Custom Build PC


  • The computer I had before I built my own was getting old and tired. I decided that I need a new computer. I upgraded many components in my old Dell Optiplex GX280 but it was still too tired to do the tasks I was asking from it. Check out my blog article to find out more about my learning, experience and tips.


  • CPU: Intel i5 4690K
  • Motherboard: MSI B85-G41
  • RAM: HyperX FURY 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
  • PSU: Corsair CXM 600W
  • GPU: Asus Invidia GTX 750TI
  • Storage: SSD: SanDisk Plus 120 GB | WD Blue 1 TB Hard Drive
  • Optical drive: Samsung SH-224FB
  • Case: Corsair CC-9011058-WW Carbide Series SPEC-03
  • OS: Windows 8.1, later Windows 10

Project Update

The computer retired in September 2018 and was replaced by a new custom built PC with the following specs...

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700
  • Motherboard: AsRock AB350M Pro 4
  • RAM: 8 GB Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4
  • PSU: Cooler Master Masterwatt 650
  • GPU: Zotac Nvidia 1050Ti OC edition
  • Case: CiT Voyager
  • OS: Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon