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So I replaced my CPU (fx6300 for fx8750) in my desktop as well as upgraded my ram. I also upgraded my gpu as mentioned in another thread.

 

 

With all these extra parts around and my obsession with not wasting anything, I figured I'd make another pc.

 

I also wanted a new system to run my neurofeedback software, since it strains the cpu on the laptop I currently have it installed on.

 

So far here are the parts for it:

 

AMD FX5300

Thermaltake Versa H17 chassis

ASUS M5A78L-M Plus USB3 motherboard

2GB gpu

8gb ram dd3 (was on the desktop. when I added 16gb of ram to it I figured that was enough)

Thermaltake Smart 500W PowerPoint

Silenx 140mm fan x2

HP 22eb monitor

TP Link Wireless PCI Express adapter

Windows 10 home edition

 

Took me a while but mainly because of rookie errors and mishaps. Including:

 

1) dropping the old CPU and having to reform the pins.

2) not connecting the panel switches onto the right places of the motherboard.

3) TAKING OFF THE FRONT PANEL. They say "don't muscle it." It would've never came off without it.

4) getting the cooler to latch into the board.

5) not realizing the cpu needs power too and figuring out that you can take apart the 8 pin cable.

6) thermal paste is tricky or at least I'm OCD about it.

7) PCI slots weren't aligned well with the ports in the chassis. I'm a little concerned about that.

 

Installed windows and it runs well. Check the pics below.

 

This was kind of addicting...

 

https://postimg.cc/yD7GXVFL

https://postimg.cc/dDTgJNsj

https://postimg.cc/LqCG8rgN

https://postimg.cc/FfTXJY8b

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So I replaced my CPU (fx6300 for fx8750) in my desktop as well as upgraded my ram. I also upgraded my gpu as mentioned in another thread.

With all these extra parts around and my obsession with not wasting anything, I figured I'd make another pc.

I also wanted a new system to run my neurofeedback software, since it strains the cpu on the laptop I currently have it installed on.

So far here are the parts for it:

AMD FX5300

Thermaltake Versa H17 chassis

ASUS M5A78L-M Plus USB3 motherboard

2GB gpu

8gb ram dd3 (was on the desktop. when I added 16gb of ram to it I figured that was enough)

Thermaltake Smart 500W PowerPoint

Silenx 140mm fan x2

HP 22eb monitor

TP Link Wireless PCI Express adapter

Windows 10 home edition

Took me a while but mainly because of rookie errors and mishaps. Including:

1) dropping the old CPU and having to reform the pins.

2) not connecting the panel switches onto the right places of the motherboard.

3) TAKING OFF THE FRONT PANEL. They say "don't muscle it." It would've never came off without it.

4) getting the cooler to latch into the board.

5) not realizing the cpu needs power too and figuring out that you can take apart the 8 pin cable.

6) thermal paste is tricky or at least I'm OCD about it.

7) PCI slots weren't aligned well with the ports in the chassis. I'm a little concerned about that.

Installed windows and it runs well. Check the pics below.

This was kind of addicting...https://postimg.cc/yD7GXVFLhttps://postimg.cc/dDTgJNsjhttps://postimg.cc/LqCG8rgNhttps://postimg.cc/FfTXJY8b

 

Nice, should give you some time before having to upgrade again. And yes it is addictive.

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New System for the kids incoming. I am going to build them their own desktop which they can share.

 

MSI MPG X570 gaming edge mobo
Ryzen 3600 processor (best cost/performance IMHO)
ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon 5700
16 gb DDR 4 3200 Trident RGB ram
Samsung 970 500gb NvME boot drive
Crucial P1 1tb storage drive
San Disk 1024 mb Ultra II (taken from my current desktop- it has the games on it)
Corsair RMx 650 watt gold PSU
NZXT H510i case (white)
Logitech G513 Carbon keyboard (I love this clicky keyboard)- Or let them have my old K70 keyboard which is just gathering dust.
Logitech G502 mouse (I love this mouse)
Logitech G430 headphones
Logittech F310 game controller (taken from my machine)
My old Gateway 2000 speakers ($5 at a garage sale).
ASUS PB277Q monitor 2560x1440 (I have two and they are great monitors).
Winders 10 Home (I wish Linux was able to use iTunes, and MS Office, because if it could I would never touch Windows again, but the kids have to have Office for homework, and if they don't have iTunes they get anxiety since they live on their iPhones).
Office Student edition (No BS Office 365 here, I refuse to pay Danegeld to Microsoft each year).
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Ok, I updated my system with an EVGA RTX 2070 Super, and two 2 tb SSDs to replace the mechanical hard drives which had come over from my old system. The new computer is going to the custom builder tomorrow. I switched to the ASUS Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi motherboard. All else is the same.

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Winders 10 Home (I wish Linux was able to use iTunes, and MS Office, because if it could I would never touch Windows again, but the kids have to have Office for homework, and if they don't have iTunes they get anxiety since they live on their iPhones).

 

I missed this before. Generally it is a very bad idea to allow kids any access to a computer on which you do finances and other important stuff. Kids will download "free" and cracked software, which are infection vectors for all sorts of stuff including ransomware. It is far cheaper to buy them a beater PC than to pay the ransom.

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Winders 10 Home (I wish Linux was able to use iTunes, and MS Office, because if it could I would never touch Windows again, but the kids have to have Office for homework, and if they don't have iTunes they get anxiety since they live on their iPhones).

 

I missed this before. Generally it is a very bad idea to allow kids any access to a computer on which you do finances and other important stuff. Kids will download "free" and cracked software, which are infection vectors for all sorts of stuff including ransomware. It is far cheaper to buy them a beater PC than to pay the ransom.

 

I agree, I generally don't let them touch my system, but until recently I did not have a gaming computer for the kids. Now they have their own, and as I have said, it is fast, really fast.

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Tentatively looking at Alie Express to build an 8-core, 16-thread Xeon E5-2689 on a new China made LGA 1011 mb. So far coming in < $500 for a 64 gb DDR3 quad channel machine with a 580 RX. A 2019 server license with 5 cals bumps that to about $1k, couple of 10 tb spinning rust and a 500 mb SSD system drive should keep me around $1500 for an awesome home and vm server/ secondary gaming machine. Linux/WINE and a cheaper card can get that back down in the $1k range.

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