I built myself a PC in 2011, and it’s finally due a major update/refresh. It’ll still be a bit of a behemoth..
The 2011 build was a hex-core Intel i7-3930k watercooled with a Corsair H100, 16Gb DDR3, with originally a Radeon 5770, with an Intel i520 SSD and 4x 1Tb harddrives for a Raid 10, all sitting on an Asus P9X79-Pro motherboard. A pretty decent spec of a machine, and a very good performer especially when overclocked.
Over the past 9 years I updated the graphics first to a GTX660 in 2012 and recently to an RTX2080. The CPU was swapped out for an E5-1680v2 Xeon. Storage was updated to 500Gb SSD, and to two 6Gb drives in raid1.
It’s become a good idea to future-proof this pc again, for the next few years at least. Incoming are the following:
- AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, 12 core, 3.8-4.6 GHz clocks
- Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming motherboard
- 16Gb DDR4-3600 Corsair Vengeance RGB memory
- 960Gb Corsair MP510 NVMe SSD.
Paired with my Zotac Maxx RTX2080 and the stack of storage, this beast of a desktop will continue to earn the Behemoth moniker. It’ll be a few weeks until the bits are installed and configured, but it’ll be a really fun time I think!