I’m currently trying to do a 1900x since the CPU hit $150 but the second Phantom Gaming was DOA (had a lotes socket, first one was Foxconn so definitely different batches). Just waiting for the replacement. Basically just replacing an old i7-2600 rig. Main reason for the 1900x is I need to run 14 (and possibly more) hard drives on top of the video card. The i7-2600 was fast enough for the work but putting more hard drives online wouldn’t have worked. Should be more than a tad faster too.
Back to my earlier point, seeing as they made enough boards to use both lotes and Foxconn sockets so there probably are quite a few of these budget boards floating around if future availability is a concern.
Build is almost identical to the 1920x build, same $20 case, only differences are ram (really really cheap Casper “electronchn” 2666 from aliexpress), a 980ti, and a 1000w PSU. Both PSUs were from a dirt cheap evga b stock sale months ago initially bought as spares, and I used the 850 instead of the 1000 in the 1920 because the 980ti is much more power hungry. Ultimately 90% of the time it’s going to be a media server, maybe some casual evening games, fancy isn’t really required.
Last edited by man114; 11-02-2019 at 02:33 AM.