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I am from IBTE Sultan Bolkiah Campus, here to tell you that the goal/missions of the school of ICT is that to learn about computer systems and other technology equipment so that we can learn to make new technology stuff in the future.

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The purpose of Multimedia-Lab
The purpose of this is so that new students can get into the subject easily without the need to buy an expensive. But the current multimedia we have needs an upgrade since its very outdated. Currently we have 22 PCs in the multimedia lab.

Intel Core i3 540 – This intel has the lowest cores which is dual-cores, meaning it has 2 cores and are slow at multitasking but also a budget CPU to buy. It has LGA1156 socket, 3.06 GHz clock speed and a Smart Cache of 4 MB.

Intel Core i5 3470 – This intel mostly has quad-cores, meaning it has 4 cores and are the best CPU for a budget build. The only i5 that has a dual-core is the i5-4570T it has dual-cores instead of quad. It has LGA1155 socket, 3.2 GHz clock speed and a Smart Cache of 6 MB.

Intel Core i7 7700 – This intel CPU varies from quad-cores to octa-cores, which make this the best CPU next to the new i9. It is also expensive. It has LGA 1151 socket, 3.6 GHz clock speed, and a Smart Cache of 8 MB.

Recommend: Intel Core i7 any gen

This is because, we as IT students require good CPU to work on our multimedia
This also means that it can last longer than the 2 CPU’s I mentioned
It is much faster than the other 2.

Corsair’s Vengeance – DDR4 series offers CL16 latency and 3,466 MHz speed.

Trident Z – DDR4 RAM comes with CAS latencies between 14 and 19 and speeds between 2,400MHz and 4,266MHz.

The Predator – DDR3 series achieves CL9 to CL11 latencies and speeds between 1866MHz to 2666MHz.

Recommend: Corsair’s Vengeance

It has a faster speed than all other that I have mentioned.

It has the fastest latency.

It uses DDR4, which nowadays motherboards are using.

Graphics Card
Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini – Offers 11 GB VRAM, a memory clock of 10 Gbps, core clock of 1,506MHz, stream processors of 3,584 and it supports SLI.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti – The latest graphics card that has been recently released, offering 11 GB VRAM, a memory clock of 14 Gbps, core clock of 1,350 MHz (1,635 boost), stream processors of 4,352 and its compatible for 4K resolution.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 – It has 8GB VRAM, a memory clock of 800MHz, core clock of 1,156 MHz, stream processors of 3,584 and it can max out 1080p performance.

Recommend: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
This is by far the best graphics card to have ever released next to the Nvidia Titan.

It is also the fastest graphics card out of all.

It is future proof, meaning it can withstand for a long time.

Sound Card
Asus Xonar DSX PCIe – Offers 7.1 surround sound, works with most motherboards. Supports 192KHz/24bit stereo.

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX – Offers 5.1 surround sound, supports 192KHz/24bit stereo.

Creative Sound Blaster Z – Has a 116dB signal-to-noise ratio, can toggle between both speaker and headphones, making it dual purpose.

Recommend: Creative Sound Blaster Z

Can be used without a headphone
Is relatively cheap
Best sound with advance audio processing if SBX Pro Studio is used.

Display device
BenQ EX3501R – It has a screen size of 35-inch, aspect ratio of 21:9, resolution of 3440 x 1440, response time of 4ms and a refresh rate of 100Hz.

Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ – It has a screen size of 27-inch, aspect ratio of 16:9, resolution of 3840 x 2160 response time of 4ms and a refresh rate of 144Hz.

Asus MG248Q – It has a screen size of 23.6-inch, aspect ratio of 16:9, resolution of 1920 x 1080, response time 1ms and a refresh rate of 144Hz.

Recommend: Asus MG248Q

It may not be the best but it has the fastest response time than the ones I mentioned.

It also has a refresh rate of 144Hz.

It is also a good budget monitor for multimedia.

Topre Realforce 87U Tenkeyless – It is a wired keyboard, has a topre electrostatic capacitive, high quality PBT keycaps.

Topre Realforce 104UBS Silent variable – It is a wired keyboard, it has a wrist support, smooth typing action and is very quiet.

Logitech Craft – It is a wireless keyboard, solid construction, useful and unique dial.

Recommend: Topre Realforce 104UBS Silent variable

It has an ergonomic wrist support which can make students type in a long hour run.

Smooth typing, means that we can type with ease.

Very quiet, can make less distraction noises
Logitech C922 Pro Stream – It has a great low-light capability, background removal feature and supports 720p/60fps streaming.

Razer Kiyo – It has a ring light, good for dark places, its also easy to use.

Mevo – Portable, compatible with variety of devices.

Recommend: Logitech C922 Pro Stream

I suggest this is because that it has a great low-light capability
Mevo, on the other hand is for personal uses, this is why the one I recommend is better than Mevo.

Its great for streaming video calls.

Audioengine A2+ – It has an audio inputs for USB, RCA and 3.5mm Stereo mini-jack, weight of 1.6kg left and 1.4kg right.

Logitech Z623 – Audio inputs of 3.5mm jack and RCA, Outputs of a headphone jack, weight of 0.95 kg left, 1kg right and 7kg subwoofer.

Dell Wireless 360 Speaker System AE715 – Audio inputs of 3.5mm jack, outputs of USB port for charging and a headphone jack, weight of 1.18kg and is portable.

Recommend: Logitech Z623

It has a subwoofer, unlike the audioengine A2+.

Fantastic quality.

It is also cheap.

Blue Yeti – Uses 5V, frequency response of 20Hz – 20,000Hz.

Razer Seiren X – Uses 5V, frequency response of 20Hz – 20,000Hz and is portable.

365760015303500Focusrite Scarlett CM25 MkII – Uses 5V, frequency response of 20Hz – 20,000Hz, versatile and is crystal clear.

Recommend: Blue Yeti
One of the best microphones ever made.

Very adaptable.

It is also easy to set up.

Pointing device
Logitech MX Master 2S – Uses Bluetooth and 2.4 GHz wireless, has 7 buttons, is right handed, thumb wheel and it is ergonomic build with customizable buttons.

Logitech Triathlon M720 – Uses Bluetooth, has 8 buttons, is right handed, uses one AA battery, free spinning scroll wheel. Can pair up to three devices.

Apple Magic Mouse 2 – Uses Bluetooth, but doesn’t have buttons, instead it has a multitouch feature. The mouse has this ambidextrous ergonomic, meaning it can be used by both left and right hand.

Recommend: Logitech MX Master 2S

Indeed, the apple magic mouse 2 is far better choice for a pointing device but not many people know how to use it, thus why this is better than the apple magic mouse 2.

It also has more buttons that can be customizable as a shortcut such as ctrl+c (copy)
It also has thumb wheel so that we just use our thumb to scroll down
Projecting Device
Philips Pico PPX4010 – Its projection system is DLP (Digital Light Processing) with a resolution of 854 x 480, contrast ratio of 1500:1, 100 lumens brightness, the video inputs are mini HDMI and VGA and its projection distance is 0.5m – 3.7m.

Epson EB-S04 – Its projection system is LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) with a resolution of 800 x 600, contrast ratio of 15000:1, 3000 lumens brightness, video inputs of component composite HDMI S-Video USB and its projection distance is quiet far.

LG Minibeam PH550G – Its projection system is RGB LED (Light Emitting Diode) with a resolutions of 1280 x 720, contrast ratio of 100000:1, video inputs are USB, HDMI, COMPOSITE and RBG.

Recommend: Philips Pico PPX4010

It is well priced.

Can be carry around.

HD in projecting the display.

Printing devices
HP Deskjet 3630 – The printing speed varies depending on the document, it can have paper sizes of A4, A5, A6, B5, Borderless A4, Borderless A5 and Borderless B5. Can hold for about 60 sheets.

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630 – The print speed is ISO 20 ppm in black or color, print resolution of 4800 x 1200, can print paper sizes of A4, A5, A6, B5, C4 (Envelope), No. 10 (Envelope), 9 x 13 cm, 10 x 15 cm, 13 x 18 cm, 13 x 20 cm, 100 x 148 mm, 16:9, LT, HLT, LGL and User defined. It can also hold for about 330 sheets, good for heavy work.

Canon Pixma TS8050 – Print speed of 15 ppm black or 10 ppm color, print resolution is 9600 x 2400, can print paper sizes of A4, A5, B5 and DL (Envelope). Can hold 100 sheets of paper.

Recommend: Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630

It prints really fast other than the one I mentioned
Can be print using cloud, meaning you can print using your computer without connecting USB cables.

Can hold for 300 sheets of paper and can print various kind of papers.

Panasonic KV-S1027C – Scan resolution up to 600 x 600 dpi, has scanning speed up to 45 ppm, uses USB to connect and scan.

Canon Canoscan 9000F Mark II – Scan resolution up to 9600 x 9600 dpi, has scanning speed up to 8 ppm, uses USB to connect and scan.

Brother ADW-1600W – Scan resolution up to 600 x 600 dpi, scanning speed up to 18ppm, can be connected through USB and Wi-Fi.

Recommend: Brother ADW-1600W

It can scan pretty much anything
Touchscreen display is a godsend
Can be connected through USB or just by Wi-Fi.

Operating system
Windows 10

Improved multitasking
Friendly UI, a lot of people are mesmerized when looking at the new Windows10
Cortana, a voice controlled digital assistant just like Siri.

Many people used and are familiar with Windows 10
Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 can update to Windows 10 for free
It also supports DirectX 12
Its free!
Action center, similar to apple’s OS X
DPI Scaling monitor
System software
Gets the computer system started after you turn it on.

Takes basic computer instructions and converts them into a pattern of bits.

Device Driver
Controls a particular type of device that is attached to your computer, such as keyboard or a mouse.

Application Software
Adobe Photoshop
An image editing software developed and manufactured by Adobe Systems Inc.

Adobe Illustrator
It is a vector graphics editing program published by Adobe, it is very useful for designing logos, clip art, blue print and other precise, resolution-independent illustrations.

Adobe Premiere
It is a video editing software package suitable for both amateur enthusiasts and professionals.

Adobe Acrobat
It is a family application software and Web services developed by Adobe Systems to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF).

Adobe Dreamweaver
It is a proprietary web development tool from Adobe Systems.

Adobe Encore
It is a DVD authoring software tool produced by Adobe Systems and targeted at professional video producers although it does not support writing Blu-ray Disc using AVCHD 2.0.

Adobe Bridge
It is a digital asset management app developed by Adobe Systems. Its primary purpose is to link the parts of the Creative Suite together using a format similar to the file browser found in precious versions of Adobe Photoshop.

Adobe SpeedgradeIt is a professional color correction application that has lots of great benefits and features.

Its because that most of the people nowadays are familiar with this app, if not then it is the best starter app for newer people to use and experience how easy and advance to use.

Storage Devices
Seagate BarraCuda – SATA 6Gbps, with 2 – 3 TB size, cache of 64MB and 7200 RPMAdvantages:a) Cheapb) Fast spinning disksc) Good storage size
Disadvantages:a) Limited Cacheb) Can be outdone by an SSDc) Once broken, will be broken.

Toshiba X300 – SATA 6Gbps, with 4 – 8 TB size, cache of 128 MB and 7200 RPMAdvantages:a) Big storageb) High speedc) Relatively cheapDisadvantages:a) Short warrantyb) Can be outdone by an SSDc) Can easily be broken

WD VelociRaptor – SATA 6Gbps, with 250GB – 1TB capacity size, cache of 64MB and 10,000 RPMAdvantages:a) Insane speed for an HDDb) Has a built-in coolerc) Really good for gamingDisadvantages:a) Priced like an SSDb) Low size capacityc) Currently only available in the US and UK.

WD Blue Desktop – SATA 6Gbps, with 500GB – 6TB capacity size, cache of 64MB and 5400 – 7200 RPMAdvantages:a) Really cheapb) Faster option availablec) Good capacity sizeDisadvantages:a) Not future proofb) Less value from smaller driversc) Capacity size depends on how much you pay for it

Seagate Firecuda Desktop – SATA 6Gbps, with 1TB – 2TB + 8GB, cache of 64MB and 7200 RPMAdvantages:a) NAND-boosted performanceb) An already fast platterc) CheapDisadvantages:a) No competitionb) Can be outdone by an SSDc) Low cache size

So, if we were to make this computer, we will have
Graphics Card: Nvidia RTX 2080 TiCPU: Intel Core i7 any gen (preferably 8th gen)
RAM: Corsair’s Vengeance 8GBx2 (16GB)
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Z
HDD: WD VelociRaptorMonitor: Asus MG248Q
Keyboard: Topre Realforce 104UBS Silent variable
Camera: Logitech C922 Pro Stream
Speaker: Logitech Z623 (Optional)
Microphone: Blue Yeti (Optional)
Mouse: Logitech MX Master 2S
Projector: Philips Pico PPX4010 (Required but only 1 since its use is for the whole class)
With this, our multimedia will be future proof for maybe 7-10 years.

Since in the internet, it says that newer i7 gen should be able to stay longer in a much more acceptable price than the i9. But the RTX 2080 Ti is future proof since it’s a newly released graphics card. Sadly, when I went to NetCom KB, I haven’t found any Nvidia RTX series yet. But we can order it from online.