Description

Work and some light gaming like Minecraft and Elite Dangerous. The price is way off due to the sound system but I haven't figured out how to remove the price on those.

I chose this case because I like the square shape and can hide the pump and wires in the back without squishing anything. I listed a Cryorig AIO CLC because there are no options for custom liquid parts and I think I will eventually switch back to CLC because they seem to be getting good enough these days.

The cooling is a Koolance block, MCP 350 pump, 240 thick EK and 280 regular radiator. The gpus are reference blowers because they don't seem to be as loud or hot as the gtx 580's and teslas they replaced especially when set to 94% power level.

Main drive and applications are on the Intel 750. Plenty of space at 400GB. The other 2.5" ssd and the various hdds are attached to the HBA and I use Storage Spaces.

Windows Storage Spaces won't play well with this arguably common HBA so even with three/four column mirrors they are sometimes slower than single direct attached drives or even iscsi.

The Icy Dock "ToughArmor" enclosures are one of my favorite pieces for builds and addons. They all fit in the optical bay and different models can hold: - 4 x 15mm SATA/SAS - 6 x 9.5mm SATA (the one I have in this build) - 8 x 7mm SATA That's right, you can put eight! 7mm ssd in one optical bay! I have a fan controller on the other optical bay.

Gigabyte motherboard was annoying for months before the latest bios because the Crucial SSDs had to be unplugged in order to boot. Only this particular ssd, other brand/model or hdd boots fine.

The power supply is adequate and nothing fancy. The mains is very clean and this machine is fed from a double-conversion ups anyway.

I always choose Dell ultrasharps and this build is no exception. The main screen is a 27" and three 24" are vertical and lumped together.

I have two pairs of kb/mouse depending on what I do. I'm addicted to the inertial scrolling of the g9x and the cherry red keyboard is for chats, games and browsing. I chose the Corsair model because the open key design and metal chassis makes it very easy to clean. When I'm snacking, this is the keyboard I use :)

For the long haul I use the newer lighter 303 and a code cherry clear regular keyboard to work. They are all 87 size to keep mouse closer for ergonomics.

In Elite Dangerous I use a Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS for mundane solo flight and exploration. When I need to fly with finesse I switch to CH Flightstick for left hand and Fighter stick on right plus pedals for analog-controlled six degrees of freedom.

Some may wonder why I have listed three headphones. Two are headsets for game chats: one closed back and one open back and the choice comes down to the noise level I have around me. The 363D comes with a little usb surround effect dac with the usual analog jacks that I can also plug the MMX 300 to. I use the 650D headphone in stereo plugged into the Benchmark for music.

The most important part of a computer build that is meant for actual prolonged use is of course the chair. I sit in a cute blue Herman Miller Embody chair when at this computer.

I notice there are racer-inspired chairs that are all the rage nowadays like the DX racer Maxomnics and such that sell for prices that are close to refurb or closeout Herman Miller and Steelcase models. To all you telecommute heroes, marathon gamers and twitch maven streamers I say this- spend the money on a real chair meant for health and posture!

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 8 points

Pic 1 - A small shot of the pc

Pic 2 - Idek

Pics 3 - 5 - Screenshots

10/10 would photos again

  • 37 months ago
  • 5 points

That moment when a speaker cost more than my build...

  • 37 months ago
  • 4 points

I'd rate your photos 5/7 but this isn't 9gag.

Please upload more pictures, I really want to see the whole build...

  • 37 months ago
  • 4 points

Someone just take this guys camera, seems to be a complete waste for them

  • 37 months ago
  • 4 points

Can we get non blurry pictures?

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Im thinking this build is BS, 3 sets of headphones? Also look at all of the different add-in cards, if my math is correct there isnt anyway to arrange 2 dual slot cards along with 5 different PCI/PCI-E cards?

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

I Agree...

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

Says that he wants to do work and light gaming, has 2 GTX 980Ti's

thug live

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

We need minecraft benchmarks!!1

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Maybe replace picture 3 with an actual picture of the side of the unit so we can see them rather than read that they are there? :)

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

How about some more pictures please?

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

what does the completely overkill audio setup look like? How will we ever know if you don't upload pictures?

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Something no right!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

DAC 2k$, Speaker 2k, Mini Monitor 1.5k$. Total: TWELVE FREAKING K. That could buy my city here :(

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

I mean, benchmarks are cool and all for read/write but you know whats cooler?

Firestrike. The real mans benchmark

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Sees nothing on pictures

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the build! Also great to see some different storage options that aren't so popular in the build!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely add clearer pictures.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

i'm actually laughing, thanks op

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you actually post some good pictures lol and also you can remove the price on the sound system by clicking the gear and entering a custom price.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Components and build meh 2/10 Creamy bokeh 10/10

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

10/10; would eat here again

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Buys 2 980ti's instead of 2 1080s

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  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

No no. It's art. Just step far away from the screen so you have to squint so hard your eyes close and imagine the best pc set up you've ever seen around 13 grand.

I can't distinguish much from the pictures either. I thought "Troll build" but I now think they are serious.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought troll build based on 3 pairs of headphones (????) and the fact he has more pci/pic-e cards than possible number or combination of installation slots.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes exactly

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  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

And 3 different sets of headphones?!

I t hink I may have to call BS on this, mostly because of alllllll the high end components and lack of pictures and the fact that the number of add in cards goes above the number and type of PC-/PCI-E slots available on this motherboard.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for noticing!

Actually there are only three permanent cards in addition to the gpus- the ssd, 10g nic and hba. Non of them are close to saturation of even one slot. Of course they don't fit in one slot, or the two free ones for that matter!

I could babble on all day about the adventures in allocating eight 16x slots with 4x signal into two 16x slots with pcie splitter because I occasionally plug in quite a few fpga and link boards with the associated bunch of 3m "tin foil" ribbons to spread the boards around or place into shielded enclosures. The splitter is not cheap at almost 300 USD but it is a good one (that uses individual shielded ribbons itself instead of being a single backplane) and still more affordable than the high end x99. (Even those don't have enough slots sometimes.)

Usually people suggest using the "high end" board with plx switch and all pcie16 slots but in reality many of the add on boards get very hot and for my use cases I need to isolate some of them away from one another and especially from the host computer and gpus/psu plus their associated radiation.

I really wouldn't call much of this high end! Most of the components are quite dated and not professional grade.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

I was more or less referring to the fact that you have 4 PCI cards listed in addition to the GPUs and I wasnt referring to electrical saturation, but physical placement and location. And you have an AIO listed in your parts but the description and pictures show an EK rad that you dont have listed in your parts.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah what I'm saying is that there are two splitters attached to the two motherboard slots. They each fan out into four 16x connectors and allow me to place fpga boards away from the computer and inside shielded enclosures. The network and storage pcie cards are fine sharing bandwidth among everything.

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

Awesome. Now for the pictures to show this creation. When will you post more?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont understand your logic in doing something like that, taking a card intended and design to be internal to a PC and putting it outside of a computer? All I can see it doing is requiring more power & data cables to be routed outside of the PC. Any reason for the Gigabit addon card along with the 10 Gigabit dual port as well? This build just seems very ... I dont know what the right word is but none of this adds up with the pictures you included, as they are very non-plus and some are cropped in such a way that it doesnt make sense.

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