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philip July 1, 2013

For our latest build video, we wanted to go a tad higher end. An Intel Core i7-3960X paired with 3-way SLI GTX Titans provide an absurd amount of power for gaming. For the case, NZXT kindly provided the new H630, which I can honestly say was a joy to work with. The build is mostly complete, but we're still waiting on one more sleeved power supply cable and an NZXT Sentry 2 fan controller to arrive. Once everything is finished, we'll post a more in-depth review of the system. In the meantime, check out the build video:

The part list, as well as the pricing at the time of this post is:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $949.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $107.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard $233.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $309.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $309.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $224.99 @ Mac Mall
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $224.99 @ Mac Mall
Storage Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $134.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $134.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) $1034.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) $1034.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) $1034.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT H630 ATX Full Tower Case $169.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cougar Vortex PWM 70.5 CFM 120mm Fan $11.98 @ Outlet PC
Case Fan Cougar Vortex PWM 70.5 CFM 120mm Fan $11.98 @ Outlet PC
Case Fan Cougar Vortex PWM 70.5 CFM 120mm Fan $11.98 @ Outlet PC
Case Fan Cougar Vortex PWM 70.5 CFM 120mm Fan $11.98 @ Outlet PC
Case Fan Cougar Vortex PWM 119.8 CFM 140mm Fan $18.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cougar Vortex PWM 119.8 CFM 140mm Fan $18.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cougar Vortex PWM 119.8 CFM 140mm Fan $18.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic X Series 1250W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $239.98 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.00 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell U3011 60Hz 30.0" Monitor $1141.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell U3011 60Hz 30.0" Monitor $1141.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell U3011 60Hz 30.0" Monitor $1141.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $9765.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-01 10:59 EDT-0400

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KalamazooKid 42 points 46 months ago

$10,000?!

KalamazooKid 45 points 44 months ago

In hindsight, "IT'S OVER 9000!" might have been a more appropriate comment.

Still, love the complete overkill.

Norm101 3 Builds 20 points 46 months ago

Well, I'm officially jealous.

lenoz 2 Builds 16 points 46 months ago

Don't suppose you fancy running another giveaway contest soon? :-)

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 13 points 46 months ago

Hehehe, I think this would surpass the threshold amounts in several states for sweepstakes. Random trivia - did you know that in Rhode Island if the prize total is over $500 you have to register your giveaway with the state? (I think it costs something like $100-$150?) Same thing applies in other states, though at different thresholds. Giving something away is actually surprisingly hard to do properly.

Miniomegaxis 2 Builds 20 points 46 months ago

Dear Santa...

SSSHypermen 11 points 46 months ago

I suppose using terms like 'donate' and 'award' wouldn't be a way to get around said clauses. Such as "Award for writting the best reason [User] needs [insert part here]." Or some type of finding a loophole in the terms for the states.

Or, do be aware this is a tired mind working, sell the parts for a heavy discount? Assign a price to each part, have the contest for each part and the winner is allowed to benefit on purchasing at the discount?

I probably sound like a moron by now, meh.

lenoz 2 Builds 8 points 46 months ago

Haha, I had no idea. Crazy. I guess you'll just have to restrict it to UK only... my chances of winning are improving all the time :)

Jimmy 5 points 46 months ago

Do it discretely, the states don't need to know... XD I'm kidding.

Highwlaker 1 Build 5 points 46 months ago

Sell it to the winner for like 100 bucks. Problem solved x)

MikeyA15A4 1 point 45 months ago

I was thinking something like $1 if it was to be for free. But a C-note for this. I'd spend $1k right now if I won a contest for it.

TwilightCM 3 points 45 months ago

How about make the actual contest a %-off code? As in, go collab with Amazon or (more probably) Newegg to get the system you guys make pre-built, then send the lucky winner a 95% off code. As MikeyA15A4 said, I'm sure anyone would pay $500 or even $1000 to get a $10000 rig.

MadBadger 8 points 46 months ago

Here's where somebody would normally tell you that you could save money by changing CPUs to a FX-8350 with 4 7870 GHz editions in Crossfire, because you know, 3 Titans are overkill.

/sarcasm

Nice build. Did you get the undercoating? Sport package? Floormats?

Regular unleaded or Premium?

JayRode 2 Builds 14 points 42 months ago

I don't think they have different grades of rocket fuel.

kurodatsubasa 7 points 46 months ago

Looks like some great build, but why no true custom watercooling? :)

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 8 points 46 months ago

We swap the components in and out for different testing, which would make a custom loop a bit impractical. If it were a permanent setup, I would have loved to.

lenoz 2 Builds 7 points 46 months ago

Anyone else find it oddly enjoyable seeing Philip in the flesh? (And yes, I realise that sounds weird.)

BChristy15 6 points 46 months ago

Hey Philip, Awesome Build! Who would I talk to about getting one of those pcpartspicker T-Shirts and maybe a sticker or two? I know this isnt the right place to ask but I really want one

bulc9408 5 points 46 months ago

I like people like you. You have a fantastic website, are genuinely passionate about computers(and helping other people with computers), and seem like an amiable guy. I can honestly say that because of your website and it's ease of use, I finally pulled the trigger on my first ever build. I loved it, and wish I had done it sooner! I hope the best for you and that you are able to continue on with this, thanks!

Mnewsham 4 points 46 months ago

So you bought 32GB of RAM for ~$611

Why didn't you just buy http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231525

64GB (8x8GB) and 2133Mhz, CAS 11 instead of CAS 9 but not a huge deal for DOUBLE the RAM...

Norm101 3 Builds 3 points 46 months ago

In the video he says that he bought it most especially to fit the color scheme of black/gray/orange.

manirelli staff 7 Builds 2 points 46 months ago

The Dominators meshed better with the color scheme.

GeForceGiant 2 points 46 months ago

Dominator memory is the most efficient (CAS9) at the lowest voltage that corsair sells. Good choice staying in the intel specs to go easy on the memory controller. +1

diedrupo 1 point 45 months ago

Wait can you explain the benefits of this CAS stat? I think its insane that you can double your RAM with G.Skillz but I want to know more about how this CAS thing makes a difference.

IamApropos 3 Builds 4 points 46 months ago

Philip I absolutely loved your build video, very inspiring for me.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 2 points 46 months ago

Thanks! Glad you liked it. :)

leroyjenkins2274 4 points 46 months ago

A "little" bit over the top. Yeah... right.

DrJack6 1 Build 3 points 46 months ago

The 3960x and 3970x cost the same and you didnt use the 3970x? Im confused lol

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 7 points 46 months ago

I had a 3960X on hand, but not a 3970X.

DrJack6 1 Build 13 points 46 months ago

oh ok... Man I wish I had a 3960x on hand.... LOL

broadblade 3 points 46 months ago

Just a few items to nit-pick here, not a full on criticism of the build. 1) The monitors, there are better out there and I realize they were what you had on hand. Some good alternatives Asus PA246Q or Dell UltraSharp U2410. 2) The CPU. It was my understanding that the 3930k was comparable in everyway to the 3970 or 3960 and comes in at a much lower price point. 3) 3 Titan's ? I was also under the impression that a single GTX 690 was still better than 1 Titan and 2 690's would be better than 3.

Like I said previously, this is not a criticism of the build, just a few thoughts to chew on.

Thanks for a great site.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 4 points 46 months ago

A couple thoughts on your feedback (which I appreciate by the way):

  • The two monitors you mentioned are 24" rather than 30" and run at a significantly lower resolution (1920x1200 vs 2560x1600).
  • I had both the 3930k and 3960x on hand, so I opted for the more potent one.
  • The 690 does outperform a single Titan for single monitor setups. However, in large resolution multi-monitor setups, the 3-way SLI Titans will vastly outperform dual 690s - not by raw horsepower, but because of the larger VRAM. A 690 only has 4GB of RAM, which is effectively 2GB per GPU. The Titans however have 6GB per GPU. When going multi-monitor, particularly with 2560x1600, 2GB is not sufficient and will cause a large performance degradation.
th3m4dh4tt3r 1 Build 1 point 46 months ago

The 3930k, while an excellent CPU, is quad core vs the 3960X 6-core.

Wait, what?

and

I also had both on hand, so I opted for the more potent one

Exactly how much stuff do you have on hand?

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 4 points 46 months ago

Yikes, my bad. Was thinking 3820 and not 3930k. (fixed.)

We have a good bit of hardware set aside here for benchmarking, which we hope to roll out in a big way in the future. Cases not so much, as they take up a lot of space physically though.

th3m4dh4tt3r 1 Build 2 points 46 months ago

Ah, that's what I figured ;)

That's pretty awesome, all the parts I have are from old servers I got off craigslist, lol.

wheelerj 0 points 46 months ago

Some of this hardware that is set aside for benchmarking could be given away in contests. Everyone loves to win something.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

We have given away quite a bit of hardware already, and have plans to give away more. We just gave away a SAN + HDD just a couple weeks ago. :)

Shark90576 1 Build 2 points 46 months ago

Wow. Great build and thanks for the video.

Norm101 3 Builds 2 points 46 months ago

Are the drive bays designed to only be accessible from the back panel or is that a choice you made, and if so, why? Overall, extraordinary build.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 4 points 46 months ago

Correct, they are only accessible from the rear. It's quite nice, actually. The reason being that for front mounted drives, if you put the wiring in the back you still have to get to that side to disconnect them. If you put the wiring on the front side, well, you've got that wiring showing (which aesthetically isn't terrible, but in my opinion just isn't as clean.)

Norm101 3 Builds 2 points 46 months ago

I agree about the cleanliness. Though I never even paid attention to the fact that I, too, open both sides of my case to add/switch drives. Just one of things I do without ever paying attention to it. Very clever design. Thanks!

hentaiboi_ 1 Build 2 points 46 months ago

Demonic Build!!! 3:)

CrispyIV 2 points 46 months ago

Mother of god...

gogo809 3 Builds 2 points 46 months ago

um....holy crap!!! I love your choices!

I love my cougar fans. They push a ton of air and are super quiet. I had read the PWM varients can make a clicking sound, but most complaints were in a horizontal alignment (like on your x60). Did they get that cleared up, or have you never heard of that?

I like to see explanations of why you made decisions. A noob would question why you chose that platform, and videos like this would be a great place to drop little pearls of wisdom.

JeBarr 2 points 46 months ago

What an awesome build for 2D Surround mode!

Portrait or Landscape? Bezel corrected?

Personally...I'd have gone with the Crucial M500 960GB SSD instead of 2x 840 Pro. Then again, I'm not sure when you specced this build out either. Two 840Ps might be faster but the storage capacity of m500s are great as well as the $/GB, not that it matters for these type of builds.

Can't hardly wait for the in-depth show n' tell :D

JeBarr 2 points 46 months ago

I just finished watching the build video.

Love how your build area is nice and clean looking.

Mine is littered with tools and junk!

Norm101 3 Builds 3 points 46 months ago

LOL I keep finding fairies, yo-yos, crayons, teddy bears, ribbons, etc. on mine. Not to mention cat toys.

tacoyum6 2 points 46 months ago

Wait, how is your rad being cooled if the fans are just pulling? Or, is pull sufficient to cool the fins?

gogo809 3 Builds 3 points 46 months ago

According to LinusTechTips testing it makes no difference. He recommends pull because it is easier to clean the RAD. When you have it configure in push you have to take the fans off to clean it.

tacoyum6 2 points 46 months ago

Wow, thats interesting. Do you have a link?

gogo809 3 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

This one doesn't have the spreadsheet attached, I didn't find that one on a cursory glance: LinusTT push vs pull vs push and pull

JeBarr 1 point 46 months ago

I stopped listening to LinusTT when I witnessed him "prove" that running two GTX cards in SLI made no difference whether or not the second slot was running at x4.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 4 points 46 months ago

When I benchmark everything, I'll test it both ways and report back on the result.

gogo809 3 Builds 2 points 46 months ago

Their temperature testing is pretty good though. Their setup is nice and they provide a spreadsheet with their numbers. Plus its a less subjective testing methodology.

I understand though, some people don't like it. I enjoy most his videos, especially unboxings. He usually drops some tips or things I might not of thought of.

JeBarr 2 points 46 months ago

My favorite video was the fan bloopers!

Isaiah4110 2 points 46 months ago

A single one of those monitors costs more than what my completed build will reach!

Very, very impressive build. Well done with the cable routing and case organization to optimize for both airflow and a clean finished product. Well done Philip!

th3m4dh4tt3r 1 Build 2 points 46 months ago

How much of this was sponsored? Sweet 'puter :D

Yakuza 2 points 46 months ago

maybe he shouldve went with noctuna fans if only they weren't brown :( or darker pros

yahya 2 points 46 months ago

you must call this "The 20 computers PC" there is a lot of exaggeration in your build man, whatever,thanks for sharing :)

noob_for_life 2 points 46 months ago

This is the kind of build i make and then save it and just dream

alexjc4lyfe 2 points 46 months ago

I am so curious to know the amount of heat that thing generates.....Its so beautiful tears lol

alegacyreborn 2 points 46 months ago

Why not something like this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1cOgK ? It has quite a bit more horsepower(+1 titans, 2x as much RAM @ 2400Mhz, more SSD space, faster hard drives, etc.) and all for ~$600 less.

-tommy 1 point 46 months ago

Much higher res monitors.

rhandyrhoads 5 Builds 2 points 46 months ago

Haha, I love how you just switched from building those cheaper builds and then you just go all out and build a 10k dollar one.

GeForceGiant 2 points 46 months ago

Definitely an interesting build, but by that, totally unrealistic. Still cool to see though. The custom sleeved cables are gorgeous. Those titans look like they would suffocate on that mobo. Is there like a paper-thickness space between the cards for intake of the blower fans? Scary......Quick way to toast a couple grand in a month...O_o I really like that case. have always been a corsair fan for cases, but that NZXT has a lot of options for customization. Thanks for the cool video.

knowlesk83 1 point 38 months ago

I agree. I am amazed that someone would spend this much money and only invest in air cooling....

-tommy 2 points 46 months ago

Why only 5400rpm drives?

PapaHance 2 points 46 months ago

All the FPS you'll be getting limited to a 60Hz monitor.

totesmuhgoats 1 Build 2 points 45 months ago

Where do you guys get those power supply cables? They don't appear to be the ones that come with the PSU.

I'm interested because I always worry about damaging the cables to my x750 and not being able to replace them. These also look a good deal better.

cory321 1 point 45 months ago

The custom sleeved cables were custom made by Reddit user Jappetto. If you're interested in having him make some for you, contact him at jappettos.workshop@gmail.com.

LulzAreGud 1 Build 2 points 45 months ago

The price of the processor alone made me **** myself

stnz 1 Build 1 point 46 months ago

If this is solely for Gaming, I don't get why you would purchase three U3011 which are originally made for Graphic Design (mostly) and not gaming. They also suffer from huge ghosting making it a worst choice for gaming, you could have found some really nice 30" displays with the same resolution but with less input lags IMO (and that while staying in the top notch range).

Another tweak that you could have done is to use custom stickers or to "paint" the "GEFORCE GTX" on the Titans in Orange, that would have been sick and matched the color scheme nicely. Some Di Noc on the PSU with the PC Part Picker logo would have been nice too ;).

This case is begging for water-cooling, especially marketed as a Quiet case, but since you're indeed going to swap part often (afterall, 3 Titans and a 3960X are already outdated, right ? :p), an AIO kit is okay, why the Kraken though ? Was it provided by NZXT ? The H220 with some Scythes painted orange would have given better performance for example.

I hope to see more videos of this build and to see it in action and also at full load since this case is - once again - marketed as quiet. I would like to hear it at full load with 3 Titans and all these fans to see which kind of noise it does.

Anyway, monstrous build guys, keep it up !

PS: How much did the sleeving from http://www.reddit.com/user/jappetto cost ? If that's not too.. indiscreet ;)

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 2 points 46 months ago

THe U3011s were something I had on hand already for development and production work. If I were going exclusively gaming, I'd probably choose something else. But then again, the choice of the monitor isn't the limiting factor in my gaming performance - it's me. :)

For the Kraken vs H220, I opted for the X60 as from what I've read it has slightly higher performance. it's also a bit larger at 140x280mm, opposed to the H220 120x240mm. I have both on hand though, and may benchmark both to see how they perform.

For costs of sleeving, it really varies by case and what all is needed. Jappetto could comment a bit better on the cost.

stnz 1 Build 2 points 46 months ago

Oh okay, then forget my comment about the screens ;). These screens are still premium quality anyway, and the ghosting won't matter that much except in FPS.

Regarding the cooler, I would be interested in the results of your testing, you could publish them here, and even ask Corsair to send you guys a H100i to do a comparison of the most popular AIO kits ;).

Concerning the sleeving, I just wanted an idea of how much it costed you guys for this case and this build specifically not in general.

Thanks for answering !

PS : Really liked the complete video, allowing anybody to follow step by step, pointing out common errors is a good thing too.

JeBarr 1 point 46 months ago

The price of this build is not really all that outrageous IMO.

A while back I made a list which I titled "2D/3D Vision Surround" and tried my best to choose relatively low cost parts to assemble a system that could handle ~6000x1080p 16xAF FXAA + PhysX.

After weeks of researching every part and scowering the GeForce forums and other 3D related sites, the total cost was between $6500-$7000. I even chose the cheapest combination of cpu+mobo that had enough pcie "lanes" which was the ECS golden z77 board with 3770k cpu.

BlackPoison 1 point 46 months ago

6 1/2 TB of storage. Is that really necessary?

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

The SSDs will be running in RAID 0, providing 512GB of high speed storage. The 3TB drives will be running in RAID 1, thus not offering any additional capacity - it'll appear as a 3TB volume only with the extra drive providing redundancy.

rio345 1 Build 1 point 46 months ago

Phillip could you tell me how to tell what i need from a mother board for gaming besides if it supports ram and a specific CPU

Caples 4 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

I question why a 3960X was used an not a 3930K. Literally the exact same performance.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

I had both on hand.

theused182 1 Build 1 point 46 months ago

holy ****.

Marcopolo 1 point 46 months ago

Wow these screens...

AlanPeterson68 1 point 46 months ago

Is this a RAID 0+1?

Preoriginal_Hipster 1 point 46 months ago

wow. over $100 on fans alone. Amazing build.

wheelerj 1 point 46 months ago

$10,000 could buy you a nice car!?!

rchar081 2 Builds 3 points 46 months ago

a lot of people spend more time on their computer than in their car. I am not saying I would ever spend 10,000 on a computer, but you can see where I'm coming from in saying that for a lot of people an expensive computer is worth it since you spend so much of your time on it.

FTaylorr 1 point 46 months ago

Dayum

precrime3 1 point 46 months ago

dat price vs performance ratio.

MrNormalGuy 1 point 46 months ago

Nice video and build! If only I had the money though :P

MadBadger 1 point 46 months ago

Still waiting on the cable and Sentry 2? I'm curious to see how this thing turned out.

And some bench numbers would be awesome too.

7em 1 point 46 months ago

one processor for three titans works?

Mickado 1 Build 1 point 46 months ago

Pft, not that impressive, my first build has the same mechanical hard drive...

But seriously, wow. I'm not a gamer, but I can appreciate the power of that animal!

sevenup1203 1 point 45 months ago

Awesome build, I just signed up with the website and am coming up with a AMD build for streaming video games. This build was amazing, I'm literally blown away. 3 GTX TITANS :O...lol

cory321 1 point 45 months ago

I'm currently building this rig (my first build) and I'm stuck on the part where all the fans connect to the motherboard/PSU. There are 7 fans each with a 4-pin connection but the fan input panel on the back of the H630 case has only input connections for 3-pin. Am I doing it wrong?

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

You can still use your 4-pin fans on the 3-pin headers, but they just won't run in the 4-pin PWM mode. The four pins are +V, ground, tachometer, and PWM. On three pin, it omits the PWM line. However PWM fans will run at 100% duty cycle if the PWM line is not connected.

cory321 1 point 45 months ago

Thanks Philip!

cory321 1 point 45 months ago

After building this rig on my own I discovered that in order to get the Titans to work with the GA-X79-UP4 Motherboard you must update your BIOS to the f3p beta version. Also you will need to use an older video card to access the BIOS. Take precautions when flashing the BIOS as it can result in a motherboard's failure to boot. After flashing, be sure to reconfigure the SSD RAID setup as the BIOS flash will reset those settings and the OS will go missing.

Here are the needed drivers for those building with this Motherboard and Titans: http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4288#bios

diedrupo 1 point 45 months ago

Is there a better/newer motherboard that you would recommend instead to save the hassle of using the one in this build?

chrlfischer1 1 point 45 months ago

What temp does your cpu/gpu run at?

Jack_Burton 1 point 45 months ago

Who should I send my address to ensure accurate shipping? ;)

nopunchespulled 1 point 45 months ago

two hdd's and they are not 7200 rpm, for 10k you would atleast pony up for the 7200

SaiBork 1 point 45 months ago

I'm looking at getting the NZXT H630 and the Kraken X60 too. How are the standard fans comparing to the Cougar Vortex fans? I would like nice quiet fans, but they still need to push through enough air obviously. I don't care about the colours too much as the H630 doesn't have a window.

unknownworlde 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

Do you have to have a fan with the kraken cooler or is it fine by itself

SaiBork 1 point 45 months ago

The Kraken comes with its own two fans. That's why I would like to know the difference it makes with the fans Philip has included in this build.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

The Kraken X60 comes with two 140mm fans, which work perfectly fine. We just swapped them out to match the color scheme.

voodoomike69 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

Did i miss the benchmarks or are they not done yet?

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

They're not done yet, but we hope to get those run soon.

flipins 3 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

I would kill for this computer.. it is amazing.

rzor93 1 point 45 months ago

cable sleeving looks nice :p

ItssLane 1 point 45 months ago

Why don't you go for a 4way sli? I have it in my build and I noticed a big increase in power.

acwsupremacy 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

This is absolutely ludicrous. That said, you haven't quite saturated the performance of this machine yet, because...

Nvidia has a feature called Maximus tucked inconspicuously into their professional graphics firmware. What this allows you to do is, for instance, with your three x16 PCIe slots, SLI two Quadro K6000s (each with marginally higher core count and twice the VRAM of a Titan) to be used for driving the graphical display, while backend computation is delegated to your Tesla K20x. Granted, these three laced together will blow your budget up by another $12,000 and potentially draw on the order of 800 Watts by themselves. But that seems a small price to pay for GPU+GPU+GPGPU madness.

Similarly to the idea of multiprocessing a couple of Intel's up-and-coming E7 Xeons, I drool slightly if I'm not careful with my imagination...

Shuji_Yamigami 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

Love the build! Can't wait to build my next pc, might have to do a color scheme like this.

2nd-Gen 1 point 45 months ago

This thing might be able to go against Maximum PC's Dream Machine which boasts a 5ghz I7 3970x and quad SLI Titans overclocked. This is a seriously awesome machine, and it better be at $10,000. I really recommend the Asus PQ321 screen, which has 25% more pixels than 3 1080p screens put together. Really awesome work guys!

SaiBork 0 points 45 months ago

The selected screens however are 3x 2560 x 1600. So that's even more than the single 4k screen ;) (12.288.000 vs 8.294.400) And also, much wider, which is great with gaming. Unless you go 3x the 4k screen, but I don't think anything can do that in gaming at the moment.

2nd-Gen 1 point 45 months ago

Nice observation i forgot that they were 2560x1600

Mr._Funtimes 1 point 44 months ago

I can picture anyone who has one will be like Gollum from the Lord of the Rings. Such a powerful machine!

blueberry_racehorse 1 point 44 months ago

So are the benchmarks and stuff going to come sometime soon? Or is this in limbo right now?

manirelli staff 7 Builds 1 point 44 months ago

We had some things come up but are actively working on the benchmark rigs and hope to start them really soon.

ObsidianFire99 1 point 44 months ago

Ridiculously powerful build... But who cares what colour their motherboard is. You look at a monitor not the motherboard.

prestonb 1 point 44 months ago

damn rich much?

Secure_Lemons 1 point 44 months ago

HOW MANY FANS DO YOU NEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lB5S4l 2 Builds 1 point 44 months ago

Kinda late, decided to take a peak, and all I can think is "somebody get this man a plastic wedge".

Mattchew 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

In words of your CPU cooler, you could definitely say that this computer is meant to UNLEASH THE KRAKEN! Seriously though, this computer would make me drool for decades. Lifetime warranty should come with such expenses. Have you found anything in particular that you extremely enjoy, despite being able to afford this? XD

andrew991116 1 point 43 months ago

A "tad" bit high end

JackB 1 point 43 months ago

woah

rjbcc58 1 point 40 months ago

Was there ever a follow up on this?!

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

I should have some technical content featuring this build going live (hopefully) within a week. I've recorded some benchmark footage, and am putting together all the bits and pieces.

Dreogan 1 point 39 months ago

Just wanted to point out that for my own "trial" runs of trying to build a budget gaming pc, you've spent more on one video card than I have on the whole build. Just sayin'.

Jdolliver 1 point 38 months ago

Can I at least get the shirt in black?

Korsbaek 1 point 38 months ago

Wow... That thing could run DayZ...

Medio 2 Builds 1 point 38 months ago
bubbledor 1 point 38 months ago

So pretty much just sort for the highest priced component in every catagory and add it to the list? I guess it's cool to see instantiated.

ThatsPoorlyDrawn 3 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Thank you for making my budget build look like something you would buy from walmart.

game4ever07 1 point 35 months ago

This MONSTER is way too much :| But i love it anyway :D

Coolman_727 0 points 45 months ago

WILL THIS BE ABLE TO RUN MINESWEEPER AT LOW SETTINGS?? I NEED TO KNOW THANKS. hahaha

fishthedish 0 points 45 months ago

WOW, talking about overpowered. Wouldnt you need a pro version of Windows for it to actualy use that much ram?

DannyVekslender 1 Build -1 points 45 months ago

Monitor: Well, that's an okay choice.

HDD: Who uses 6TB+ of storage? Seriously.

SSD: You could buy 512GB and save money and electricity.

RAM: Low latency > high speed.

-What's the point in 64GB Motherboard if you bought only super-expensive 32GB?

OS: rly. rly.

KodyWB -1 points 44 months ago

Statistically you shouldn't use more than two Titans cause performance is lower in overall GPU operations (makes sense if you think about it). Also, screw the puny 256GB SSDS, why not go with Samsung's 840 Pro series? And if you want budget storage, go with the Evo series.

manirelli staff 7 Builds 5 points 44 months ago

We did this build in July... The EVO wasn't even announced.

a1sealc4 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

Puny 256? Samsung's EVO series is slower and uses TLC. One 256 pro would run faster then an EVO and two running Raid 0 is double the performance. EVO's belong on budget orientated builds not an enthusiast one like this.

faggofi -12 points 46 months ago

AMD IS BETTER AND CHEAPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

broadblade 2 points 46 months ago

If you beleive that I will send you $1,000,000.00 USD right now

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gogo809 3 Builds 2 points 46 months ago

no

AhoyMateyz 1 point 45 months ago

Fanboys im done.

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manirelli staff 7 Builds 1 point 44 months ago

The M500 wasn't available at time of the build iirc and the seidon definitely wasn't. No need for enterprise HDDs. RAM was aesthetic and highest clocks at 1.5V. The monitors we have are larger and higher res than the asus and higher quality.

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