My father wanted to upgrade his work machine to something that could tackle his daily tasks with ease. He previously had an i5 8600k with 32GB of 2400mhz RAM. He's been experiencing hiccups from time to time with it and has since expanded on the amount of tasks and programs running at one time so we decided to take it up a notch.
This build will not be used for gaming. It is used for day trading stocks and futures.
Case: We went with the Fractal Design Meshify C Dark TG. He wanted to keep a small footprint but still be able to run an ATX motherboard. This is a great case to build in. It's been really easy and straight forward. A lot of tie down points for running cables. I did a little mod to the front panel. I cut the plastic design out which allowed me to run the AIO fans in a push config. I have (2) 120mm fans on the two top slots. It was going to be too much work to get the third mounted so I passed on it. Due to the GPU length it wouldn't allow me to run all fans if I mounted them in a pull config plus this looks much cleaner IMO.
CPU: The majority of his work is CPU intensive and 6 cores wasn't going to cut it anymore. We debated going the intel route but it didn't seem cost effective. The Ryzen 9 3900x seemed ideal for his needs and is a beast at that $500 price point. I don't plan on overclocking it. I want to make sure it stays as stable as possible since he depends on this machine daily and I'm not there to trouble shoot any issues.
Motherboard: I've never had an MSI board in the past, I typically went for ASUS. This was one of the few x570 boards in stock that weren't over $300. I debated x470 or B450 but I don't have a ryzen chip to update the BIOS and the handful of companies that I reached out to said they don't offer the service before shipping. Overall it should do just fine. It has a ton of ports, nice vrm and wifi. 0 complaints.
RAM: The program he uses recommends 32GB of RAM but he wanted to have a little head room so he went with 64GB of G.skill Trident Z @ 3200mhz. Not sure if I'll try to overclock them or not. I'm really new to the AMD world so I don't want to risk it being unstable.
GPU: Typically day trading doesn't require graphical processing. He does however use (2) 49" Ultrawides and (2) 27" 4K monitors so we needed something to push all those pixels. The Aorus RTX 2070 is not only IMO the best looking card in the line up but it also provides the widest variety of outputs. His set up has changed multiple times so having 3 HDMI and 3 DisplayPorts seemed like the best option.
The rest are common parts. I threw in some nice cable extensions from cable mod to tidy things up. Hopefully this helps anyone looking to do something similar and happy building everyone!