Build 7 – Blue Carbon: General Computer

Blue Carbon is a general computer.


Blue Carbon is a general computer.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 2-core i3-6100 processor.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer wanted a new workstation to provide all of the core modern advancements since Windows Vista.

This build influenced The Spirit of Lonerider.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i3-6100

Motherboard: Asus H110M-A

Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2x4GB DDR4-2400

Storage (SSD): PNY CS1311 120GB

Power Supply (PSU): 530W

Case: Rosewill FBM-01

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Design Rationale

  • The i3-6100 gave the customer a good amount of single-core performance for general use.
  • We used the stock cooler to save money, this low-wattage CPU runs fine with a stock cooler.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 8GB of RAM.
  • We recommended a single 120GB SSD.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 500W power supply was recommended.
  • We used a mid-tower case to fit the build.

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