LaszloNagy wrote:Laszlo - will your configuration fit in a micro/mini chassis? I like the smaller form factor.
My desktop is very similar to the configuration you are trying to put together, and I am very happy with it. A few thoughts:
SSD: I agree with the guys who recommended the Samsung EVO SSD. The EVO is much cheaper than the PRO and the PRO is not that much faster to justify spending so much more money on it for me. On the other hand, these NMVe SSDs with the M2 connector are multiple times faster than SATA SSDs.
HDD: I agree with the RAID suggestion. AMD Ryzen chipsets support RAID for no additional cost. So I actually bought 2x3 TB HHD and put them in a RAID array for data redundancy (I think that is RAID 1). I have no worries about data loss no at all.
RAM: I would recommend 32 GB of RAM, you would not want to save money on RAM. In my experience, the most important system components in order of priority for me are:
- RAM (amount of RAM, not clockrate)
- Storage (NMVe SSD)
If you run out of RAM, your work is slowed down considerably, regardless of how good your other system components. You can have 16 threads of CPU cores running at 4 GHz, but if you run out of RAM, your system slows down considerably. You will be using this machine for at least 4-5 years because CPUs are not getting that much faster these days so a new computer lasts a lot longer than, e.g. a decade ago. By enough RAM, that is my point.
LaszloNagy wrote:Thx for the info.
I am not sure it will, but it may, you should ask some guys at a hardware store.
My machine is in a midi tower. It has enough space in it still, but I chose this size intentionally, because it is large enough so it can have 120 mm fans, which are powerful but calm, full-size motherboard, water-cooled processor, full-length graphics card, 2 HDDs, DVD drive, NVMe slot for the SSD drive on the motherboard, 4 memory slots, etc.
This much stuff may or may not fit into a mini case. And again, even if they do, the midi case is good because of the great airflow; the mini case is smaller so it may not have that good airflow so the system gets hotter.
I plan on using this config for 4-5 years, so I tried to go for the best solution for my requirements.
It is you call, you should consult some hardware experts.
Thx for the info.
I will replace my entire system soon, and am doing many web crawls looking at the options.
Would a high-spec gaming PC work well for AC?
Are there any cpu/gpu issues to be aware of?