A computer system consists of hardware and software. The hardware components are the physical components of the computer system whereas software refers to the programs that run on and control the computer hardware.
Some of the hardware components can be found inside the main unit/case of the computer, whereas some external peripherals can be externally plugged in. There are four main types of hardware components: input devices, output devices, processing components (including the CPU and GPU), and storage devices.
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