It's been a long time since I built a PC. A very long time!
I only ever buy new bits when current bits break.
This time around pretty much the whole thing has either meted down, or is just too old.
So, I've been on the MSY website to gather some details. It's been that long since I have looked at parts that I'm having to spend more time on Google than MSY :)
I'm trying to build something that's got a fair bit of grunt, without going completely overboard. This machine will be used to do a lot of things, but mainly to run virtual servers on it. Just to muck around with, test bed for work and what not. I will probably whack a few TB of disk in it to be a NAS, too. I try to make the most out of any machine I buy/build.
Anyway, this is what I have gathered so far. Some of it may be questionable, or even incorrect - compatibility wise. So I'm happy to take advice onboard and or criticism :)
I'm quoting MSY prices below, as of today's date.
Motherboard: Gigabyte MX31-BS0 - $259
CPU: Intel Quad-Core E3-1220V5
RAM: 4x Kingston 8GB DDR4 1233 (not sure whether to settle for 32GB or go up to 64GB - that's just a matter of cost, really)
I'm not sure what PSU I need and I'm not sure what SSD to use.
I'm thinking of just running the OS on an SSD and the rest using standard SATA disks.
So what do ya reckon? As far as Mobo, CPU, RAM - is that a decent platform to build upon?
It's not exactly cheap, but it's not through the roof. I try to strike a balance and then keep this rig for the next X years until shit starts to break.