Is CPU speed the only thing I should care about when I just want fast PC for general computing?
Anyways, in the past, I have always built PCs where everything is mediocre. Mediocre video card, mediocre hard drive, mediocre cpu and so on. It never seemed lightning fast. I think the issue was that in the past I didn't have access to good hard drives and just chose 7200RPM's and CPU was also mediocre.
With this PC, I want to go all 100% on CPU and SSD as they seem to be the bottlenecks in general computing. I might even skip video card altogether and go for integrated as my tasks I believe are all CPU depended.
Can any of you tell me if I am wrong or I should be not wasting money at all (I currently have 2017 MacBook Air and it's not quick enough for my needs).
My question is:
1) Can I omit video card altogether, go for cheap RAM, go for cheap mobo and other peripherals in order to save some money? Or will I not notice a difference in computing speed vs my MB Air 2017?
2)How important are:
RAM memory / RAM speed / RAM latency / Video card memory / video card speed / when it comes to how quick something opens up or unpacks zip archive etc