Roll Your own! (Studio Computer, That is...)
I went to a tiny elementary school in Taos, NM called Vista Grande, which we affectionately referred to as “Roll Your Own Academy”. The meaning should be apparent, but I took something else away: a DIY ethic that stays with me to this day.
You may have that ethic, or you may just find yourself in need of more power for less money, but in either case, if you’re mindful, your studio computer is a great place to apply the roll your own philosophy and save some serious scratch. I thought I’d lay out the process, based on my latest build.