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Alright modders, welcome to my scratch build log. This is a pretty big deal for me, as it is the first PC build, scratch build, build log, and competition entry I've ever done. It's also my first Windows machine. 

 

Anyway, it's called Project Athena. Athena is the Greek Goddess of Wisdom, and this machine is to help me through my masters degree, which I hope will bring me some knowledge and wisdom!

 

I need primarily rendering power, as well as light gaming, so have gone for a high(ish) end processor, and skimped on the GPU. Hopefully I'll upgrade in the near future. Also dual booting Windows and Mac OS X, so multiple drives of various types. I am also AIO cooling to get a better overclock without going for full blown custom watercooling. I have had to factor these things into the design, along with the physical space I wish to put the PC. This space is one of the cubby holes in some IKEA furniture that makes up my desk, which is 330x330x370mm. 

 

That's all for now, I will post initial designs and the start of my build log tomorrow hopefully :)

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Specs:

 
CPU: *Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£260.34 @ Aria PC) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  (£84.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII GENE Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£152.15 @ Amazon UK) 
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  (£109.46 @ Aria PC) 
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£53.94 @ Aria PC) 
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£53.94 @ Aria PC) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card  (£130.56 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm  Fan  (£4.73 @ CCL Computers) 
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm  Fan  (£4.73 @ CCL Computers) 
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series White 2 pack 52.2 CFM 120mm  Fan  (£14.54 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Other: Atheros AR5BXB112 (Purchased)
Total: £1075.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-27 20:10 GMT+0000

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