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Intel Core I5 8600K
||Intel Core I5-8600K
3.6 GHz (Max 4.3GHz), 9MB Cache
||Be Quiet! Shadow Rock Slim CPU Cooler
||Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX
||Be Quiet! Pure Base 600 Tower Black
||Corsair HX 750W
||32GB (2x16 Corsair DDR4 PC4-24000 3000MHz)
||MSI GeForce GTX 1060 AERO ITX 6GB OC GDDR5 PCI Express
||Crucial CT1000P1SSD8 1TB SSD P1 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2
||Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe PCIe M.2
||Toshiba X300 High-Performance Hard Drive (HDWE140EZSTA) 4TB SATA III (128MB Cache)
||Western Digital Caviar Green (WD20EARS) 2TB SATA II (64MB Cache)
||LiteOn iHAS122 DVD-RW SATA
||Asus BW-16D1HT BD-RE SATA
||Realtek ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC (Integrated)
||Intel I219V Gigabit LAN Controller (Integrated)
||serial I/O Serial Parallel Adapter (9 pin COM and 25 pin LPT header) PCI Bracket
||Windows 10 Professional (64 bit)
Ubuntu Mate 20.04 "Focal Fossa" (64 bit)
(2xWD HDD, Case, PSU, DVDRW, Card Reader)
Zalman CNPS 10X Extreme (58.90 Euro)
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB (78.90 Euro)
Windows 7 Home Premium (116.49 Euro)
MSI R5770-PM2D1G8 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express (149.90 Euro)
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition (289,95 Euro)
Asus M4A88TD-M EVO/USB3 (119 Euro)
4x2GB PC3-10666 1333Mhz (199.96 Euro)
SiI3132 PCI Express SATA300 (19.76 Euro)
LiteOn iHAS122 DVD-RW SATA (29.99 Euro)
Western Digital Caviar Green (WD20EARS) 2TB SATA Hard Drive (69.95 Euro)
Corsair XMS3 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 GX3M4A1600C9 Kit (72.90 Euro)
Windows 8 Professional (29.99 Euro)
Intel Core I7-4770K (329.99 Euro)
Asus Gryphon Z87 (154.99 Euro)
Premium USB 3.0 26-In-1 Card Reader (19.99 Euro)
ASUS GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express (269.99 Euro)
Multi-Frontpanel Cardreader/USB3.0 (14.48 Euro)
Windows 8.1 Professional (Free Upgrade)
StarTech.com Dual 2.5 inch SATA Hard Drive to 3.5 inch Bay Mounting Bracket (14.99 Euro)
Windows 10 Professional (Free Upgrade)
Toshiba X300 High-Performance Hard Drive (HDWE140EZSTA) 4TB (127.44 Euro)
MSI GeForce GTX 1060 AERO ITX 6GB OC GDDR5 PCI Express (273.92 Euro)
PCI Express USB 3.0 Adapter (16.46 Euro)
3.5" Multi Front-Panel Card Reader with 2x USB3.0 + 1x USB2.0 ports (11.45 Euro)
Intel Core i5-8600K (270.89)
Gigabyte Z370M D3H (120.99 Euro)
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (259 Euro)
2x Crucial CT1000P1SSD8 1TB SSD (413.50 Euro)
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (11.52 Euro)
Akasa AK-ICR-12V3 InterConnect S (36.63 Euro)
Asus BW-16D1HT Silent Blu-Ray Burner (78.23 Euro)
Be Quiet! Pure Base 600 Tower (79.90 Euro)
Be Quiet! Shadow Rock Slim CPU Cooler (42.99 Euro)
Corsair HX750 PSU (169.90 Euro)
Samsung 970 EVO NVMe SSD (75.90 Euro)
Icy Box SSD M.2 NVME Enclosure USB 3.1 (37.47 Euro)
I/O Serial Parallel Adapter PCI Bracket (8.65 Euro)
This machine started out its life in February 2010 as a FreeNAS box, built around an AMD X2 4200+ CPU, an Asrock 939A785GMH/128M motherboard and 4GB Hynix DDR400 memory.
In August 2010 the machine was reassembled as a workstation using a new motherboard (Asus M4A88TD-M EVO/USB3) and upgrade parts from serenity (including the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T BE).
In June 2013 the machine was upgraded to an Intel Core I7-4770K and a Asus Gryphon Z87 Motherboard.
The old core was re-assembled in August 2013 in a new Cooler Master Elite 310 tower and then sold to a new owner (1090T / M4A88TD-M / 8 GB / HD5770 / Kingston 64 GB SSD / 1TB Seagate HDD / Card Reader / DVDRW).
In December 2013 the machine was converted to an all UEFI setup for Linux and Windows and a liquid cooler was installed.
In March 2014 the Apple SSD received from defiance was replaced with a Samsung 830 SSD received from the same machine.
In July 2016 the liquid cooler was removed again and the original Zalman CNPS 10X Extreme was re-installed.
In December 2017 the original 3x 1TB Western Digital Black HDDs (all manufactured in November 2009) were retired and replaced with a new 4TB Toshiba X300 Hard Drive and a 2TB Western Digital Green Hard Drive (re-activated from stock)
In October 2018 the Asus GTX 760 Graphics Card was replaced with an MSI GTX 1060 Graphics Card.
In December 2018 the computer was upgraded to a 6-core I5-8600K running with 32GB RAM on the Z370 platform, introducing ultra-fast storage in the form of 2x 1TB NVMe SSDs. Some replaced components were sold on eBay.
In September 2020 the computer received a facelift with the case being replaced with a more modern Be Quiet! Pure 600 Tower, Be Quiet! Shadow Rock Slim CPU Cooler, a new Corsair HX750 Power Supply to replace the now 10-year old Corsair HX450 Power Supply and one of the 1TB NVMe SSD's was moved to an external Icy Box USB-C enclosure. Linux was moved to a new 500GB Samsung 970 EVO NVMe drive. The old Antec Mini P180 Tower, Corsair HX450 PSU, Zalman CNPS 10X Extreme Cooler and 3x 1TB Western Digital Black 3.5" drives (which were in storage since 2017) were donated.
Components moved to serenity:
- MSI N210-MD512H 512MB DDR2 PCI Express
Components moved to flurry:
- AMD X2 4200+ CPU
- Asrock 939A785GMH/128M motherboard
- 4GB Hynix DDR400 memory
Components moved to x61t:
- Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2/64GB 2.5" SSD
Components received from serenity:
- Zalman CNPS 10X Extreme
- Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
- MSI R5770-PM2D1G8 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express
- AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition
- Windows 7 Home Premium
- Seagate FreeAgent XTreme 1TB (eSATA/Firewire 400/USB 2.0)
Components received from firefly:
- Samsung PB22-J 128GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive (MMCRE28G5MXP-0VB)
Components received from defiance:
- Apple SSD TS128C 128GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive
- Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" SATA-III Solid State Hard Drive
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