For the last few months I have be waiting to finalise a custom build PC build to use as my developer workstation and also a home server. I will be using the Windows server 2016 as the main OS and multiple other OS as VM’s. With this in mind I wanted to get at-least 32 GB , will the option to upgrade it to 64 GB if needed. Below is the configuration I used for the build. Gaming was never considered while building this machine.
|1.||Intel SSD 540 Series 240G 2.5in SATA||$119.00|
|2.||Intel Core i7 6700 Quad Core LGA 1151 3.4GHz CPU Processor||$439.00|
|3.||Gigabyte GeForce GT 730 2GB Video Card||$89.00|
|4.||Corsair CS55oM 550W ATX Power Supply, 80+ Gold Certified, Semi Modular Design, (4+4)pin EPS||$119.00|| Initial plan was to buy a 240W, however after talking to the technician
at the store changed it to 550W as he suggested that it is way too much for my needs
|5.||Corsair Carbide Series 200R Compact ATX Case with Window||$95.00|| Definitely way big for my needs by I also had in mind options
to add additional HDD drives for media needs
|6.||Corsair 32GB (2x16GB) CMK32GX4M2A2400C14 DD4 2400MHz Vengeance LPX DIMM Black||$249.00|
|7.||Asus Z170-K LGA1151 ATX Motherboard||$179.00|
|8.||ASUS PCE-N15 WLAN PCI-Express N300 LP||$18.00||This is a temporary addition and hence just purchased the cheapest one|
I used a few items like a 2TB hdd and my dual monitor setup from my existing box in the new build and so not included in the above list. While I am not expert in PC building, I am fairly happy with this build and so far it is performing great.