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Skylake class, 2015

Current Status of Unit: Active - Main Computer

Sicarius (Latin - assassin) was designed in house by VerTecX21 and commissioned on 25th Sep 2015 to replace Apophis as the main computer.

The design stage was conducted between July and September and finalised on September 7th 2015. Components were sourced and ordered from suppliers in Dublin (Ireland), Stafforshire (United Kingdom) and Eindhoven (The Netherlands).

Sicarius was built around the Skylake 14 nm 6th Generation Core 17 processor on an Intel Z170 platform with 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a GeForce 980Ti GPU. It is the first VerTecx21 unit built with an M.2 NVMe and is also the first unit to be constructed without an optical drive.

Specification for Sicarius, finalised: September 7th 2015

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz

MAINBOARD: Asus ROG Maximus VIII Hero Intel Z170 (Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX

GPU: MSI Geforce GTX 980Ti Gaming 6GB GDDR5 PCI-e

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB [4x4GB] DDR4 PC4-24000C15 3000MHz [CMK16GX4M4B3000C15]

SSD1: Samsung SM951 256GB M.2 PCI-e 3.0 x4 NVMe

SSD2: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5” SATA Gbps 32 Layer 3D V_NAND SSD [MZ-75E250BEU]

PSU: EVGA SuperNova P2 850W ’80 Plus Platinum’ Modular PSU

CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H90 140mm High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler [CW9060013-WW]

CASING: Corsair Obsidian 750D Full Tower ATX – Airflow Edition

DISPLAY: Acer Predator 4K2K XB280HK 28” 3840x2160 1ms G-Sync Widscreen LED Monitor

Components from Apophis

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5", SATA III, 7200rpm, 64MB cache

Significant changes to original specification:

06/03/16 - Replaced EVGA SuperNova P2 850W with Seasonic M12-500 Modular PSU [PSU Failure]

25/03/16 - Replaced Seasonic M12-500 Modular PSU with EVGA SuperNova P2 850W [RMA Return]

26/03/16 - Replaced EVGA SuperNova P2 850W with Corsair CX750M 750W PSU [Failure of RMA Return]

01/06/17 - Replaced Corsair CX750M 750W PSU with EVGA SuperNova P2 850W [Installation of new PSU after failed RMA replacement]