Description

It took a lot of time and effort to get this from Togepieces to TogePC

The story

The goal of this build was to enable my older brother to edit videos, game, and stream. He's incredibly funny and creative but didn't have the hardware necessary to edit his videos or stream, which I think he will be great at. He is a huge fan of Pokemon, thus the theme of the build.

The parts

The limiting factor for this build was definitely money. It had to be a gift, as he is even tighter on money than me, but I'm in college and don't have an abundance of discretionary funds at my disposal. Through a lot of browsing used parts and deals, this is what I was able to come up with. I wouldn't say these are the best of the best in terms of parts, but Alabama does not have an extensive used-PC-parts market. The prices listed in the parts list include shipping and tax. Here's where I got them:

  • Ebay - CPU, RAM
  • Friends - MOBO, RAM, Case, Optical Drive
  • Amazon Warehouse - SSD, HDD
  • Facebook Marketplace - GPU, Keyboard, Mouse
  • Estate Sales - Monitor
  • Owned - Fans, Headset

The look

The most fun part of this build was definitely painting it. I deconstructed the case, painted it white, then painted the accent pieces of it red and blue. I then made stencils using heavy paper and sprayed the Togepi pattern. I ended up having to go back with a paintbrush to correct the overspray, but I'm happy with how it turned out in the end.

In Conclusion

Does it look perfect? Nope. Is it the best of the best? Nope. But it has some great character and will hopefully bring him a lot of joy.

Please feel free to share your thoughts below! Thanks for checking it out.

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

That case looks amazing! You've got some great foraging skills for sourcing these parts, well done :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

that paint job is baller! Good parts in it too. Your brother will have a great time streaming and gaming on that build!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I hope so! I appreciate the support, the painting had me very out of my element. He just did his first test stream! Also, I recorded most of the build and painting process and he said he is going to make it into a video for a channel. If you want to check it out, his channel is Plushii

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Nice budget build. The 1600 + 1060 is def still capable of streaming bc that’s what I use to stream +1

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Good job on the parts. Even better paint job.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I definitely learned a lot about 1) using old parts 2) making stencils. Overall a ton of fun! I would absolutely recommend this type of project.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I love budget builds! Good job on pricing for parts.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! It's very difficult for me, but patience makes a huge difference.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Very creative I love the TogePC!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

cool theme

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

This is my favorite type of build right here, motivated by generosity & creativity. Looks like an all-around success. I hope your brother makes the most of it!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I checked out your builds and they have some awesome character as well! Cheers!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I want to have some scrambled egg now.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

The build is great on its own but then when you added the togepi theme it's truly incredible. i love the build, great job