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Red Light Workstation

by jackyc

Description

Booted on the first try - run all the cables on the back of the case and pull them up at the end to connect the motherboard. I could barely fit the CPU coolers in with the RAM fully loaded. 2nd CPU not listed in the items below due to PCPartPicker bug. I also didn't buy the DVD drive and just re-used an old one.

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cooperred 2 Builds 13 points 59 months ago

That CPU alone costs more than a lot of the builds on here....

the-big-wang 3 points 59 months ago

Invest more on da graphics=)

pegotico 2 Builds 5 points 59 months ago

agree!! those cpu's deserve it

GeorgeBD 1 Build 2 points 59 months ago

Dual Xeon power! Nice haha! Lol so much power! Looks sexy as hell +1

nada190 3 Builds 2 points 59 months ago

That's cool, never seen dual CPU's before.

EpicBuhNana 2 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

what are you doing on this to need that much cpu power?, jeez, looks damn good, i would add a 2nd 280x

EpicBuhNana 2 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

also fix the cable managing a little

jackyc submitter 1 Build 2 points 59 months ago

Thanks! I had trouble routing the power cables to the back, but everything else i hidden. I also slapped that last case fan in just before the pics hence the one cable visible at the bottom.

EpicBuhNana 2 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

sounds good

jacobs4525 1 Build 1 point 58 months ago

I'd agree, except I think the SSI EEB motherboard cuts off some of the cable holes.

Emre_A. 1 point 59 months ago

I would add a third

Forester 1 point 59 months ago

How does dual CPUs even work? +1 for something I haven't seen

krenotenze 3 Builds 3 points 59 months ago

It works almost exactly the same way as having one CPU with multiple cores. Only difference is that to add more cores sometimes you have to add another CPU too! SMP ftw!

jwr 1 Build 1 point 59 months ago

How much difference in CPU temperature do you have between the two processors?

From the photos, it looks like the one in the rear is primarily getting air that has already been heated by the the other cooler.

jackyc submitter 1 Build 1 point 59 months ago

Checked over the last week or so and they are pretty much the same temp

Firebomber4 1 point 59 months ago

Red Light... am I the only one who imagine... "that" :p

+1 btw, nice build... first dual proc I've ever seen

sentliu 5 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

like a charismas gift. awesome and powerful.

Emre_A. 1 point 59 months ago

the only thing I would change would be to flip the psu over, it would get rid of the huge logo and get it cooler air, the build is fantastic as it is though :)

Daniel.Blake 1 point 49 months ago

Why are you using a Xeon cpu on a workstation? I understand they're more powerful but as far as gaming or things like video editing goes the Xeon is just wasted money :/

Still, I do have to compliment you on your theme! I love the lighting!

pmcm5 1 point 48 months ago

NO the xeons are server and workstation processors. NOT GAMING.

Daniel.Blake 1 point 48 months ago

That was my point lol but very few work station programs will utilize that many cores

jackyc submitter 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

Mine does quite well especially for multi-threaded compiling (make -j)

Lionking8600 1 point 48 months ago

Awesome build, how is your air flow and ram clearance?

jackyc submitter 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

No problems at all - great air flow but it was tricky to get the RAM all the way in. This case though made it happen even with the large CPU coolers.

Nari 1 Build 0 points 59 months ago

What kind of programs do you use with this workstation? The 280x doesn't bottleneck the dual Xeons?

jackyc submitter 1 Build 7 points 59 months ago

Running ubuntu as a primary workstation/server, and using it to compile software and look for prime numbers, and uh, er, blockchains... ;)

Nari 1 Build 3 points 59 months ago

Sounds intense! +1!

18hockey 1 Build -10 points 59 months ago

Get rid of that PSU asap - they're notorious for frying all of your components. You really don't want that, especially when you have a $1000 CPU.

hjj174 7 points 59 months ago

Is that why it's a tier 2 psu?

18hockey 1 Build -5 points 59 months ago

don't shoot the messenger - I'm just relaying what I've read.

cooperred 2 Builds 3 points 59 months ago

Don't just repeat things other people said. Do some research of your own first before you go spouting facts

18hockey 1 Build -5 points 59 months ago

I'm not repeating things, thank you very much.

cooperred 2 Builds 5 points 59 months ago

I'm just relaying what I've read.

jokermike 4 Builds 5 points 59 months ago

ummm yeah... you should really do your research before going off and saying a tier 2 psu is "notorious for frying" components... Besides i don't think johnny guru would rate this psu a 9/10 if it was as bad as you are saying.. i agree with cooperred, don't repeat things other people have said; do your own research to find out for yourself

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=241

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html

jacobs4525 1 Build 1 point 58 months ago

Enermax PSUs are great.

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jackyc submitter 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

So far so good under daily duress. No problems with these CPUs

infinitemerald 1 Build 2 points 44 months ago

I know! I was joking a while back; albeit I think it sounded a bit stupid :c

Going for a 12-core 2690v3 myself :P

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istealunderwear 9 Builds 4 points 59 months ago

What? Enermax PSU are actually great and underrated.

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jacobs4525 1 Build 3 points 58 months ago

Most people who have working units don't review, so that isn't a reliable way of judging, especially with PSUs. If you search, many Raidmax PSUs have good reviews on newegg, even though they are obviously crap. I'd rely on JonnyGuru or another reviewer who actually looks at the quality.