Mission: To take generations of documents and pictures and save them in a long lasting digital format. I have boxes upon boxes. Birth Certificates , Love letters between Grandparents, Pictures . All of them showing the effects of time.

Going to be using the M-Disk DVD format. Good enough for the Pentagon, good enough for me.

CPU: Should be good for this task.

CPU Cooler: From a Pentium 3258 with a cooper core vs all aluminum heatsink.

MB: Chosen mostly because it has 3, 4 pin MB case fan headers. Xtra features are just icing on the cake. Cheap enough with the CPU/MB bundle discount at Microcenter.

RAM: Only 8 GB Kit Microcenter had at the time. Runs @ 2133.

SSD: Chose this for its MLC vs TLC flash. SSD storage for the fast searching capabilities when trying to find something. Hope it is big enough. Reviews say it performs as well as a Samsung 850 PRO.

GPU: Was not a part of the original build but when realizing the Dell Monitor was FreeSync capable thought I would get it and play around with it. Found it on the clearance isle. Gaming Rig has a G-Sync monitor so thought it would be interesting to compare the two.

Case: Resurrected from the parts corner. Cleaned up nicely. It had been used for 3 years as a competition GPU (780 Classified) folding rig running 24/7. Won 34 of 36 months.

PSU: Found on the clearance isle. Upon a bit of research discovered it is a Seasonic re-brand of an older platform. 50c rated, Japanese Caps. Satisfies the Seasonic fanboy in me. :-)

Wireless Adaptor: Scanner is wireless so needed the capabilities. Open Box find. Home network is AC. Works great, no issues.

Case Fans: Why not? None windowed case and satisfies the Noctua Fanboy in me.

KB: From Folding rig

Mouse: The mouse that came with the keyboard was a POS but was fine for the Folding Rig. Going to be using it a lot so an upgrade was in order.

External Drive: Backups

Monitor: Dell IPS 27" 1080p with FreeSync. Large screen for viewing Docs and Pics.

Speakers: From parts bin.

Scanner: Probably the most researched part on the whole project. Highest rated one out there with many features. Software appears to have some issues with the search function on Win 10 64. Trying to decide if I should wait for software to catch up or downgrade to Win 8.1 which seems to work fine. SOB! Are U EFFING kidding me!!!!

EDIT: Nuance Power PDF saved the day!

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, should work great for documents!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You didn't buy much storage for a PC built for storing things although I don't think those kinds of files will take much space. Good build.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

He will be storing most of the data on M-Disk, which he put in his description.


  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for adding the M-Disk Link +1

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Overkill monitor for this, but nice build lol