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December 12, 2012 9:21:52 PM

This is just for fun, put together the absolute best possible gaming set up and post it. Pretty simple. There is no budget at all, just put together the best of the best.

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December 12, 2012 9:40:20 PM

Best Gaming Build!!! 2 x GTx 690 SLI : i7 3770k : 16GB RAM : Corsair AX1200i : H100i : CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) : Cosmo Case : OCZ RevoDrive 3 Max IOPS RVD3MI-FHPX4-480G PCI-E 480GB : ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM LGA 1155
December 12, 2012 9:52:35 PM

Nice build.
For monitors, why not 3 x Dell 30" 1600p, then add enough 690's (or 7990's) to taste (enough to get smokin' gameplay).
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December 12, 2012 9:53:36 PM

If you say so lol
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sd4C

Intel i7 3970x 6 core processor - $1079.98
Thermaltake water 2.0 extreme 81.3 CFM cpu cooler - 129.98
Asrock x79 Extreme11 EATX lga2011 MOBO - $609.47
Gskill Ripjaws Z series 64gb DDR3 2133 mhz - 699.99
OCZ R4 1.6 TB SSD - $10139.96 (waste of money but you said best LOL)
EVGA GTX 690 4gb - $1199.99 (Sli)
EVGA GTX 690 4gb - $1199.99 (Sli)
Cooler Master cosmos II (Black) ATX FT - $295.80
Corsair Proffesional Gold 1200w 80 plus - $253.98
I/O Magic Blue ray drive - $180.58
Samsung MD230X6 6 monitor setup 5760x2160 - $2999.99 (LOL AWSOME)
Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate - $178.98

Total: $18969.69

You obviously could save $10,000 on the SSD but you said BEST so lol......
December 12, 2012 10:42:40 PM

Here:my dream machine haha!

Radiator 1: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8523/ex-rad-146/XSPC_...

Radiator 2: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12371/ex-rad-200/EK_C...

CPU Block: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16546/ex-blc-1168/XSP...

Tubing: 10x http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12807/ex-tub-840/Prim...

GPU Blocks: 2x http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16404/ex-blc-1157/EK_...

Fittings: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15196/ex-tub-1189/Alp...

SLI ittings: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14823/ex-blc-1037/Hea...

Pump & Reservoir: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16144/ex-res-372/XSPC...

Fans6x: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11251/fan-718/Cooler_...

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Extreme EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($378.48 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($528.49 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($528.49 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D ATX Full Tower Case ($269.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VG278H 120Hz 27.0" Monitor ($549.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech G110 Wired Standard Keyboard ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G9x Wired Laser Mouse ($81.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $3555.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-12 19:39 EST-0500)
December 13, 2012 8:53:10 AM

blake1243 said:
If you say so lol
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sd4C

Intel i7 3970x 6 core processor - $1079.98
Thermaltake water 2.0 extreme 81.3 CFM cpu cooler - 129.98
Asrock x79 Extreme11 EATX lga2011 MOBO - $609.47
Gskill Ripjaws Z series 64gb DDR3 2133 mhz - 699.99
OCZ R4 1.6 TB SSD - $10139.96 (waste of money but you said best LOL)
EVGA GTX 690 4gb - $1199.99 (Sli)
EVGA GTX 690 4gb - $1199.99 (Sli)
Cooler Master cosmos II (Black) ATX FT - $295.80
Corsair Proffesional Gold 1200w 80 plus - $253.98
I/O Magic Blue ray drive - $180.58
Samsung MD230X6 6 monitor setup 5760x2160 - $2999.99 (LOL AWSOME)
Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate - $178.98

Total: $18969.69

You obviously could save $10,000 on the SSD but you said BEST so lol......

Is this a gaming or workstation because LGA 1155 is for Gamers and 2011 is for Workstation... i7 LGA 2011 is kind of a worthless build for gamers and as well as 64GB RAM plus 1.6TB SSD... If your doing a workstation might as well get a Tesla K20 with Quadro K5000
December 13, 2012 7:04:15 PM

It's for gaming, but the best. I'm pretty sure the i7 3970K runs games a little better than an 1155 socket would, the RAM and SSD aren't necessary for gaming, but they help.
December 13, 2012 7:20:51 PM

Here's mine haha, rounding the prices up.

i7 3970K CPU -$1080
ASRock X79 Extreme11 -$610
EVGA GeForce 690 X2 -$2400
Asus Xonar Essence STX -$181
32GB (8X4GB) G.Skills TridentX DDR3-2800 RAM -$2080
Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB X2 -$510
Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB X8 -$4160
Pioneer BD-2208 -$100
EVGA SuperNOVA 1500W PSU -$420
Custom BitFenix Shinobi HF Watercooled (PCPs) -$1375
HP 2480zx 24" Monitor X3 -$8100
Linux Ubuntu 64-Bit -FREE! ;D

TOTAL -$22000ish xD
December 13, 2012 10:22:38 PM

How about we built Server's computer? It's seriously fast!!! Forget about gaming build because server's hardware will smoke them away!!!

Quad Xeon CPU 1TB RAM 100TB HDD Storage with 10TB PCIe x4 cards with Quadro K5000 + Tesla K20 + GTx 690 SLI and 2000W+2000W PSU with custom build wood case and put them with a 4k resolution TV...

It's about $200,000! nothing can overpower a computer like this random build hehe and it's also possible but im not ganna look for prices, the 4k TV by itself is already $30,000
December 14, 2012 12:48:13 AM

Oh my gosh xD I want to learn more about server computers actually haha. I meant to put workstation in the original post as well.
December 14, 2012 1:16:35 AM

Sorry but these builds are intensity weak. The most powerful gaming system you can have:

-EVGA SR-X Motherboard
-Corsair Platinum 96GB @ 2000mhz+ and Cas 9
-Dual Corsair AX 1200i Power Supplies
-5 Nvidia EVGA GTX 680 Hydro Copper Editions. (4 of them in Quad SLI which destroys 690's in SLI and a 5th one for Physx)
-Dual Intel Xeon 4650's 8-Core CPU's (Maybe an overclocked 3970x may be better for gaming..not sure).
-OCZ Vector SSD or Samsung 840.


Main thing is that 4 Hydro Coppers or POV's in quad SLI overclocked will demolish a pair of regular 690's.

And for monitors...well...I'd say Triple 1080P monitors with 3D and 120Hz refresh rate (although doubtful you get framerates that high) or Triple 1600P monitors.
December 14, 2012 2:52:16 AM

See, I was looking at the SR-X with DUAL CPUs but Xeons aren't that great for gaming, plus the SR-X really isn't that good. I've heard awful reviews on it. Quad 680s will destroy 2 690s, it's just the power that's hard but with 2 1200s you'll be fine haha. Definitely 840 Pro over the vector.
December 14, 2012 6:30:40 PM

Well...if the game can take advantage of 16 cores...the Dual Xeons will do great.

The only benefit of the 3970X is that you can clock it up to absurdity which is great for games that use clock speed rather then many cores.

Also, if you had those dual xeons, you'd probably be able to run multiple game at the same time on different monitors.
December 15, 2012 1:19:44 PM

Yeah, there's a guy on YouTube who's system consists of the SR- X, Dual Xeons, and Dual 680s. He likes it.
December 15, 2012 9:11:47 PM

you guys should check out this one guy where he put his computer into a desk lol... i think it's l3p d3sk or so, look it up on YouTube.COM lol...
December 23, 2012 12:55:36 AM

blackhawk1928 said:
Sorry but these builds are intensity weak. The most powerful gaming system you can have:

-EVGA SR-X Motherboard
-Corsair Platinum 96GB @ 2000mhz+ and Cas 9
-Dual Corsair AX 1200i Power Supplies
-5 Nvidia EVGA GTX 680 Hydro Copper Editions. (4 of them in Quad SLI which destroys 690's in SLI and a 5th one for Physx)
-Dual Intel Xeon 4650's 8-Core CPU's (Maybe an overclocked 3970x may be better for gaming..not sure).
-OCZ Vector SSD or Samsung 840.


Main thing is that 4 Hydro Coppers or POV's in quad SLI overclocked will demolish a pair of regular 690's.

And for monitors...well...I'd say Triple 1080P monitors with 3D and 120Hz refresh rate (although doubtful you get framerates that high) or Triple 1600P monitors.
Sorry but these builds are intensity weak. :o  Really :??:  would you mind explaining how so? I am very curious.I might even learn somethings from your answer.I might not maybe i will realize you were just being a bit harsh or having a bad day.Thanks in advance. :wahoo:  BTW i barley start building a little over year ago so do not be to harsh with me please. :love: 
December 25, 2012 12:42:35 AM

^Is this your first time on a forum? You take things way to seriously LOL.

Rule #1 of the internet:

-Don't take anything seriously unless its like a personal and offensive insult.
December 28, 2012 4:11:47 PM

blackhawk1928 said:
^Is this your first time on a forum? You take things way to seriously LOL.

Rule #1 of the internet:

-Don't take anything seriously unless its like a personal and offensive insult.
Yes it is and thank you for the tip. :) 
March 21, 2013 1:14:44 PM

No limit you say...

CPU-i7 3970X 3,5 GHz BOX - 1.071,84 €
SSD- 2* Intel DC S3700, 800 GB - 2*2.124,71 €
RAM-2*Kingston DDR3 4 x 4 GB 2400 MHz - 2*190,88€
CD drive-LG BH16NS40 - 86,95€
GPU-2*Gigabyte NV TITAN GTX - 2*1.082,72€ (maybe quad sli?)
MoBo-Asus p9x79 - 261,62€
PSU-Corsair AX1200i, 1200 W - 346,60€
case-Master HAF X nVidia Edition - 194,68€
sound card-Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3 Slim - 93,65€
cooler-Intel Thermal Solution RTS2011LC - 82,93€
cooling paste - Arctic Cooling MX-4, 4 g - 8,92 €
OS-Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit DSP SLO - 204,29€
===8066,07€===

Thats what I found on slovenian website (not high end).

Now for some more (ummmmmm lets say) power (I guess).

over 9000 jaffa cakes - over 9000€


f*ck yeah we got a winner over here
March 31, 2013 2:12:01 PM

ASRock X79 Extreme11 Motherboard
Intel i7 3970X CPU
32GB (8x4GB) Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400MHz CAS9 RAM
Quad EVGA GTX Titan Graphics Cards
8 Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSDs
6 WD Black 4TB HDDs
EVGA SuperNova 1500W
Corsair 900D (Not sure if released yet)
$12,000ish
March 31, 2013 5:06:23 PM

BloodyDream3 said:
ASRock X79 Extreme11 Motherboard
Intel i7 3970X CPU
32GB (8x4GB) Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400MHz CAS9 RAM
Quad EVGA GTX Titan Graphics Cards
8 Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSDs
6 WD Black 4TB HDDs
EVGA SuperNova 1500W
Corsair 900D (Not sure if released yet)
$12,000ish


I dont think you cant even get quad with Titan?
April 1, 2013 1:48:16 AM

legendkiller said:
BloodyDream3 said:
ASRock X79 Extreme11 Motherboard
Intel i7 3970X CPU
32GB (8x4GB) Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400MHz CAS9 RAM
Quad EVGA GTX Titan Graphics Cards
8 Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSDs
6 WD Black 4TB HDDs
EVGA SuperNova 1500W
Corsair 900D (Not sure if released yet)
$12,000ish


I dont think you cant even get quad with Titan?


You can with right mobo. But it costs a ton of money. I tried bit ''eco'' couse its better to have a llot money than not so much alot.
a b 4 Gaming
April 1, 2013 6:38:04 AM
April 1, 2013 7:43:06 AM

BloodyDream3 said:
This is just for fun, put together the absolute best possible gaming set up and post it. Pretty simple. There is no budget at all, just put together the best of the best.


BloodyDream3,

A fun project, to try and work out the best solution regardless of cost. And, when imagining ways to spend someone else's money- always ask an architect!

Follows is a quick idea for an ultimate gaming system that uses a successful, but fairly conventional processor / motherboard that takes advantage of GPU acceleration in the form of an outboard GPU enclosure that extends the number of PCIe X16 slots. the alternative was to use a multiple CPU board as another way to extend the PCIe rails available, but as the Nestor outboard GPU modules adds the calculation power, it saves about $35,000 in Xeon E7 10-core processors. The disk system is based on a 480GB OCZ Revodrive 3 X 2, an LSI Logic SAS RAID controller, and 5X Western Digital SAS HD's in RAID 5.

Components that seems minimized or neglected in these ultimate build threads are the monitor and especially the sound system. In this idea, there is more expenditure on the monitor and sound system than the CPU/GPU. There's always a fuss about having several high-benchmark graphics cards, but it seems all those pixels shot out the cannon go to 27" 1980 X 1080 monitors. Not Good enough! In this idea, the Planar 84" monitor runs at 3840 x 2160. This would obviously need a situation where the gamer sits about 12' away. Sound too, is important, and in an earlier thread, a poster though I was a wasting money on an $85 dedicated sound card. However, in my view, the sound ought to be a great thundering sound. There is a 7.1 channel AV receiver powering 6X floorstanding speakers -2X Front, 2X Side, 2X Rear, 2X Subwoofers with built-in 300W amplifier,
and a single Center.

Several aspects of this idea are not fully addressed, especially component cooling.

Besides gaming, this should be a good video editing station and in moderate GPU accelerated supercomputing applications>

http://www.nvidia.com/object/gpu-accelerated-applicatio...

-And if it was being used for CAD, the background music would be of higher than average office quality,..

An Ultimate Gaming Computer> The BambiBOOM PixelCannon MKI™ >

CPU >

1. Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 150W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73960X $1,079.99
a. Overclock to 4.2GHz

2. ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard $439.99

3. RAM > 64GB RAM > 2X G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (8 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9Q2-32GBZH ($319.99 each) $639.98

4. CORSAIR Hydro Series H110 Water Cooler $129.99

5. OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 series RVD3X2-FHPX4-480G PCI-E 480GB PCI-Express 2.0 x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $769.00

6. EVGA 04G-P4-2690-KR GeForce GTX 690 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP $1019.00

7. LSI MegaRAID LSI00335 (9286CV-8eCC) PCI-Express 3.0 x8 Low Profile SATA / SAS RAID Controller $639.99

8. 5X Western Digital RE WD2001FYYG 2TB 7200 RPM SAS 6Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $1,140. ($228.99 each)

9. Digigram VX-7422HR 7.1 Sound Card for PC $525.

10. LIAN LI PC-D8000 Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case $331.99

11.
Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-1475M 1475W ATX 12V 2.3 & SSI EPS 12V 2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified $329.99

CPU Subtotal = $7037.

Separate Enclosure >

12. Netstor NA255A External GPU Unit $2,200.
a. http://www.netstor.com.tw/_03/03_02.php?MTEx

13. 3X NVIDIA TESLA K20 (900-22081-2220-000) GK110 5GB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 $14,000 ($3,499.99 each)


GPU Subtotal = $16,300

Monitor>

14. Planar UltraRes Series Professional 4K LCD Display 84" Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) $39,900.
a. http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ul...

Monitor subtotal = $39,900.

Sound Components >

15.
Marantz AV7701 home theater preamp/processor $1,450.

16.
6X Triangle Floorstanders Speakers (2F, 2S, 2R) $4,950. ($825. each)

17. 2X Vandersteen V2W subwooder $2,500. ($1,250 each)

18. [/b]Triangle Color center speaker $650.

Subtotal Sound = $7,050

CPU = ____ $7047.
GPU =___ $16,200.
Monitor = $39,900.
Sound =__ $7,050.

TOTAL= $72,937.

The price does not reflect $160 in mail-in rebates.



Cheers,

BambiBoom
April 1, 2013 8:41:00 AM

Or just buy (insert random number) of Intel Phis and you got supercomuter.

Im happy with 850€ build tought.
April 4, 2013 4:52:40 AM

legendkiller said:
BloodyDream3 said:
ASRock X79 Extreme11 Motherboard
Intel i7 3970X CPU
32GB (8x4GB) Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400MHz CAS9 RAM
Quad EVGA GTX Titan Graphics Cards
8 Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSDs
6 WD Black 4TB HDDs
EVGA SuperNova 1500W
Corsair 900D (Not sure if released yet)
$12,000ish


I dont think you cant even get quad with Titan?


You can; like the other guy said, it depends on the motherboard. K|ngP|n did it with the EVGA x79 dark, but I don't believe it is out yet?

bambiboom said:
BloodyDream3 said:
This is just for fun, put together the absolute best possible gaming set up and post it. Pretty simple. There is no budget at all, just put together the best of the best.


BloodyDream3,

A fun project, to try and work out the best solution regardless of cost. And, when imagining ways to spend someone else's money- always ask an architect!

Follows is a quick idea for an ultimate gaming system that uses a successful, but fairly conventional processor / motherboard that takes advantage of GPU acceleration in the form of an outboard GPU enclosure that extends the number of PCIe X16 slots. the alternative was to use a multiple CPU board as another way to extend the PCIe rails available, but as the Nestor outboard GPU modules adds the calculation power, it saves about $35,000 in Xeon E7 10-core processors. The disk system is based on a 480GB OCZ Revodrive 3 X 2, an LSI Logic SAS RAID controller, and 5X Western Digital SAS HD's in RAID 5.

Components that seems minimized or neglected in these ultimate build threads are the monitor and especially the sound system. In this idea, there is more expenditure on the monitor and sound system than the CPU/GPU. There's always a fuss about having several high-benchmark graphics cards, but it seems all those pixels shot out the cannon go to 27" 1980 X 1080 monitors. Not Good enough! In this idea, the Planar 84" monitor runs at 3840 x 2160. This would obviously need a situation where the gamer sits about 12' away. Sound too, is important, and in an earlier thread, a poster though I was a wasting money on an $85 dedicated sound card. However, in my view, the sound ought to be a great thundering sound. There is a 7.1 channel AV receiver powering 6X floorstanding speakers -2X Front, 2X Side, 2X Rear, 2X Subwoofers with built-in 300W amplifier,
and a single Center.

Several aspects of this idea are not fully addressed, especially component cooling.

Besides gaming, this should be a good video editing station and in moderate GPU accelerated supercomputing applications>

http://www.nvidia.com/object/gpu-accelerated-applicatio...

-And if it was being used for CAD, the background music would be of higher than average office quality,..

An Ultimate Gaming Computer> The BambiBOOM PixelCannon MKI™ >

CPU >

1. Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 150W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73960X $1,079.99
a. Overclock to 4.2GHz

2. ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard $439.99

3. RAM > 64GB RAM > 2X G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (8 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9Q2-32GBZH ($319.99 each) $639.98

4. CORSAIR Hydro Series H110 Water Cooler $129.99

5. OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 series RVD3X2-FHPX4-480G PCI-E 480GB PCI-Express 2.0 x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $769.00

6. EVGA 04G-P4-2690-KR GeForce GTX 690 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP $1019.00

7. LSI MegaRAID LSI00335 (9286CV-8eCC) PCI-Express 3.0 x8 Low Profile SATA / SAS RAID Controller $639.99

8. 5X Western Digital RE WD2001FYYG 2TB 7200 RPM SAS 6Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $1,140. ($228.99 each)

9. Digigram VX-7422HR 7.1 Sound Card for PC $525.

10. LIAN LI PC-D8000 Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case $331.99

11.
Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-1475M 1475W ATX 12V 2.3 & SSI EPS 12V 2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified $329.99

CPU Subtotal = $7037.

Separate Enclosure >

12. Netstor NA255A External GPU Unit $2,200.
a. http://www.netstor.com.tw/_03/03_02.php?MTEx

13. 3X NVIDIA TESLA K20 (900-22081-2220-000) GK110 5GB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 $14,000 ($3,499.99 each)


GPU Subtotal = $16,300

Monitor>

14. Planar UltraRes Series Professional 4K LCD Display 84" Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) $39,900.
a. http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ul...

Monitor subtotal = $39,900.

Sound Components >

15.
Marantz AV7701 home theater preamp/processor $1,450.

16.
6X Triangle Floorstanders Speakers (2F, 2S, 2R) $4,950. ($825. each)

17. 2X Vandersteen V2W subwooder $2,500. ($1,250 each)

18. Triangle Color center speaker $650.

Subtotal Sound = $7,050

CPU = ____ $7047.
GPU =___ $16,200.
Monitor = $39,900.
Sound =__ $7,050.

TOTAL= $72,937.

The price does not reflect $160 in mail-in rebates.



Cheers,

BambiBoom
[/b]

It was supposed to be simple, just the computer so that it wouldn't get wild and complicated. You know how the forums are right? Everyone would start arguing over a dang speak when that doesn't even matter in the least to performance -__- nevertheless, most of your choices were good; I don't see the point in having a home theater system with that king of computer though. However, it would be absolutely ridiculous to use a 3970X with a Tesla; the Tesla wouldn't be able to perform with that thing slowing them down, especially 3 of them. Swap it out for a dual Xeon or a single Xeon and a Xeon Phi, that would make more sense. Why have supercomputer graphics with a consumer, however outrageously priced it may be, motherboard and graphics.
April 4, 2013 12:59:01 PM

It was supposed to be simple, just the computer so that it wouldn't get wild and complicated. You know how the forums are right? Everyone would start arguing over a dang speak when that doesn't even matter in the least to performance -__- nevertheless, most of your choices were good; I don't see the point in having a home theater system with that king of computer though. However, it would be absolutely ridiculous to use a 3970X with a Tesla; the Tesla wouldn't be able to perform with that thing slowing them down, especially 3 of them. Swap it out for a dual Xeon or a single Xeon and a Xeon Phi, that would make more sense. Why have supercomputer graphics with a consumer, however outrageously priced it may be, motherboard and graphics.
said:
It was supposed to be simple, just the computer so that it wouldn't get wild and complicated. You know how the forums are right? Everyone would start arguing over a dang speak when that doesn't even matter in the least to performance -__- nevertheless, most of your choices were good; I don't see the point in having a home theater system with that king of computer though. However, it would be absolutely ridiculous to use a 3970X with a Tesla; the Tesla wouldn't be able to perform with that thing slowing them down, especially 3 of them. Swap it out for a dual Xeon or a single Xeon and a Xeon Phi, that would make more sense. Why have supercomputer graphics with a consumer, however outrageously priced it may be, motherboard and graphics.


BloodyDream3,

Sorry- I did that configuration without regard to practicality or cost- and not carefully enough. After posting, I went back and did a semi-sensible system that used a pair of Xeons in order to have more PCIe X16 slots- I found a board with 6- so there could be 3X 680's plus a single K20, OCZ Revodrive 3X2, LSI RAID Controller running 5 SAS Drives, and a good soundcard. That CPU setup was in a single enclosure and about $9,000. The reason to have supercomputer graphics is that games depict smoke, particles, and fluids which is just what GPU-based computing does very well.

I still believe an ultimate gaming system would be in a home theatre form and with high quality surround sound. It does surprise me that gamers seem to prefer to discuss the fastest graphic system and don't make mention of sound. And, while a $40,000 and 84" monitor is silly, it seemed that the experience would be improved with a large monitor and the monitor and surround sound would of course double as the TV/Video home theatre system. Just a thought- and as you mentioned in your earlier post, this kind of thing is useful to stimulate discussion.

I don't use any K20's, but they would not be hampered by connection to an i7-3970X- in that role, the i7 becomes more of a data stream controller and the K20's are doing the heavy lifting processing.

Good discussion!

Cheers,

BambiBoom
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