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My first build in ten years

by cashmank

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Date Published

March 15, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.178 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz
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Description

I built this in spring 2015 after using a laptop I built for ten years, which was approaching the ship of Theseus paradox. Now I use this as my primary computer and the laptop as a backup, for traveling, and for experimenting with Linux (Xubuntu).

The build went relatively smoothly. Only hiccups were that:

1) the frame of the CPU cooler needed to be slightly modified to fit in the case well;

2) I needed a small expansion board to use all the USB ports in the case, and a fan controller to properly set up all the fans in the case;

3) I needed an adapter for my secondary 5TB HDD, which I installed into one of the 5.25" drive bays. I did this so that I could remove the internal HDD mounting structure of the case to improve front-to-back air flow;

4) I needed a straight SATA power connector for my SSD so that I could mount it flush on the back of the motherboard tray.

I added a second video card, a sound card, and three additional 4K displays after the build was completed.

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