September 26, 2022


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Hello all,

After more than 6 years, my old PC has reached its limits and I would like to upgrade my PC for the foreseeable future before it gives up on stealth. Here are the answers to the survey:

1.) Where is the problem
Graphics card (full load)
CPU (also used > 80%)
– RAM (used about 50%)
2.) Computers
CPU: i5-6500
Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 960
RAM: DDR4, 2x4GB plus 2x8GB (24GB total)
PSU: BeQuiet Straight Power 10400W
Motherboard: MSI Gaming M3 H170
Status: BitFenix ​​Shinobi
Hard Drives: 2x 120GB SSD, 1x 1000GB SSD (Crucial MX500 2.5-inch SSD), 1x 1000GB HDD
Existing but not yet installed: 1x 500GB Crucial P1 NVMe M.2 SSD
Also an older DVD drive.

I doubt the benefit of transferring any of this to your new PC other than hard drives ;)
I’m not going to continue using the case because of some of the things it bothers me about.

3.) Monitor

Main screen: BenQ GL2760 (1920 x 1080, 60 Hz)
Secondary monitor: Philips 220SW9FS / 00 (1680 x 1050, 60 Hz)

Since the secondary screen is already showing signs of failure, I’ll have a new screen as the main screen for the foreseeable future and then use the BenQ as the secondary screen, since it’s mainly used for web/text applications.

4.) Purpose

Mainly games and programming in R (maybe Python later, mainly bioinformatics).

A Way Out, It Takes Two, Lost in Random, WoW, LoL, Various Anno Games, Sims 4, Cyberpunk 2077, and others. Definitely also Dragon Age 4 when it comes out ;)

R (and RStudio), GraphPad PRISM, CorelDraw, Microsoft Office, etc.
I’m half a bioinformatician and I regularly evaluate next generation sequencing data (aka 20,000 datasets yet).

5.) Budget

I think around 1500€ (plus 300€ would be fine if the computer still holds up well into the future). 300-500 euros added for the new master controller.

6.) At the time of purchase

Soon, within the next six months. Partially ordering because I’m not sure when the time is right (rather now or later).

7.) Components and other requests required

Suggestions for a new screen come to about 300-500 euros, which is very easy on the eyes. I’m not a graphics fanatic, but I’m glad if it looks good.
The front panel of the box should be in the front and not on the top and there should be good dust filters. My cat often sits at the computer ;) RBG isn’t that important to me, but if it’s there don’t bother me.

8.) Assembly

I can myself :)

9.) Disk space

It should suffice with your existing SSD/HDD hard drives, provided all disks are installed.

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