What is AIO? AIO stands for All-in-One in my terminology of how I define my stuff, especially when meddling with the infrastructure side of technology. I used to remember when I was setting up a cluster of Virtual Machines (VMs), and I have them named like:
- Active Directory Server - AD01
- Database Server - DB01
- Web Server - WEB01
- Application Server - APP01
So what about a machine that has everything? It shall be AIO then! :)
I have moved away from having a desktop for many years and have been using various laptops for the last few years. There are:
What has changed? Why a Desktop now?
During the period when Singapore is in the Circuit Breaker period, I have decided that I would venture into learning something. I ended up choosing to learn how to build a desktop from scratch because I have never done one before.
There are a few things that I would like to do with a new desktop with high specifications, which is why I thought it might be worthwhile. Some of the ideas that I had while determining whether to go with a desktop are:
- Artificial Intelligent (AI)
- Development (C#)
- Containerization (Kubernetes)
- Day job (as a Presales Consultant/Sales Engineer)
- Conference calls (Thanks to COVID-19, I have used my Logitech Webcam much more until it justifies for the money spent in the past!)
- Intend to go into LinkedIn Learning (developing course) or even YouTube vlogging.
Here is a look at my little monster.
Specifications of this monster are:
CPU: Intel Core i9-9900KF
GPU: Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super 8GB Windforce 3x OC
RAM: 64GB (4 x 16 GB Corsair RGB Vengeance Pro 3200Mhz)
- 1 x Adata SX8200 Pro 512GB NVMe SSD
- 1 x Transcend SSD230S 1TB SSD
I will deep dive into some of the components that I have chosen and perform some benchmark results after using them for the last four (4) weeks.
Meanwhile, think about what have you learnt over the lock-down period?