A component may refer to any of the following:
1. When referring to hardware, a component or part is a piece of hardware that is part of a larger piece of hardware or system. For example, an integrated circuit can be considered a component of the motherboard and a video card can be considered a component of a computer.
Full list of computer components
- Disc drive: CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, or Blu-ray.
- Expansion card: ISA, PCI, AGP, and PCI-X.
- Fan (heat sink).
- Floppy drive.
- Hard drive: HDD and SSD.
- IDE cable (data cable), new computers use SATA.
- RAM (memory).
- Motherboard (see page for motherboard components).
- Power cable.
- PSU (power supply).
- CPU (processor).