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A Budget Office Computer.

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Hey guys this is my first build log, this is just a budget office for my Grandpa so it's nothing exceptional but I decided why not write a build log so here we go. The aim of this build is to build a PC that's compatible with the rest of the system, that's cheap, reliable and feels responsive the parts list is:

 

CPU: Intel Pentium G3240 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Motherboard: ASRock H81M Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($65.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Memory: Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($45.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($65.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Power Supply: Corsair VS 350W ATX Power Supply  ($45.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer  ($19.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Case: Coolermaster N500  ($55.00 @ PCCaseGear)

 

and a PCPartPicker link for good measure

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/FhzJBm

 

30/09/2014

The parts have been ordered and should be arriving tomorrow. I'll be posting pictures as I start building.

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I would go for an i3 over a Pentium simply because it will mean that it can stand the test of time

Compatible with Windows 95

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I would go for an i3 over a Pentium simply because it will mean that it can stand the test of time

 

I agree, Intel's HD 4400 or 4600 graphics will be better and Pentium chips are only good for overclocking.

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I agree, Intel's HD 4400 or 4600 graphics will be better and Pentium chips are only good for overclocking.

I would not jump on this train yet, my friend. It just so happens that the g3258 is the only pentium in a long time to be overclockable. The Pentiums are fine for office PCs.

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Hi guys thanks all for following it's nice to have people caring about what I'm doing.

 

I would go for an i3 over a Pentium simply because it will mean that it can stand the test of time

If the budget had been bigger I would have gone with an i3 but since the goal was to make it as cheap as possible and that the most intensive thing the PC will be doing is a spread sheet I decided that a Pentium would suffice. Down the road if they decide in a few years they want another upgrade I can always put an i3 in it since I can't see Intel changing their consumer socket any time soon. 

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Hi guys time for the update, the parts arrived today and I started the build and finished the actual building and it went allot smoother than I expected, the build went without a major problem and so far all the parts work. First off the Cooler Master N500 is an awesome case and was great to work in for a $55 case I couldn't ask for more, the only trouble I had with it is that because of the way it is painted the motherboard stand-off's are a pain to install but in their defence they did include a stand-off to phillips head adapter so it wasn't a large issue just a bit of a pain. The worst part of the build was installing the CPU because folding down the retention arm was the most nerve racking thing, it just feels like something is about to break. Nothing did though so the build continues. After getting everything installed I was a little annoyed to find that the 24 pin connector and the 8 pin connector where both to short to be routed behind the motherboard tray so they had to be in full view but aside from that the cable management went well. Right now Ubuntu is just installing and that's as far as I'm getting today, tomorrow the not so fun stuff begins I have to get it connected the Frankenstein of a network that they have running currently, I'll keep you guys posted. I've attached bellow some images of the build, sorry about some of them being a bit blurry.

 

 

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That's a good build for office

 

But how about buying a NUC, a monitor and stick the NUC with the monitor using a strong tape?

 

That's what I call "DIY All In One PC"

Scarlet KnightIntel Core i3 6100 || Antec A40 Pro CPU Cooler || MSI Z170A Gaming M5 || Kingston HyperX 16GB DDR4-2133MHz || Samsung 850 Evo 120GB || Seagate Barracuda 1TB || Gigabyte G1 Gaming R9 390X 8GB || Seasonic M12II 620W || In Win 503 || Corsair Strafe || Steelseries Kinzu V3 MSI Edition || Dell UltraSharp U2414H || Xiaomi Alumunium Mouse Pad (S)

 

#Gadget: 

Phone: BlackBerry Classic Q20, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE SM-N916S

Console: PlayStation 4 500GB CUH-1206A

Tablet: iPad Air 2 16GB Wi-fi Only

Laptop: MSI GE62 (i7 4720HQ || 8GB DDR3 || NVIDIA GTX960M || Samsung 650 EVO 120GB + 1TB HDD)

In-ear Monitor: Xiaomi Piston 3.0

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That's a good build for office

But how about buying a NUC, a monitor and stick the NUC with the monitor using a strong tape?

That's what I call "DIY All In One PC"

I did that once, though it was a slim ITX chassis.

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I did that once, though it was a slim ITX chassis.

Is there any problem with the heat from the monitor and the PC?

Scarlet KnightIntel Core i3 6100 || Antec A40 Pro CPU Cooler || MSI Z170A Gaming M5 || Kingston HyperX 16GB DDR4-2133MHz || Samsung 850 Evo 120GB || Seagate Barracuda 1TB || Gigabyte G1 Gaming R9 390X 8GB || Seasonic M12II 620W || In Win 503 || Corsair Strafe || Steelseries Kinzu V3 MSI Edition || Dell UltraSharp U2414H || Xiaomi Alumunium Mouse Pad (S)

 

#Gadget: 

Phone: BlackBerry Classic Q20, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE SM-N916S

Console: PlayStation 4 500GB CUH-1206A

Tablet: iPad Air 2 16GB Wi-fi Only

Laptop: MSI GE62 (i7 4720HQ || 8GB DDR3 || NVIDIA GTX960M || Samsung 650 EVO 120GB + 1TB HDD)

In-ear Monitor: Xiaomi Piston 3.0

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Is there any problem with the heat from the monitor and the PC?

Not really. The case exhausted to the side and the monitor had vents at the top. But I screwed a VESA mount to the case side panel to hold it in place.

REMEMBER TO QUOTE SO I GET A NOTIFCATION! Add me on Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/id/Shroomster/ Review(s) more to come

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