BUILDING A DESKTOP
Y11 Personal Project
BenBen (Napass) Masathienvong
Defining the goal
“To build a desktop computer that will
match with my gaming needs”
Area of interaction (AOI)
The AOI that I am going to use to focus on
my personal project investigation mostly
leans towards the “Human Ingenuity”
Defining the goal
“A working desktop computer built by myself”
Product Outcome, User Audience, Form, Function, cost,
Link to specifications on blog:
My research was split into 3 main phases
Main Research Phase 1Components of a desktop computer?
Main Research Phase 2How to build an actual desktop computer?
Main Research Phase 3Performance testing on the computer?
I used CARRDSS as a helper to evaluate my used sources
for my main research
Credibility, Accuracy, Reliability, Relevance, Date, Sources, S
-Official Product websites, Forums, Videos, Images
Magazines & Journals
-Online magazines (e-book)/ Books
-Outside learning (K-Computer)
The Main function/ working purposes for each component.
Experience to building an actual desktop computer
-Choosing what components would I use for my computer?
-How do I actually would build a computer with the components?
Developing your understanding in connection with your
-How will they function together and would the end result be a
working/functioning desktop computer that is used for my gaming
Because I have planned to extend my main research
further due to how my actual product create would
finish in less than a week, My create stage has not
been started. (Using time more effectively)
How to create my product?
-Buying the actual components
-Building/ Assembly the computer together at my
Why would I create it this way?
-The professional way to create/build it?
-Specific components to be most effective to gaming?
Evaluate the success/effectiveness of my
-Using the specifications I have created
-Actual gameplay testing on the product
Benchmarking (From main research phase
-Frames per second (FPS)
-Video Options (Graphics settings)
-CPU clock speeds (Over clocking)
What is still need to be done?
-Designing/ Choosing components for my create
-Actual create stage
-Performance testing (Benchmark, Specification
Improvements to the project?
-Source selection (Wide range?)
-Timeline planning? (Organization)
-Blog posting (Posting all ideas and thinking)
What have you learnt about your AOI? (Human Ingenuity)
“Why and how do we create?”
-Creating is very fun and exiting but comes with a great
responsibility for researching the correct and appropriate way to
-We create things so that it meets our own needs/wants.
What have I learnt about my topic so far?
-What are the needed components to build a desktop computer
-What each component does and what is the purpose of it
-Building an actual desktop computer from scratch
-Ways I could test my computer such as Benchmarking.