Description

This is a build that was commissioned to replace the ancient main PC in a busy doctor's office. In terms of performance, the build is frankly overkill, but the PC should treat them well for many years to come.

Due to the very important nature of the data that they are working with, I decided to focus on implementing data security measures via hardware. Thus, the NVMe drives are running in RAID 1, protecting against single drive failure, and the RAM is running with ECC enabled. Additionally, I found high performance at low temperatures and acoustics to be important as well, hence the upgraded CPU and case fans.

Overall, I'm really happy with how this build turned out and look forward to seeing the reactions from the doctor and office staff.

(Bonus: Cat tax!)

Part Reviews

CPU

Incredible performance at a very fair price.

CPU Cooler

Far and away the best cooler under 30€. Performance, aesthetics, and acoustics are on point.

Motherboard

It's not the best X570 board (by a long shot), but it's the only mATX mobo on the market. Performance paired with a Ryzen 5 3600 as in my case is certainly sufficient. Good I/O and layout and plentiful internal connections, such as fan headers. Supports ECC RAM and Thunderbolt 3 (the latter with an AIC).

Memory

Cheapest RAM with these specs I could find. Performs well and ECC was automatically enabled on my ASRock X570 board.

Storage

On the pricey side, but performance is incredible across all read/write scenarios.

Case

This seems to be THE mATX case with 5.25" bays and good airflow. For the price, the build quality is quite good. I've had several Fractal cases and they have all been excellent.

Optical Drive

A bit on the loud side, but for 12€, I can't complain too much.

Case Fan

Quiet and can certainly push some air.

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Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Please pet the cat in my honor

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

How much for the damn cat

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Her and her brother are simply priceless. :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Does it come with the computer

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

i smell feature

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

This is the weirdest kind of overkill I've seen especially the mirrored 970 evos (I still like it).

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The thing looks clean for sure. Good job

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

those are stupid low prices, did you raided your local hardware store during black friday?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

There was a pre-BF 10% off sale at Cyberport. :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Lucky you have such a retailer 💸

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

dope.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

good pictures. I like the build too

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Instant +1 except for the missing graphics but now I see why

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

There's a graphics card in there, a Zotac GT 1030 with a passive cooler. It's not on PCPartPicker, hence the lack of review, but it's on the list on the left side at the bottom and is visible in the photos.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

oh okay good.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

extra computing power

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

AMAZING.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The VRMs are definitely on the lower end for X570. However with the workloads this PC will be handling, I doubt the CPU usage will ever even go above 50% so I'm not concerned at all. Internal connectivity and I/O are excellent and ECC RAM is supported out of the box, so all the boxes were ticked for me for this use case.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

i wanted to make a ryzen 9 3900x based pc build but I was looking for a X570 board that has great vrms and has plenty of usb ports. Do u have any recommendations?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I would recommend checking out this video from Buildzoid/Gamer's Nexus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGY2mqTn2rc

There will be a solid recommendation in there to fit your budget and Buildzoid is certainly more knowledgeable about this stuff than I am. :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

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