Because I have never been a fan of the TItan's I've always thought they were confused cards, not sure if they were supposed to be workstation cards, or gamer cards.
Because I didn't want to buy a new power supply when the Silencer Mk III i had works great, and does what I need it to do. So that cost was $0 for me. And spending $XXX to move up to Fully modular from Semi-Modular didn't make sense to me.
Because I'm waiting for the 1080Ti's and I dont want to upgrade from 1080 to 1080Ti's, when I can just hold out with my 980Ti's and then upgrade when they 1080 Ti's drop.
Thanks me either. So far so good, but will definitely mention it if I do run into any issues.
Mine is running just fine, haven't had any problems with it in the least. I did just get a notification for a new BIOS update though as of this morning (9/19), which I'll probably postpone until next week.
I plan to get 2x 1080Ti's (if / when they hit the market)
My cable management has improved since these pictures were uploaded, I have made sure that my cables are now adequate for the build. Also the H80i was free, and needed a decent cooler without going custom. So I figured Free.99 + decent overclocking headroom = Win for me. I've finally gotten to 43% overclocked as well, doing 4.4-4.5 on core 2 for single threaded apps, while 4.3 across the remaining cores.
Um...Actually I don't know...I haven't tried...but I'm definitely going to see if I can find it now...however I do know it'll only run MahJong tiles at 1024x768, in windowed mode. Zuma's Revenge on the other hand runs at full screen....at 800x600...144FPS :)
I agree this is a great build, however it does put some money on places that I do not need, such as the software, Optical Drive, headphones, and case fans. The cost of this build is almost 2x more than the total amount of money spend on the hardware I purchased. The purchase price of the items in my PCPartPicker are misleading, yes they are a represented value of current market, however they do not represent the actual cost that left my wallet.
Total cost for my parts was sub $3k, and catered a bit more to what I wanted. But otherwise, this is a wonderful build that very few people would be able to utilize to its fullest.
I think we all would if we could.
haha WCG, not so much :P IBM's still got the market on that, and I'm pretty sure they will be eating my 6950x alive, but it would be a fun attempt :P
Interesting, I'll have to give this a try when I get home from work. I have a 200Mbs Down connection, so this'll be interesting. Also I have a few xeon's that I would be interested to see how they do with this type of workload...if it can be multi-threaded or if its a single threaded workload.
I'm not even sure I know 1000 different web addresses...although I did have like 20+ youtube tabs open, and running on different videos. I'm probably going to have to pass on this test though, its not something I want to devote a weekend too just yet. I still have some other tweaking and changes to make (and possibly plan for the Pascal Titan X that was announced....but not sure I can afford to drop $2400 on 2 of them...)
haha yes, I'm American. I cant imagine what it would take to eat up 128GB of system memory. The immense number of tasks necessary would bottleneck someplace else in the computer prior to the 128GB filling up...or at least I would think.
I've had 100 tabs open, and haven't had an issue yet...so who knows.
I will have about 100GB of it reserved for a RAMDisc, and the remaining 28GB available for system memory, soooo I guess that's kind of maxing it out? :P
No, the most usage I've seen to date has been about ~70GB of it. That's doing a Maya render, premier render, having a movie playing, while having every favorite open in chrome, and 5 full games running in windows (crysis 3, farcry 4, Doom, Dragon Age: Inquisition, FFXIV), and streaming to twitch. But that was more of a CPU load test vs anything else, it happened to eat ~70GB of RAM, but I'm pretty sure that was mostly because of the render's.
In my desktop/workstation, 128 is the most I've had. however I have a few servers that run more than that, but mostly because I use them as a render farm or for multiple workstation VM's.
I'm not sure I follow? I have the 950 Pro, 840 Evo as standalone drives (the 950 pro = primary drive, and RAMDisk Backup), the 840 Evo, as a storage drive for documents, and the like. While I have the 2 Corsair 960GB LE's in Raid 0, as my Steam&Install's folder.
I'm assuming your referring to my Corsair LE's 960GB drives...They run in Raid 0, and I have no complaints on the drives. However I have read, and seen reviews on the smaller sized drives not performing to the 500+MB/s speeds. But so far, I cannot complain about any of these drives.
lol good sigh or bad sigh? :P
Currently I'm running stable at 4.2Ghz (36%) on all cores, if I just push a single core further, I can have a single core(for me its core1) go to 4.6Ghz, but I wanted to have the stability across the board, so I'm staying at 4.2Ghz. That is also just using a 1 touch OC via AI Suite, so if I really wanted to spend the next week or so I can probably run stable at 4.3 or 4.4 pretty easily, just been slightly lazy on that front for now, since I have a stable 4.2 that took almost no time.
Yeah I debated getting a different PSU, but I cant justify buying a new PSU just for aesthetics, especially when I have a perfectly good working PSU that I have enjoyed for years, especially when I found out the 6950x was going to be ~$1700US I just couldn't see about another $250+ custom cables, just for looks. It hurt, but I figured at this point it might be in the works down the road, and I'll definitely have pics up of the surround 4k, and the 1080Ti's (if/when they release :(...still only rumors I think).
I also have new pics I will probably be uploading after work today of a bit better cable management, and Overclocking numbers...I'm looking at about 36% OC on the CPU (4.2Ghz).
I have been giving away pc components to some people on my twitch at random times. Gave away a few SSD's, cases, psu's, haven't given away a CPU or GPU yet...kind of pricey to give away...lol
Its by no means consistent or even guaranteed that I'll give something away, but it has happened.
Do you have the model of the LED Strips you used? I wasn't able to really find a decent RGB LED Strip for this case.
I inquired with CableMod to see if they made cables for my PSU, but due to the unique connectors on my PSU, they do not, so I'm stuck with OEM cables. I will definitely have a much better managed interior with less fan/pump cables going all over the place, but the back is going to be somewhat of a challenge...
Yes, I will. I've been taking apart, moving components around, and trying to get rid of a rattle in the radiator mounting tray, so cabling at this point is less down my priority list until I can ensure a stable running machine, and a stable overclock.... and there is a reason I didn't take pictures of the other side of the case ;) Its a nightmare back there...
Ya know what...I just realized your using a Muskin reactor. I had one of those SSD's a while back, and it did nothing but bog my system down, and I ultimately ended up replacing it, because I would have read and write speeds that were slower than my laptop 5200 RPM drives... I'm not sure if you've tried it yet, but you may want to see about either just trying a different drive, or maybe just installing linux onto a thumb drive, and run from that, and see if performance is better.
Yeah, but my 980Ti's are still doing just fine, and I'm waiting for the 1080Ti's because the rumor is they may have 12GB of VRAM, and I'm planning on getting 2 of those, as I have multi-4k monitors in the works.
Yes, I do stream. twitch.tv/snyprmasta I'm not very regular at streaming, I try and stream for 2 hours or so after work everyday.
So I have to ask, are you attempting to power 2x 4k monitors (effectively creating 8k of real estate on your desktop?), because there are 2 problems with this. The GTX 970 is not designed to handled 8k resolutions. Nvidia states the maximum digital resolution of the gpu would be 5120x3200 (or 16.3MP), where as 2x 4k resolutions (assuming your using 3840x2160), would total over 16.5MP (7680x2160) at the smallest configuration, if you intend to use DCI 4k (4096x2160) or even Ultra-wide TV 4k (5120x2160), Your looking at 17.7MP and 22.1MP respectively, which is way beyond what that GPU can do even just on the desktop.
Quick way to test this would be to just try one monitor, if performance improves, then you are pushing your single 970 outside its bounds of capabilities.
Also a side note, I have 2x 980 Ti's (6GB) Gpu's in SLI, and just sitting on my desktop at 7680x2160 uses almost 3GB of VRAM. Boot up a simple 4k youtube video, and my VRAM usage goes to 4.5GB (Full screened), try and load into any 3D accelerated application, and I sit pegged at 6GB, with horrible performance. Even at 4k the 6GB 980Ti's are struggling to get away from that 6GB VRAM usage mark.
All of what I mentioned above might just be mute if I misunderstood the 4k mention you made at the end of your description. But if you are going to be putting this kind of money into a linux 8k rig, you may want to look into a GPU with more VRAM, especially if you intend to do any heavy 2D/3D workstation loads, you may want to look into the quaddro cards, as many of them are already into the 20+GB VRAM range, and are designed for 4,8,12,16,20k workstation setups. Something like the Quadro M5000 supports up to 16k of desktop real estate with a max supported resolution of 4096x2160 from each DP1.2 port. For a maximum display real estate of something like 8192x4320 (or 35.4MP).
Good luck on getting this figured out, hope I helped.
I find it completely awesome that I'm using that same cooler currently to cool my i7 3930k @4.2Ghz, and its on this cheap build...Zalman made a winner when they created this one.
So, since I no longer have the second GTX690, I can really only comment on the single GTX690, and at 5760x1080, with everything on ultra for most games like BF4, Crysis3, Farcry3, etc, my fps hovers between 30-40, with few dips into the teens under extreme gunfire and vegetation in Crysis3.
Being as this GPU only has 2GB per chip, it is a little limited for wide screen gaming. But still holds it own quite well.
Running Skyrim at 5760x1080 with 4k texture packs and ultra realism mods doesn't slow the card down much. But the fan does begin to work harder after extended play sessions.
I'm in the process of upgrading to 2x GTX 980's and will do a comparison of the two
Yes, however I did not buy them all at once, I bought them over roughly a year, as I do video / audio editing as well, I did need to expand my HDD capacity. Currently I have some additional drives that I'm using that are much larger single capacity, but I did not list them as they are much more recent purchases, and these were the closest ones I had to the original purchase equipment.
I've done basic audio editing, and some audio manipulations, however I've never come across such an elaborate audio setup (albeit I am NOT an audiophile by any means)...I'd be interested to actually hear the difference in my $70 Corsairs, and these $1500 Sennheiser's. I also have no doubt in my mind that Sennheiser makes some of the best audio products on the market, I just cant seem to wrap my head around that price tag for headphones :(
All the comments about the cable management, when the only I see in this is the $1499.95 for the Sennheiser HD800's...I cant imagine $1500 for headphones...
I see a few comments about why get the APU + 7950...now I'm not defending the choice, because I would have rather had an FX or an i5, but as a possible explination, isn't it possible to xFire the APU + 7950? for another like 20% performance increase? I've never tried the APU + GPU crossfire, but I do remember reading that it was possible.