Have you ever considered the effectiveness of building your own desktop PC? If you haven't, you probably should.
Over the next few days, I'm going to be showcasing some builds that I've prepared that closely align themselves to former Techman's World partner System76. The reasoning for this? Well, a more in depth reason is another conversation for another day, but the idea behind this new series of posts is to demonstrate exactly how much value you can get for your money, when you to choose to build on your own.
System76 is a unique company to test this on, because they're actually a relatively-local vendor. They're based in Denver, CO, and they actually do build their own desktop PCs. I can't speak no whether they assemble their own laptops by hand (they probably don't), but I can reasonably assume that they assume their own servers, though.
The further in this series as I go (for System76's builds, specifically), the more you'll probably question exactly where the money you pay is actually going. I definitely think that it's something to look forward to, because I've been working on these for a few days.
As for Project Redshift, I'm still working on some sponsors on the project. The outlook of obtaining a 6700K at this point is very slim, but I'll continue to pursue both companies and generous people in the community to see if they are willing to help out with the project.