Replacement for my 10 year old Phenom II X4 955 System Use for email/Youtube Viewing/Web searches
I wanted a system that would boot fast. I also wanted to start learning how to overclock computers.
With the SSD, I am able to cold boot to Window 10 and begin working in only 25 seconds. My old system would take about 8 minutes to finish booting to Window 7 to where I could do useful work.
Some parts I bought more than a year before I put the computer together and they are a little out-dated. If I was to build this machine today, I would replace the 256GB 850 EVO with two 512GB ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro M2 SSD and not put in the 1T Hard Drive.
I would also use a smaller case so that I could fit it under my desk.
Without increasing any CPU voltages, I was able to get a stable 4.6GHz on the core clocks With AVX set at -1.
I mostly use my system in single threaded applications. I needed a processor where I could get the maximum CPU clock speeds. The i3-8350K processor is ideal for my applications. I am able to over- clock the 4 cores to 4.6GHz and have a very responsive system. I deducted 1 star because of high cost of the processor otherwise I would have given it 5 stars
I really like this mother board from MSI. It is a low cost mother board that has a 10 phase power system. Most other low cost mother boards only have 6 or fewer power phases. It also supports PCIe 3 4x16 M2 slots for NVME boot drives. The bios software is easy to use.
This RAM has worked without any issues in my system
This is a good choice for a boot SSD. I haven't had any issues using this as my boot drive. I have notice a slight slow down in writes over the year that I have used this SSD. The SSD is currently 40% full.
This case can handle very large coolers and has enough room for large components.
I have used this supply for almost a year and have had 0 issues with it.
I use the DVD drive a lot and the tray is solidly built.
I added this fan on the CPU cooler for a push/pull arrangement. The fan is able to move the air and is mostly quite.
These fans can move air and are very quiet. I wish that Aerocool would make a 4 pin PWM version for this fan.