Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.
- Leo Babauta
My goal with this build was simple: build a computer with fast and durable components, and keep everything clean and simple while doing it.
I got the inspiration for this build from my computer at work - HP Pavilion Elite HPE (i7-860, 12GB DDR3 RAM, EVO 850 SSD, GeForce GT 710, Windows 10 Pro). The HP’s CPU was released in September 2009, and in 2018 it’s still fast enough to get me through the workday. I have 6 programs running simultaneously (at the minimum) at all times, and everything runs smoothly. I was really surprised how well this ancient i7 processor performs on a modern OS.
I’m also a minimalist, so I wanted my build to be clean and simple - no flashy RGB or water cooling, just good ol’ high-end air cooling to keep everything nice and cool.
Overall, I’m really satisfied with how everything came out, and the only thing I might change in the future is to remove the WLAN card, and use the wired network instead.