2011 Black Friday dev machine build!
This build was mostly for fun at the time. It had been a while since I put a machine together and the 1100T hexacore looked too badass to pass up. Nowadays this is SUPER useful as my main workstation for software development and CAD stuff.
- Good Linux support
- Firewire support for my external audio recording interface
- Decent gaming (I haven't gamed for a long time...but just in case!)
- $1000-ish budget
I originally bought an Asus Crosshair V motherboard but that one turned out to be bad (it didn't POST sporadically) so I opted for the Sabertooth 990fx instead. For more details check out my Amazon review.
11.20.2014: My 3TB Seagate conked out so I replaced it with a 1TB WD Caviar Blue.
07.04.2015: I'm still using Fenrir as my main desktop, he's still going strong!