THE SKETCHBOX IS BACK The SketchBox has returned with even more sketch. This rig out-sketches all of its competitors.
What's new? Since the last version of this beast was posted, there has been many upgrades to this rig. You may have noticed that the entire PC is sitting on 4 books. This allows expansion cards to be added without the bracket being removed. You may have also noticed the LCD display on the front of the computer. This is powered by an Arduino Uno. The breadboard is stuck onto a book, which is being held up by 2 server heatsinks. The GPU was changed from the GeForce 8600 GTS to some MSI HD 7750 I found in a prebuilt. The RAM has been upgraded from 4 GBs of DDR2-800 to 7 GBs of DDR2-800.
CPU: The Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 has been overclocked from 2.13 GHz to 2.95 GHz. This significantly increases it's performance in games, and reduces the bottleneck
RAM: I just had 3 gigs laying around so I threw them in there to get as much RAM as possible.
HDDs: I harvested 2 laptops and stole their hard drives. These 2 laptop hard drives are running in RAID 0 to maximize performance. I have these 2 hard drives set up as my Windows boot drive. The other 750 GB hard drive is my Mac OS X boot drive (Yes, this is a Hackintosh).
GPU: One of my friends upgraded his old Radeon HD 7750 to a GTX 970 a while back. He saw my first version of this, and offered to sell me his old card for $30 bucks.