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Hey guys, I'm back with another build. It's not my personal build, but a pc me and a few friends built after school for the janitor. So nothing crazy, nothing feature worthy but I like surprises Minrillz

Anyways, I suppose a bit of background is due

This year, I started with my normal six classes as a freshman (inb4 blah blah blah what does this have to do with it). About two or so weeks into the school year, my friend was telling me how he joined a PC Repair class and they were tasked with building a general work pc for the school janitor. At this point, I was pretty interested, since as per the PCMR code of conduct, when one gets the chance to build a pc, one builds a pc since I am always interested in expanding my knowledge and obviously building moar PCs :D So that Monday, I came into the after school class, started unboxing, and my friend and I got to work.

Now, unfortunately, they had picked the parts for the system that previous Friday. So to all of you saying lul y u no Ryzen u pleb m88, I'm looking at you Nate I had no voice in picking the parts. The parts were chosen with a $600 budget in mind, and was to be used for general janitor-y shenanigans, so no gaming :'(. Now while I, and I'm sure most of you I hear your cries of Ryzen agony Nate don't agree with the parts selection, there was nothing I could do.

ANYWAYS, on to the build experience

The first day of building, we set to unboxing everything and our goal was to finish installing everything on to the motherboard outside of the case that day. So in went the CPU, Cooler, Ram, and I/O shield. Everything went smoothly, except for some minor hiccups such as dropping the CPU in slightly skewed and holds head in shame bending the CPU_FAN header. both were totally not my fault pls put your pitchforks down

The second day, we put in the motherboard, PSU, SSD, and tried to cable manage. When I say we tried to cable manage, I mean me, as my friend didn't care for cable tidiness since "you can't see it" even though there's a window on the case. lol facepalm u pleb Also since we didn't see the 2.5" mounting brackets THAT WERE RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU, we decided duct tape would do the trick obviously so we mounted it on top of the 3.5" drive cage.

I ran into a few problems with the build, such as the aforementioned CPU installation failure, bending the fan header, and also that the 24 pin cable wasn't long enough to loop back around the back of the case and into the motherboard, so we had to...improvise.

Anyways, that about wraps it up here bois. Just a quick little build to help out someone that does so much for our school.

Apologies for the short description and lack of photos, as I was only there for about 2-3 hours and I was just focused on building.

Once again, massive thanks to Philip and the PCPP staff for creating this site where so many of us post our builds and help each other out. Thanks guys!

I hope you all enjoyed, and stay tuned for possibly more builds in the near future :P

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Comments

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

good job sounded like lots of fun :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Definitely was fun :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I know you didn't pick the parts, but who in their right mind would choose a Z-170 board for an i3-6100 lol.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I mean, if you can get a Z170 board pretty cheap, it’s a good option as it lets you upgrade and overclock a K ski cpu

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

That's true, but I don't see why a janitor would need that if he'd only be ordering stuff like paper towels lol

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

You never know. It's always nice to have the option

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

No Ryzen 3 1200? ,-_-,

Also what was your reasoning for a z170 board over the cheaper b250?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

there was nothing I could do

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Welp, it's a great build anyway. Good job!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

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  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, i3 should be plenty for basic needs. Plus he has a Z170 to allow him to upgrade in the future to K-sku CPUs if he needs extra performance.

Thanks!

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  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Perhaps that might be something to look into, but I don't think we have the pc anymore

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  • 28 months ago
  • 4 points

Oh....oh noes

RYZEN MASTER SEES ALL