Building a Desktop…

August 9, 2015 § Leave a comment

So, I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything; I’ve been extremely busy with work and have just been relaxing once I get home, so nothing has really been happening.

I did, however, just order a new desktop — parts for one anyway. I ordered them this past week, and some of it has arrived already, with the rest coming in tomorrow. I don’t know why UPS can’t just deliver on Saturdays, or I’d already have it… it’s in Jacksonville for Pete’s sake! I went a little overboard, but gamers and programmers need different specs; a gamer doesn’t need that much processing power (CPU), but needs a good GPU, but a programmer needs a decent CPU and RAM, especially if they use a virtual machine as their development server — at least that’s what I’ve seen. My build was a little on the expensive side because I wanted DDR4 RAM and a newer CPU. I also needed a case and monitors (as I was working with 2x 19″ 4:3 monitors. I only went a little bigger however, but it’s amazing what a few more inches will do for you (that’s what she said).

This is the first build I’ve done for myself, but here it is:

Case NZXT Noctis 450 – Mid Tower Gaming Case, Matte Black / Red LEDs
Motherboard MSI X99S SLI Plus – ATX, LGA2011-3
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K – 3.3GHz
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 – Liquid CPU Cooler
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX – 16GB, DDR4-2400 (4x 4GB)
Video Card MSI GeGorce GTX 960 Gaming 4G
Wireless Asus PCE-N15
Power Supply EVGA 100-B1-0750-VR – 750W, 80+ Bronze
Storage Samsung 850 EVO – 250GB
Displays Asus VE248Q – 24-inch (2x)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro – 64-bit
Keyboard Code 104-Key Mechanical Keyboard – Cherry MX Clear
Mouse Mad Katz R.A.T. 7

Everything together came out to about $1750, which I don’t consider to be too bad since I needed a case and got 2 monitors with it. So far, the monitors and case (as well as the DisplayPort cables and thermal compound — Prolimatech PK-3) have come in, so I’m just waiting for the rest. Also, right now, it looks like Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain comes with the new GeForce GTX video cards as a free Steam game, so that’s pretty sweet too.

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