New computer

After 10 years of working on a Mac (and loving it) it is time to move on. I need a new computer for photo and video editing and in the Apple camp, I either need to buy another laptop (which I don't want), get an underpowered and not expandable mini computer (not going to happen), get a beautiful all-in-one (but I would rather get my own screen) or a horrendously overpriced pro-grade that hasn't been updated in 3 years. Not a lot of options there.

So, instead I have decide to build me a new Windows computer again. I never had any problems with Microsoft Windows as for me the OS is just the tool you need to run the software you want to use. That said, Windows 10 is actually pretty impressive and a very good operating system.

Building a computer is easy. Building a good computer takes some proper investigation. Building a very good and really powerful computer that will last a few years is very expensive. Yes, you can buy cheap computers. No, that doesn't give you quality and performance. The computer that I am building only has grade-A components and is extremely powerful. Ergo, it is not cheap. But it is fun to build and it will last me quite a while I think.

In case you are wondering, these are the specs.

Case : Phanteks Evolv ATX
Motherboard : Asus X99 Deluxe-2
CPU : Intel Core i7 5960X
Memory : Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400 DDR4 8x 8GB
Videocard : EVGA GTX1080 Founders Edition
Storage : Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVME 512GB, Crucial M4 1TB SATA SSD
Cooling : Twin radiator full custom loop water-cooling solution using EKWB parts

For proper storage and backup, this system is accompanied by a Synology DS1815+ NAS with 8x 4TB harddisks. All critical data goes here and that data is automatically backed up to the cloud as well in case something happens to the NAS. I think this all will last me a while. It better. Happy

Here's a photo just before filling the loop and doing a leak test.

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