I started building this computer about a year ago, and it’s finally to the point where I feel comfortable saying it’s pretty much complete. Minus the case and related parts, power supply, and USB card, everything is either used off eBay or scavenged. This replaced the “Lenovo” as my main system, and I must say it has been a joy to work on and use. It may not be the latest and greatest, but that’s how I roll.

The Specs:

Supermicro X8SAX motherboard

Intel Xeon W5590 @ 3.33 Ghz (Turbo to 3.60 Ghz)

Supermicro SNK-P0035AP4 (lapped)

Supermicro 500W PS (PWS-502-PQ)

12 GB Samsung DDR3 10600 RAM (6 x 2 GB)

Nvidia Quadro 4000, 2 GB

250 GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD, primary drive

1 TB Seagate Barracuda, secondary drive

Mailiya USB 3.0 PCI-E card

2x TSST SN-208BB DVD-RW drives

Iomega ZIP250 IDE with Cables2Go IDE to USB cable

3.5" Floppy drive (TEAC?)

Supermicro CSE-732i-500B case

2X Chenbro SK41202

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate


The Peripherals:

Dell 2208WFPt with AS501 speakers

Keytronic E03601 PS/2 keyboard

Logitech M570 trackball

Sony SLV-N51 (not hooked up currently, as my Falcon2 died recently)

That’s about it; what’s everyone else’s current setup?

Yes, the ZIP250 drive is actually functional (even with the 100 mb disks I have):


And for those wondering, here’s the lock screen background: