Custom Desktop Build
Every gamer will eventually want to brag about their “rig.” To many its a direct reflection of their personalities.
My desktop project began in 2014 and was created with the intention of mining Litecoin while also emphasizing speed, media storage, and audio capabilities. As time has gone on I’ve switched out GPUs almost yearly to bring enhancements.
With my overclocked settings I’m only losing about 7.5% CPU performance to the latest and greatest 7700k (2017). My biggest gap is missing out on native PCIe booting with new SSDs – something I’d love to take advantage of.
EDIT: I’ve since retired my desktop and “donated” to my parent’s basement. I sold my GTX 1070 for more than I paid (thanks, crypto!) and put it towards my XPS 13 laptop.
This will be the future web server of Computing with Dan as I have far more settings to tweak for performance + my parents paying for power (shhh).
EDIT #2: After tweaking to my hearts content I stopped using my desktop as the site’s server and instead went with a dedicated AWS VPS instance. Let me know your thoughts on performance!