[See also hardware refresh with GPU upgrade, Aug 2014.]
Below article as originally published, Dec 11, 2011.
Core i7 CPU + 560 Ti GPU + Z68 Mobo = Fun.
Finally, this project is entirely completed!
This household gaming system now has all its cables tidied up and secured, for occasional travel.
As you can see from the first photo, it looks like a pretty typical workstation, albeit a rugged one. It's a re-purposed case really, pictured below with original labels also removed.
But don't judge a book by it's cover. Scroll down a bit further, and you'll see the beast within.
This monster wakes up from a deep, energy-conserving slumber in under 6 seconds, ready for fast action. Then, SC2 takes only about another 9 seconds to start, and about 6 seconds to restart.
All the build details and more found at the original Oct. 1st story at TinkerTry.com/gzilla.