Gemini

by Chris Harshman Posted on: 7/10/2020

Build Description

After enjoying my Prometheus v3 build for a few months and seeing that the Ryzen 5 1600 was still on sale, I replaced the guts of an old Pentium 4 class machine with another build in December 2019. I use this machine to run virtual servers for my development purpose, and I stuck a graphics card in it this spring to also do Folding@Home. I know the 20 year old case desperately needs replaced, and the hard drives I use to store the virtual machines on are aging, but I like to get value out of the parts I buy so it was good enough at the time for a home server.

Favorite Feature

The outstanding value of the Ryzen processors

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 $34.99
MSI Radeon R7 240 Low-Profile Overclocked Single-Fan 2GB DDR3 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Cards
MSI Radeon R7 240 Low-Profile Overclocked Single-Fan 2GB DDR3 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Cards
Qty: 1 $42.99
G.Skill Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 PC4-24000 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3000C16D-16GISB - Black/Red
G.Skill Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 PC4-24000 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3000C16D-16GISB - Black/Red
Qty: 1 $54.99
Solid Gear Basix Series 600W ATX Non-Modular Power Supply
Solid Gear Basix Series 600W ATX Non-Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $24.99
Inland Professional 120GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6GB/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (120G)
Inland Professional 120GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6GB/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (120G)
Qty: 1 $18.99
additional resource drive
Inland Premium 256GB SSD 3D NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
Inland Premium 256GB SSD 3D NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $37.99
boot drive