Having assembled quite a few PCs already, I’ve always wanted to build a mini-I-X system for everyday use. So it came as a call that my work colleague asked me for a new PC, well, the help to build him something tailor-made. After a short information gathering regarding the application of the PC as well as the budget, it was only a few mouse clicks to the implementation and finally I could start my first ITX project without bling-bling.
I didn’t have to worry about gaming graphics cards and the almost obligatory procurement crime this time, because I was able to take over the old office graphics card and two SSDs from the old system. Cannibalization is very popular right now anyway, and it’s also sustainable.
The PC should be operated with two monitors and mainly used for working with office applications. Furthermore for surfing the internet and opening a 3D model with a viewer must also work. Which is part of everyday life in our profession. So the requirements for me or the PC, on the part of my colleague. My first approach was: buy a tablet! Ok, that would work too, but doesn’t offer the capabilities that a PC does.
The choice was between a Ryzen or Intel-based system. The prices valid at the time of the project as well as the expected performance, let my choice here clearly on Intel’s 11th generation. Generation fall. But that is ultimately a matter of taste! Let’s get down to the components:
1x Be Quiet! Pure Wings 2 120 mm fan
1x Be Quiet! Pure Wings 2 80 mm fan
120 GB and 240 GB SanDisk taken over from the old system
MSI Nvidia GT 710 was taken over from the old system
The price for the system (without SSDs and without GPU) was 540 €. A system with a Ryzen G processor would not have been cheaper and would have meant only 4 cores – instead of 6 cores. You should also think a little bit into the future with an office PC!