This is the 10th computer that I've built that I consider to be Badass. The first computer that I ever built was an 8088 with 320 KB of RAM. The first one that could really play some games was an AMD 386 DX40, and it was awesome. After that, an AMD 486 DX4-120. Then a K6, and then a K62. However, my first Badass computer was powered by an Athlon. That was followed by an Athlon64, Athlon64 Dual core, and finally a Phenom II. I built my first Intel rig in 2009. My current rig is centered on a i7 4790K, with 16 GB of RAM, a Samsung 840 500GB boot drive, Samsung 840 EVO 1 TB for games, and 4 TB WD HDD for storage.
A lot of my rigs over the years have been powered by Radeon GPUs. Well, my first Radeon was actually referred to as a VPU at the time. I've used the original Radeon VPU, Radeon 8500, 9600XT, HD 2900XT, HD 7970 GHz Edition, and now the Radeon 295x2.
|Motherboard||ASUS Maximus VII Hero|
|Memory||16 GB DDR @ 2.6 GHz|
|Disc Drive 1||Samsung 840 500 GB|
|Disc Drive 2||Samsung 840 EVO 1 TB|
|Disc Drive 3||WD HDD 4 TB|
|PSU||RaidMax 1000W 80+ Gold|
|Monitor||Three ASUS 24in 1080p TN Pannels|