The Stevekraft.com THOR Computer (Our Domain Controller)
The Stevekraft.com THOR Computer  
This is a total custom build. It is replacing the Server as I have out grown that cabilities of that machine. This is not a kit. I am buying the components separately and from different vendors and assembling the computer at my Build station. The MSNBC and Server computers were kits that I assembled this one like the Security Computer isn't a kit, that means it will cost more but will be more high end and powerful.
DETAILS BELOW!!!
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ASUS BURNER

The Case

Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, come with Four Fans - 1 x Front Red LED 230mm Fan, 1 x Top 230mm Fan, 1 x Side 230mm Fan, 1 x Rear 140mm Fan-Retail

 

Features

  • Support up to XL-ATX Motherboard (13.5”x10.3”)/SSI-CEB(E-ATX)(12"x10.3")
  • 10 expansion slots
  • Gaming type – Allow to swing top fins to increase air flow
  • Front 230mm fan is equipped with LED on/off switch (default is LED off)
  • Full black interior
  • Supports up to 330mm(12.99") video card
  • Advanced cable management design
  • Advanced Cooling System :
    -Front 1x 230mm Red LED Fan (pre-installed)
    -Rear 1x 140mm Fan (pre-installed)
    -Top 1x 230mm Fan (pre-installed) or 2x 120/140mm Fan (option)
    -Side 1x 230mm Fan (pre-installed) or 4x 120mm Fan (option)
    -Bottom 1x 120/140mm Fan (option)
  • Top mounted dual fan speed control knobs support up to 6 fans.
  • Screw-less design for 5.25” Devices & 3.5” HDDs.
  • Easy to remove/install front 5.25” bay covers
  • HDD trays support 3.5” or 2.5” HDD/SSD
  • Easy-clean PSU filter.
  • Top mounted IO ports– 2x USB 3.0, 1x e-SATA, 2x USB 2.0, Audio out, MIC in.
  • Advanced Bottom-Mounted PSU Design.
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       Specs
    Model THOR V2
    Type ATX Full Tower
    Color Black
    Case Material SECC Steel
    With Power Supply No
    Power Supply Mounted Bottom
    Motherboard Compatibility Micro ATX, ATX, SSI-CEB(E-ATX), XL-ATX
    With Side Panel Window No
    External 5.25" Drive Bays 5/6
    External 3.5" Drive Bays 1/0
    Internal 3.5" Drive Bays 6
    Expansion Slots 10
    Front Ports 2 x USB 3.0 (internal 20-pin connector to MB)
    1 x e-SATA 
    2 x USB 2.0 
    Audio In/Out(AC97, HD) 
    2 x Fan speed control knob
    140mm Fans 1 x Rear 140mm Fan
    200mm Fans 1 x Front 230mm Red LED Fan(with LED on/off switch)
    1 x Top 230mm Fan
    1 x Side 230mm Fan
    Side Air duct No
    Dimensions(L x W x H) 99.14” x 22.84” x 21.89” (WxHxD)(bezel included)
    9.14” x 22.84” x 20.08” (WxHxD)(bezel NOT included)
    Weight 30.42 lbs.
    Warranty 1 year limited
       
     
     
       
     
     



    A Closer Look

     

      


    Power Supply

     

    OCZ Fatal1ty 750W Modular Gaming 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply

    PSUOCZ

    FATAL1TY SERIES CONNECTORS
    750W 20+4-pin ATX, 1 x 8-pin CPU, 1 x 4+4-pin CPU, 4 x 6+2-pin PCIe, 6 x Peripheral, 6 x SATA, 2 x Floppy
    TECHNICAL SPECS
    Fan Type 135mm double ball-bearing with red LED lighting
    Continuous Power 750W
    Rail Design Quad +12VDC @ 54A combined
    Cables Low-profile flat modular cabling
    Dimensions (W x L x H) 150 x 160 x 86mm
    Weight 6lb
    Temperature Rating 45°C ambient
    Compatibility ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V
    Protection Overvoltage/Overcurrent/Short-Circuit
    Features Premium Sag & Surge Protection (0.98 Active PFC)
    MTBF 100,000 hours
    Efficiency 80-Plus Bronze Certified (85% at typical load)
    Support NVIDIA SLI™ (Dual GPU) and ATI CrossFire™
    Warranty 5 years

     

     



    Motherboard

    GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    The 990FXA-UD3 motherboard is designed to offer a stable, high-speed platform for delivering amazingly fast data transfer via the GIGABYTE 333 onboard acceleration technologies. Featuring the USB3.0 controller, AMD 900 series motherboards allow users to take advantage of super fast USB transfer rates of up to 5Gbps, delivering 10x faster data transfer compared to USB 2.0. Utilizing the industry's first Serial ATA Revision 3.0 solution via AMD SB950 chipset, GIGABYTE AMD 900 series motherboards offer native 6 ports of next generation high speed data storage devices support with data transfer speeds of up to 6 Gbps with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10. The AMD 900 series motherboards introduce a unique hardware design with lower resistance fuses for ensuring lower voltage drops and providing more stable and plentiful power delivery. All USB ports also benefit from a 3x power boost for better power delivery to power hungry USB devices. 

    Key Features

    • Supports newest AMD AM3+ FX/AM3 Phenom II series processors
    • Advanced 8+2 phase CPU VRM power design for AMD high-TDP CPU support
    • 4 PCI-E 2.0 interfaces for 2 way AMD CrossFireX and SLI multi-graphics support
    • AMD SB950 provides 6 native SATA3 ports with superfast 6Gbps link speed and RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support
    • Supports USB 3.0 with superfast transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps
    • GIGABYTE 3x USB Power with On/Off Charge USB ports
    • Ultra Durable 3 Classic Technology with copper cooled quality for lower working temperature
    • Turbo XHD technology accelerating hard drive performance with ease
    • Revolution energy saving design with Easy Energy Saver technology
    • Hi-def 108dB Signal-to-noise ratio Blu-ray DVD audio playbackt
    • Patented DualBIOS with Hybrid EFI technology for 3TB HDD support
    • Supports Dolby Home Theater audio

    CPU

    AMD FX-8150 FX 8-Core Black Edition Processor (FD8150FRGUBOX)

    Product Features and Technical Details

    Product Features

    • Overclocking capabilities - Unlocked for a big boost in performance and speed.
    • "Bulldozer" architecture - Designed to increase core communication for unparalleled multitasking and pure core performance.
    • AMD Turbo CORE Technology - A burst of speed for the task at hand. Delivers dynamic core performance boosts depending on users' workload at frequencies of up to 900MHz faster.
    • AMD OverDrive software - Tuning controls to push performance to the limits and monitors system stability when overclocking
    • 32nm die shrink - Stable and smooth performance with impressive energy efficiency
    • Advanced Instruction Support - accelerates a new generation of applications:SSE3, SSE4.1/4.2, AVX, AES, XOP, FMA4
    • Includes Heatsink and Fan.
    • Larger Caches - increase everyday performance with support up to 8MB L2 Cache and 8MB L3 Cache

    Processor, Memory, and Motherboard

    • Number of Processors: 8

    Cases and Expandability

    • Size (LWH): 5.91 inches, 3.35 inches, 5.12 inches
    • Weight: 1 pounds
    • AMD FX Key Architectural Features  

      AMD FX Processors

      We call it the new AMD FX 8-Core Processor Black Edition and it’s unlocked for your overclocking pleasure.1 Experience unmatched multitasking and pure core performance with the industry’s first 32nm 8-core desktop processor. Get the speed you crave with AMD Turbo CORE Technology to push your core frequencies to the limit when you need it most. Go beyond the limits of maximum speed with easy-to-use AMD OverDrive™ and AMD Catalyst Control Center™ software suites. But the best part of all? You’ll get all this impressive performance at an unbelievable price. You’ll be asking yourself “what competition?” in no time.

      AMD FX 8-Core Processors

      • The industry’s first and only native 8-core desktop processor for unmatched multitasking and pure core performance with all-new “Bulldozer” architecture.
      • New 32 nanometer die shrink designed to reduce leakage for improved efficiency, increased clock rate headroom and better thermals.

      AMD Turbo CORE Technology

      • The AMD FX Processors come equipped with AMD Turbo CORE Technology. AMD Turbo CORE Technology is a performance boosting technology that helps increase performance on the applications that need it the most.

      New Instruction Capabilities

      • AVX 
        • Advanced Vector Extensions increase parallelism tailored for scientific and 3D applications that use heavy floating point calculations
      • FMA4 and XOP
        • Floating Point Vector Multiply -Accumulate  improves throughput and performance on many vector functions (integer and floating point)
      • AES
        • Advanced Encryption Standard noticeably increase performance on the latest encryption applications like TrueCrypt and benchmarks like PCMark

      AMD Balanced Smart Cache

      • Shared L3 cache ( up to 8MB) 
        • Improved scheduling and pre-fetch capabilities
        • 64-ways (16-ways/sub-cache)
        • Increased data queue sizes
        • Coherency for 8-cores

      AMD Wide Floating Point Accelerator

      • Shared FP Scheduler
      • Dual 128-bit Floating point engines – capable of teaming together for 256-bit AVX instructions or operating separately with each core.

      HyperTransport™ Technology

      • One 16-bit link at up to 5600MT/s 
      • Up to 8.0GB/s HyperTransport™ I/O bandwidth; Up to 16GB/s in HyperTransport Generation 3.0 mode
      • Up to 37GB/s total delivered processor-to-system bandwidth (HyperTransport bus + memory bus)

      Benefit: Quick access times to system I/O for better performance.

      Integrated DRAM Controller with AMD Memory Optimizer Technology

      • A high-bandwidth, low-latency integrated memory controller 
      • Supports up to DDR3-1866
      • Supports new low voltage memories of 1.35V and 1.2V
      • Up to 29.9GB/s memory bandwidth for DDR3
      • New Pre-Fetcher improvements
      • Direct communications to each core in Dual-Core module (APIC registers in each core)

      Benefit: Optimized memory controller to feed more cores

      AMD Virtualization™ (AMD-V™) Technology with IOMMU

      • Silicon feature-set enhancements designed to improve the performance, reliability, and security of existing and future virtualization environments by allowing virtualized applications with direct and rapid access to their allocated memory.
      • IOMMU is an extension to AMD64 architecture to support address translation and access protection on DMA transfers
        • Security for User Level application and Virtual Machine guest operating system
          • Address translation and access control
          • Device isolation
          • Device assignment in virtualized systems
          • Security & trusted boot support
          • Unified interrupt management

      Benefit: Helps virtualization software to run more securely and efficiently enabling a better experience when dealing with virtual systems

      AMD PowerNow!™ Technology (Cool’n’Quiet™ Technology)

      • Enhanced power management features which automatically and instantaneously adjusts performance states and features based on processor performance requirements
      • C6 power state for cache flush, and voltage down individual core
      • CC6 power state allows all cores in C6 to power even lower
        • For quieter operation and reduced power requirements 
      • Separate memory controller power control
      • IO-based c-state interface
      • Works automatically without the need for drivers or BIOS enablement. 
      • Power can be switched on or off within a single clock cycle, saving energy with no impact to performance.

      Benefit: Helps users get more efficient performance by dynamically activating or turning off parts of the processor.


      Memory

      Corsair XMS3 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1333 MHz (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory (CMX32GX3M4A1333C9)

      XMS3

      Product Description

      32GB XMS Memory kit for Dual/Quad channel systems, 1333MHz, 9-9-9-24, 1.5V

      Key Features

      • Maximize your system memory capacity for ultimate performance
      • Guaranteed to work on all dual channel Intel and AMD platforms
      • XMS heat spreader
      • World famous Corsair reliability and performance

      Package Contents

      4x8GB memory modules

      System Requirements

      Designed for use with all DDR3 motherboards with two memory channels

      Tech Specs

      Warranty
      Lifetime
      Fan Included
      No
      Heat Spreader
      XMS
      Memory Configuration
      Dual / Quad Channel
      Memory Type
      DDR3
      Package Memory Format
      DIMM
      Package Memory Pin
      240
      Performance Profile
      XMP
      Memory Size
      32GB Kit (4 x 8GB)
      SPD Latency
      9-9-9-24
      SPD Speed
      1333MHz
      SPD Voltage
      1.5
      Speed Rating
      PC3-10600 (1333MHz)
      Tested Latency
      9-9-9-24
      Tested Speed
      1333Mhz
      Tested Voltage
      1.5




      Hard Drives

      System Drive - Crucial M500 960GB SATA 2.5-Inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter/spacer) Internal Solid State Drive CT960M500SSD1

      SSDSSD

      Storage Drives - 4 Seagate Desktop HDD 4 TB SATA 6Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST4000DM000 = 16TB

      Product Features

      • 4TB storage capacity with SATA 6Gb/s NCQ Interface
      • Double your capacity and drive down costs with up to 1TB-per-disk hard drive technology
      • Seagate AcuTrac servo technology delivers dependable performance, even with hard drive track widths of only 75 nanometers
      • Free Seagate DiskWizard software allows you to install 3TB and 4TB hard drives in Windows, including XP, without UEFI BIOS
      • 5900rpm Spindle Speed

      Processor, Memory, and Motherboard

      • L2 Cache: 64 MB

      Hard Drive

      • Size: 4 TB
      • Type: Serial ATA-600

      Cases and Expandability

      • Size (LWH): 5.79 inches, 4 inches, 1.03 inches
      • Weight: 1.34 pounds

       


       

       

      Graphics Card

      EVGA GeForce GT 620 2048MB GDDR3, DVI, VGA and HDMI Graphics Card 02G-P3-2629-KR 

      Performance

      NVIDIA GT 620

      96 CUDA Cores

      700 MHz Base Clock

      1400 MHz Boost Clock

      Memory

      2048 MB, 64 bit DDR3

      1000 MHz (effective)

      8 GB/s Memory Bandwidth

      Interface

      PCI-E 2.0 16x

      DVI-I, HDMI, VGA

      Resolution & Refresh

      240Hz Max Refresh Rate

      Max Analog : 2048x1536

      Max Digital : 2560x1600 (Dual Link DVI Only)

      Operating System Support

      Windows 8 32/64bit

      Windows 7 32/64bit

      Windows Vista 32/64bit

      Windows XP 32/64bit

      Requirements

      Minimum of a 350 Watt power supply.

      (Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 18 Amps.)

      Total Power Draw : 49 Watts

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      DVD Drive

      Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

        • Color
          Black
        • Read Speed
          DVD+R : 16X
          DVD-R : 16X
          DVD+RW : 12X
          DVD-RW : 12X
          DVD-ROM : 16X
          DVD+R(DL) : 12X
          DVD-R(DL) : 12X
          DVD-ROM(DL) : 12X
          DVD-RAM : 12X
          CD-R : 48X
          CD-RW : 40X
          CD-ROM : 48X
          DVD Video Playback : 6X
          VCD Playback : 16X
          Audio CD Playback : 16X
        • Write Speed
          DVD+R : 24X
          DVD-R : 24X
          DVD+RW : 8X
          DVD-RW : 6X
          DVD+R(DL) : 8X
          DVD-R (DL) : 8X
          DVD-RAM : 5X
          CD-R : 48X
          CD-RW : 24X
        • Writing Mode
          DVD+R & DVD+R (DL) : Sequential Write
          DVD-R & DVD-R(DL) : DAO/Incremental Recording
          DVD+RW : Random Write
          DVD-RW : DAO/Incremental Recording
          CD-R/RW : DAO/TAO/SAO/Packet Write
        • Access time
          DVD : 150 ms
          CD : 130 ms
        • Interface
          SATA
        • OS Support
          Windows® 8 
          Windows® 7 
          Windows® Vista 
          Windows® XP
        • System Requirements
          CPU: Intel Pentium® 300 MHz or higher 
          RAM: 128 MB or more is recommended 
          HDD: 10GB or more
        • Software
          Power2Go 8(optional)
          E-Green

        • Disc Diameters
          12cm/8cm
        • Mounting Orientation
          Vertical and Horizontal (+5° ~ -5°)
        • Dimensions
          148 x 171.2 x 42.3 cm (WxDxH)
        • Weight
          700 g
        • Temperature
          Operating : 5 ℃ to 45 ℃
          Storage : -20 ℃ to 60 ℃
        • Humidity
          Operating : 20 % ~ 80 % (Non-condensing)
          Storage : 15 % ~ 90 % (Non-condensing)