Scarlet Matrix

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Parts

  • Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 Intel LGA 1150 Z87 Chipset

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K 3.5Ghz 8MB Cache

  • VGA:  Intel HD 4400 IGPU

  • Case: Cooler Master HAF XM

  • RAM: 16GB (2 x 8GB) Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600Mhz PC3-12800

  • Storage: Corsair Neutron 240GB Sata III SSD

  • Storage 2: 4 x 2TB Western Digital 7200RPM RED Server HDD on RAID 10

  • PSU: Ultra LSP 750Watt 80+ Bronze Single 12V Rail

  • Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper N520 Copper Heatpipe

  • Optical: Asus 24x DVD-DL+RW Super Multi Burner

Accesories

  • 3 x Cooler Master MegaFlow 200mm Red LED Fan

  • 2 x Corsair 120mm Silent Fan

  • 2 x Orico 4 Port USB 3.0 PCI-e x1 Hub

  • 2 x Rosewill 4 Port USB 2.0 PCI Hub

  • Syba RAID 0/1/10 Card PCI-e 4x SATA 6.0 Ghz

  • Rosewill USB 2.0 High Gain 5dbi Wireless Antenna 

  • 2 x 12in Red LED Strips

Software

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit

Morpheus: This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.

"We took the red pill... do we regret it; maybe. The red pill has openned our eyes into seeing what the matrix is, a blood thirsty-data logging dehumanizing machine. Although we are talking about 1s & 0s, if the matrix saps your stamina by over downloading your brain, scarlet red blood will drip out your body; end is iminent. My companions and I dubbed this specific machine the "Scarlet Matrix", a machine by denifition a sentence to death by association. The Scarlet Matrix never saps what it needs, she will discard your wits and upload its own programming, if you're not careful... well then, it was nice knowing you"... those were the last words a human spoke to me before I feel prey... I see the probe approching... my scarlet blood will soon drip. .

The Scarlet Server was built for being the matrix server... well, not quite. This PC will be used to install specific operating system images onto multiple tablet at the same time, yes, that's why we gave it many USB ports (and more might soon come too). With the always powerful i7 4770K and 16GB of RAMs this is a walk in the park for such machine. This PC also broke Signature PC building record, when other times the whole process took about a week, we created this beast in just 24 hours.

Other PC facts: 

·         Builder(s):  Paul Bangdiwala & Angel Colón

·         Finished date - Thursday, February 20-2014.

Hints for building a similar PC:

  1. If you need to use a non-modular power supply, this case is the one you want, the cable cage featured in front of the psu, makes all the difference in cable management (see picture).

  2. The LEDs strip on the bottom will have to be threaded to enter through the honeycomb mesh in front.

  3. Even though the Cooler Master heatsink won't say it on the manufacturer information, you can install it on a LGA 1150, trust us, not them.

  4. The Scarlet Matrix even draws blood in real life... so be careful when doing your cabling... hahaha did i scare ya?

Paul Bangdiwala

Bandi Tech, 570 Calle César González, San Juan, PR 00926, USA