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by icepilot21



Date Published

April 19, 2017

Date Built

April 10, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3 GHz

CPU Temperature Under Load

29.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz


I don't do much computer gaming, but I needed a strong computer that allows me to run several virtual machines simultaneously (thats why I needed the 128 Gb RAM), while also having enough processing power to crack passwords for pentesting. The combination of the Core-i7 6950 Extreme and the Nvidea GTX Titan X gives me more than enough processing power to accomplish this task. I will probably add another GPU later down the road, since I have more than enough room in this full size tower. I still need to do a bit more cable management, but I have plenty of time for that. I chose not to use the RAM fans that came with the Corsair Vengeance RAM, as those fans added quite a bit of unnecessary noise, while also being redundant since this system has ample cooling. Will update benchmark results later.

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Thebogboi 6 points 23 months ago


Blue51 2 points 23 months ago


chickenman10121 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Nice build man!

That case costs more than my entire system!

icepilot21 submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Yeah, I know it's a lot of RAM, but when you consider that I need enough RAM for the main OS (Win 10 PRO), plus have enough extra RAM to distribute to my virtual machines (Kali Linux, Ubuntu 14.04, Apache Web Server, Win 7 Pro, Win 8.1, Win Server 2008, and Win Server 2012), the available RAM to each system gets used up very quickly. I can only dedicate 16 GB of RAM to each VM, while maintaining 16 GB for the host machine.

icepilot21 submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Completed a benchmark test using the NovaBench Beta 4.0. You can view the results here:


Note that these results are without overclocking the system.

KarmAngel 1 point 21 months ago

Hi :)

Seagate BarraCuda Pro 10TB 3.5" 7200RPM: how does it perform? I am interested on buying it for storing alot of games, play them and save them there as well. Is it good for gaming?

acmike 1 point 16 months ago

That's a powerful build! I'd like to post mine on here - its a couple years old but I believe still pretty powerful.

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