The September of 2011 unfortunately was unkind to my Galileo build – the time had come for my ATI HD4870 graphics card to give up. Rather than buying another card and patching the PC to last me until the new year and Intel’s promised Socket 2011 architecture, I decided to scrap Galileo completely and embark on a build based around the current must-have architecture from Intel codenamed “Sandy Bridge” – and so Project Poseidon was born.
Named after the Greek mythological god of the sea, I plan to incorporate full liquid cooling at some point in the next few months when my budget allows! For now, though, I’m using all-air cooling.
The core specifications of the PC are an Intel Core i7 2600K CPU, ASUS P8P67 Pro motherboard, 8GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz RAM and an OCZ Vertex 3 solid-state drive, with my two Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB drives in RAID0 being migrated from Galileo for use as storage.
Photos are available on my Gallery!