This page is mostly for my own reference, so that I can check and compare specs easier. Cost is indicated at the time of purchase, and includes shipping. Dates indicate time of purchase; parts have been, and will continue to be, reused in other builds.

Main PC

My home computer is built for lower power consumption, low noise levels, and low price. I use it for moderate gaming (usually purchased from a Steam sale, which means that what I play is usually a few years old and doesn’t require expensive hardware), media and internet content consumption, and programming. I update it piecemeal as needed and able.

CPUIntel Core i5-6500$187.692016-11-16
CoolerCooler Master Hyper 212 Plus$14.992017-06-13
CPU FanARCTIC F12 PWM PST$6.002020-04-21Replaced stock fan due to noise
Thermal PasteNoctua NT-H12018-06-19Bundled with another cooler
GPUPNY GeForce GTX 1060 6GB OC$0.002019-07-11Used damaged mining card, some ports don't work, but it has a working HDMI and performs like a 1060 should.
Memory16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666MHz$78.992016-11-16
Memory16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666MHz$49.002020-05-14Used, from eBay
Storage512GB Intel 760P NVMe SSD$139.992018-09-07
MotherboardASRock B150M Pro4V$49.992016-11-16
CaseCooler Master MCB-Q300L$47.662020-03-30Modded, front fan holes cut out
Case FanARCTIC F14 PWM PST$6.002020-09-21
Case FanARCTIC F14 PWM PST$6.002020-09-21
Power SupplySeaSonic M12II 620 Evo$39.992016-11-09
AudioCreative Sound Blaster Z$49.992017-06-21
NetworkIntel AX200 WiFi/BT5 and PCI-E adapter$24.772020-03-06
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro$49.992009-07-26Upgraded from a Windows 7 upgrade from Vista.
MonitorLG 29WK500-P 29" Ultrawide$173.792019-07-17
MouseRosewill ION D10$0.002017-11-20Free after Mail-In Rebate
KeyboardVelocifire TKL01$29.992017-09-02
KVMAIMOS HDMI USB-C KVM Switch$22.612020-10-25
MousepadRocketfish Universal Gaming Mouse Pad$20.002012?
SpeakersAltec Lansing ATP3$50.002001?Price is just a guess.
HeadphonesPhilips Fidelio X2HR + Dekoni pads$200.002017-10-10Dekoni pads were $50 of the total cost.
WebcamTaotuo "1080p"$6.502021-02-15
Backup batteryCyberPower EC650LCD$44.952015-11-27

Home Server

These are the specs for my home server. It serves as a NAS, router, cloud storage, VPN, it drives a widescreen and speakers for a makeshift home theater setup, and runs the occasional VM or background process. This is the first computer that gets hand-me-down parts from my main PC, whenever I upgrade it.

CPUIntel Xeon E3-1265L (Sandy Bridge)$58.992018-01-09eBay
CoolerCooler Master Hyper T2$9.992017-06-13
GPUDell OEM GeForce GTX 645 1GB$0.002016-03-06
Memory16GB (2x8) Hynix Original DDR3 1600$45.002021-01-12
Memory8GB (2x4) Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 1333$35.992012-06-11
Storage256GB Silicon Power Ace A55$30.302021-01-01
RaidZ24TB Seagate Desktop HDD.15 5900RPM$129.992014-04-23
RaidZ24TB HGST Deskstar NAS 7200RPM$40.002015-03-04Bought secondhand from friend
RaidZ24TB HGST Deskstar NAS 7200RPM$40.002015-03-04Bought secondhand from friend
RaidZ24TB HGST MegaScale 4000 5700RPM$54.112020-12-29Refurb
RaidZ24TB HGST MegaScale 4000 5700RPM$54.112020-12-29Refurb
RaidZ24TB HGST Ultrastar MegaScale 5700RPM$56.162021-01-22Refurb
MotherboardMSI H77MA-G43$49.252020-11-23eBay
CaseFractal Design Define Mini$100.002020-03-30No longer in production, found new on eBay, overpriced. Modded to increase airflow of front fans.
Case FanARCTIC F14 PWM PST$6.002020-09-21Top exhaust
Case FanARCTIC F12 PWM PST$6.002020-04-21Front intake
Case FanARCTIC F12 PWM PST$6.002020-04-21Front intake
Power SupplyAntec NeoECO 620C$24.992012-04-30
AddonPCIe3.0 to 6G 4xSATA6Gb 4-Port Controller$30.302021-03-13
NetworkHP NC360T Dual Gigabit NIC$11.752017-12-17
ModemCisco DPC3010$13.992015-03-22eBay
Operating SystemDebian 10$0.00
MonitorWestinghouse WE55UDT108 55" TV$140.002017-11-27
Keyboard/MouseLogitech K400R$19.972017-01-15
Front SpeakersRealistic/Radio Shack Nova-8 (x2)$10.002017-12-20Gift. Cost is for materials I used for refurbishing. Elbow grease not factored in.
Rear SpeakersPhilips MCD703 (L/R speakers only)$10.00Goodwill
WebcamLogitech TV Cam$9.952017-08-17eBay
AmplifierDenon AVR-790$39.002017-11-29Goodwill
Backup batteryCyberPower 1000AVR$202007?Gift. Cost is the price of a replaced SLA battery.

Mobile Computer

I prefer small screen laptops with high battery life for my on-the-go computing. Unfortunately, I can’t build laptops from components, so I have to make more price-to-requirement compromises than with my desktop and server.

LaptopHP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2$269.502017-07-13Refurbished
CPUIntel Core i5-4300U
Memory4GB Micron DDR3-1600Soldered onboard
Memory8GB Micron DDR3-1600$20.002019-08-26Used, eBay
Storage512GB Lexar M.2 SATA III SSD$48.352019-09-14eBay. Came with an external USB enclosure.
NetworkIntel AX200 WiFi/BT5$13.252020-03-02
Operating SystemDebian 10
Screen11.6" 1366x768
MouseDell N18W9 wireless, USB rechargeable$5.782015-11-27
HeadphonesSennheiser HD1 headphones$120.002020-02-16Bought secondhand from eBay. Price includes Brainwavz earpads.
EarbudsRosewill R-Studio E-860$0.002016-08-23Was free after mail-in-rebate
EarphonesKoss KSC75$15.002018-12-29Kramer mod

Guest Room PC

This computer consists of the best parts that are left over from upgrades to my other systems.

CPUIntel Core i3-3220$129.992012-09-02
CoolerIntel stock cooler
GPUMSI Radeon 7770 1GB$94.992012-06-09
Memory4GB (2x2) Kingston DDR3-1333
Storage500GB SeagateLaptop pull
MotherboardGigabyte GA-B75N$49.702018-01-12eBay
CaseXION XON-310$19.982016-11-09
Power SupplyCorsair CX430$19.992012-08-15
Operating SystemDebian 10$0.00
MonitorLG Flattron EW224T$109.992012-08-21
MouseAcer OEM mouse
KeyboardAcer OEM keyboard
AudioASUS Xonar U3$37.992014-10-27
SpeakersLogitech Z323$12.212020-09-01Goodwill
HeadphonesPhilips SHP9500$49.992015-06-28