Skylake class, 2015
Current Status of Unit: Active - Secondary System
Sicarius (Latin - assassin) was designed in house by VerTecX21 and commissioned on 25th Sep 2015 to replace Apophis as the Primary System.
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.
On March 4th 2022 after 6.5 years of operation Sicarius was replaced as Primary System by Tritonis.and redesignated Secondary System.
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]
05/08/21 - Added Samsung 870 EVO 1TB SATA 2.5" SSD [Storage Capacity Increase]
25/02/22 - Detached Acer Predator 4K2K XB280HK 28” 3840x2160 1ms G-Sync Widscreen LED Monitor [Required for Tritonis]
25/02/22 - Attached 1xDELL 19" 1907FP 1280 x 1024 / 75 Hz, 1x DELL P2419H 1920 x 1080 and 1xDell UltraSharp U2412M 61cm (24'') monitor VGA,DVI-DP (1920x1200) Black [Change of station]
06/09/22 - Detached 1xDELL 19" 1907FP 1280 x 1024 / 75 Hz, 1x DELL P2419H 1920 x 1080 and 1xDell UltraSharp U2412M 61cm (24'') monitor VGA,DVI-DP (1920x1200) Black [Change of station]
10/09/22 - Attached Acer Predator 4K2K XB280HK 28” 3840x2160 1ms G-Sync Widscreen LED Monitor [Change of station]
Status of parts not in current spec:
Seasonic M12-500 Modular PSU: In storage 25/03/16
Corsair CX750M 750W PSU: On loan to Mr. J. Meade 20/12/19