Alder Lake class, 2022

Current Status of Unit: Active - Primary System

Tritonis (In Greek mythology: the goddess-nymph of the salt-water lake Tritonis in Libya, North Africa) had its design finalised on Feb 5th 2022. Parts were sourced from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Portugal, Germany and the United States. It was commissioned on March 4th 2022 after an extensive build and test process. It replacd Sicarius as the Primary System after the latter unit had served for a  phenomenal 6.5 years of continuous operation.

The PC component crisis of 2021 delayed the commissioning of Tritonis significantly, however the system was designed around the Intel Alder Lake 7 nm 12th Generation processor on an Intel Z690 platform with 32GB of DDR5 RAM and a NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 30 series GPU.  

Tritonis was the first VerTecx21 unit to not use a mechanical HDD and was also not originally designed with a SATA SSD. It was also be the first unit to have SuperSpeed (20Gbps) USB and 2.5GHz Ethernet capabilities.

Specificaion for Tritonis, finalised: February 5th 2022

CPU: Intel® Core™  i7-12700K 12th Gen, 3.6/5GHz, UHD Graphics 770 , BX8071512700K

MAINBOARD: ASUS Prime Z690-A, Intel® LGA 1700, ATX, PCIe 5.0, 4x M.2, DDR5, Thunderbolt 4, Aura Sync 

GPU: EVGA NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 3070Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming, 08G-P5-3797-KL, 8GB GDDR6X

RAM: Corsair VENGEANCE DDR5 32GB (2x16GB) 5600MHz (PC5-44800) C36 1.25V, CMK32GX5M2B5600C36

SSD1: 1TB Samsung 980 Pro NVMe, PCIe 4.0, M.2 2280

SSD2: 2TB WD BLACK SN850 NVMe; PCIe 4.0, M.2 2280

PSU: Corsair HX850i 850W 80Plus Platinum 

CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X53 RGB AIO CPU Water Cooler, 240mm, RL-KRX53-R1

CASING: Corsair 5000D Airflow Tempered Glass Mid-Tower Black ATX

FANS: 4x Noctua  Chromax NF-S12A PWM

Components from Sicarius:

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

Significant changes to original specification:

31/05/22 - DISPLAY: Acer Predator 4K2K XB280HK disconnected [Display upgrade]

31/05/22 - DISPLAY: Alienware AW3423DW QD-OLED Ultrawide connected [Display Upgrade]

10/04/23 - Removed EVGA NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 3070Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming [GPU Upgrade]

10/04/23 - Installed MSI RTX4070Ti Gaming X Trio  [GPU Upgrade]