Interesting you only went with 8 GB RAM for computations. If you're using databases at all, they will hammer the RAM.
Nice, what sort of scientific computations exactly? :P
I'd change the CPU cooler (for overclocking), and I'd also add more RAM (8GB for science?) Otherwise, nice build.
Not everybody needs to OC. If you are happy with what you have than it is fine. Most the time OCing is for gaming or fast computing, and with no GPU I can assume he will not be doing any heavy gaming.
I help manage some research clusters/super-oomputers at a major university. It may be interesting to some that a few of our high-end boxes include Nvidia GPU's. Just about all of the GPU's have NO video output ... they are used for the math. It is weird seeing the Nvidia logo on a 20 ft long computer.
That case you used is a familar site around here. And, you must have done some research on the PSU .. one of the best out there.
Nice build, but if you're like me and use rendering models as part of your scientific work, a GPU may help. If not, perfect. Only change would be maybe some more RAM, like 16GB-32GB, if you are using databases.
What about a GPU
he dosnt need one, for scientific computations you dont need a nvida g690 you need a good cpu, and he does have one
Nice build, I think you went overkill on the CPU though, if you're trying to future proof, you'd want to boost up the memory too.
scientific computations=hard on cpu