Question I've decided to build my own system...

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Dom46

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So, after much consideration, I've decided to build my next desktop as opposed to buying it. The question is; where to start? It has been a long time since I constructed my own PC, so I am hoping to gain some direction here.

What I can tell you:

  1. System Purpose: This machine will be dedicated to brute forcing passwords on old documents I've discovered as I clear off my old drives prior to disposal.
  2. Footprint: A full size desktop with lots of room for expansion.
  3. Processor: Intel Core i9, but which?
  4. RAM: Maximum supported by the Windows 10 OS
  5. System Board: Seeking recommendations. This is the foundation of the system and the most important decision of the build.
  6. Video Card: Recommendations? I know video cards have their own processor, but, I don't believe the software I plan to run will be able to take advantage of it.
  7. Power Supply: Something heavy duty as this machine will run 24/7.
Primarily, I'd like to start with recommendations on system board, processor and ram.

Thank you.
Dom
 

Dom46

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If they are your drives, it is your data and passwords.
Something known to you.

Otherwise, just wipe them.
I sense that you feel I am doing something nefarious.

These drives belong to me. I've collected them over the years as I upgraded systems. When throwing out the old machines, the drives got pulled and dumped into a box. I will wipe the drives, but not before I am certain that there is nothing I might want.

They are my drives. It doesn't necessarily mean that I recall the passwords on some of the docs... not when some of these drives are old IDE dating back to mid-1990's
 

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I sense that you feel I am doing something nefarious.

These drives belong to me. I've collected them over the years as I upgraded systems. When throwing out the old machines, the drives got pulled and dumped into a box. I will wipe the drives, but not before I am certain that there is nothing I might want.

They are my drives. It doesn't necessarily mean that I recall the passwords on some of the docs... not when some of these drives are old IDE dating back to mid-1990's
Accessing them via a Linux OS would almost certainly bypass whatever Windows password might be on them.

Just saying, a requirement like "RAM: Maximum supported by the Windows 10 " is way over the top.
Win 10 Home can utilize 128GB, Pro...512GB.
You almost certainly do not need that.
 
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  1. System Purpose: This machine will be dedicated to brute forcing passwords on old documents I've discovered as I clear off my old drives prior to disposal.
That should list what software you will be running not trying to get data off old IDE drives.
 

Dom46

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Accessing them via a Linux OS would almost certainly bypass whatever Windows password might be on them.

Just saying, a requirement like "RAM: Maximum supported by the Windows 10 " is way over the top.
Win 10 Home can utilize 128GB, Pro...512GB.
You almost certainly do not need that.
Thank you. This was helpful.

I do run Ubuntu. So you are suggesting that there would be a good chance that I could work around the passwords on the docs by mounting the drives to a Linux system. Interesting!

But I still have this itch to build a new computer. ;)
 

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"dedicated to brute forcing passwords on old documents "

"Something heavy duty as this machine will run 24/7. "

Something is very fishy about this post.....
 
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