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AIO Machine v1.0
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AIO Machine v1.0

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:

1) Learning

  • Artificial Intelligent (AI)
  • Development (C#)
  • Containerization (Kubernetes)
  • Azure

2) Productivity

  • 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.

3) Gaming

Here is a look at my little monster.

AIO v1

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)
Storage:
- 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?