Technology

Fellowship Workstation

May 27, 2018

For quite some time, I’ve wanted to build a completely custom PC.  Generally, custom PCs are purpose-built with specific tasks in mind.  For my workstation, I wanted a blazing-fast system that will carry me through fellowship, with the ability to easily upgrade components as needed.  In my off time, I like processing photos from my mirrorless camera (produces large files, also known as “RAW” format files).  To do this, I looked for a fast CPU with a respectable GPU and fast storage.  From time to time, I’ll edit home videos and play games.  This system also features my first mechanical keyboard, and boy do I enjoy typing even more now!

After months of watching how-to videos, researching parts, and following prices (for the best deal!), I give you my fellowship workstation!  Birthday = May 4, 2018.  I’m proud to say it booted up the first time I turned it on, too!  Part list is included below.

Hand-selected components

  • CPU:  Intel – Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor (Coffee Lake; overclocked)
  • CPU Cooler:  Cooler Master – Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
  • Motherboard:  Asus – ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING ATX LGA1151
  • RAM:  Team – Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400
  • Storage:  Samsung – 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive & Seagate – Barracuda 2TB 3.5″ 7200RPM
  • GPU:  EVGA – GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB
  • Case:  Phanteks – Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower
  • Power supply:  EVGA – SuperNOVA G2 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX
  • OS:  Windows 10 Pro
  • Keyboard:  Corsair – STRAFE RGB Wired
  • Mouse:  Corsair – Harpoon RGB Wired Optical
  • Monitor:  LG 27″ IPS LED 4K FreeSync Monitor (on special sale)

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