These days, I bought some hardware and build a computer by myself. It’s fun and I’ve learned lots of things from it. Here is a note to record it.
Why I Built It
This computer is used for working and learning. I build it for two reasons:
- Use Linux. I’ve used Linux for many years and then used MacOS X. I missed the days of using Linux, which I can control everything.
- Run deep learning programs.
|CPU||Intel i5-6600k||It is easy to overclock and has built in graphics to support 4k at 60Hz.|
|RAM||G.Skill DDR4 2400Hz * 2|
|SSD||Samsung 850 EVO 120G SATA3||I use this for the system volume.|
|Disk||WD blue disk 2TB * 2||I use this for the data volume. These two disks are built with Raid 1 so the data is safe. I've considered to buy three 1TB disks and built Raid 5, but the price is not so good.|
|Motherboard||GIGABYTE Z160X-UD3||This motherboard is extendable. However, it doesn't support display port for 4k at 60Hz. (I found this after I bought it and I couldn't return it ...)|
|Power||GreatWall 600W GW-7000D||It has enough power.|
|Case||SAMA Tank||This case is big enough. However, it has just two 3.5 disk positions and three 2.5 disk positions. But I can deal with it.|
|CPU Cooler||DeepCool||This cooler is by wind and the noise is small.|
|Monitor||DELL P2715Q||This monitor has 4k support. The display effect is very fantasy.|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GTX 1080||I haven't buy it yet. Use this to run deep learning programs.|
I may share all my configurations some day. Here is a brief list:
|OS||Archlinux||I've used ArchLinux for many years and I love the philosophies like rolling update, just install what you need ans so on.|
|Window Manager||i3wm||Tilling window manger is very awesome.|
|dmenu||Rofi||It supports fuzzy search and searching opening windows.|
Split with Chrome and Terminal:
Conky and Rofi:
Read a PDF: