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What is the best chipset for a intel mother board? I am designing a computer that can run at least three projectors for my church, I have absolutely no experience in intel builds, any ideas?
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  1. What are the projectors being used for? Will they be showing mostly stills, video, or both? Will they be mirroring (showing the same thing on three screens), or showing three different pieces of content on each screen?
  2. Geekwad said:
    What are the projectors being used for? Will they be showing mostly stills, video, or both? Will they be mirroring (showing the same thing on three screens), or showing three different pieces of content on each screen?


    it will be a small screen in the back to be the main monitor, a projector that runs a slide show with maybe a video once in a while. the third screen is rarely used and when it is it is mostly for football. My pastor wants it to be capable of running a fourth smaller projector that could run on stage for background effect. and he is very ambitious so he wants a fith screen in the back office.(there will probably be cords changed in between, and they won't be on all at once.)
  3. Five screens hooked up at once would be significantly more expensive, but something like this would ensure they have a machine that will last for years.....and could run up to four screens at a time (perhaps with some converter-cables, depending on the choice of screens/projectors).

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus H97M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.15 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Blue 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card ($144.99 @ Micro Center)
    Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($87.95 @ OutletPC)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $994.59
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  4. Geekwad said:
    Five screens hooked up at once would be significantly more expensive, but something like this would ensure they have a machine that will last for years.....and could run up to four screens at a time (perhaps with some converter-cables, depending on the choice of screens/projectors).

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus H97M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.15 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Blue 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card ($144.99 @ Micro Center)
    Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($87.95 @ OutletPC)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $994.59
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


    I don't think that all that storage is needed but other than that i have one question what is the difference between that video card and this one?

    And perhaps a windows 7 operating system
  5. Best answer
    The storage I had in mind was: SSD for responsiveness of the operating system and other main programs. As I assume most non-profits don't want to spend time/hassle upgrading down the line, an SSD ensures the best user experience for years to come (and as operating systems and other programs only become more demanding). The 1tb drive is for media, and my experience is that churches tend to produce a lot more media (especially if this is for presentations) over 4-5 years than you'd think. The 2tb drive is simply to back up the other two, so everything can be easily restored if something bad happens.

    The card you listed is certainly acceptable, and the other is just the updated version of it. The video memory in your use case is not worth considering.

    As for OS, I'd highly recommend going with a clean install of Win10 off the bat. Microsoft will eventually phase out support for Win7 and force you to upgrade anyway at some point during the computer's life, and most of the Win10 issues I have encountered have all been on upgraded systems. Again, with ongoing maintenance and support being important to keep to a minimum.....I'd go with the most recent OS on offer to ensure the best user experience over time.
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