The New PC – System Specifications and Pictures
As previously mentioned, I wanted to upload some final images of the PC I did build as the RGB LED’s look kinda cool. So, at the top you see the PC without the dark tempered glass side attached yet. I can control the LED’s of both memory sticks individually, I can control the mainboard LED’s and the GPU LED’s individually as well. But as you can see, I like it simple and have them all set to one color, I am going with blue right now. Below, you will find a photo of the PC with the glass side attached, which makes it look more decent and I like it. Further, I am now going to mentioned what kind of hardware I have chosen and instralled…
- Case: Fractal Meshify C Dark Tempered Glass
- Mainboard: MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
- CPU Cooler: Alpenfön Brocken 3 Black Edition
- RAM: 32 GB (2×16) G.Skill Trident Z Neo DDR4-3600 DIMM (CL16-16-16-36) Dual Kit
- GPU: Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 8GB (carried over from the old system)
- M.2 Slot 1: 1TB Kingston A2000 NVMe PCIe SSD
- M.2 Slot 2: 1TB Kingston A2000 NVMe PCIe SSD
- SATA 1 Storage: 2 TB Seagate Desktop ST2000DM001 HDD
- SATA 2 Storage: 500 GB Samsung SpinPoint HD501LJ HDD
I do absolutely love the combination of hardware I have chosen. The only old things in the system are my two HDD’s and the GPU. For now, I keep using the graphics card but I might replace it in a year or so. Most of the software will now be stores and executed on my new two NVME’s. Stuff runs 10 times as fast on them as on HDD’s. But as you can see, I will keep my HDD’s because they still make sense for file storage.
With each day, I am installing more of my go-to tools. Today for example, I installed Lightroom so that I can do more advanced photo edits again. But I am using the new PC already since a week and it’s ridiculously faster than my previous build, which is of course no wonder as tech does advance and apart from that I picked quite good components for my build. I guess I will have a lot of fun with the new PC the next years. Imagine that, I did build the previous one in 2012 and it served me well until 2021. To be more exact, it served me for 8 years and 232 days. Praise the AMD Phenom II X4 BE 965, it’s been a fantastic and long-lasting CPU, I am not kidding! Now it’s time for the new AMD Ryzen 5 5600X to show similar records!