I just finished my latest build. With all the high-end builds that have been happening lately, I think it's time for a throwback to 2011.
This build is a bit unique and it's been something I've wanted to do for a long time so I thought I'd share this with the forum.
- GTX 660ti
- 32GB ddr3 1333
- 128GB 850 pro
- Z68 motherboard
- shuttle SZ68R5 case
- 500W shuttle form factor PSU
660 Ti, 850 pro out of my old freenas machine (decided I didn't need the SSD caching) and the old proxmox node.
Fits like a glove!
Since the hard drive bracket blocks the PCIE power on the GPU, I had to get rid of it. That means i had to use double-sided tape to secure the SSD.
Temporary location until I can get something to put it on. Solus is chugging away happily on this and I'm so much more satisfied with the performance of this machine than the laptop I've been using lately.
Sorry about the potato quality photos, can't be arsed to take decent ones after my fifth beer.
I've been having the system build itch tempt me with Ryzen, but this has satisfied my cravings, for the time being. I'm going to see how this holds up. If it shows no signs of dying (it's quite old and has nearly 5 years of power-on time), I'm probably going to upgrade that silly heatsink that came with it to a SFF fan and case fan. While the heat-pipes are cool, there isn't enough airflow through the case for my liking, especially with a GPU in there now.
I also intend to get a larger SSD at some point. I'm eyeing the 500GB NVMe drives, but honestly, they feel a bit overkill for this build.