Few weeks ago, I noticed that my personal computer is barely able to run some programs which I use for studying. Therefore, I decided to refresh my personal computer by building the new machine.
Firstly, I had to decide purpose of PC usage. I used my old PC mainly for doing courses online (web browsing), practicing my networking knowledge using network simulators and emulators such as GNS3, Packet Tracer etc…, scripting in Python, preparing pictures for my social media using some sort of photo editors and if I had few free minutes, I used it for playing CS1.6 (believe or not it is still alive :D). After I started receiving various questions and requests about why I don’t establish blog and do some tutorials I realized that my new PC should be able to handle programs and record the screen or stream it on the internet.
Secondly, I had to decide the budget. I did some research and I found out that I should be able to build good PC under $900.
In order to match the requirements, I built PC with following components:
- CPU: ($200)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 – 6 Core and 12 Threads CPU working on 3.6GHz with turbo boost to 4.2GHz.
- Motherboard: ($130)
MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS – AMD AM4 includes many modern ports and slots and it can support RAM with up to 4400MHz speed.
- Graphic Card: ($280)
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Super X – 6GB GDDR6 (14000MHz) it has NVIDIA NVENC hardware encoder perfect for streaming and recording.
- RAM: ($80)
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT – 2x 8GB DDR4 with 3200MHz.
- SSD: ($90)
WesterDigital Black SN750 – 500GB M.2, read 3430MBps and write 2600MBps
- Power supply: ($50)
Croisar VS650 – 650W
- Case: ($60)
SilentiumPC Signum SG1X TG RGB – mid tower with 2 tempered glass panels and 4 RGB fans.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or you need an advice with your own PC build.