https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LJJKM8Hi Y'all. im planing on building a wooden PC desk but in the style of a red harbinger cross desk. Now I'm sure i don't have every single little detailed part in the above parts list but i am wondering if i have enough fans for the build for adequate system cooling since i don't think i would want a liquid cooled system. that's question one. question 2 is if i am missing a part can any of you tell me what part or parts they me be.
i don't really care about overclocking because i really don't know what that is however the reason for the possible 2+ monitor setup with the graphics cards is because id like to see certain games playing in the background and have easier access to them while keeping the main monitor freed up for my schooling/ potential future career.on another note. im not sure if i will be getting the currently selected CPU cooler or The Thor's Hammer CPU cooler.now this will be my first build so please bear that in mind when responding.also if i didn't already mention this. i currently don't have any of the parts yet as i am trying to get the desk built and setup.
OK first build.
Several things are wrong, needs improving, or a bit more thinking.
1. The processor that one is 5 years old already and had fairly bad performance 5 years ago.
2. You have no power supply a UPS is not a power supply it's made for if you loose power to your house it gives you a few minutes to save everything and shut down the PC.
3 Overkill on the fans 3 would work 2 blowing air in and 1 sucking it out the other side. You could go with 3 in and 2 out if you wish just needing one of the fan controllers. I would also think about a way to add air filters to the intake fans to help keep the dust out.
4. Not a very good drive setup that 5TB USB drive is going to be very slow. I also don't like using a single 1TB SSD I had rather split that up depending on exactly what the PC will be used for. Since your making a slot for your disc drive make another for a docking station then you can use the SATA ports for regular speed on the drive. (another option is buy a hard drive bay and put inside for hard drives and use the docking station for backups)
5. Front I/O panel to turn the PC on and have the other functions. www.corsair.com/.../carbide-270r-i-o-panel (this needs to be fairly close to the motherboard for the cables to reach) You could also get this from #7 below.
6. 2 Low end video cards not a very good ideal get 1 good single card.
7. Your also probably going to need some motherboard stand offs to mount the board to. (I rather have it away from the wood just a bit instead of just screwed down to it) (you could also need a cutout in the wood for the CPU cooler back plate. The best option for this might be buy a cheap case that the board will fit and cut the side mounting for the board out of it and use that with the standoffs
8. I see no need for 2 disc drives.
9. Buy a WIFI card with a antenna that has a cable on it so you can move it higher. If your keeping this at your house a direct line is best if that is not possible then look at the power line adapters. You would need to answer that to get a recommendation.
The games part is easy the rest will depend on what work/future career programs your using. (by games running you are talking about video games right) Just so you know running games and using work programs are usually performance killers.
Don't take anything the wrong way just pointing out a few things.
first i really appreciate your feedback. i know this is a little out of order but
2. reason i don't have a power supply is because i wasn't sure with everything i'd like to do with this build, i wasn't sure if going with the 550 watt 80+ one i originally had was going to cut it. through searching for others with high wattage's i found a 1600 one.. but then thought to myself that might be a little over kill.
3 & 4... a reason i have that many fans is because i'd like to build a u shaped desk. with the motherboard center in the middle hard drives on one of the sides. i originally had 5-10 1+ TB hard drives (no ssd's) but then watched a side by side video of a boot up test. my concept that im looking for is the OS with a few other essential programs.then other non essential programs to be on an SSD then have games and other things spread across hard drives... but have everything backed up to the single external hard drive.
9. i fully planned on buying a WiFi card just haven't been sold on the look of any of them. but im not familiar with WiFi cards to begin with. so with that being said i read a while ago that 3 antennas must be better than 2...which the overtone seemed to be meant as a joke.
8. the reason i have for the 2 disc drives is because, yet again im not familiar with any of them, but the intended use is for DVD's and Blu-Rays.
7. do you have any recommendations on the stand offs?
6. i primarily searched for red and black colors as that is what id like.. then my other search option would be for primarily using HDMI cables. I'd like to have around 2-4 25-40 inch monitors. if you could recommend a good card or two that is black and red with enough room for the HDMI cables it would be greatly appreciated.
1. i honestly didn't realize it was that old im not sure if having 4 cores will be enough once the setup is complete. maybe 6 or 8's would be better. i would like to keep the speed factor because the laptop i have now is junk. i think the computer repair guy i took it too put in refurbished parts but claimed them as new. a recommendation here would be very appreciated.
5. thanks for your suggestion. only problem i can see is that i would like the I/O to be flushed with the front side of the board. and looking at the pictures there it looks like that wont be the case.
im hoping to have specialized accounting programs installed on this setup.