Description

I had a surplus in my revenue this winter, so I decided to make good use from it.

Here is my mule: a teeth-grinding, stubborn-made, never-say-never, kind of beast for watching YouTube and maybe open one or two Chrome windows and perhaps an excel file

Working flawlessly and silently

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Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 4 points

Wow, one of my favorite builds tbh~ For the people putting all the attention about the cable management- Is anyone looking at these parts?! Jesus Christ, it's an amazing build man. Kudos to you, bro. ^

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. Loved building it...

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Good timing, this guy got the 1080s when the MSRP went down to $500.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Life's a ***** and then you die

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

good ole' td ameritrade. best platform out there.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

FxChoice

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

maybe its the color scheme, looks identical to ameritrade.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Apparently that HDD makes a lot of noise (people compare it to making popcorn). Is this true ?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Not at all. Slow to wake up maybe...

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Will it run Solitaire?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Just when the CPU is below 45c, unfortunately

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

How is it possible to have better cable management on the backside of your PC than the front? That case was made for easy cable management...

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Huh?... Seems like I'm a complete failure at cable management

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat thing is BEAUTIFUL!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

TY sir. Cable management still outstanding thou...

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Why does the back of the case look cleaner than the front? haha

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I think a system of this caliber really should have tighter cable managment.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Best description I've read on here yet. Overkill the crap out of this thing! Can never have too much horsepower to browse Google.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Chrome can be nasty sometimes...

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Job and fast machine. Do you think this set up is best for very large spreadsheets and power pivot tables? Do I need 128GB of ram, or will 32 or 64 do the job?

Thanks

Vaughn

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Vaughn

100 Gigs of RAM are immediately allocated as a RAM disk on boot. Believe me. You want to have a disk 10 times faster than the fastest SSD available when dealing with a billion record dataset for exploratory data tidying...

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

THanks for the feedback Kosmix.

I use powerpivot tables and some of my large spreadsheets (some over 1 million rows...with many columes and derived calculations...are slow to load and calculate. Do you think a 8 or 10 core i7 6900 or 6950k cpu would speed things up, when combined with 64 or 128 of fast ram? Or is the 6850k cpu with 128 ram is the more important combination?

Any issues with the X99 Deluxe 11 mother board?

Thanks, I'm just about to pull the trigger on parts list for the build.

Vaughn

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Vaughn

In my experience, the greater the number of cores, the better for multitasking response times. In Excel this is true if you open several independent instances of the app, but makes no significant difference if you only use one, regardless of size or complexity.

Since a single Excel spreadsheet has a row cap nearing 1M rows that's a no go for me, since my datasets average 100 M records with +/- 40 dimensions (I use R, Tableau and Python), but I can tell you that on the Loading department 128 Gigs are going to make the trick, 10 times faster, than the average load, but because you use the RAM as a disk, not as memory and because loading time has much more to do with the disk than with the machine Bus.

The Deluxe II is an extremely competent and well built MB for the X99 socket kind of processors, definitely a solid choice, with easy overclocking options in case you are into that. Just make sure the memory you buy is a good fit with the processor (cas latency, speed)

I have been lucky, and so far the machine is behaving as planned, saving me half the time I used to spend loading and processing data.

Best of luck!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! Maybe fix cables, makes it easier on the eyes lol. Nice trip monitors! Cool!

  • 37 months ago
  • 0 points

looks good! 1+! but maybe do some cable management. and the 1080Ti is coming up, poor you. but good that you have those 128Gb of ram because of chrome.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

isnt the 1080ti out ?

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

reported

due to emotional harrasment by pointing the obvious...

I got the 1080s at less than $550

  • 37 months ago
  • 0 points

yes it is

  • 37 months ago
  • 0 points

Good rig, nice setup, I would've bought the 1080Ti. But damn! 128 GBS of ram! In MC you would be able to run like 4K FPS on maxed settings! Overall good build, but needs cable management

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

The RAM is for a ramdisk. Once the thing boots and loads, 100 gigs become a working hard disk to run data crunching on big chunks of data, 10 times faster than an SSD. The system runs well with the 20+ gigs remaining...

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there anything that has to be done...settings...to set it up to boot with 100 gigs in ramdisk? In otherwords, is ramdisk automatically booted up with 128 GBS of ram?

Thanks for the help!

Vaughn

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.softperfect.com/products/ramdisk/

Thats all you need to get started, and yes the Ram disk boots on startup

Just make sure to configure your settings accordingly in case you want to preserve whats allocated on the Ramdisk, because once you turn off the machine, the data is gone (It can be backup'd on another disk on shutdown and retrieved on startup though)

Share your machine once you finish it!

Best

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

True that. Thanks for reminding me...

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

And Linux too!

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