Description

Built in January of 2016. The motherboard is actually an Asus X99-A 3.1, not listed on the site.

It's power hungry with a pair of 295x2 cards, though video performance excels. 60fps at top settings in 4k in anything.

Plumbing the three separate water loops was not a big deal, though I improvised mounting points in the top mesh of the case. No drilling however.

The second monitor is in portrait next to the larger 4k in landscape which makes for great reference while gaming or developing software. HipChat and Gmail on the portrait display, real work on the other...

This rig is mostly idle when rendering for the Rift.

The Samsung SM951 cranks at 477MB/s write and 2231MB/s read which hosts my Steam library.

The Intel 600p gets a PCIe2.0 x4 link off the chipset, which isn't a terrible compromise at 549MB/s write, 1316MB/s read, off of its PCIe3 rated 1750MB/s. I've 4x lanes wasted to the CPU but there's no way to split that with the SM951. The BIOS had to be forced to PCIe2 from Default and also set to x4 for the slot.

Both PCIe drives are on "SMAKN® M.2 NGFF PCIe 4 LANE SSD to PCIE 3.0 x4" risers so I don't have to reach under the lower video card for access. Oddly enough one card came with a green activity LED, the other blue. Handy to see what colors are strobing through the case.

The 64GB RAM kit works well, nice to know I can double that easily enough. I work with VM images for a living and need the space for performance simulations.

Both video cards get 16 lanes of PCIe3 direct to the CPU in addition to the Samsung PCIe x4 SSD. The big Intel chip is a fantastic IO switch. The 1600W power supply doesn't have a UPS, due to its power consumption.

Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 7 points

3 AIO's = MOMS SPAGGETHI

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

WEAK ARMS ARE HEAVY

  • 40 months ago
  • 5 points

He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready To drop bombs, but he keeps on forgettin' What he wrote down, the whole crowd goes so loud He opens his mouth, but the words won't come out He's chokin', how, everybody's jokin' now The clocks run out, times up, over, blaow! Snap back to reality, oh there goes gravity Oh, there goes Rabbit, he choked He's so mad, but he won't give up that easy?

  • 40 months ago
  • 4 points

He won't have it, he knows his whole back's to these ropes It don't matter, he's dope He knows that but he's broke He's so sad that he knows When he goes back to his mobile home, that's when it's Back to the lab again, yo This whole rhapsody He better go capture this moment and hope it don't pass him

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

The souls escaping, through this hole that its gaping This world is mine for the taking Make me king, as we move toward a, new world order A normal life is borin', but super stardom's close to post mortem It only grows harder, only grows hotter He blows us all over these hoes is all on him Coast to coast shows, he's known as the globetrotter Lonely roads, God only knows, he's grown farther from home, he's no father He goes home and barely knows his own daughter But hold your nose 'cause here goes the cold water His hoes don't want him no mo, he's cold product They moved on to the next schmo who flows, he nose dove and sold nada So the soap opera is told and unfolds, I suppose it's old partna, but the beat goes on

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes I'm the real Shady All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating So won't the real Slim Shady please stand up, Please stand up, please stand up?

Realizes its wrong one

:P

  • 40 months ago
  • 5 points

4GPU' s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can I have one?

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

Begins cutting one of them in half

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Submitter gets very angry

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm... If that was the case, I'd turn 180 degrees and march forward :D

  • 40 months ago
  • 4 points

I love you I love this build I love the case I love the r9 295x2 I love that keyboard I love pcpartpicker I love every thing +1 for you

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

This made my day! Happy people are so much better than pissed people! +1 :D

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

<3 back at you. It's such a fun build. And I can heat a little house with it cranking full tiltl

  • 40 months ago
  • 4 points

Awesome build, but you forgot to liquid cool your keyboard. +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

But when I spill some wine onto the STRAFE keyboard it makes a nice splish-splahsy sound. And is well cooled, of course

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

:p

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I always have a sweet spot for high power coding/content creation machines, though I never had the need to own one, I'd really like to know which kind of work would use them.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy crap, if I plugged that into the wall of my apartment it would probably trip the breakers for the entire floor. +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm very suprised you chose the H60 to cool the 5930K, as overclocking that with a decent cooler (maybe a H100i or better) would be beast, but your choice. You went completely overkill on the GPUs, but whatever. It's a shame you're only using two monitors with the graphics cards, but again, your choice. That EVGA SuperNOVA 1600W is completely overkill, but who doesn't love overkill? Great job on the build, enjoy! +1 from me.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

1300W rated build. Add overclocking to that i would say 1600W is just fine and not overkill (my opinion).

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I also own an EVGA SuperNOVA 1300W, and it is not enough.

Still have it, back in its box if someone wants to try a 1.3kw build

edit: Yeah I just salvaged that h60 from another build. Lazy! Temps are ok for now.

  • 40 months ago
  • 0 points

you could even use hyper 212 evo on that chip without it overheating, you just can´t do much oc.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

My concern is to keep warm air away from the GPU radiators. They are pumping 500W each and the cooler the interior can be the better.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

the 295x2s are often a really good deal on ebay and etc... So if you didn't pay ful price for them +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

That is one powerful build. Love to see that all the rads are exhausting, if you have some good intake fans I bet those rads get nice cool air. +1 for doing a unique build. Enjoy that maxed 4K 60fps.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 impressive!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Why would you run Windows on this BEAUTIFUL machine! You can make a custom Linux Distro using "Linux From Scratch", which is awesome! Great Build!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I make distros for a living :)

Steam > Windows I suppose.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Mother of all heaters!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Benchmarks pls!!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

More pics please? But awesome build, love it, crazy power.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Two Radeon Pro Duo's!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

sick build but i can't help my eyes hurting cause that clutter of cables and tubezz #RIPinpeppironis

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

and it's not good to tie the tubes together. Bundles cause head transfer for fluid on the way back to the GPUs. So yeah, while not organized they are hanging individually to heep the colder lines cool.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah yeah i know, so many tubes though ^

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Post benchmarks!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

minus 1

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  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

The 295X2 is cheaper...

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

And I built it in January 2016. I knew when building it the rig would be a trophy to "2015 peak gpu inefficiency" and yeah, with a 1070 going into another build right now I think that was the right thought.

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