Description

Basic ludicrous gaming rig of yestergeneration

Original build had a much larger custom case as well as two GTX 690s. (this original case is up for sell)

Initial plan was to run three individual liquid cooling loops (one for a CPU and two GPUs) encased inside a pretty case, hence the name Cerberus.

I got the CPU loop going first.

Yet misfortune struck all throughout - RAM channels 3 and 4 burned out, then reservoir for my CPU loop cracked, the water burned out the pump, then the primary GPU burned out, then I lost my job, etc.

I see its current condition as a transition and that someday there will be a Cerberus MK-2.

Cable management - maybe someday I'll do it, but after having to remove the cover-up-cables-and-make-everything-pretty-plate in the current case to accommodate the MoBo, I just don't care enough (plus personal life problems sap the motivation out of me)

Current usage - general gaming, re-encoding, and streaming on Twitch

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Works well for it's price, but you may consider replacing the fan with something better.

Thermal Compound

Works wonderfully - no noticeable issues over the last couple years of use

Motherboard

Be weary of RAM channels and other things burning out.

Case

Note: You will likely have to remove the wire covering plate to accommodate larger mother boards

Power Supply

Provides an unwavering flow of power but is heavy, big, and cumbersome to install in most cases. Not in much need of as GPUs and other computer parts start having smaller power profiles. Note: The cord is proprietary it seems, and you will not want to forget to bring it to any LAN party or you'll be SOL.

Sound Card

Just a bunch of fancy digital audio hardware, that works well without being tubular

Monitor

Beautiful looking for a generations old monitor

Mouse

I do wish it had more weight

Speakers

Wonderful sounding for "computer speakers", but are sadly discontinued.

Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

I like the name

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

What did you do with the burned out gtx 690 ? Also love this build except for the cable mangement.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

It sits on my table as a paper weight

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

All I can say is, cable management please.

  • 49 months ago
  • -1 points

Good luck with that

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

That's one expensive rig for "basic" gaming. :D

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Clarified in description

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you do cable management please that case really doesn't deserve it

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Someday

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

You oc that spaghetti monster with a reportedly $1100 cpu yet?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I did when it had liquid cooling installed.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Why is your ram all on one side?? Shouldn't they be arranged in quad channel

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Channels 3 and 4 burned out awhile ago - haven't needed them, so I haven't replaced the mobo.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It may be overkill now but what about the future? 4GB used to be WAY more than anyone ever needed. But now I find even 8GB to not be enough at times. Games in the next few years may be able to handle the extra cores/threads. Plus it makes a awesome gaming/multitasking CPU today. Just some thoughts

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, the problem with graphics these days is that although 6 CPU cores will likely still be a little much for gaming, the pixel rate and density of enthustaist monitors is far outpacing hardware. In a year or two I fear even 8 GB of VRAM will be a minimum.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree. The computer im building is going to have 16-32 gigs of system RAM and a R9 390 with 8 gigs of VRAM. They are also saying that 8gb of system RAM will be too little to play new games like the new star wars game. LinusTechTips is saying it takes up to 6GB without taking into account your operating system, windows 8.1 itself takes 1-1.5GB on idle. so yeah times are definitely changing for computer hardware requirements

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Transcoding and streaming...maybe both at the same time

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