I wanted to make sure I got the processor and board I wanted. So I bought them first.
I chose the 3700x as it has enough threads to let me use for virtual machines comfortably.
The board allows me to get more out of my SSD because of PCIE gen 4.
The case was chosen for it's air cooling and design.
I will also make use of the charger on top. No more rolling over my Type C cable like a thug!
I opted not to get the case first as it's not the most important part.
Processor is a Ryzen 7 3700x and Board is an ROG Strix x570 i.
I had a hard enough time contorting while putting in the front panel IO on the H100 build.
This should be fantastic. I will become more flexible at least.
What memory to choose.
Sitting here after work and with homework done.
I really wanted the TeamGroup Xtreem in 64GB, but that's not happening on an ITX board.
I love the case I chose and I'm not budgin. It looks so cool and cools well at the same time, but will miss out on cool glossy memory as well.
I'm working on figuring out the replacements I want to go with and the frequency I want out of them.
Since the workstation is for gaming and virtualization, I can use faster processing when I have multiple VMs going, I think.
Processor has arrived!
Is my new processor!
I have received my A1+ case and motherboard.
Cable management is challenging, but I think I got it. It is a solid case.
I installed the processor and am waiting till I can afford the storage and ram.
One fan down and still cool.
I went to go dust the bottom filter this morning and I noticed the 1 fan was clear of dust. It hadn't been running.
The cool thing is it was just the PWM connector coming loose.
Plugged it in and it came back.
What's cooler is the fact that a single Noctua NF-F12 as the bottom intake on this thing will keep your system at great temps.
Just place it below the GPU towards the back fan.
Didn't have the PSU for the A1 plus and it's been hard to get it added.
I added the PSU from the old A1 as a placeholder.