Prometheus v3

by Chris Harshman Posted on: 7/10/2020

Build Description

I built this computer in March 2019 to upgrade my old AMD FX-8320E computer. I use it for some light gaming and some hobby development work in .Net and SQL Server. This spring I upgraded the power supply and graphics card for Folding@Home use. In the future I'm considering replacing the 17 year old Antec Super LanBoy case, and eventually getting a new motherboard and processor. I name this computer Prometheus because I tend to rip out its guts and rebuild it every couple of years.

Favorite Feature

I don't do first person shooters or anything extreme so I usually build for value. When I did this build there was an outstanding sale on the Ryzen 5 1600 processors, and a number of parts that I buy were open box values.

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6 Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6 Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler
Qty: 1 $79.99
Gigabyte A320 GA-A320M-S2H AMD AM4 mATX Motherboard
Gigabyte A320 GA-A320M-S2H AMD AM4 mATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $24.99
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X Overclocked Dual Fan 6GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X Overclocked Dual Fan 6GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $299.99
(added this spring)
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 PC4-21300 CL16 Single Channel Desktop Memory Module BLS8G4D26BFSBK - Gray
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 PC4-21300 CL16 Single Channel Desktop Memory Module BLS8G4D26BFSBK - Gray
Qty: 2 $37.49
Solid Gear Neutron Series 750 Watt PS2 ATX Non-Modular Power Supply
Solid Gear Neutron Series 750 Watt PS2 ATX Non-Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $49.99
(replacement this spring)
Solid Gear SDGR-500BX 500W ATX Non-Modular Power Supply
Solid Gear SDGR-500BX 500W ATX Non-Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $19.99
(original)
Inland Professional 120GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6GB/s 2.5&quote; Internal Solid State Drive (120G)
Inland Professional 120GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6GB/s 2.5"e; Internal Solid State Drive (120G)
Qty: 1 $17.99
These make great boot drives! I've bought a few of these.