The complete PC build
As you know, I’m going to The Gathering 2017, and I’ve already started my preparations. First off I started to build the “Reol” shelf that I’m going to bring with me. This will be holding my computer, tools, food and drinks, it also has some nice extra equipment, but I’m going to make a full blog post about it after the event.
In this post I will show you what kind of machine I will be bringing to the event, which components it has and why I’ve chosen this one.
For the first time ever I’ve not built it myself, this is actually a used machine I bought from someone I found on the internet. It’s a good enough machine and I couldn’t have built a new one as good as this for less money, well I could maybe, but this is what I choose.
BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ITX blue.
This is the perfect size to fit into my shelf, it has some great cooling opportunities and has space for a full sized GPU. For being a Mini ITX cabinet its quite big, but then again is has space for two radiators. It also has space for a few 120 fans.
Both side panels and top panel are possible to remove which makes it easier to work in it. A bit tight by the PSU, so either use a non-modular PSU or connect all the pins on your PSU before mounting it. It’s also possible to mount a ton of HDD/SDD but I only need two, in this machine.
I’m actually considering switching the cabinet into the same model but in black, I don’t really like the blue color that’s on this, but maybe I’ll grow to accept it later on…
ASUS ROG Maximus LGA 1150 Impact
Small, functional, good and just what I need. Not much to say about this one. I like Asus motherboards and their BIOS. Also I like the design, but that’s kind of irrelevant in this case.
i7 -4770K 3,9 GHz
And of course as all my computers, I like to use Intel CPU. And in this case I have a i7 -4770K 3,9 GHz.
Not much to say about this, just some ordinary 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Fury HyperX.
AMD R9 280X
This is a great graphics card, I used to have Crossfire with 2 X 280X in my gaming machine before I upgraded. This will be able to run most of what I plan to run at the Event.
This is a 760W Platinum PSU, I really appreciate a good PSU, and a high certified PSU as this one marked AX will have a nice an even flow of power and will be good for the other components in the long run. These are quite expensive, but so worth it!
The PSU are one of the more boring components to use money on, but it lays a good foundation for the machine and is worth spending a bit extra money on.
I’ve installed the machine the Windows 10 pro OS.
I like the Windows7 but that too is soon to be gone and I believe in keeping up on those kinds of things in the IT world. Today I run Win10 on most of my computers.
Ofc, now that all the components are in place and OS are installed then I need programs so I can actually use the machine for what’s intended. These are those I have today: