Description

This system is one that I have wanted to build for a long time.

The CPU is an Intel Xeon x5690 but there is no option for this on PCPP. I opted to substitute for the next best thing in this list. The Fractal Design AIO cooler is hard to find in the US but I was able to have one shipped from the UK. This has been my Daily driver for about a year now. Currently considering a switch to 980ti Classifieds.

I have 3 1440p displays in nVidia surround with bezel correction set. It comes out to 7820x1440p. It works quite well with the exception of AA of course. There is a 4th display on top used as an accessory display

FYI, This case did need slight modification to fit an eATX board. Just be prepared.

Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 7 points

Your PC makes me feel tingly in my pants. I applaud you. +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

o-o

  • 40 months ago
  • 4 points

Don't judge me, it's perfectly normal for a young boy such as myself to have erotic fantasies revolving around another man's computer.

  • 40 months ago
  • 4 points

Understandable and agreeable.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

...

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Gurl same

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

You're not alone.

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

So clean, gotta give it a +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

I like what you did with the cables connecting the the GPU ;D, absolute cable management prodigy.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

damn, that's so clean +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I like it! I see by your background you surely like Nvidia :P

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Go Team Green!!!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have any preference. Having used both Nvidia and AMD cards, I like them both. But I think it's safe to call you a fanboy, is it?

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I've never had an issue with nVidia. Wont switch unless I do

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Soo damn good, doesn't even need a cpu!!!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

For some reason, It is the Last item in the List.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably cause it's s custom item.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow pretty nice cable management. +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Excuse me let me just grab my jaw off the floor

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

thats a very clean setup you got there

+1

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

As a big fan (and user) of EVGA classified gpu's this build is awesome! I love the mobo you are using, not too often do you see people using evga mobos, especially one this rare. As someone who owns a pc with an EVGA X79 dark mobo I can really appreciate this. +100! If I could lol

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks Man, EVGA FTW!!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Hell yeah! Half the parts in my build are EVGA lol https://pcpartpicker.com/b/w7xYcf

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Player ArtyHarvy collected an unique, legendary item and achieved the pc masterrace skill.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

woow ..awesome build ....

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh my god...my eyes are leaking with liquid joy

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

.................…..Can I have it?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

please change your build. You can put in a custom part.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I am not sure what you mean by this.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

in the build. you said you had a xeon that wasnt in the database. you can put a custom part and then name it Xeon X5690 and then put the price you paid

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, Good to know. Thanks

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a example http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ABundleOfBunnies/saved/6qJJ7P The node 202 isnt on PCPP so i make a custom part and name it and its price

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Got it Thanks!!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build, +1. I want that case one of these days. How is the fractal aio?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

The 280 coolers perform just as good. But none look as good to me. lol. Thanks for the Plus

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

interesting wallpaper

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

This PC is so old that this is news to Yoda's Grandpa!

+1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comment. Yeah it has some age to it. Still rocks though.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I still have an older machine I built on the LGA 775 platform with a Xeon x5470. Thats Core 2 Quad territory. You young bucks wouldnt remember those days!!! HA HA HA

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I do remember. My dad's system has a core 2 duo. Belongs in the pyramids ;-;

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for clean.

Honestly, you'd probably get a bigger FPS boost by swapping to a current CPU. Older CPUs tend to really struggle in games when you pair two GPUs to it. You're probably getting more than a 30% loss in GPU performance because of that.

  • 40 months ago
  • 0 points

Actually not. There is only about 20% CPU use in GTAV at 7820x1440, maxed all settings minus AA. The system is able to maintain 55-65 FPS across all monitors. The CPU bottle neck idea is so over hyped it's not even funny. I deffenitly think hyperthreading makes a difference.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

You know what else is over hyped?

Thinking CPU usage determines performance.

20% of an aging Xeon doesn't equal 20% of a 5820k. Do you think if you shoved a 5820k into your rig and ran the same tests that it would only get 5% usage? Maybe 10%? Nah, it'd probably get around 20% usage as well. Considering there's a substantial IPC difference from Westmere to Haswell, you're losing out on a decent chunk of performance.

Well, if there is anything on your side it's that you're playing on an incredibly high resolution. CPUs tend to matter a whole lot less because the GPUs will be stressed much more than usual. But because you're running two GPUs, that'll really make the CPU lose some performance.

Here's something backing my statement up. I have it so it starts at the multi GPU benches, but go back a minute or so and you'll see the single GPU benches and how much of a difference it is.

I can also speak from personal experience, cause going from an 8350 to a 5820k noticeably improved the performance I got with two GTX 760s(while I still had them).

  • 40 months ago
  • 0 points

Im not doubting your statement. I realize a 5820K will perform better, but not noticeably so. It would matter a lot more if I had a monitor with a higher refresh rate. But 60 is enough for me.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I love this whole concept of if you have one, just get another! Why have one 980 when you can two? Why have one 1TB HDD when you can have two? Why have one 180GB SSD when you can have two? Why have one 25" monitor when you can have FOUR? Well done!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Without M.2, Raid0 is the closest I can get. Not to mention it is on a sata2 bus.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

What is that card installed into the top pci slot above the first gpu? The one with the evga shroud?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Has to do with the voltage regulation for CPU over clocking. It is literally just a giant heat sink. Its not in a pci slot. Click on the motherboard in my build.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, that's cool, functional and stylish :P

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

It's actually not a card, that's the fin array for the heatsink mounted on the mobo's Northbridge.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for perfection.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Only gpus power this

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a simple yet beautiful build. Bravo!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

God damn that is a beauty! I'm envious of your build!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

6 ram sticks!

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Bud

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

My favorite platform. I just wish I could run M.2 on it!!!

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