I’m new to the Site and have been out of building PC’s since the mid 2000’s. I have always loved utilizing slightly older performance hardware since the prices are so much better and I mainly need it as a CAD Workstation that can play most games as a side benefit.
I started this build with a 2005 Alienware MJ-12 that I got for free from my work. The MoBo had a bunch of bad Caps so it was trashed. My Build is
Case: 2005 Alienware MJ-12 $Free$
Motherboard: ASUS Z9PA-D8 W/Dual LGA2011 Sockets $265.00 Included both CPU’s$
CPU’s: 2x Intel Xeon E5-2690-V1, 8-Core/16-Thread, 2.9Ghz Base, 3.8Ghz Turbo $Came with MoBo$
RAM: 8-Modules of 4GB PC3-10600R Hynix ECC REG for a total of 32GB. $3.00 each, $24.00 Total$
CPU COOLERS: 2x Dynatron R5 LGA2011 2U+ 60mm 2 Ball Bearing Fan. $30.00 Each W/Shipping, $60 Total$
BOOT DRIVE: Samsung EVO 860 1TB SSD $Had already$
STORAGE DRIVES: 2x WD Blue 2TB 3.5" HDD’s $Had Already$
VIDEO CARD: AMD Radeon RX 580 GTS Black Edition 8GB GDDR5 $200.00$
Total Build Cost: $549.00
Cinebench R20 score of 4500.
What do you all think? Does this seem like a decent build for the money or should I have done something different?