Description

I use this system for everything I do on a PC. This included gaming, web browsing, movie watching, music listening, and anything else I think of. :-) The Western Digital VelociRaptor's are configured in a RAID 0 array.

A few parts are the closest matching part. Corrected / Extra parts: Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver Ceramique; Mushkin Redline Part #: 997071; Seagate 500GB: ST3500630AS; 2nd GPU: EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR (GTX 470 1.2GB); PSU: Enermax INFINITI EIN720AWT 720W 80 Plus Certified (5 Stars); ViewSonic VA1912wb; HP 2010i; Logitech G19

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 5 points

Nice build, but that cable management...........

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, but my cables were running kinda' short... so I just did the best I could. I'm hoping to someday have cleaner cable routing... someday.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Ye old faithful +1

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Why do you have two GPU's but not the same ones?

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

PhyX Processing unit, 470's do work. Takes rendering usage off of the 680, so it can put out more performance

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

its magic what an old nVidia card do. I got the same in my HTPC (630 for Phyxics, 7750 for rendering)

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

Fully agree, have 3 470s, still do anything you ask it too, make good heater as well

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

LoL @ space heater :D

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The GTX 680 is the primary for rendering and the GTX 470 is the secondary dedicated to PhysX processing... when it's available.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

It's been a looooong time since I've seen Velociraptors. What kind of read/writes are you getting from RAIDed drives? Anywhere near today's SSDs?

+1 on the build.

How's that Phenom x6 holding up?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The Velociraptor's are nice, but nowhere near what the fastest SSD's can do. SSD's are still expensive for capacity and have some weird performance longevity quirks. CrystalDiskMark shows Sequential Read/Writes of 250/225 MB/s.

The Phenom II X6 is holding up great at 4.0GHz.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

interesting motherboard