Operation Dai-Q Update 2

So progress on Operation Dai-Q has been great and today I have passed a new milestone. With everything cleared, I have successfully ordered the initial shipment. I'm still missing the CPU and USB 3.0 back plate which I will have to order with the CPU together. The CPU is still the Core i5 3570K and the new motherboard would be the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H. After weeks of shopping around and consulting with friends and online colleagues, I have finally nailed down the final design of the rig.

The final full specification of the rig will be:

Name blutyphoon (Operation Dai-Q)
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H
Processor Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4 GHz (Ivy Bridge)
Graphics XFX Radeon HD 6870 Dual Fan w/ 1 GB GDDR5
Audio Auzentech X-Raider 7.1
Cooling

Zalman CNPS8700 LED

Power Supply OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W PSU
Memory Patriot 4 x 4 GB DDR3-1600 CL9 (PGQ316G1600ELQK)
Solid State Drive Mushkin Chronos 120 GB SATA III (MKNSSDCR120GB)
Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar Black 500 GB 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache SATA,
Seagate Barricuda ES.2 500 GB 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache SATA (data drive),
SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 1 TB 5400 RPM 32 MB Cache SATA (backup drive),
Hitachi DeskStar P7K500 320 GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA (tray drive)

Optical Drive ASUS DRW-24B1ST
Operating System Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (RTM)
Build Date

May 2012

Decommission ETA 2017-2018

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