I fear that my current desktop computer is having age related issues, so I’d need to replace components. The problem is that when I don’t know which components are defective, it’s becoming a game of plug and pray. So, perhaps that’s the main reason why I settled for getting a new desktop computer. In case something breaks, I have redundancy and can figure out which part is broken and needs to be replaced. Perhaps that’s not the most cost effective way of going about this, but at least it’s an affordable option for me.
Now, here’s the system that I’m assembling right now:
- Sharkoon VG5-W midi tower
- Coolermaster B500 Ver.2 power supply
- Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 mainboard
- 3.8 GHz AMD FX-4300 processor
- GeForce GTX 750 graphics card with 2 GB RAM
- 4*2 GB Crucial Ballistics Sport RAM
- 250 GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD
I aimed at a customized system with gaming capability for less than 500€ with optimal price/performance ratio.
At the moment I still haven’t finished assembling the system. Dealing with all the cables frustrated me. The mainboard seems to be designed for a power supply that’s placed at the top, but the case wants it to be at the bottom. Also, why are the front connectors for the mainboard on the bottom, rather than on the front? It should be obvious that this makes it hard to set up the cables properly.