We have set up recommended specifications for a PC for 2023.
The Yellow lab in the Informatorium provides computers with all the necessary software required to complete the degree. However, the lab facilities are only available during their operating hours (only weekdays and specific times). Having a personal computer at home to work from is more convenient and less restricted. Therefore, it is highly recommended that each student has a computer at their place of residence that can run demanding software used in the Multimedia degree.
The estimated cost for a desktop PC that matches these specifications is R 20,100 and will last you for 3 years of your studies. Laptop prices that match these specifications will be higher. Please note that the estimated cost stated above is based on component pricing as of January 2023 but may fluctuate as time progresses.
Some recommended stores at which you can purchase these components are:
The following is a list of items/software that is required to do multimedia related assessments, but the above-mentioned estimated price excludes these:
Windows operating system,
any software (used in the Multimedia degree)
Standard mouse and keyboard
Monitor (full HD 1080p display)
Make sure the monitor’s connection matches the ports on the Graphics card
Standard audio devices (earphones/headphones/speakers)
The following list of components is purely for guidance and any desktop or laptop with similar performance/specifications should also last for the 3 years of your studies. It is not necessary to have a new PC that matches the specifications. A PC with slightly older components (within 3 years old) that has similar specifications will do just fine.
Specific components list:
Intel 13th Gen Core i5 13400F Processor (LGA 1700 slot)
Antec A400i RGB CPU Cooler
MSI PRO Z690-P DDR4 Intel Motherboard
Supports 12th and 13th (LGA 1700 slot) generation Intel CPUs