Never had so much fun learning about a new topic or building a computer but at last I have a reason to want a $5k desktop!
arriving in two days! Of course since then it’s pretty clear that instead of the i7 we should Xeon e5-1650 v3. It’s the same chip and costs the same but supports ecc and more than 64GB of memory. That also means a change in motherboard to a C612 chipset.
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