|Inside your Computer - Other Essentials|
Firewire - Firewire connections are important for Digital video cameras. These allow you to download your movies onto your computer so that you can edit the film then send back to the camera or burn onto DVD.
If you don't have Firewire, don't worry as an expansion card can be bought (Fits in PCI slot) which can be added to your computer at a later stage.
PCI Slots - These are essential for future additions to your computer, like TV cards, editing cards, USB, Firewire, etc etc. Make sure when buying you have at least 2 free.
USB - A computer without USB ports can be an extreme disadvantage, most external hardware, including printers and scanners, nearly all require USB ports, but to add a new twist to the tale, USB 2.0 has appeared on the market. Backward compatible, these ports are the ones you are looking for, allowing USB 2.0 devices to run 10 times faster, while at the same time allowing older, slower USB devices to still work.
If you don't have USB 2.0, don't worry as an expansion card can be bought (Fits in PCI slot) which can be added to your computer at a later stage.