configuration.

Being an avid gamer of popular titles, it is expected that your choices will be ultra-demanding. So here is the minimum hardware specification for your taste:

Processor: Intel Pentium G4xxx, Intel i5 7500, Intel i7 7xxx, AMD A10 7800+ and AMD FX 9xxx.

Also, it is worth mentioning the newest AMD Ryzen processor series. Released this March 2017 and is said to compete with Intel’s high-end CPUs.

RAM: 8-32GB (depending on your title choices but 16GB will be the safest option)

Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R9 series and the NVidia GTX 900+ will do great. But if you want a monster setup, try the NVidia Titan series and AMD Radeon Pro Duo.

Storage: 1-3TB will do great wonders for your storage needs.

I hope you have found the right setup for your everyday uses.

If you have more ideas regarding computer building, please feel free to comment your thoughts and let us talk about it.

Author Bio

Patrick works as a contributor at He is a former editor of a small town newspaper publishing. He is an avid fan of social media, and runs his own page for writing enthusiasts for his college. With the rising clamor for healthy living, Patrick immersed himself with water sports.

Recommended Minimum Desktop Computer Configurations for Your Type of User Unknown 5 of 5 Planning to buy your first ever computer system? It is year 2017 so you should be aware that most applications ar...
Share on linkedin

About Unknown

    Blogger Comment
    Facebook Comment


Post a Comment

Note: We have Zero Tolerance to Spam. Avoid Promotions with 'Links' considered as spam will be deleted immediately upon our review.