The Beast computer setup

After years of using an Apple Macbook Pro, it was time for something new. As Apple did not offer a computer to my needs, I decided to build one myself again in 2016.

The computer in all it’s glory
CPUIntel i7 5960X @ 4.5GHz all core
MotherboardAsus X99 Deluxe-II
Graphics cardEVGA GTX1080 Founders Edition
Memory64GB Corsair Dominator DDR4 2400MHz
Internal StorageSamsung 950Pro 512GB M.2 nvme SSD
Crucial M4 1TB SATA SSD
CoolingFull Custom loop watercooling by EK
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 11 Pro (Insider Beta)
ZorinOS 16 Pro (Linux, Ubuntu based)
CasePhanteks Evolv ATX
Computer specifications

For backups and data storage, a Synology DS1815+ with 8x 4TB Seagate hard drives and 25TB usable storage is setup in the network as well.

Now, in 2021 this machine is still more than capable for anything thrown at it.