Build my own pc / Workstation / Not gaming
Hello guys today I want to present you my little project. After approximately 12 years I am building a pc dekstop for myself again!
I am not a gaming folk anymore, even if sometimes I enjoy playing some strategy games or playing ps4 with my friends I dedicated most of my time to my personal projects.
So because of this I choose my components based on a minimum of scalability, a lot of storage space, and the possibility to implement a few virtual machines on it.
Therefore here it's the starting list of my components:
- CASE: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Full-Tower Weiß - Computer-Gehäuse (Full-Tower, PC, Kunststoff, Stahl, Weiß, ATX,EATX,Mini-ATX, 19,3 cm)
- MOTHERBOARD: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX AMD AM4 DDR4 m.2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 HDMI ATX Gaming Motherboard
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 4, 2GHz AM4 35MB Cache Wraith Stealth
- RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX High Performance Desktop Memory Module, Black 3200 Mhz 8GBx2
- PSU: EVGA 100-W1-0500-KR - 500W 80 Plus Power Supply (100-W1-0500-KR)
- SSD: Samsung 860 PRO, Internal, black., Black 512 GB
- GPU: Asus 1 GB DDR5 GT710-SL-1GD5-BRK
- PCIE CARD WIFI: Asus PCE-AC55BT B1 PCIe card (Bluetooth 4.2 + Wi-Fi 5 AC1200 Dual-Band, 2x external antennas with base, DFS)
- MONITOR: HP 22f Display (Full HD IPS) - HDMI, VGA, AMD FreeSync, 1920 x 1080 Resolution at 60 Hz, 5 ms Response Time
- KEYBOARD US: Logitech Wireless Keyboard K360 (QWERTY, English keyboard layout)
- MOUSE: Anker Vertical Ergonomic Optical USB Wired Mouse 1000 / 1600 DPI, 5 Buttons VerticalMouse.
I selected the CASE from Phanteks because the relation between the price and the size was great so I could have a Full Tower where everything can fit! Regarding the MOTHERBOARD I am a huge fan of MSI as I already have a great laptop 17" from this brand, soI went for a compatible motherboard for the prospective cpu I choose, but also a huge point for this motherboard was the fact that has 6 SATA interfaces.
I pick up a CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 mainly because I wanted a new generation cpu and I being honest I want to be free to decide to overclok or not. Regarding the RAM I never went wrong with Corsair, but unfortunately I went with only 16GB due to a budget restriction, probably in the future I will expand until 32GB or 64GB (the maximum for this motherboard). The PSU was one of the best recommended by https://pcpartpicker.com/
For the storage I decide to go for one SSD drive as I have a bad experience with high temperature and performance for a nvme, plus in this motherboard if you decide to use one nvme it will automatically disabilities 2 SATA ports and this one was not the goal of my choice for this motherboard.
For the GPU I just choose the cheapest and reliable option because as I said I am not planning to use this machine as a gaming pc. Aswell from the brand Asus I purchase the PCIE CARD wifi because I have no option to patch directly the ethernet cable on this new desktop.
About the MONITOR I pick up this nice HP for an average size because I am planning so have later on a dual monitor setup with the same model, so a size of 22 suit perfect the size of my desk.
For the KEYBOARD even if I am based in Germany I mainly write in English so it was perfect for me to have an English layout and this keyboard wireless was a great decision. Instead of the MOUSE I am currently using the Anker vertical for my big hand.
Regarding CPU cooling I did not decide yet so I am still using the standard cooling fan provided with the CPU AMD ryzen.
Here there are a few pictures of the building: