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February 25, 2012 6:43:19 PM

I am ordering a custom built system, and was wondering if there were any problems with the config before I buy, also any opinions are welcome. The specs are:


Motherboard: Intel S5520SC

CPUs: TWO Intel Xeons X5690 3.46GHz SIX CORE 12M L3 Cache (will have two on 1 board)

RAM: 96GB Kingston DDR3-1333 ECC

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 3GB

Sound Card: Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro PCI-E

Wireless: Asus PCE-N15 Wireless 802.11b/g/n PCI-E Adapter

1st Hard drive: Intel 520 480GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5inch SSD, Read: Up to 531 MB/s, Write: Up to 315 MB/s

2nd Hard drive: Intel 320 600GB SATA II 2.5inch SSD, Read: Up to 270 MB/s, Write: Up to 220 MB/s

Disk drive: Asus 12x Blu-ray Burner SATA (black)

Case: Antec P193 V3

Power supply: Silverstone ST1500 1500W Power Supply

CPU cooling: 2X Puget Hydro CL3 Liquid Cooling System

Mods: Custom 120mm Side Panel Fan

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February 25, 2012 6:56:42 PM

That will be a BEAST system!
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February 25, 2012 7:01:36 PM

Lol thanks, Im getting a special offer on it, other wise I wouldn't be able to afford it :p 
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February 25, 2012 7:14:55 PM

Hi :) 

Quick question...why are you buying Xeons ? Is this going to be a server ?

Also you realise this will cost thousands ???even at a special price ?

All the best Brett :) 
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February 25, 2012 7:18:07 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Quick question...why are you buying Xeons ? Is this going to be a server ?

Also you realise this will cost thousands ???even at a special price ?

All the best Brett :) 


Thanks for the consideration, I have the funds to purchase the setup, and yes, this will mostly be used to run servers, But I am also a hard core gamer, so I will also be using it to play Call of duty and Minecraft. But 70% of the system will be dedicated to server hosting
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February 25, 2012 7:29:47 PM

The exact cost is $11,000 BTW
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February 25, 2012 7:42:59 PM

One thing: Even with a 590 GPU, you won't need 1500W. Max is probably 1200W.
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February 25, 2012 8:21:54 PM

It says the Mobo only supports 300W for a graphics card, the Geforce takes up 340W when under a full load, can this be fixed with the Two 8-pin Supplemental Power connectors, or will I just have to limit it to 300W???
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March 3, 2012 3:18:31 AM

Best answer selected by Hammy12Edgar.
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