Charm

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My workstation 'charm' is to be one of my computers in my office. Next is 'tact'.

I've been spec'ing out a wish-list for my future workstation which will replace 'tact'.

Parts

These are the parts I want:

Supplier Manufacturer Component Warranty Price Qty Type Total Links Notes Ordered Arrived
AusPCMarket AMD AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 24-Core sTRX4 3.80GHz Unlocked CPU Processor $2,503.71 1 CPU $2,503.71
AusPCMarket ASUS Asus ROG Strix LC 360 RGB AiO Liquid CPU Cooler - Black $375.21 1 CPU Cooler $375.21
AusPCMarket ASUS ASUS ROG Strix TRX40-E Gaming sTRX4 ATX Motherboard $1,107.81 1 Motherboard $1,107.81 compare
memory.net Samsung Samsung 16GB DDR4 3200MHz ECC RDIMM Server Memory $122.33 8 RAM 16GB $978.64
AusPCMarket Samsung Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe SSD 2TB $563.31 2 NVMe 2TB $1,126.62
AusPCMarket ASUS Asus Radeon RX 5700 XT ROG Strix OC 8GB Video Card $672.21 1 Video Card $672.21
AusPCMarket Cooler Master Cooler Master Masterbox CM694 Tempered Glass Mid-Tower E-ATX Case - Black $216.81 1 Case $216.81
AusPCMarket ASUS Asus ROG Strix 850W 80+ Gold Fully Modular Power Supply $286.11 1 Power Supply $286.11
AusPCMarket LG LG BH16NS55 16x Blu-ray BDRW Writer $88.11 1 Optical Drive $88.11 support similar
AusPCMarket Simplecom Simplecom SC314 Internal 5.25" Bay Mobile Rack 3.5" SATA HDD Backplane $18.81 1 Mobile Rack $18.81
eBay PowerShield PowerShield Defender 1600VA / 960W Line Interactive UPS AVR 6 Australian Outlets $299.95 1 UPS 1600VA $299.95
AusPCMarket Aten Aten 2 Port USB 4K DisplayPort KVMP USB 3.0 Switch $474.21 1 KVM $474.21
AusPCMarket 2m DisplayPort v1.4 Cable Male to Male. 8K @60Hz. Black $34.65 2 Cable $69.30
AusPCMarket AusPCMarket Standard System Build - free - add this when you want us to build a PC System Build
Total: $8,217.50

PC Part Picker

These are some PC Part Picker specs I considered (latest on top)...

Considered

These are parts I considered but decided against...

Supplier Manufacturer Component Warranty Price Qty Type Total Links Notes
AusPCMarket Samsung Samsung 16GB DDR4 3200MHz ECC RDIMM Server Memory $296.01 8 RAM 16GB $2,368.08
AusPCMarket Samsung Samsung SSD 860 EVO 4TB $899.91 4 SSD 4TB $3,599.64 2020-07-14 jj5 - still thinking about this
AusPCMarket Logitech Logitech Z337 Bold Sound with Bluetooth 2.1 Speakers $167.31 1 Speakers $167.31
AusPCMarket Corsair Corsair Hydro Series H115i PLATINUM RGB 280mm All-in-One Liquid CPU Cooler $246.51 1 CPU Cooler $246.51 review
AusPCMarket Gigabyte Gigabyte Aorus M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen4 SSD 2TB $741.51 2 NVMe 2TB $1,483.02
AusPCMarket Gigabyte Gigabyte Radeon RX 5500 XT OC 4GB Video Card $335.61 1 Video Card $335.61 compare 2020-07-14 jj5 - I might be able to find a cheaper one
AusPCMarket ASUS ASUS ROG Thor 850W Platinum PSU $395.01 1 Power Supply $395.01
AusPCMarket ASUS ASUS ROG Strix LC 240 RGB AiO Liquid CPU Cooler $226.71 1 CPU Cooler $226.71 2020-07-10 jj5 - Milky Pete said to revise this decision and I found Corsair one instead
AusPCMarket G.Skill G.Skill Trident Z Neo 128GB (4x32GB) DDR4 3600MHz Memory $1,246.41 1 RAM 128GB $1,246.41 2020-07-10 jj5 - I can get ECC RAM, so why wouldn't I..?
AusPCMarket Samsung Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe SSD 1TB $345.51 2 NVMe 1TB $691.02 2020-07-10 jj5 - switching to WD Black...
AusPCMarket Western Digital Western Digital WD Black SN750 2TB NVMe M.2 (2280) PCIe 3x4 3D NAND SSD - with Heatsink $791.01 2 NVMe 2TB $1,582.02 2020-07-10 jj5 - the Gigabyte Aorus is faster...
AusPCMarket Samsung Samsung 860 QVO 2.5in SATA SSD 4TB $711.81 4 SSD 4TB $2,847.24 2020-07-07 jj5 - why get the QVO when you can get the EVO..? :)
AusPCMarket Western Digital Western Digital WD Blue 4TB 2.5" 3D NAND SATA III SSD WDS400T2B0A $850.41 4 SSD 4TB $3,401.64 2020-07-10 jj5 - the WD blue has 600 TBW but the Samsung has 2,400 TBW
AusPCMarket Gigabyte Gigabyte AORUS Radeon RX 5600 XT WINDFORCE OC 6GB Video Card $523.71 1 Video Card $523.71 2020-07-13 jj5 - found something cheaper
AusPCMarket ASUS ASUS GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Dual EVO OC 8GB Video Card $672.21 1 Video Card $672.21 2020-07-13 jj5 - found something cheaper
AusPCMarket ASUS ASUS PB287Q 28" 4K UHD 1ms Eye Care LED Monitor $533.61 1 Monitor $533.61 2019-12-14 jj5 - getting 32" instead of this 28"
Amazon Icy Dock Icy Dock tough armor mb998ip-b - 8x 2.5" (6.4 cm) sas/sata ssd/hdd sff-8643 minisa Mobile Rack 2020-07-10 jj5 - Milky Pete suggestion
Amazon Icy Dock Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B Hot Swap Cage for 6x 2.5" SATA SSD/HDDs in 1x 5.25" Bay Mobile Rack 2020-07-10 jj5 - Milky Pete suggestion
AusPCMarket Cooler Master Cooler Master 120mm Case Fans 4-Pack $23.76 1 Case Fans $23.76 2019-12-14 jj5 - these won't fit
AusPCMarket Aten Aten 2 Port USB 2.0 DisplayPort Cable KVM Switch with Audio $123.75 1 KVM $123.75 2020-07-10 jj5 - this doesn't support 4k resolution
Aten 2-Port USB DisplayPort/Audio KVM Switch (4K Supported and Cables included) 1 KVM 2020-07-12 jj5 - this looks good, but would need to find supplier
AusPCMarket 2m DisplayPort Cable Male to Male 1.2V: Black $28.71 2 Cable $57.42 2020-07-10 jj5 - Milky Pete says get v1.4 — good catch!

2020-01-05

I started with:

But I reigned that in to:

Based on my spec at pcpartpicker I want these parts from AusPCMarket:

Item Price Qty Total Manufacturer
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 24-Core sTRX4 3.80 GHz Unlocked CPU Processor $2,384.91 1 $2,384.91 manufacturer
ASUS ROG Ryujin 240 OLED AIO CPU Cooler $355.41 1 $355.41 manufacturer
ASUS Prime TRX40 Pro sTRX4 ATX Motherboard $761.31 1 $761.31 manufacturer
G.Skill Ripjaws V 256GB (8x 32GB) DDR4 3200MHz CL16 Memory - Black $2,305.71 1 $2,305.71 manufacturer
Samsung 860 QVO 2.5in SATA SSD 2TB $335.61 6 $2,013.66 manufacturer
Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe SSD 1TB $345.51 2 $691.02 manufacturer
ASUS GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Dual EVO OC 8GB Video Card $672.21 1 $672.21 manufacturer
Cooler Master Masterbox CM694 Tempered Glass Mid-Tower E-ATX Case - Black $187.11 1 $187.11 manufacturer
ASUS ROG Thor 1200W Platinum PSU $642.51 1 $642.51 manufacturer
LG BH16NS55 16x Blu-ray BDRW Writer $91.08 1 $91.08 support, similar
Samsung UJ590 32in 4K UHD LED VA FreeSync Monitor $533.61 2 $1,067.22 manufacturer
2m DisplayPort Cable Male to Male 1.2V: Black $26.00 2 $52.00
Aten 2 Port USB 2.0 DisplayPort Cable KVM Switch with Audio $99.00 1 $99.00
Simplecom SC314 Internal 5.25in Bay Mobile Rack 3.5in SATA HDD Backplane $18.81 1 $18.81 manufacturer
Standard System Build - free - add this when you want us to build a PC
Total: $11,328.06