Wintermute

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Wintermute

Please excuse my messy desk.

Why Call it's Wintermute?
I feel this perfectly represents this build. In the game The Long Dark, Wintermute is the first episode, and in that game, the scenery is cold and dark; much like this build, and the word mute in Wintermute describes the noise I hear from the PC, silence.

Purpose of Build
I built this PC primarily for gaming (of course) and software development. Both objectives have been extremely successful!

Anecdote
When I originally built this back in 2016, I used an Antec case from an old build that I had to save a few pennies. Nice case, except it, wasn't made to house a full-sized graphics card. I thought no problem, I'll just get rid of these million HDD cages. One problem, they were riveted. After an hour or so, I finally could fit my graphics card in.

Timeline of PC:
Original Build (2016):
Case: Old Antec Case (that I repurposed from an old build)
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB
Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo

Updated Case (2017)
Updated Cooler (2018)
Updated RAM (2018)
Color(s): Black White
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Theme: Color
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
Intel - Core i7 5820K
Socket: LGA 2011-3
Cores: 6
Motherboard
MSI - X99A SLI PLUS
Chipset: X99
CPU Socket: LGA 2011-3
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 239.99
G.Skill - Trident Z (RGB) (3200MHz)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 429.99
MSI - Armor
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1070
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 119.40
Samsung - 960 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 250 GB
Storage
$ 79.99
Seagate - Barracuda (ST2000LM015)
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
$ 125.25
EVGA - 750 GQ
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 108.17
Corsair - Obsidian 750D Airflow
Type: Full-Tower
Side Panel: Window
Cooling
$ 404.62
Corsair - Hydro H100i v2
Type: AIO
Accessories
$ 112.99
Accessories
$ 68.90
Keyboard
$ 159.88
Razer - Blackwidow X Chroma
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Razer Green
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 76.50
Razer - Mamba Elite
Interface: Wired
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