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.

PassMark Rating

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

Other items:
HP Omen 32" 1440p monitor
Corsair Strafe Red mechanical keyboard
Logitech G602 mouse
CORSAIR - MM800 Polaris RGB mouse pad

Later additions:
  1. Cooler Master MF140 Pro - 3-pack, 140mm RGB fan set ($25)
  2. Logitech G502 mouse ($40)
  3. Razer Black Widow Elite keyboard ($85)

Added Corsair H110i water cooling. Dropped temps by about 15 degrees C

Whole system view with new water cooling setup

Current benchmark results:



Disk benchmarks:
ADATA SX8200 NVMe drive

StoreMI drive (SSD + HDD)
Patriot Burst 240GB SSD

Seagate 4TB 5900rpm HDD

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