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This was my first build in 10 years. I will say it all went well in no small part because of this website. I write software for a living. I needed a system that I could multitask projects on. I also video edit for fun and once in a blue moon I play a first person shooter.

In android development, I have been able to run multiple simulators at the same time. Their boot speed and response time is more then I could hope for.

This box is a monster. I have only been able to load it down when doing heavy data mining (400 million records). Otherwise the 28 (14 -14) processors and the 64 gigs of ram just take it all in stride and say to me “Is that all you got ?”.

I have played a steam FPS at 190+frames per second in both a window and full screen at 4 k. I have done this with processes churning in the background.

The only thing I would change is getting a curved 50+ inch monitor. But otherwise I wounder how I made a living at this prior to this computer.

The thing cold boots windows 7 as fast as my Android based Samsung Note 2 cell phone cold boots.

I will say: This computer paid for itself within the first week of use. If you are doing big data external processing . This system is what you need.!!

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  • 61 months ago
  • 11 points

You're totally sick

  • 61 months ago
  • 6 points

:) thank you

  • 61 months ago
  • 7 points

You, sir, have an insane pc. Now please excuse me as I pick my jaw up off the floor.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Your profile picture is click noice masked!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thank you!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

how did the pc pay for itself so quickly?

  • 61 months ago
  • 4 points

Like the OP said, he uses it for heavy data mining. It can be super profitable, if not strenuous. The power required to do it is pretty crazy.

  • 61 months ago
  • 8 points

You are correct. We had a client who wanted a different view of their data (10s of millions of rows). It required pulling the data out of the database in chunks, processing it externally and putting it back into a new table. The process took almost one week of 24 hour a day processing. It became a background process on this box consuming 20 gigs of ram.

With all that crunching i was still able to play games, watch YouTube, and do my other software projects. .

That bill alone covered the cost of the box and then some.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

oh ok that makes sense, thank u

  • 60 months ago
  • 0 points

Teach Me lol haha. Thats amazing

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  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

It's beautiful :') on a side note, your ram costs more than my whole system

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Yup the ram price was a shocker. But it wasn't the most expensive ram out there. I could have added another 1,000+ more for 3000 ...

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

Absolutely insane build! +1 Trillion Now I honestly feel a little deprived here...down right robbed to be exact. After just tormenting us you don't post any completed internal pics?

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

I put up a new picture of the system on my desk, just for you. I left a Dr Pepper can in there for perspective.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

The internal photos I took sucked. Ill get some better lighting and put some more up. The photo with all the red lights in the box is a night shot. it sort of looks like a face at night, looking back at you...

  • 58 months ago
  • 3 points

holy ****, is that minesweeper!

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes.... Yes it is..

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

No kidding - that definitely is a monster. I'm glad it's working out for you man!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Better then I hopped. Thank you

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

ive seen people take these BEASTS of a processor, and overlclock them. ive seen a 12 core xeon OC to 4 ghz lol. Way too much of overkill for gaming, but as you said software development, this is perfect.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

4 ghz.. that would be crazy. I did leave the mother board bios settings to an auto overclock. But honestly, I have not looked to see what the motherboard did with the settings....

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

You can overclock Xeon's they are clock multiplier locked.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I have tried it manually ., I let the bios pick the speed. Seams to work best

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

THIS IS EPICOSITY

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

A quick note: This LG 49' 4K is running at (4096x2160) and I can use this WITHOUT enlarging the font in windows. If you have not run a 4K monitor before, you will find that the disturbing part about it is that you can NOT read the font on most monitors at the standard 100% setting. Some say 40' is the minimum monitor size to read the fonts at 100 % in 4K..

Just keep that in mind when moving to a 4K monitor...

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

dude that is awesome. how much do you make a year? and nice build. VERY Good. How are the Raxer Krakens btw? I dont really have experience with them and im in the market fir a headset

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I don't make what I use to prior to the downturn. As for the Raxer Krakens. I was pleasantly surprised. They are comfortable. They keep out outside noise well. The sound is crystal clear. You can wear them for hours at a time and not even notice they are on.

I was worried about the microphone. It looks cheap. BUT the ability for it to keep out background noise is the best i have used. In voice overs on demo videos I don't get any room noise or lip smacking. So all in all. I would buy them again.

BTW I am not a Audiophile...

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

good thanks for the info on the Krakens i might get a pair as well as a Razer Seiren recording mic. Once I have 1200 im gonna launch my YouTube channel. I plan on also buying A40 or a50 astros or the Krakens. have the list now i need the money. The build is gonna cost 1000 but the mic and headset.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow... What is your channel going to be about ?

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

DayZ, GMOD, Battlefield, COD, and many other games. Might do GTA 5 and some trolling videos. If you want to donate now if i can get my PC built, Ill do this and do Charity Live Streams, and donor live streams. So please support @ TheCorbindalllas whenever i get it started Thanks

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

:O

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome system.

You should replace the Samsung 850 Pro SSD with the Intel 750 Series 1.2TB PCI-E Solid State Drive.

At a minimum, you'll double the drive's performance.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the Info . Ill look into this drive...

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

How is airflow with this build in such small case?

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

This is a great case. I love it. Its the airflow is excellent. Nothing has come close to getting over heated. The case though is too wide for an under the table computer bracket. But then it's too nice for an under the table computer bracket...

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Okay Thanks for reply mate!!

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

When I saw the comment that said there was a Dr. Pepper can for size difference, I had to look a few times before I found it...

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea it is hiding there...

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

tons of Corsair parts in your rig

any plans for a 2nd 295x2? XD

does Android dev kit uses the CPU for processing or GPU for OpenCL?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair parts just ended up being the majority. I never gave it much thought....

As for the second 2nd 295x2 I believe i would be right up against the limit of my power supply at that point... The thought is a fun one though :)

The Android Development kit sucks the life out of what ever it can get its code on. I have used it with a CPU only mode on my old computer. You can go eat dinner between debug cycles. The more GPU power you have the faster the simulator boots and clears its cache between cycles. The more you can also get out of the Android Studio IDE.

If you want to develop Android at a top professional level. $$$.$$ per hour level. Then get as much GPU and CPU as you can afford. It will pay of in iterative cycle time alone . Your productivity will go up as will you billable rate.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

ah understandable

maybe 3 way hybrid CF using another 290X?

I am also interested in doing video and photo editing with the X99 platform in the near future but with the i7 5960X, MSI Gaming 9 and triple R9 390X when they come out.

i already have Adobe Creative Suite and HandBrake in hand for my weekend job.

but thanks for crazy prices in Singapore, the price of the rig in planning will cost me up to 8k :/

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

why not go for the gusto and get the corsair 1500i so if you ever do plan on quad firing itll be a snap.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I at one point had a larger power supply. But the site said it was not compatible (Size wise) with the box. I don't remember if it was a corsair or not. It was one of my trade offs... :(

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Hooooooooly. Excuse me while I giggle like a little girl for 2 hours on end.

How do you find the case to build in? They're weird with their flipped motherboard mounting, how is the strain on the PCIe slots with such a monster of a graphics card?

Woody

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Giggle away :) The case was easy to work with. I have two water cooled parts. There was enough room for the radiator mounting and still be able to manipulate boards and cables. I will say the video card did suck up a lot of room across the mother board. In retrospect I needed to take the card out for a short time to plug in a few of the SATA cables that the card hid from access. IF i wanted, I still have room to mount two more of the water cooled video cards and their radiators. Right now I just don't have the need for it.

As for strain: The Video card sucked up Two mounting slots on the case. There is no wiggle room or motherboard strain that I can see.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Just noticed the Minesweeper picture.. Can you play that at 20FPS yet? I tried to play it on minimum settings at 1x1 resolution but my 5960X and GTX 980 SLI crashed at the loading screen.

On a more serious note, how easy is it to get into the data crunching business and what kind of rig do you need to power it. Giving you the information that I'm a Brummie and I'm 15 years old, you can assume that I don't actually have a 5960X and 980 SLI and I actually have a Q8300 and an R7 260X. I assume a rig like that is way too slow for even the most basic of number crunching tasks?

Woody

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea Minesweeper was almost a bridge too far for this system. But It did pull it off in the end.

As for the software business and data crunching. The rig is a secondary issue. There is a catch 22 about software. It truly is a " what have you done" and " what can you do" business. Also developing a group of trusted clients helps. I don't know an easy point of entry around "data crunching." for me its a secondary aspect of a major software development .

So for you at 15. Its a great time to build up a resume of your skills with your own projects that you build yourself. You can get about 4,000 hours of practice before you get to the age where people will look at you for software employment purposes. With your own private projects you may even make some money selling them.

That alone will give you a leg up on everyone in your age group who are looking for a job or clients to do any software related work.

But back to pure "Data Crunching." the more power full the box the more $$$.$$ per hour you make.

This box has been crunching data now for almost three weeks for one client..

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build. I'm looking forward on how to mess around with the 295x2 hose when mine arrive. I was searching around if anybody else had a 295x2 on an Air 540 case.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. The 295x2 has been almost trouble free. I have only had issues when I have decided to manually play with the settings. It was just too tempting.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW! Nuf said. :)

You must be making a LOT of money to get a $8000 rig payed off in a week.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you...

Software development has its benefits.. :)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Bill Gates probably doesn't own a computer this powerful. Wicked build.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy mother of Gaben! That CPU is insane. 14 cores!?!?! Me likey. :D

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea.. They all work well together too :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the build. I like the slightly messy look to your desk that shows it obviously gets used as intended. Everyone knows that's really what desks look like. Not the nice shiny ones you see in everyone's pictures. +1

Also, could someone explain data mining to me? Never heard of it and google only turns up information that would be helpful if you already knew something about it.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Yea i have a messy desk. Worse now then before.

Data mining: digging through a flow of data both in real time and stored in a database. Usually large data-sets of 100 million records or more: it's about looking looking for patterns and information .

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Just curious, why didn't you go for those dual cpu rig? After all the costs for 2 10-core cpus can be the same as this 14-core monster, albeit at lower Ghz.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

:) I wanted to go with a dual cpu board. But then it would have been dual 18 core CPU (E5-2699 V3) and 128 gigs of ram. I just could not justify that cost to myself... So that may be next years build....

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

can you believe the sheer power this machine holds.............

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan on retiring this one and building a new one soon

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

wait it handled minesweeper?!? you have made the ultimate PC. ask it if jet fuel can melt steel beams, maybe try to run some tests.... :D

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Jesus Christ ! what's that tv screen/monitor ?!?! huge AF and beatifull PS : awesome you build u have there

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you very much

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't believe I just now noticed this build! Now this is a multitasking computer! Holy cow!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah. It has only gotten better with Windows 10 Pro. Now the system works so much better then before

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy crap it can play mine sweeper. Thats a first!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I know.. :)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

WAITTT WTF YOU CAN RUN MINE SWEEPER I NEEDD THIS PCCC NOWWWW!!!!1 XXDD

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

We found it. The only machine that can run Minesweeper.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea....

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It can run Minesweeper, I'll take 2.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Its a bargain

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted to know how you got the high speed ram to work with the cpu and by the way very nice build

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. It just worked fine. No tweeking

  • 61 months ago
  • -1 points

why didnt you go for the gtx titan x? +1

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

I really don't remember.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

He doesn't really need a GTX titan X since he's not gaming that much at all.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :) I didn't know it was the highest core count on the site. I had thought about the 18(36) core Xeon (18+18). It was just too expensive.

  • 60 months ago
  • 0 points

Hey can you rate my build?

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

I recommend a 1600 Watt PSU, and you do not need Titans for 1440p Gaming

  • 60 months ago
  • 0 points

I want it to last a long time

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

It would be fine with 2 980s or two XFX RADEON R9 295X2 In all honesty. Besides those cards are for Developing Software and Editing stuff like that not 1440p Gaming and the R9 295X2 is awesome for 4K gaming

  • 60 months ago
  • -1 points

I have an Xeon 18+18

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

:) very cool..

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

FAIK

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