Black & Blue Iris

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Black & Blue Iris

The build name comes from the color theme and that this is the only socketed desktop i7 to feature Intel Iris Graphics.
This build started after I came across an Intel i7-5775c for dirt cheap in May of 2018. I paired it with 32GB of 2400MHz DDR3 and an Asus Z97-A. When this machine was first put together, I was using a Gainward GTX 260, before upgrading to an EVGA GTX 580 to match the unintended blue theme. Unfortunately, the 580 developed some issues and I had to fall back to the 260 until I found a good deal on a GTX 1080 Founders Edition. When the machine was put together, I was using a cardboard box as my case. I was eventually given the Cooler Master case when I got the GTX 580 and I immediately put everything inside of it.
A few months after putting this build together, I decided to take apart my old (never properly set up) storage server and move everything into this machine since it has a lot of space for that kind of thing (what else would I use 6x 5.25" bays for?). Five of the six bays are used to hot swap 7 SATA drive, while the other bay is sitting empty until I get a 6x 2.5" SATA hot swap drive enclosure. One of the internal slots (and three more, eventually) are used for SAS drives using an H310 RAID card pulled froma Dell PowerEdge. I also added an ASUS ThunderboltEX 3 card, giving me Thunderbolt 3, because I could and it was relatively cheap.
This is currently my most powerful system with an AMD Phenom II x6 1090t and i7-940 tied for next best desktop (I have an AM4 based machine, but it's using an A6-9500e, soon to be upgraded to an Athlon 200GE and eventually a Ryzen 7 (also 32GB 3200MHz DDR4... talk about imbalanced)), though my fastest laptop has an i7-3720HQ, which beats out everything I have except for this desktop.
Color(s): Black Blue
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: none
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
Intel - I7-5775C
Socket: LGA 1150
Cores: 4
Motherboard
ASUS - Z97-A/USB 3.1
Chipset: Z97
CPU Socket: LGA 1150
Size: ATX
Memory
G.Skill - Ripjaws X (2133MHz) (Blue)
Type: DDR3
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 410.10
NVIDIA - Founders Edition
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080
Storage
$ 99.99
HGST (Hitachi) - HUS724030ALE641 7200rpm
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 3 TB
Storage
$ 36.99
HGST (Hitachi) - Ultrastar
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
Storage
$ 147.99
PNY - CS1131
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 240 GB
Storage
$ 218.00
Seagate - Barracuda LP
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1.5 TB
Storage
$ 218.00
Seagate - Barracuda LP
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1.5 TB
Storage
$ 80.00
Seagate - ST3750528AS
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 750 GB
Storage
$ 34.99
Western Digital - WD Blue Desktop (WD10EZEX)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 69.99
Corsair - CX-650 Non-Modular
Wattage: 650
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Bronze
Case
Cooler Master - HAF 912
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Acrylic
Case Fan
$ 49.91
Case Fan
$ 29.00
Case Fan
$ 9.28
Cooling
$ 44.00
Cooler Master - Hyper 212 Evo
Type: Air Cooler
Size (WxHxD): 116 mm
Monitor
Dell - P2214H
Size: 22 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Monitor
HP - 2310m
Size: 23 Inch
Panel: TFT
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Keyboard
$ 349.95
IBM - Model M - 1391401
Interface: Wired
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 119.99
Logitech - G700
Interface: Wireless
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