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Tech Service Learning Build for the Community

by once_upon_a_goat


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Date Published

Oct. 30, 2018

Date Built

Oct. 29, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz


This build was for members of my community that do not have access to a computer at home and may need one. At this time, the plan is to build seven of this computers and donate them to Mercy Mall of Midlothian for people in need to reach out and receive these free of charge.

I had a budget of $2500 and allocated some money to purchasing parts for computers we already had and allocated the rest to these new computers. They will have Windows 10.

I apologize for the Cable Management, the case did not allow for much to be routed very well.

I have not received the wireless network adapter, I will update this when I have.

See My Build Guide!

Part Reviews


For the price, this thing is a beast, I mean for a $70 3.5GHz Dual-Core it runs simple tasks amazingly.


I wish I could have found a Motherboard with two dimm slots but I am not complaining, this is an excellent motherboard. Except the fact I ordered it from B&H and a fan header pin was bent, which I bent back.


Its RAM, what else can I say, its really fast and reliable for a great price.


Its a simple, cheap, and fast drive. I haven't had it long enough to know when it will fail.


This is a very small case, and if you have a MicroATX motherboard then the largest cable management slots will be covered. I found it hard to route my cables and the case was oddly oriented when it came to routing my cables. But I cannot complain for how much it cost. This is a great case if you do not care about cable management.

Power Supply

This is a great PSU, my only complaint is I wish it had longer Sata Power cables, that can be solved by CableMod though.

Optical Drive

It seems to make some noises that seem out of the ordinary to me but besides that this works great!

Comments Sorted by:

IngeniousTinkerer 7 points 3 months ago

It's great to see someone doing something good for their community. +1

once_upon_a_goat submitter 1 Build 3 points 3 months ago

Thank You!

Flaming.GoolzZz 6 points 3 months ago

Good job on helping out the less fortunate and helping out their community. +1

once_upon_a_goat submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Thank You, I am really hoping these reach people in need and I can promote technological literacy.

Hundrader 1 Build 4 points 3 months ago

I love seeing more people help their community! +1

once_upon_a_goat submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thank You

pauleee 1 Build 4 points 3 months ago

Wow. I would have never thought of doing something like this. If I was rich, I would buy a bunch of these for people. Great job!

once_upon_a_goat submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Thank You!

HotShot_01 9 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Not to be too nitpicky but im sure you could have squeezed in a 60GB SSD and maybe a cheaper case but otherwise this would be great for an office PC system!