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ITE 5.0 1.1.1.1: Chapter 1 - Introduction to the Personal Computer

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computer case
Houses the processor and other components of the computer system
alternating-current (AC) power
Electrical current
that alternates direction in cycles called hertz.
American Wire Gage (AWG): The U.S. standard
for wire size.
direct-current (DC) power
battery power
travel negative (-) to positive (+)
flows in only one direction
efficient over short distances
modern devices require DC to semi-conductors
motherboard
A circuit board that contains all of the computer system's main components.
form factor
A set of specifications on the size, shape, and configuration of a computer hardware component such as a case, power supply, or motherboard.
bay
where you place the CD. DVD,Flash drive, Hard drive etc..