The Precision T3620 has all the base components to be converted in to a good gaming computer.  Precision T3620’s are a single socket Intel/Xeon based workstation.  They also support Intel I7 7th and 6th Gen processors.  If you are really Ambitious, we’d recommend swapping the system board and other components in to an ATX gaming case to allow for a higher power supply wattage as well as more space for the graphics card.  Let us show you how you can build an effective Precision T3620 Gaming PC.

Where to buy?

If you haven’t already acquired a Precision T3620 we’d recommend checking out a company called Serverworlds.  They sell the T3620’s cheap and they provide free ground shipping to the lower 48 states.  You can click on this link and it’ll bring you directly to there T3620 Page: Precision T3620 Link.  You can also try to snag them cheap on Ebay.  However, Ebay can be a bit of a gamble because you never know what you are going to get.

The goal is to purchase the T3620 with a good processor(s) and memory already installed and then you can source the graphics cards, hard drives, and other optional components from other sources.

 

What Processor(s) should I get?

High Clock speed cpu’s are the way to go.

Recommended Processors:

Up to 1 x QC I7-6700 3.40Ghz 8MB 8GTs Processors | 4.0Ghz Max Turbo Frequency (SR2L2)

Up to 1 x QC I7-6700K 4.0Ghz 8MB 8GTs Processors | 4.2Ghz Max Turbo Frequency (SR2L0)

Up to 1 x QC I7-7700 3.6Ghz 8MB 8GTs Processors | 4.20Ghz Max Turbo Frequency (SR338)

Up to 1 x QC I7-7700K 4.2Ghz 8MB 8GTs Processors | 4.50Ghz Max Turbo Frequency (SR33A)

 

How much Memory should I get?

The base line should be a minimum of 16GB of memory.  However, 24GB to 32GB would be ideal.

Memory PNs:

4GB 1Rx16 2400U DDR4 Module (GTWW1)

8GB 1Rx8 2400U DDR4 Module (M0VW4)

8GB 1Rx8 2400U DDR4 ECC Module (MT9MY)

16GB 2Rx8 2400U DDR4 Module (YXC0V)

16GB 2Rx8 2400U DDR4 ECC Module (CX1KM)

 

Recommended Memory configurations:

4 x 4GB PC19200P Modules (16GB)

4 x 8GB PC19200P Modules (32GB)

 

It’s very important to use 19200 modules because they will run at the max speed supported by the system board and processor(s).

 

What Hard Drive should I get?

Ideally you would want to have a Solid State Drive as your boot device as well as storage for faster read speeds.  The Precision T3620 has an NVME.2 Slot standard on the system board that will allow for exceptional performance and boot speeds.

 

Recommended NVME.2 SSDs:

Samsung 970 EVO Series – 500GB NVMe – M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V7E500BW)

Samsung 970 EVO Series – 1TB PCIe NVMe – M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V7E1T0BW)

 

Recommended large Capacity SATA Drives:

Seagate 2TB BarraCuda SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive (ST2000DM006)

Seagate 3TB Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal HDD (ST3000DM008)

Seagate 6TB IronWolf SATA HDD 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5″(ST6000VN0033)

 

Recommended SSD Drives:

Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E1T0B/AM)

Samsung 860 Evo 500GB 2.5 inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E500B/AM)

 

 

What Graphics Card should I get?

The precision T3620 supports a 290W or optional 365W Power Supply.  The power supply options on this system really limit your graphics card options.  Not to mention, you are limited by the physical space in the chassis.  There is only enough room to install a 9.5″ (depth)  graphics card.  We’d recommend swapping to a higher wattage power supply if possible.  Preferably a power supply with 650W or higher.

 

Recommended Graphics Cards:

 

With 365W Power Supply:

NVIDIA GTX1050 TI 4GB Graphics Card

NVIDIA GTX1060 6GB Graphics Card

 

If you upgrade the power supply to 650W:

NVIDIA GTX1070 Mini 8GB Graphics Card

NVIDIA GTX1070 TI Mini 8GB Graphics Card

NVIDIA GTX1080 Mini 8GB Graphics Card

NVIDIA GTX1080 TI Mini 11GB Graphics Card

 

What type of Monitor should I get?

Ideally it would be nice to get a monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate or better monitor.  However, it really depends on the games you play.  If you play first person shooter games a 144Hz or better monitor is a must.  If you play other games that do not require quick response time then a 60hz monitor should work fine.

Recommended Monitors:

ASUS PG248Q Full HD 144Hz 1MS 24″ Gaming Monitor

ASUS VG278Q Full HD 1080P 144Hz 1MS 27″ Gaming Monitor

ASUS XG258Q ROG Strix 24.5″ 1080P 240Hz 1MS Gaming Monitor

 

Recap:

Using the criteria above you can help you build a high end gaming system using a Precision T3620 Workstation.

 

Sample Configuration:

Precision T3620 Workstation

I7-6700 3.4Ghz 8MB 8GTs

16GB PC19200P (4 x 4GB)

512GB Western Digital NVME

EVGA GTX1050 TI Single Fan w/4GB  Graphics Card

1 x 10/100/1000 Network Port

365W Power Supply

DVD-RW

10 Pro 64Bit

 

We have tested this system with games like Dota 2, CS Go, PubG, Overwatch, and The Division.  The frames can range from 40FPS to 90FPS depending on the game and settings that you choose.  The system was tested using a 144Hz 27″ Acer Monitor.

 

Accessories:

SteelSeries QCK Heavy Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad (Click Here)

SteelSeries Apex M750 RGB Mechnical Keyboard (Click Here)

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse (Click Here)

HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Gaming Headset (Click Here)

El Gato Game Capture HD60 Pro for a Streaming Capture PC (Click Here)

Secretlab Premium Gaming Chairs (Click Here)

 

Videos:

Precision T3620 Gaming Build

How to install a Full Height EVGA NVIDIA GTX 1080 SC Graphics Card in to a Precision T3620

Check out our benchmark test video using a T3620 with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050TI Graphics Card!

How to install a Processor in to a Precision T3620 Workstation

How to install Memory in to a Precision T3620 Workstation

How to install a Graphics Card in to a Precision T3620 Workstation

How to install a 700W Power Supply in to a Precision T3620

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