I am finally going to replace my electrical spiked Desktop with AMD Ryzen or a Theardripper by the end of the second quarter. I am finally fed up with having only a laptop available and there are a lot of projects I would like to do but I can’t because of the limited memory and cores that are available on my laptop, So I have set a time limit for my self, I am waiting to see if the rumors are true about Zen 2. I hope they are. Enough chit chatting down to business.
My top limit on my budget is $8,000 USA dollars, I don’t see how I can justify spending any more than that to my self. I live in the eastern part of USA. I don’t have any particular retailer In mind except for two parts that are on my list, monitor and UPS, I will only purchase those locally from Microcenter. I don’t have a gaming keyboard or mouse. I always wanted one but I never purchased one. I need new desktop speakers and a new Monitor to replace the monitor I had ( It was destroyed by an experiment with Linux). I guess now would be the perfect time to mention what I am going to do with my new desktop, once I get it together.
What I am trying to accomplish is really three different computers into one. I have very limited space so anything tasks that I what to accomplish with my new computer has to be done on one desktop.
I am a big gaming hobbyist, I like to play games, my favorite is MMO’s like SWTOR, Guild Wars (In fact I had almost finished that one before they closed down the server to make room for Guild Wars 2), and Star Wars Galaxies. There are a few others I would like to try but they don’t run very well on my laptop and require several gigabytes of storage space. another reason I haven’t tried them is I already have the maximum size SSD my laptop can support. I guess I had better get back to explaining what I task I would like to try that I can’t currently because either the tasks required more corses or memory that I don’t have.
I would be in pig haven if I could afford an AMD EPYC system, but since I can’t, I need to find some other way to make a great virtualization server and have the ability to run as may virtualize servers I want, within reason, at the same time. Well because it is late and this post is already really long I will answer the rest of the question in very brief answers.
I have at times thought of getting into overclocking, it isn’t something I would try unless I had another desktop to fall back on, just in case, I destroyed something and didn’t have a backup. I learned my lesson in that front after I destroyed my monitor after I was messing around with Linux and set some setting in Linux which caused one of the backlights in my monitor to stop functioning. At least I think that is the problem. I am planning to create a custom water system, but I am willing to put that plan on hold if that would be a better use of my money to get me closer to my other goals. The reason my build has to SSD and two different manufacturers is at first I plan on dual booting Windows and Linux and then when I feel comfortable I will be using KVM to turn this desktop into a Window virtual machine. If you have any more questions I didn’t cover or just want to talk about this build just ask. I have enclosed a pc part picker part list below.
<a href="https://pcpartpicker.com/list/VMf6V6">PCPartPicker part list</a> / <a href="https://pcpartpicker.com/list/VMf6V6/by_merchant/">Price breakdown by merchant</a>