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Hello, PPCP community. I am here with another computer build that I am also proud of.

Now, this one was a half-request, half-desire build. I'll explain as quick as possible.

For many, MANY years, since I was little, I have attended a church that I still attend to this day, and everyone was always contributing to something. I also wanted to help out on something, but I couldn't find something that I could really be of use. Then, I found an opportunity. I noticed that the computer they were using to display to three TV's through an HDMI splitter...was a laptop. At the same time, so many programs were running, with the main one taking so much resources that it would cause the computer to slow down and occasionally freeze. So, the tech in me woke up and decided to contribute. I told the pastor to allow me to build a stronger, better PC for the many tasks required, and he was very compliant, saying it was a great idea. Now, here are the parts:

CPU With all of the programs that the computer was going to run, a multi-core CPU, a 6-core at that, was needed, and this fit the bill. No overclocking either.

MOTHERBOARD Just a compatible motherboard. Didn't need much more.

MEMORY As mentioned, multitasking will be ever-so present, so 16GB would be plenty.

STORAGE Speed is not an issue with their situation, so no SSD was needed, and 1TB was well more than enough.

VIDEO CARD Ok, now. There will be ABSOLUTELY NO gaming done on this computer. I just needed something that would display to a DVI monitor and an HDMI splitter. I understand that would still not justify getting this card, but overall, I like putting lots of headroom on all of my parts, so when the moment arrives that demand becomes high, it can handle it.

CASE My pastor loves the color white, and what can be more white than a case that is completely white all-around with no windows like an NZXT H230? Honestly, when I saw pictures of this case, I was calm and simply intrigued. But, when I actually laid my eyes on it, my heart melted! It looked so amazing and gorgeous, and I felt like I wanted one for myself, not to build in it, but to just have it and admire it in my room. Anyways, it had plenty of room for all of my components and decent space in the side for some cable management. However, my power supply was semi-modular, so it wasn't as difficult to manage as many people would usually experience. Speaking of the power supply...

POWER SUPPLY A good semi-modular power supply from a well-known manufacturer that supplies good enough wattage was all that was needed.

WIRELESS NETWORK ADAPTER Simple Wi-Fi, that's it. That's good enough. The strength did not matter, nor did the speed, since the computer would be placed virtually next to the access point. Wireless access to the internet was the bare minimum and only requirement.

CASE FAN Another fan to accompany the already-included two in the case. Air flow is good.

And, that is my entire build, currently performing more than expected and taking care of the tasks that the church requires without breaking a sweat. Also, I know I may have had not provided much explanation to many of the parts, though some of them doesn't need much in the first place. If you are ever-more curious, by any chance, about why I made these choices, ask away. All feedback is welcome. Just don't be a jerk, and start bad-mouthing these parts just because you have "the right." You can prove your point without melting my feelings, ofrthe computer's thermal solutions. Anyways, I hope you all like this build.

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 8 points

Aw, how very kind of you to build for your church. I'm certain they appreciate your support and service for this build. Great job and you have my support as well. +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you so much, El :)

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  • 46 months ago
  • 5 points

"My pastor loves the color white" I see what he did here

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

AMD FX 6300 owner too, but for gaming, etc :-) Nice RIG, specially the white color. it fits perfect for a church, i guess. What i really find "cute" is, all AMD builders use the subject as "For my sister", "for my church", "for my grandma".........Just courious about that "descrimination :-) You could use a Motherboard with integrated graphic card instead of purchasing one but, is only my opinion.

As Eltech said, is really kind to build a pc for the church. Still having humanity in this planet. You have my vote!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

You would have to get a CPU with integrated graphics. Then again, the AMD APUs would fit that category. But... While the integrated graphics would have been practical for this purpose, if the church needed 6 cores then the FX-6300 with dedicated GPU was a decent option.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The m5a78l mobo from asus has integrated graphics . No need for an APU.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I never even noticed the "discrimination"....good point :) I just chose it because of the multiple cores for a lower price. And thank you very much!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Neither i...that was just a thought i had.....AMD FX descrimination LOL. just joking.

:-) you're welcome.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I feel like you could've took you build several different ways, like for example why not a high spec APU to save on GPU if they really needed the GPU power, and what do they do that would call for 16GB RAM, most system do more than fine with 8GB, but your budget seems to be decent

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I could have DEFINITELY gone a different route, but this is only my second built, with my first one being Vulcan (you can find it in the Completed Builds), so my experience with computer choices is still at a novice level. And with the memory, as I stated, I love putting lots of headroom on my builds, so some parts may be overkill.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Only one way to get practice I understand, but without tips we would never learn, but build looks good, also you can post up your build list before buying and people will always give you tips

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I DID post this build up before buying the parts, but no one ever gave feedback, so I just went with it, knowing that someone will have comments AFTER, and sure enough... But, I did definitely learn a couple of things, and that's very valuable to me..

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

This is better than my gaming PC, super jealous of your church now. +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I am jealous as well, mainly because of the case.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a really awesome project, and I don't mean to detract from it in any way- but why and R7 240? It's honestly a terribly overpriced card.

I could've given you a Geforce 210 for free, and it does the same thing. Paying $65 for what is essentially an APU build with two extra cores is not worth it IMO.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, anyways :) yes, I know it was a card not really worth it, but I don't have much experience with choosing the right parts. I just needed a card that had some headroom with 2GB and would display an image :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The thing is, it's nowhere near powerful enough to actually use the 2GB frame buffer it has. It'll probably use 500-700MB, tops.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Which is what I was going for. You never know when those extra bytes might be used, but even though they might not, it feels good to have that power. It's like having extra money in your pocket. If you are a stable spender, you know you might not spend your money at all once, but it feels good to have that purchasing power when you find something you want :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build and for a great cause !

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 on being Cristian and how kind of you +100000000000000000 for kindness

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 Awwwww....... Panda loves you too....... Wait what!?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait...what?

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Good job

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, buddy!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

You have proved yourself righteous to Lord Gaben!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I could do something this nice for my church, especially my pastor for everything he's done.. but they switched to Macs xD.

He ended up getting a fully specced out 2015 model, with an i7, 16 gigs of ram, and a 256 gig SSD. Basically the step down from the AMD graphics machine. The rest of the machines are i5 Mac Mini's, which he bought for himself about a year ago for home use.

Then last night he informed me he got a 6s plus with 64 gigs of storage.. I make fun of him since I'm still an Android and Windows user..

Anyways! Awesome build for your church, I hope to give back one of these days like you did!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Funny story....my pastor did the same to switch from an Android (forgot what it was) to a 6S, and I basically mocked him for days, but I was just playing with him and told him it was a good phone :) may you have the same amount of luck that I had!

P.S. Android and Windows FTW!!!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

He had an S5, I currently have a 1st gen Moto G 2013 3g edition and I love it since I don't game on my phone.

I'll see his new phone tomorrow, definitely going to give him crap but I can't wait to see how'll he utilize it. We give each other crap a bit, but it's all fun like you and your pastor!

Amazing build though, definitely overkill and should last for years to come. The Windows machines that were replaced were mostly 2008-2009 machines, quite a few had Phenom 9800's and such, wish I could've nabbed a machine for myself/

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The pastor is DEFINITELY pleased with it, especially with a white aesthetic, and it DOES overpower the laptop :)

Pentecostal Christian, yo!

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The old laptop had 4GB of memory, and a Pentium dual-core processor. I don't know much of the specifications, unfortunately.

Yeah, a Christian

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