A Blast From the Past

by Karl B Posted on: 12/2/2022

Build Description

Welcome to a relic of a time gone past, but a faithful computational rig that supported gaming in my downtime.

This system was used heavily going through gradschool in a STEM field, supporting simulations, computations, data processing, modeling and more. All the while, supporting gaming in what little down time there was.

Biggest love of this system was the accessible top rack IO and large, quiet fans.
Biggest regret, a non-modular power supply and not the best case support for cable management mad that aspect of this build a headache.

Favorite Feature

Biggest love of this system was the accessible top rack IO and large, quiet fans.

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.8GHz Four-Core LGA1155 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Included
Qty: 1 $1.00
Gigabyte Z68X Intel LGA 1155 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $1.00
Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Single Fan 2GB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $1.00
G.Skill Ripjaws X 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Dual Channel Desktop Memory - Red
Qty: 1 $1.00
Thermaltake V9 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $1.00
Antec EarthWatts EA-650 Green 650 Watt 80 PLUS BRONZE Power Supply
Qty: 1 $1.00
Intel Included Heatsink
Qty: 1 $1.00