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GlaDOS!

by Biohacker53

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48 Comments

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CPU Clock Rate

4.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.11GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

Description

This is my all around do everything computer build. Features: 4x Intel 520 SSD in RAID 10 2x 2TB Western Digital Black drives in RAID 1 3x Asus GTX 770 DirectCU Cards in SLI (for 5760x1600 Res @ 60HZ) Variable overclock Corsair Dominator 32 GB 1866 RAM (8GB x4) And an Intel 4770k i7 overclocked at 4.5 GHz

I built this machine to handle everything and anything I can throw at it. I'm a hardcore gamer and I like to render HD video and and into audio production. I wanted to build a future proof machine that will last me at least another 6 years or so.

I'm also a huge benchmark junkie I like pushing the extremes so everything on this machine is overclocked/overvolted.

Soapbox

Yes many would call it overkill or too expensive. I built this machine to handle everything I can throw at it and there are a few things that has made this machine struggle a bit. Yes, there are many things I could have done differently. I could have saved more here by putting money there. But if you are thinking that you are missing the point. I built this machine to fit MY needs and to MY specifications. Yes, it's way too much for a gaming rig and you are right if all you are doing is gaming.

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Mellowtoker72 7 points 45 months ago

I can only see this being used for video editing or 3D design and 3D design testing. But with all the ssds skepticism is more than valid. Definitely need a description and explanation of intended use.

Chazzy 1 Build 0 points 45 months ago

why not gaming? yes the ram is overkill, so is the i7, but if u want hyper fast storage then why not get a bunch of ssds, dual 770s is perfect for a surround setup for those three monitors

Hakumisoso 2 Builds 4 points 45 months ago

Im skeptical about this one.

Bladedrummer 4 Builds 4 points 45 months ago

No description? Also, the name is so uncreative. There are at least another 5 builds named that on this website alone.

miniclipgamer 2 Builds 9 points 45 months ago

I'm not seeing where GlaDOS comes in with the black/red thing here.

rflet42 1 point 36 months ago

Besides... GLaDOS is the operating system, not the hardware :P

fatninjamke 2 Builds 4 points 45 months ago

OverKill, ME LIKE!

DarthTrogo 3 points 45 months ago

32 GB RAM? 4 SSDs? 6 fans? Great overkill build. And with two 770s, you could probably push for 4K gaming.

linsyschopman 3 points 45 months ago

how about spend 3800 on a PC now and spend another 3800 on another PC on 3,5 years... will last you a lot longer.

miniclipgamer 2 Builds 2 points 45 months ago

Honestly, this looks like someone went through this site and picked the most expensive part from each category. I don't know that I can believe someone spent $7500 on a computer like this, but don't get me wrong, I'd love to be proven wrong here.

Biohacker53 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

Nope totally legit you can check the work in the photos (I will say that some of the pics are of the build before I finished so a couple of photos are missing some parts.)

JFSwifty 2 points 45 months ago

What a waste of SSDs. You wont get effective use of a 4x RAID 0. The gain from RAID 0 is exponetinal decay becoming bad real world over 2 and by 4 it is about 10% gain over 3.

Biohacker53 submitter 2 Builds 4 points 45 months ago

It's RAID 10 Stripe+Mirror for redundancy.

Sh4dow_Ph4ntom 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

took the words out of my mouth lol +1

vincent777 1 Build 2 points 45 months ago

dat raid 10 awesomeness. But the diminishing returns in performance make the money not worth it. Better to just get an lga2011 mobo and cpu plus 64 gb of ram: 56gb for a ram disc, 8 for normal pc use. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233603

polarbehr 4 Builds 2 points 45 months ago

:opens window throws out the budget:

rexo12 1 point 41 months ago

:drinks awesome-sauce before choosing parts:

JoeyThePCNoob 2 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

Nice build! Could you get some shots of your setup running with the 3 monitors. I bet it looks great!

peanutbutter 1 point 45 months ago

What is this build for? I can't see it being used as a workstation, but maybe an extreme gaming machine?

Biohacker53 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

Both! I do video stuff, music stuff, programming stuff and gaming stuff. It s built to take everything I can trow at it and then some!

JohnTsams 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

Def needs more SSDs. +1!

florinel76 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

Wow, you really pushed it on this rig. I think your rig should be top of the line for the next 10 years.

Could you give an idea of what do you use to benchmark it ? I just built my first rig too and I will need some names of programs that can help in benchmarking.

Biohacker53 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

Harddrives- Crystal Benchmark Video- 3d mark vantage CPU/Mem- CPU-z/Prime95 or SiSandra Lite

ReDnAx1991 7 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

Love the build. Looks very nice and the cable management is very nice as well. This machine is definitely going to last for at least 4 to 6 years. +1

sheighton 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

You spent more on storage than you should have, in my opinion. You EASILY could have TWO GT 780 Ti's in this thing for that price...Unfortunately you are also kinda getting screwed over with having bought what were very nice monitors last year. ASUS just showed off a 28" 4K monitor that is going to retail at $800 this year...Still, I am sure that is build is nice, just not as nice as you could have done for $7500...I will give you props on one VERY clean build and some nice cable management though. Still a +1 I think...

Aelon51 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

This is OP in two ways: Overpowered but Overpriced as well...Really don't know what to think of it. It's a beast of a machine...but you could buy a pretty decent used car for the same price...

Priorities, I guess.

Biohacker53 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 45 months ago

I used to collect cars. I could have bought another one but I'll stick with 5 for now.

Aelon51 1 Build 2 points 45 months ago

A "hardcore gamer" and wealthy...interesting combo.

devianter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

just rich, not wealthy.

DC4326 2 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

You should've picked the 4GB GTX 770's since you have more than one monitor. . But hey it's your build so I guess that's that. .

JalYt_Justin 1 point 45 months ago

With all that you bought, you probably should have just said screw it, and went with 2-way SLI 780 TI's, it seems you had the budget for it.

You really probably only needed 1 240G SSD, that would have kept you safe for a while, considering you have 2 2TB hard drives.

As far as gaming goes, you're set for at least 10 years+

As far as 3D graphics and rendering, that hyperthreaded i7 will you have set for a bit, although you may want to upgrade to the 8-core i7s whenever they do come out.

Melonguy 1 point 45 months ago

I like the zip ties on the flat black cables :)

Biohacker53 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

There were daisy chained 6 pins on the end of that and they were hanging and it was bothering me. lol

leftyrojas430 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

Honestly, for that price you can get x79 motherboard/cpu and sli 780ti's (or non ti version)

jimmywatsup 1 point 42 months ago

has 5 cars, has a overpriced and ridiculously overpowered computer, whats he Gona say next?!, that he has a private jet?, owns Microsoft?, and lives in a mansion? SMH, i really don't understand why you go this far to build a computer when you can get something way cheaper then this, that will still last for years to come. for me i would rather use the money for a holiday like a cruise to the islands. **** paying that much for a commputer(if its real like others have said)...............

Biohacker53 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

No private jet, no mansion and probably would be a little more well known if I ran Microsoft. No I'm a guy that works for a living and love my hobbies including cars and computers that is all. The beauty of building a custom machine is that everyone can build them for their own needs. My build fits all my needs and a little wiggle room for future uses. I put my money into something that is useful for me and not for you. Although I appreciate your opinion it's crossing the line a bit assuming that all my efforts are fake.

rexo12 1 point 41 months ago

His (or her) choice. If he wants to spend his money on a beast, he can. It's his money. Many people here are rather jealous of this persons amount of money, and i am too, and i envy him, but it's his computer, and imo, i'd rather get a beast computer than go on a vacation.

devianter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

go see the world. you won't be telling your grandson about a computer you used to own that means **** now. memories is all we have in the end. go get em.

jimmywatsup 1 point 41 months ago

well everyone has their own opinions, as much as i am a heavy gamer, i would rather a vaction. But as i say before this is in my opinion. everyone makes their own choices

Cobyfield 1 point 36 months ago

Same XD I got a 1gb RAM Pentium 4 Windows XP #4lyfe

coyote1111 1 point 40 months ago

Why did you not go with the 4Gb versions if your playing in 4k?

nkkelly 1 point 40 months ago

but can it handle crysis?

minimon2000 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

holy mother of....

clagasteroids 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

saw the price, jaw just hit the floor and carried on going...

macbookacer 1 point 27 months ago

This is one nice build! This computer is AWESOME!

BlueCustoms -2 points 45 months ago

I'm in doubts over this. 1.1K each for some ****** monitors? I'm going to say this build is fake.

peanutbutter 4 points 44 months ago

These are actually best in class monitors, I'd suggest you read up on them before you accuse them of being ****

Biohacker53 submitter 2 Builds 0 points 45 months ago

I'm actually very happy with those monitors. They are 2560 x 1600 monitor at ultra high contrast ratios. Other monitors of it's type had a glossy screen that showed too much glare. Faster refresh rates would have been too taxing on the cards so I was fine with 60 hertz. I use them daily for gaming, video editing and programming. But... yeah, most likely fake.