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I wanted to build a machine for audio and video production. As you can see by duplicate items purchased with varying prices, this was not a "all at once" build. I certainly could have done it cheaper had I waited on certain things, and that is a lesson that I will remember for my next build.

Initially, I only had one SSD and the Toshiba 2.5" drive, which I had actually pulled out of my laptop. Later, I pulled the SSD out of my laptop and added it to the Toaster to run Raid 0 with my drives. It ended up proving almost useless to do this, so I eventually dismantled the array and opted to install Windows 7 on one SSD, along with some apps, and the rest of my apps are installed to the other SSD. The hotswap bay was purchased so I could remove the drive cages from the case while still using a regular HDD. It may have made sense to go with a Define S for this reason, but I really wanted the 5.25" bays.

I had originally used the X99-A, but recently switched for the Pro after an issue with the board that couldn't be repaired. At the same time as this, I added the second kit of RAM.

Anyway, I'm pretty happy with this system.

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  • 51 months ago
  • 4 points

I demand full view of system + custom white paint job.

+1

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Heh. I will see about getting some more shots for you soon. :)

  • 51 months ago
  • 4 points

I have a question.

If you are paddling upstream in a canoe, and all four wheels fall off, how many pancakes will it take to sand the doghouse if there is 28 frogs in the oven?

Answer:

This computer. Because it can do anything :)

+1

ToasterMasterRace :)
  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Although these photos are already very crisp, we need MOAR! Especially a few of the whole case! + 1

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I will get some more shots soon! :)

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Well done sir, you did not burn down the house like I did.

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

did the D-15 easily fit and was there enough clearance for the graphics card?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry it's taken so long to reply. Yes, the D15 fits with clearance for the GTX 970. I would recommend putting electrical tape around the wire clips on the D15 fans on the side that is closest to the GPU juuuust in case, but maybe that's just my paranoia. There was about 4-6mm clearance.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Nicely done with the photos +1 Did you buy a white faceplate or was it painted?

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! I painted it using Krylon MAXX flat white. The same was used to paint the handle and lock mechanism on the hot-swap bay.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

You should sell the 2 EVO's for a mushkin reactor 1TB with almost the exact same reads and writes for about $220, Other than that lovely build and can't wait to see what you do next with it

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Also, #TeamCrispy

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

TeamCrispy

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Why is one set of RAM more than the other set of RAM???? Anyone else notice that?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

The more expensive set was purchased back in August of 2015, when DDR4 was still relatively new and more expensive. The second set was just purchased less than two weeks ago, being several months after the first set, and thus less expensive. Fluctuations in market prices, mate. :)