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This is the pc I build for my dad. He wanted a pc that could run photoshop and sony vegas. He edits his 1080p gopro footage so this will be enough power for that. He uses it for facebook, light games and edits. Planning on adding a ssd to make it boot faster, it's pretty slow a.t.m. The case is the silent version, so no side window. It's pretty silent, even at night in a quiet room. Cable management was a hell in this case, I had to flip the PSU because this pc stands on a carpet. It wont suck in dust from the bottom now, but this didn't give me allot of cable lenght. I can buy him some extensions that make it look better, but the case is closed so who cares anyway.

Feel free to ask me questions about the build. I made it with happiness, I hope he uses it for more years to come.

Comments

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 points

A 120GB NVMe SSD at 1,000Mbps can be had for less than $30, which is enough to max PCIe Gen 3.0 x1 throughput with a $14 adapter like the following:

https://www.amazon.com/Sintech-NGFF-PCIe-Adapter-Samsung/dp/B07F1J7S3F/

(Nevermind the listing title - a Samsung EVO capable of 3,000Mbps reads/1,500Mbps writes would be wasted on an x1 slot - better to get a cheapo off-brand like a "Zheino" or better yet something relatively slow but symmetric like the following Transcend at only )

https://www.amazon.com/Zheino-Interface-Solid-State-Drive/dp/B07SBN1VNZ/ https://www.amazon.com/Transcend-TS128GMTE110S-128GB-Solid-State/dp/B07CXC32T2/

In fact, a 250GB NVMe SSD at $38 plus the adapter would be more than enough for your OS and applications definitely less CPU intensive than trying to hit 1000Mbps by striping D of two 120GB 2.5" SATA III, M.2 SATA or NGFF SSDs (which seem to top out at 550Mbps) at $27+ each. Get two adapters - one for each PCIe x1 lane - and 2x120gb Transcends would be all of $84 and you can theoretically get your boot disk up to 2,000Mbps reads / 2,000Mbps writes for the same cost in CPU cycles as two SATA SSDs in RAID0 without having to upgrade your mobo. And that leaves your spare SATA connections available for some big ol' 4TB 3.5" Seagates to fill up as your dad accumulates GoPro footage. :)

ETA: On second inspection, those adapters may only support NGFF - my bad. But there are others! The point I'm trying to make is that if boot times are your concern, an NVMe SSD with even just one lane of PCIe Gen 3.0 will offer twice the throughput that any individual SATA drive can provide at a reasonably equivalent price, and they don't need to be huge in order to store your OS and all your applications with room left over to cache big but slow disks.

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your comment, I will look futher into it!

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Curious as to what is the loudest part in the build. CPU cooler, maybe?

+1 for the opaque sided case! Cable management is overrated.

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The HDD makes some noise, we want to replace it with 2 ssd's to make it even more silent.