This thread will follow the progress of my only complete PC build for 2010 from concept to realization. Due to the way the project is funded (as well as other logistical issues to resolve in-between), this build is expected to be one of the slowest PC-workstation builds seen on any tech forums that does not involve a scratch-built case or custom water-cooling - spanning from early January 2010 (when the need for a high-spec PC was established) to its eventual deployment in September 2010.
Even so, I will be expecting constant updates to the system with a major overhaul sometime before Christmas of next year for at least the board and CPU just to keep it updated as well as to improve on the IO connectivity options which the components of today's technology currently lack.
So it's very likely this thread will stay continually updated from time to time up till the Christmas of 2011! Stay tuned if you're egged!
Early Jan 2010 - Early conceptualisation and compute requirements established.
Late Jan 2010 - Rough budgeting complete, project approval sought
6 Feb 2010 - Project approved in principle
Late Jan to mid-Feb 2010 - seeking quotations for parts and availability for TCO assessment
22 Feb 2010 - Project Log set up
23 Feb 2010 - Updated revision to present spec level (PSU), status log
March 2010 - Sidetracked to look at audio components, sought approval for use of rapid prototyping machine
10 March 2010 - Project title changed to "Genesis" from "Estoc S"
10 March 2010 - In principle approval achieved for the use of a rapid prototyping machine (material type: ABS, method: FDM)
12 March 2010 - Eliminated Tower-type air coolers/heatsink
24 March 2010 - Project put on hold in lieu of Computex Taipei
Current status of the project:
PROJECT STOPPED. PENDING FURTHER REVIEW FOR FEASIBILITY OF IMPLEMENTATION.