My Chess PC

I bought a new mid tower computer in January 2018. More specifically, I bought components from NewEggBusiness and assembled a computer. I’ll use my new hardware as a workbench for hobby programming projects, including chess, for many years.


  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X CPU with 16 Cores (32 Logical) @ 3.40 GHz
  • Arctic Freezer 33TR CPU Heatsink + Fan
  • Corsair Vengeance 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 RAM @ 2666 MHz
  • Western Digital 500GB M.2 Solid State Drive
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2GB PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card
  • ASRock x399 Taichi Motherboard, Not Overclocked
  • EVGA SuperNOVA G2 850W Power Supply with Exhaust Fan
  • Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case with 2 Intake + 4 Exhaust Fans
  • ASUS MG28UQ 28″ 3840 x 2160 (4K) Monitor Connected via DisplayPort to Video Card
  • Logitech MX800 Wireless Backlit Keyboard + Mouse
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Pro x64 Operating System


  • Hiarcs Chess Explorer Pro
    • Play versus engines.
    • Analyze games.
    • Read through annotated PGN games downloaded from the Internet.
    • Analyze positions.
    • Organize databases of games.
  • Cute Chess
    • Run engine matches and tournaments.
    • Play chess variants against engines. I haven’t yet, but Cute Chess supports many.
  • Ordo
    • Estimate engine ratings.
    • Calculate likelihood of superiority.
  • Website
    • Play online against engines and humans.
    • Solve puzzles.
    • Learn from a virtual coach.
    • Watch instructional videos.
    • Study openings.
    • Read chess news.

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