The will to power -- the primary driving force behind human achievement, ambition and a fundamental concept in the philosophy of Nietzsche. Technology has had a profound effect on my life; I replaced my first processor at the age of 10, I was educated as a mechanical design engineer and I'm working as a systems administrator in a technology-driven industry. I have decided to build a new computer and document the process in the hope that I will learn even more about the hobby I treasure.
The plan is to build, refine, optimize and test everything using air cooling before I get all of my components wet. In the past, I have purchased components with the intention to use liquid cooling, but once the system is up and running I lose most of my willpower. I promise that will not happen with Empress. I will see this through to completion and please, if you sense me losing motivation, direct me to this introduction!
- CPU: Intel Core i7-3970X
- CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i (temporary)
- Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme
- Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133
- Storage: 2 x Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB SSD (RAID 0)
- Video Card: 3 x EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB
- Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essense STX
- Case: CaseLabs Merlin SM8 (white)
- Power Supply: Corsair AX1200i
My goal for this build is to create something that I am proud to use every day. I want to take my time and ensure that I'm making all of the right decisions: from component selection to cable routing and beyond. The color scheme will be white and red with hints of gold -- getting everything perfect is going to take time. I plan to have all of the components ordered by tomorrow; in all likelihood, I will begin building on Tuesday night and I should have everything up and running by the weekend. This will not be a showstopper à la cpachris because my pockets are finite, but I'm going to put as much effort as possible into making sure that I realize my vision. As time progresses, I will edit this post to include a table a contents with links to all of the build log updates and information about how and when I will get all of this hardware underwater. I appreciate you taking the time to read my thread and have a great day!
Teaser (my camera isn't great, so I'm waiting for the morning for better lighting)
Edited by Protokoll - 12/16/12 at 8:34am