Secondary PC

by Luke F Posted on: 5/9/2022

Build Description

This is my extra computer I built for both experimenting with linux as well as for bringing over to friends' houses for party games and the like. I built it out of mostly used parts I had available through either liquidation sales or old builds. I'm hoping to upgrade the RAM in the future.

Favorite Feature

I really loved the case I got for this build, the SAMA IM01. It's both extremely compact and easy to build in. While it's quite small, it still fits both an ATX PSU and a matx motherboard, so there was no need to obtain an ITX motherboard or SFX PSU for this case which was really nice. I also love the build quality, as it is mostly metal and not much plastic, making it a very sturdy case.

Parts contained in build

Ryzen 5 2600
Qty: 1 $6.00
Obtained second-hand
MSI B550M PRO-VDH (WiFi) AMD AM4 microATX Motherboard
MSI B550M PRO-VDH (WiFi) AMD AM4 microATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $7.00
Obtained second-hand
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 3GB
Qty: 1 $0.00
Spare GPU from a friend's old build. Got it for free.
EVGA SuperSC 8GB 1 x 8GB DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16
Qty: 1 $0.00
Spare RAM from a friend, hoping to replace with a proper kit soon.
SAMA IM01
Qty: 1 $69.96
EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B
Qty: 1 $0.00
Spare PSU ripped from my old pc. It has been years so I dont recall how much it cost back in the day.
AMD Wraith Stealth
Qty: 1 $0.00
Came with the CPU.
Samsung 830 128GB
Qty: 1 $20.00
Old SSD I got bundled with a 20 dollar prebuilt office computer a few years ago.