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64Gb Ram Multi-taksing and VM Force
by wvondrak
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Description

I was looking for a system that would really allow me to work with several VM's as well run several monitors at the same time. Not specifically for gaming but to have full use of several VM (running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, and Mac OS). Originally was a bit apprehensive about the RAM to be used wanted to have a good performance and the G. Skill Ripjaws running at 2133mhz did the trick. Have a dual 500Gb Samsung SSD in Raid 0 for performance.

Got some of the Aerocool fans to replace the stock fans for a Black and Red look that cam out very well. The smaller 140mm (as compared to the 200mm) are not as quiet and the case did not allow for 200mm (which I would have preferred).

My video cards were not over the top but good performers. Not much of a gamer but I think they would do well if I decided to do so. The crossfire configuration was a little bit tricky since when enabled one card #1 displays output. This means that if you want to have Crosffire X enabled you have to get the appropriate cables for all your monitor (in this case 3) to be connected to the first video card (or the 4rd video card but not the middle video card).

Loaded it with Windows 8 Enterprise, which had to special UEFI boot. I actually had to do the OS installation twice the first time I booted from the CD and even though it installed every other reboot it would hang ad the BIOS/UEFI screen of the ASUS Rampage IV. I later read that to take advantage of Windows 8 you had to really create a bootable UEFI USB disk with Windows 8 and boot and install from that rather than the CD. Once I did this the install went flawless and the machine boots up in sub 30 seconds to the OS. No prblems and it works every time (as it should).

Overall extremely happy with build, please comment and I will be glad to answer any questions.

Details
Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle40.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load48.0° C
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate900MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.25Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle41.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load47.0° C
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xx116xx [3 Builds] 51 points 13 months ago

"Not much of a gamer, but ya know, 3 7950's should do"

 
 
ertoereborn 3 points 13 months ago

lol

 
 
RedLaser 20 points 13 months ago

Why do you need to run 6 OS's at once?? What sort of work do you do?

 
 
Enlyten [1 Build] 11 points 13 months ago

I'll just be in this corner with my single-GPU setup.

 
 
Frostbyter 15 points 13 months ago

Better than HD 4000 graphics... sulks into a corner, thinking about life

 
 
loading09 1 point 8 months ago

ill just be in the corner with my HD 3500 graphics

 
 
dromni 1 point 7 months ago

I'lll just be in the corner with my AMD A10 laptop ;_;

 
 
Frostbyter 4 points 7 months ago

Dont even. Just.

Just dont.

 
 
jvagle875 6 points 13 months ago

All of this hardware and the 800D is just starting to look full...

 
 
TheInfamousR [3 Builds] 4 points 13 months ago

This should be custom water cooled (totally opinion), but I suppose the video cards stock coolers, RAMs heatsinks, and H100i should do the trick, heh.

 
 
Frostbyter 3 points 13 months ago

Pictures.

 
 
Hakumisoso [2 Builds] 3 points 13 months ago

Added

 
 
PickItApart 3 points 13 months ago

can you reorient them so I don't get dizzy? Great pics though.

 
 
Frostbyter 2 points 13 months ago

I meant that there were butttons of them.

 
 
sketch24 [6 Builds] 3 points 13 months ago

This is an awesome build. So clean and the parts are top of the line. How are the temps on the triple 7950s?

 
 
jelloman13 [1 Build] 2 points 13 months ago

what VM program do you use?

 
 
scottfinger [1 Build] 2 points 13 months ago

She's a beauty. I'd love to see a 3DMark 11 P score.

 
 
DontUSASme 2 points 13 months ago

6 OSs at once? Why?!

 
 
794 [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Wow, looks fantastic! Very nice pics, was fun to flick through them =D Have fun!

 
 
canders [6 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

Wow!

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theonelonewolf [1 Build] 0 points 13 months ago

Only need it for installing OS and maybe other software... and you don't even need one for that anymore really.

 
 
shapaza [2 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

I wish I had as much money as you have

 
 
snorlaxyzq [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

is this thing running loud? countless fans there..

 
 
edman545 [10 Builds] 1 point 13 months ago

VMforce is a cloud based java platform. Based on the title, I'm going to assume it's a software development box. The VM's are likely for debugging/testing the software under different operating systems.

http://www.salesforce.com/vmforce/category.jsp

It's a good build for a top shelf gaming machine, but I'm not sure why you spent $600 in graphics if you're "not much of a gamer". I suppose it would be a great bitcoin miner as well. I'd be worried about the temps though with the negative airflow setup and those cards so close together.

 
 
ertoereborn 1 point 13 months ago

What "life achievement" must you complete to obtain this? 5000G-Beat Chuck Norris in a fist fight with no hands...P.S. Good luck!

 
 
gseyffert [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Great build man. Looks like your CPU temps are a little high; I would suggest that you get some fans on your radiator with better static pressure to pull more air through the thin fins. The fans you have on there do look pretty badass, though.

 
 
ravagex 1 point 13 months ago
 
 
DarkPk0617 1 point 13 months ago

Those 3 7950's should do you very well

 
 
OhHeyImKyle 1 point 13 months ago

"Not much of a gamer but I think they would do well if I decided to do so." -3x Radeon HD 7950's

I'll put it this way... Let me know how Crysis 9 looks at max settings...

 
 
Bossnutz 1 point 13 months ago

Overkill to the fullest! And he doesn't even have the need to comment on his own build, (douche move) but great build. You obviously aren't married or have any kids because if you do they need to divorce you before they end up in a homeless shelter lol. Or your just rich, since you have Windows 8 Enterprise you obviously work for an IT company.

 
 
niq [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

Do you pass through your graphics cards into VMs? Why have you chosen host OS as Windows but not hypervisor? Do you have RAM drive?

 
 
Popa2caps 1 point 9 months ago

You a Bit miner?

 
 
zSyzygy [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Sick build man. How do you like the 200mm aerocools? Do they move enough air would you say?

 
 
loading09 1 point 8 months ago

you could make lots of money if you tried gpu mining

 
 
aidan3214 1 point 14 days ago

I like how more than half of the budget went into the ram...

 
 
RyneSmith [7 Builds] 0 points 13 months ago

Not much of a gamer but 3 video cards/gaming mobo...

Regardless nice build

 
 
Broadsky 1 point 13 months ago

Its more of a overclocking board but yea.

 
 
YourLocalPCNoob [1 Build] 0 points 13 months ago

What are VMs? What exactly are you going to do with this build? What is RAID 0? What are these "6 0S's people are talking about? Can someone rephrase what he said during the last 3 sentences in the 3rd paragraph?

 
 
mattrob98 3 points 13 months ago

VM's = Virtual Machines allows you run multiple OS's inside a single OS, Raid 0 = Two hard drives with the same amount of space and transfer speed which work together to store the data betweem them to nearly double the transfer speeds of an individual hard drive, the 6 OS's are Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, and Mac OS an OS is an operating system. Third paragraph: You cant plug any screens into the 2nd and 3rd graphics card because only the 1st graphics card outputs any signal.

P.S. You username is rather fitting...

 
 
PickItApart 1 point 13 months ago

I guess we are wondering why you would want to do this. I mean what kind of work requires this?

 
 
YourLocalPCNoob [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

What would be the use of 6 OS's? Are you a software engineer that is looking for design flaws in each OS and finding a way to improve it? Is it easy to switch between each OS? And yes, I am a computer noob, but that's why I'm here to learn. (not to build my own PC, but just for general knowledge as i dont have money for one)

 
 
18hockey [1 Build] -2 points 13 months ago

What.... wow. Nice build. Because, ya know, 3 7950's in crossfire will always be crappy performance. Well, I guess if you aren't gaming, and by the sound of it you aren't. Why didn't you go with a workstation card (i.e. nVidia Tesla).

 
 
chowsownsomepizza -2 points 12 months ago

I suggest you use an AMD 8 core cpu and an AMD motherboard. Use the geforce GPU with 3 way sli compatibility rather than crossfire because crossfire doesn't do a good job at combining gpu like sli. Other than that, WHOA DUDE!!!! The power level is over 9000!!!! You trying to hack or somethig ? Other than that, your build is a MEGA ULTRA HULK build. Also cheaper and better full set PC from those pre built PC that costs way more.