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I've never built a machine before. And so one day I decided to. I wanted something with decent performance while not being all that expensive. I watched some youtube videos on how to apply thermal paste and install the CPU fan, but other than that the building process wasn't all that difficult. It was a pretty fun afternoon.

I'll be using this machine mainly to play around with different things. I've thrown on Linux Mint and it seems to work great.

I think at some point I'll try and make it a server. I could use it for backups or even ssh in and run remote compute jobs. There are a total of 6 bays for hard drives. As I purchase additional drives I'll put different things on them. One drive could have all of my VMs. Another could have Windows installed on it...

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  • 85 months ago
  • 4 points

Certainly is a budget computer. Very upgradeable with the AM3+ socket, though. The Athlon is a great CPU for the price you pay, and the 550Ti still hold up well with modern games. Just replace a few things here and there in the future and you'll have a wonderful computer. But it definitely isn't bad for the cost shown.

  • 85 months ago
  • 3 points

Great PC for the budget, could have upgraded to a Phenom for $20. Other than that great entry level build

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

2 TB should be more than enough space, even as a server. I run about 8 different vm's in my environment and they only use maybe 200 GB total for the OS installs and various applications. If you're looking to do virtual machines in the Linux world, check out proxmox.

Good budget build.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

The HAF 912 is a great case. As you know, it supports up to six fans, so if you do run this as a server in the future you should have no problems keeping your system cool.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd have picked up the corsair 430W for 25$. And the NZXT Source 210 elite case, since it supports usb3. Other than that, I like it. 2Tb seems a bit odd lol. But it's cool!

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same graphics! I love it.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I would check your manual if you havent and see how your RAM slots are. Usually its the 1st and 3rd or 2nd and 4th slots to utilize dual channel

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

do u like linux?

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Uh sure. Yeah I like Linux. It gives a lot more freedom to do things and play around with the machine. Windows doesn't give you as much of that, but it has more games.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

ok thanks