Oct 21, 2018

New desktop build - Ryzen 5 2600

I finally got around to upgrading my desktop PC after 7 years.

The main reason for the upgrade was the NVMe SSD technology; it is so much faster than what I had. If my old desktop (Intel i7 2600k) could support it, I wouldn't need to upgrade. Well, it's about time anyway. I'm sure someone on Craigslist will appreciate my old PC.

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Build goal: This is a gaming computer so we're aiming for fast single-core performance at lower core count, 32GB of memory, fast storage (for boot drive and game loading), some decent secondary storage space, and last but not least: fast gaming video card. High overclocking potential is also a target. Because of high OC, we also need lots of cooling.

Current config:

Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus B450 Pro WiFi ($85)
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 ($130)
Memory: 16GB Patriot Viper RGB 3000 ($80)
Videocard: nVidia GTX 1070Ti ($272)
Storage: 1) ADATA SX8200 480GB NVMe ($100)
2) StoreMI (storage tiering) array containing a 240GB SATA3 SSD ($60) + a 4TB 5900Krpm Seagate HDD ($50)
Case: BeQuiet Dark Base 700 - inverted ($130)
Cooling: Corsair H110i - front-mounted with 4 x 140mm fans in push/pull config ($90), 1 rear-mounted 140mm (blue LED) + 1 top-mounted 120mm (red LED)

Total (excluding tax): $982

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Trace Element is a way for me to share my appreciation of music with others.
Back in the days, this would be the equivalent of a mix tape.
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This is one of the base elements and, as such, it represents the foundation of my being.

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