Pandemic build

by urbanecho Posted on: 12/23/2021

Build Description

Built to be a Plex server, run a monero miner, and be a general use desktop. I used a combination of old parts and new parts. I wanted to run Arch Linux so it was built with that in mind also. I will likely increase the RAM at some point and also add a better cpu cooler.

Favorite Feature

I love that it has a Ryzen 5600X that I bought open box from Microcenter. It had bent pins upon purchase but it’s working great now.

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Vermeer 3.7GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Wraith Stealth Cooler Included
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Vermeer 3.7GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Wraith Stealth Cooler Included
Qty: 1 $269.99
I bought open box with bent pins.
MSI B550 MPG Gaming Edge WiFi AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
MSI B550 MPG Gaming Edge WiFi AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $199.99
Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2 GB WINDFORCE Video Card
Qty: 1 $0.00
Old card. No longer available.
Crucial Ballistix Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G36C16U4B - Black
Crucial Ballistix Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G36C16U4B - Black
Qty: 1 $84.99
NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case
Qty: 1 $0.00
Old case, no longer available.
EVGA SuperNova 650 G3 650 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
EVGA SuperNova 650 G3 650 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $119.99
WD Blue Mainstream 4TB 5400RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
WD Blue Mainstream 4TB 5400RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $69.99
Crucial P5 1TB 3D NAND NVMe Internal SSD, up to 3400MB/s - CT1000P5SSD8
Qty: 1 $79.99