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My mother works at a nonprofit prolife crisis pregnancy center in the ghetto. They really are pressed for money and their computer is slower than frozen molasses. Takes 10-15 mins to bootup and 10-15 more just to start the web browser. It's pretty much unusable. So I built this computer for them as a donation. I will do some better cable management before I give it to them. I wanted it to be a budget build but at the same time I wanted to use good quality parts. I'm sure they will mostly be doing office style work with it. They give burned media to clients a lot so I tried to include a good burner. I hope they enjoy it. I even threw in an old PNY Geforce 8600 GT graphics card I had laying around so when they get bored they can play Battlefield 4 at 1080p with 60 fps.

Details
Intel Pentium G2020 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate2.9GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
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YourLocalPCNoob [1 Build] 22 points 10 months ago

They wont be able to play BF4 at 1080p w/ 60 fps......... they'll get double that even in 4k!!!!! Jokes aside, +1 for the generosity. HOw exactly will u cable manage with a case that is.............not designed for cable management? WIll you tie down the cables w/ something or drill holes into the side of the case as openings for cables?

 
 
fasterblue [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 10 months ago

I don't really know, I think I will just tie them together as much as possible so that they are not just spaghetti all over the place. I'm open to suggestions...drilling holes might work.

 
 
Spirafall [1 Build] 4 points 10 months ago

Drilling holes is okay, but make sure you carefully contain any metal shavings! Loose metal shavings can wreak havoc on your system.

This is a worthy computer to a worthy cause. Good cable management in a case that otherwise doesn't have any. I hope your donation serves them well!

 
 
YourLocalPCNoob [1 Build] 0 points 10 months ago

Yeah you should be able to find tutorials on making your own cable grommets

 
 
Mediciu5 [2 Builds] 6 points 10 months ago

Hey +1 for doing the build. -9000 for the beige! And +9001 for the donation.

Good job.

 
 
xBlood_Monkey [8 Builds] 5 points 10 months ago

So +2 in total? :p

 
 
Mediciu5 [2 Builds] 4 points 10 months ago

Darn you and your better math... Yes +2.

 
 
fasterblue [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 10 months ago

Thanks!

 
 
mattataki [1 Build] 5 points 10 months ago

+1 OMG, so much nice intended builds on here lately...

 
 
Firecrackers [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

Very nice. I think BF4 would run more along the lines of 80-100FPS, but that's me being conservative.

 
 
xBlood_Monkey [8 Builds] 2 points 10 months ago

Nice build, but I have to ask why you didn't go the route of the AMD APU at that price point.

 
 
fasterblue [Submitter] [2 Builds] 0 points 10 months ago

Well I'm pretty new to building computers and while I'm sure AMD would have been just as good I'm still kinda sold on the Intel name. My next computer will have an AMD for sure though.

 
 
HCkev [3 Builds] 2 points 4 months ago

Replace the hard drive in her old computer. When it takes so long to boot or open a simple software, it's usually just the hard drive that has defective sectors(and will possibly die sometime soon). She will have 2 computers to work ;)

 
 
PickItApart 1 point 10 months ago

For $300. good deed done Sir.

 
 
malcar11 [3 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

I'm planning to build 4 cheap PC's for daily office work. I wonder, how good is the processor you used for this nice PC? Thank you!

Caroline.

 
 
fasterblue [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

I was testing it out all last night and everything ran very smoothly. Multiple windows being open, playing music while installing updates, pretty smooth. I played some games on it but then again I have a gpu in it. I don't think that would matter much for an office computer though. So far so good for me.

 
 
malcar11 [3 Builds] 2 points 10 months ago

Thanks a lot! I really appreciate you take the time to answer.

Caroline.

 
 
SgtTherin [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

That was very kind of you to build this for donation. The cause is very noble and essential.

 
 
xxvolwarexx [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Great donation! +1

 
 
ilian11 [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

+1 for charity! Nice!

 
 
talby [9 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

+1 nice donation indeed!

I built an fm2 based build as one of my htpc's, it actually played the old throwback games pretty good (like original ghost recon, etc).

If you check out my builds it's the dell refurb.

cheers

 
 
phprof 1 point 9 months ago

Why people worry so much about cable management? Have you ever looked inside a Dell computer? Cable management is for air flow (this system won't run hot enough to care) and to look "pretty". For this job they don't care. I say "do as Dell does". Zip tie them together in bundles that make sense, then use zip ties to tie them back against the drive cage along the back, if possible, or along the rails. No drilling required.

BTW, good for you for donating this to a worthy cause.

 
 
Gooberdad [2 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

Nicely done. +1. Way to support your mom, and the crisis pregnancy center.

 
 
fasterblue [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 6 months ago

Thanks

 
 
andrewl14 [2 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

Thank God, the abortion clinic is back in business!

Great build on a tight budget, I was browsing for ideas for parts for a budget build to make 50-100 of for my poor school when we regionalize and move into a new school next year. It seems like any build would be better than the current computer that they have from what you described.

 
 
fasterblue [Submitter] [2 Builds] 3 points 6 months ago

Actually its an pro-life clinic lol...

 
 
mrmungro -2 points 9 months ago

Your really shouldn't be building on carpet, take that as a lesson everyone.

 
 
fasterblue [Submitter] [2 Builds] 5 points 9 months ago

Thanks but I did not build it on the carpet, it was on a table and I was wearing an ESD strap plugged into a wall socket ground the whole time. I am very familiar with ESD safety procedures.

 
 
mrmungro 1 point 9 months ago

Nice, good job.

:)