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.

Comments

  • 66 months ago
  • 12 points

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

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

Invest more on da graphics=)

  • 66 months ago
  • 4 points

agree!! those cpu's deserve it

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I would add a third

  • 66 months ago
  • 0 points

also fix the cable managing a little

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 66 months ago
  • 0 points

sounds good

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

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

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

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

like a charismas gift. awesome and powerful.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

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 :)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

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!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 66 months ago
  • 0 points

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

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

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!

  • 66 months ago
  • -1 points

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

  • 66 months ago
  • 6 points

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

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

Sounds intense! +1!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

mine sweeper? Kappa

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  • 66 months ago
  • 3 points

What? Enermax PSU are actually great and underrated.

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  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

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

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