The time has come..

To retire this old PC. It’s been a good one, but it’s best days are behind it.

I mainly edit photos, and some of the videos of the motorcycle rides I go on, so something middle of the road should be a huge upgrade over this old and tired machine.

Not being in the loop for many years now, since selling my IT business in 2018, I needed to do a lot of research on what components I need to consider. A lot changes in 4 years!

I’ve never owned an AMD based PC. Always Intel. Maybe it’s time to try something new.

If USPS comes through, should have many packages of PC components arriving tomorrow!

Antec Mid-Tower ATX Chassis
EVGA 650 Watt PSU
Asus B550 -F ATX Mainboard
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU
G.Skill RipJaws V Series 64GB of RAM (2 32’S)
GTX 1050 TI 4GB Video Card
Going to continue using all 5 of my SSD Hard Drives and my current DVDR/W.
Going to see how the video looks with my current monitor, and if needed may pickup an ASUS 28 inch 4K LCD, with Display Port input.
Not a gamer. I use my PC as a tool, to make $$.
However this build should be well above my needs.

My system is dual boot of course. I don’t run emulators. Main OS is Linux, with a copy of Windoze 10 64 bit, on one of my smaller drives that has Adobe Lightroom, and Quickbooks. Those are the only 2 Windoze based programs that I use. Being Windoze is a virus magnet, I have the Ethernet function DISABLED on that OS.

Harley-Davidson Ride Planner

After using many mapping, routing apps on my smartphone, the Harley-Davidson Rider Planner has proven to be the best for me. Can easily create custom routes on the PC, save it, and it appears in my favorite list when using the app. It is advisable to download the ‘offline’ maps, especially if you ride in areas (like I do) that do not have cell service. The app is free to all, not just owners of H-D’s. You have nothing to lose to give it a try.