Hecate 6

by PorkRinds Posted on: 12/28/2020

Build Description

Graphics and photo editing workstation, future proofed for ten years. Runs Corel PaintShop Pro and legacy VectorWorks w/o rendering delays in spite of file sizes or multi-layered images encountered so far. Edits photos in 99% Adobe RGB color space (1B+ colors) for critical color match in printing. 12W 6000K 12" x 24" LED ceiling panel as light box in desktop. Keyed momentary switch for power. Built and first run in December 2018.

Favorite Feature

Fast, silent, unique, and full featured for my applications.

Parts contained in build

 Intel Core i7-8700K
Intel Core i7-8700K
Qty: 1 $329.99
MicroCenter bundle price with MSI Z370 Gaming M5 MB ATX LG 1151 $487.58
 MSI Z370 Gaming M5 Intel LGA 1151
MSI Z370 Gaming M5 Intel LGA 1151
Qty: 1 $180.00
PNY NVidia Quadro P-4000
Qty: 1 $778.91
 Corsair CMK64GX4M4A2666C16 Vengeance LPX 64GB (4x16GB) DDR4 2666 C16
Corsair CMK64GX4M4A2666C16 Vengeance LPX 64GB (4x16GB) DDR4 2666 C16
Qty: 1 $657.19
 Homemade workstation, self-contained
Homemade workstation, self-contained
Qty: 1 $100.00
Guesstimate on price. Mostly birch plywood scraps, bespoke brass parts, domed glass clock crystal, piano hinges, etc.
Corsair RM750x 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply - White
Corsair RM750x 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply - White
Qty: 1 $105.99
Black enclosure in 2018
 Dell Dimension 8400 CPU cooler
Dell Dimension 8400 CPU cooler
Qty: 1 $0.00
Scavanged from an old computer, base modified for use as M.2 SSD passive heat sink
Noctua NH-D15 Brown CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-D15 Brown CPU Cooler
Qty: 1 $109.99
 Seagate FireCuda 2TB Solid State Hybrid Drive Performance SSHD – 3.5 Inch SATA
Seagate FireCuda 2TB Solid State Hybrid Drive Performance SSHD – 3.5 Inch SATA
Qty: 1 $93.00
Backup drive, possibly no longer available in 3.5"
 Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E1T0B/AM)
Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E1T0B/AM)
Qty: 1 $188.67
Another drive with price lower by half since 2018. Data drive.
 Samsung 970 EVO 500GB - NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD (MZ-V7E500BW)
Samsung 970 EVO 500GB - NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD (MZ-V7E500BW)
Qty: 1 $188.99
Prices have really come down since then...boot drive
 BenQ SW2700PT
BenQ SW2700PT
Qty: 1 $581.94
2K 27" photographer's monitor, 10-bit color depth via Display Port
 Epson Perfection V700 flatbed scanner
Epson Perfection V700 flatbed scanner
Qty: 1 $325.00
6400 dpi flatbed and backlit photo scanner
 Noctua NF-A20 PMW
Noctua NF-A20 PMW
Qty: 2 $59.90
Silent 200mm case fans ($29.95 ea)