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Xotic PC's New Exodus PC Costs $6,700

Xotic PC released its "Exodus - Intel Z170" gaming desktop, which will set you back nearly $6,714.

This ultra high-end PC draws its gaming power from two MSI Gaming Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti OC Edition GPUs with 6 GB of GDDR5 each in an SLI configuration, which should make gaming at 4K resolutions with smooth framerates viable. With the price tag and the two GTX 980 Ti graphics cards, we expected Xotic PC to use a Haswell-E system with more PCI-E lanes, but instead the company opted to use an Intel 6th Gen (Skylake) Core i7-6700K CPU overclocked to 4.8 GHz. To keep the system cool with its overclock, Xotic PC included a custom single-loop water cooler for the CPU and both GPUs.

The downside to using Skylake over the Haswell-E platform is that it has fewer CPU cores and significantly fewer PCI-E 3.0 lanes available to feed the GPUs, which could create a bottleneck in some situations. Switching to the Haswell-E platform would have likely increased the price a little, but if you're willing to drop thousands on a gaming PC, you would probably be willing to shell out an extra $200-300 for Haswell-E if it meant you would have better performance.

The PC also includes 32 GB (4x8 GB) of Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 memory clocked at 2666 MHz in a dual-channel configuration. For storage, the system uses three 500 GB Samsung 850 Evo SSDs in a RAID 0, and it contains a 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Barracuda HDD. The system also has a high-power Evga SuperNOVA 1300 G2 Gold PSU rated with an 80 Plus Gold efficiency certificate that's capable of outputting up to 1300 W of power.

The system is put together inside of an Inwin 909 PC case. For additional cooling, Xotic PC installed the Thermaltake Riing 12RGB internal lighting kit that includes three 120 mm fans capable of roughly 40 CFM of airflow. The kit also comes with a remote that can change the color of the fan’s LED lights.

Xotic PC Exodus - Intel Z170
CPUIntel Core i7-6700K Overclocked To 4.8 GHz
GPU2x MSI Gaming Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 TI 6 GB GDDR5 OC Edition GPUs in SLI
MotherboardMSI Z170A XPower Gaming Titanium Edition
RAM32 GB (4x8 GB) Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 MHz
Storage3x 500 GB Samsung 850 Evo SSDs in RAID 01 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Barracuda 64 MB Cache SATA 6.0 Gb/s
Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 Gold Power Supply Unit 1300 W
CaseInwin 909
Operating SystemWindows 10
MSRP$6,714

The Exodus - Intel Z170 is available now in this configuration from Xotic PC.

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  • 06yfz450ridr
    3 ssds in raid 0 wow that's a great idea
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  • DrakeFS
    I get it, this PC is supposed to be the top of line but over $6700, its not even Quad SLI (course it would need to be a Haswell system for that). I still haven't figured why builders keep using SSDs in a raid setup. It does nothing for a gaming machine and it is questionable if it is actually useful for any use case.

    The price doesn't match the specs, bells and whistles. Even for a boutique builder.
    Reply
  • Morbus
    That's a pretty awesome PC right there, but it looks fairly overpriced. The tower is pretty cool looking though.
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  • p8ball4life
    Great detailed post on PCMR yesterday about how shitty this company is. Immediately followed by multiple tom's hardware paid ad articles for them...
    Reply
  • DrakeFS
    That's a pretty awesome PC right there, but it looks fairly overpriced. The tower is pretty cool looking though.

    The problem is, the case is something you can buy from In Win directly. Its not a custom component, you can order it from an online retailer. I have always liked In Win's cases but could never justify the cost.
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  • Rhinofart
    This is for people with more money than brains. They don't even use top of the line components, and charge that much? I'd be embarrassed to release that.
    Reply
  • Neur0nauT
    17230701 said:
    Great detailed post on PCMR yesterday about how shitty this company is. Immediately followed by multiple tom's hardware paid ad articles for them...

    I was just reading that post last night. this outfit sound like a complete joke. There's no smoke without fire.

    Reply
  • Skyhawk101
    A quick stop by PCPartsPicker.com shows that all these components (minus the water cooling) add up to 3454$ , whichs makes this build almost 3300$ overpriced. You could literally buy 2 of those sytems for their price.
    Reply
  • dstarr3
    I get it, this PC is supposed to be the top of line but over $6700, its not even Quad SLI (course it would need to be a Haswell system for that). I still haven't figured why builders keep using SSDs in a raid setup. It does nothing for a gaming machine and it is questionable if it is actually useful for any use case.

    The price doesn't match the specs, bells and whistles. Even for a boutique builder.

    It definitely improves your sequential read/write speeds. So, y'know, during the two times in your life where you might copy a single 4GB, awesome.

    But yeah, otherwise, it does nothing except add latency. Marketing aside, I think the practical reason for doing RAID0 on 3 SSDs is just for the sake of having all three SSDs as one large volume. RAID1 could accomplish this, but RAID0 would provide some wear leveling. All the SSDs would see an equal amount of wear in RAID0, as opposed to the second and third SSDs doing literally nothing while the first SSD does all the work until you finally do fill up the volume with enough data to utilize the additional SSDs in the array

    But mostly marketing. Because this is so volatile as to be just stupid. Honestly, for $6k, they could certainly throw in a 2TB 850 Evo. But nope, they need the bullet point on the press release saying "OMG SUPER FAST SSD RAID0 TELL YOUR NEIGHBORS."
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  • dstarr3
    Also, for $6k, they only give you a 1TB hard drive? Please. You can afford to give us a 4TB for that price, AT LEAST. You want to put RAID0 in this somehow? Awesome, do it for data storage instead of the OS drive. Two 2TB hard drives in RAID0 would be great for a system like this, and if it's just simple data storage, it's super easy to back up to safeguard against failure. And for $6k, that's something they could have provided. But nope. They didn't. Because this was designed for people that don't really know what computers do or what they're worth.

    PASS.
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