Description

I built this machine primarily for Lightroom use for photo editing and AutoCAD use for brewery design. I also do a bit of gaming now and then, but it is really designed for productivity. It was my first build since my first gen i7 workstation, circa 2010, and it may very well have been the first workstation I've built that worked perfectly from the get go.

Probably the most notable features are the enterprise class 3.2TB NVMe SSD and 3 1TB drives striped for a total of ~6TB of SSD storage.

In terms of actual build, I cannot rave enough about the Thermaltake P3. Being able to fully access all parts without working around an actual chassis was a joy. Sure, it took me about 2 hours to figure out the assembly of the case the first time, but that is only because I misplaced the bag with the screws for the feet!

My only gripe about the build is that that wonderful NVMe SSD has a couple of blue LEDs that throw off the whole black and red theme, but I think it still works.

Comments

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

why didn't you just buy a M.2 instead of an adapter

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

It came in the kit. I took the m.2 drive off of the adapter and installed it on the motherboard as the boot drive. The PCIe NVME drive is actually 4 800GB individual drives with a dedicated controller.

Hope that helps.