System Building

Building your own Desktop system.

The main reason I build my own PC is that I can carefully select appropriate parts that suit my budget. As I already have several parts I will continue using them until they fail  (Keyboard, mouse, monitor and hard drives). I already had a w7 license so I had no need to buy an OS.
I upgraded to Windows 10 as soon as it was available. I have had no major issues with Windows 10 and it is a joy to use most times.

I have built many PCs to use as my own system. This one listed below was done in December 2011. There are many professional reviews regarding most of the components I have decided upon so I won't attempt any such reviews. The system I am building is for day to day use at home. I my desktop to watch TV  ( HD TV using 3 tuners  1 freesat DVB-S2 tuner and a dual Freesat DVB-T2 tuner- BGT3620 DVB-T2).
1 year so far the system has been running without any issues. No overheating what so ever. I have been testing out Windows 8 and that is going well so far.
I also run several Virtual Machines to test new technology products.

 The Components for this project included the items listed:

Asus Sabertooth 990FX

This unit was very well packed and the instruction manual is very clearly illustrated. Please visit the link above to see my installation experience when it is completed.



AMD Phenom II 1100 3.3Ghz 6 Core



AzureWave AD-SP400

BGT3620 DVB-T2

BlackGold Technology Ltd - BGT3620 New DVB-T2 Freeview HD card.

 Thermal Paste

xilence x5


2.5 years on...

posted 7 May 2012, 01:55 by Frank Vella   [ updated 20 Apr 2016, 14:17 ]

At present I have no need to upgrade my processor  to the FX (bulldozer) range of CPUs from AMD. 
For the apps I use at present everything runs smooth and without delays.
Will reconsider if the Windows8 code shows benefits.

Have migrated to Windows 8 and now 8.1
W10 is due in a few days rig is still going strong.

2016: Upgraded to Windows 10 last summer and everything working fine at present. Also added a 4T drive for more storage.

3DMark Vantage test:

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