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What do you think of my Ultra..ULTIMATE LAN box build?

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February 26, 2013 3:28:26 PM


What do you think of this LAN box :pt1cable:  build?

:hello:  :ange: 

ULTIMATE OF THE ULTIMATE::

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CPU: Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($1007.28 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($419.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($409.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 360GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($291.74 @ Mac Connection)
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 360GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($291.74 @ Mac Connection)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (4-Way CrossFire) ($496.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (4-Way CrossFire) ($496.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (4-Way CrossFire) ($496.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (4-Way CrossFire) ($496.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Thermaltake VN10006W2N-B ATX Full Tower Case ($389.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Rosewill 1600W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $5506.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-26 10:46 EST-0500)


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a b U Graphics card
February 26, 2013 3:44:04 PM

That CPU is MASSIVE over kill. And actually its only marginally faster than the 3770k in actual gaming. The LGA 2011 CPUs dont really come into their own until you are doing things like video editing. YOu have more RAM than will EVER be utilized..

But hey.. if you really wanna spend that much..
a b U Graphics card
February 26, 2013 3:51:40 PM

Everything becomes ridiculous when you connect this to a 20" monitor and play Tetris.
So this brings us to question what monitor(s) are you going to use?
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a b U Graphics card
February 26, 2013 3:53:27 PM

Well, it's overkill in every way but a swell machine - for the home.

LAN boxes should be highly compact and lightweight since the goal is fragging not saying "wow this scenery looks swell at 200fps on ultra." I'd run at lower eye candy to keep the fps up and be competative.

Still, it's fun to do crazy buids. I did a $15K one at Falcon Northwest years ago. Think it was a dual CPU skulltrail-based setup.
a b U Graphics card
February 26, 2013 4:01:13 PM

while way over priced I'd take two titans over 4 7970 but thats just me, as i cant stand amd drivers
February 26, 2013 4:05:56 PM

maxinexus said:
Everything becomes ridiculous when you connect this to a 20" monitor and play Tetris.
So this brings us to question what monitor(s) are you going to use?


I have not decided on that yet...what do you suggest? What I do know! It will be a wrap round multi screen deal. Having the feel of being in an airplane **** pit...... :hello:  :sol:  :sleep:  :sweat:  !!! HELLO..
February 26, 2013 4:10:12 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
Well, it's overkill in every way but a swell machine - for the home.

LAN boxes should be highly compact and lightweight since the goal is fragging not saying "wow this scenery looks swell at 200fps on ultra." I'd run at lower eye candy to keep the fps up and be competative.

Still, it's fun to do crazy buids. I did a $15K one at Falcon Northwest years ago. Think it was a dual CPU skulltrail-based setup.



Great point! I am hoping to acheive that emotion as well as ...a bit of over KILL if I must say!
February 26, 2013 4:16:08 PM

DiaSin said:
That CPU is MASSIVE over kill. And actually its only marginally faster than the 3770k in actual gaming. The LGA 2011 CPUs dont really come into their own until you are doing things like video editing. YOu have more RAM than will EVER be utilized..

But hey.. if you really wanna spend that much..



Yes..I do realize that and thanks for your input. I will perhaps take an additional look at spec..vs. performance!
a b U Graphics card
February 26, 2013 4:48:01 PM

Taking three monitors and a heavy case to a LAN party... I don't have the words. Happy fragging.

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a b U Graphics card
February 26, 2013 4:51:09 PM
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Anyway.. As far as monitors.. This is what I personally have, ASUS VS248H-P: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I know a guy with a GTX 690 who has three of those as well.

But really with a setup like yours.. I would look at a 1440p or 1600p monitor, with another as an auxiliary display to show other stuff on while ingame.
February 27, 2013 12:40:38 PM

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