In addition to the Linux computer I’m building, I also ordered another whole set of parts to replace my current main workstation. My current main rig runs Windows 8.1 (which I truly hate (but Classic Shell makes it tolerable)), and I’m ready to make the jump to Windows 10. My Windows 8 install has some odd issues that show up once in awhile, so I will not upgrade it. It must be a fresh install. And since I don’t want to wipe my current machine without a fully functional Windows 10 machine, a new build is in order.
Below is the parts list that has been ordered. Should be a very decent machine for the total cost.
|Case||Rosewill Micro-ATX Mini Tower LINE-M Black||$47.22|
|Power Supply||Thermaltake TR2 430||$35.99|
|CPU||Intel Core i3-6100 BX80662I36100||$115.79|
|RAM||Kingston HyperX FURY Black 8GB Kit||$37.99 x 2|
|Storage - SSD||Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD||$207.92|
|Storage - HDD||WD Black 2TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive||$122.99|
|Optical Drive||Asus 24x DVD-RW DRW-24B1ST||$22.94|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GT 740 2GB 02G-P4-3747-KR||$91.99|
|OS||Windows 10 Professional||$0.00 *|
I really, really wanted to go with the Core i7, but that makes for a huge jump in cost, even the Core i5 was more than I add right now. Also I thought about going with a Blu-Ray drive, but settled on a standard, inexpensice DVD-RW drive. I may make these upgrade down the line at some point.
* Note: I have no cost associated with the Windows 10 Professional as I have licenses available to me as a Microsoft Partner with an active Action Pack subscription.