Hi mateys, after a long period away from the modding community, I'm back with my upcoming but still un-named project. This rig will have several purposes : 1) Digital creation : Illustration, 2D animation and writing 2) Engineering : Coding, circuit prototyping and simulation I found the perfect motherboard (even the layout is awesome) : http://www.asrock.com/IPC/overview.asp?Model=IMB-171-L It provides : LGA1155 (for great raw processing power) 1x PCIe-16x (great, but no use for it yet) 2x RS232 (nice for electronics / robotics) + 4x RS232 headers 4x GPI + 4x GPO (arduino interfacing cheesecake) LVDS + backlight + inverter (control panel here I come) 2x Intel gigabit LAN Watchdog timer TPM header Here is the hardware and software listing : Hardware : ASRock IMB-171-L Intel core i3-3220T (35W - 2x 2.8GHz + HT) 8GB Crucial 1.35V DDR3-1600 120GB Crucial M500 Operating system : Xubuntu (with XFCE) Softwares listing : the Gimp myPaint + an onion-skin / flip-book plugin (for traditional animation) Inkscape Scribus Kicade Ktechlab Sublime text What is left ? I need to find a name for it and to start the design. I'll try to post a first desing in a few days. Stay tuned ps: I'll make a new "GuilleAcoustic's design thread", less messy than the previous one. Like the previous one, this will be a collection of design / idea available for everyone.