Description

Just completed this build. This rig is not for gaming but for software development. Dual boot Windows/Linux. Got CPU from https://siliconlottery.com, it's bined to 4.4 GHz and works very well. Reservoir on the right and four fans on the bottom is just for show, otherwise the case looks pretty empty. Case is Lian Li V3000. I really like it both in term of functionality as well as quality.

For comments that reservoir for show is lame have no fear. This build will be converted to open loop very soon, with the same reservoir and fans/radiator at the bottom used for their proper functions. Fun continues.

Update as of June 10.

It turns out that having GPUs air cooled was a problem. Many of my machine learning tasks run non stop for days and sometimes 2-3 weeks. During this time both CPU and especially GPUs are maxed out. GPUs were reaching thermal threshold and were throttling. This added several days for ML tasks to complete. I'm in a process of putting water cooling loop, should be completed soon. There will be changes to some components as well. Stay tuned.

Update as of July 11

Watercooling loop completed. Will post pictures soon.

Also I want to make general comment about the cost of such a system. First keep in mind that I make a living working on various systems from AWS to local machines that I build. If algorithm I'm working on needs SSD with best random access I will get Optane. If my Machine Learning task takes a week to complete I will get Titan RTXs. Time is money, it's as simple as that. It's also useful to compare the cost of this build to something you can buy. I think the most useful comparison is with Nvidia DGX Station, which is a workstation build primarily for Machine Learning. That system has four Titan V cards. I also have systems with these cards and they are noticeably slower than Titan RTX. I estimate that Nvidia workstation is about 50% faster than my build. And you can get it for measly $70K. I also heard that there is a line out the door to get it.

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  • 11 months ago
  • 20 points

Still not as powerful as the Gameboy Color...

  • 11 months ago
  • 14 points

Gameboy Color owner here, can confirm

  • 9 months ago
  • 4 points

im stuck on the gameboy advance ;(

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Unfortunately not all of us can afford a Gameboy Color

  • 11 months ago
  • 6 points

I think this is the first build I've seen on PCPP with 2x Titan RTX's in SLI

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I designed a build on PCPP with dual Titan RTX. It's called The Dreemurr and is theoretically the best possible gaming build as of Q1-2020.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Why would you have 3 m.2 drives, ssd's and an hdd. You might as well Raid 0 two m.2 drives (almost pointless.) and then raid 0 two ssd's and 2 more ssd's. Also that motherboard is fine but I would go with MSI Z390 Godlike, it has three m.2 slots but can handle like 400 more mhz on the ram. Cool build idea though.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

damn boy

  • 11 months ago
  • 6 points

But does it run Pong

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah does it?

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

No

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

GARBAGE

  • 11 months ago
  • 5 points

Bruh how dose this man spend 17k on a pc and then 100 on a ergonomic KEYBOARD!!!

  • 11 months ago
  • 4 points

He specifically said it was for software development not gaming so a mechanical keyboard isn't really necessary. Maybe he prefers ergonomic keyboards to mechanicals as well

  • 11 months ago
  • 4 points

My bad didnt see that

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Wouldn't a clicky keyboard be better for typing?

  • 11 months ago
  • 5 points

No just no I wish I could support this. Cool parts but this build confuses me.

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  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I know I'm 6 months late but what the frick do you mean

  • 11 months ago
  • 4 points

This looks great! The only thing bothering me is the USB cable from the AIO hanging across some of your RGB ram.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

thats what i was thinking

  • 9 months ago
  • 4 points

This guy spent ~400$ on CASE FANS

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

Have you payed off the second mortgage yet?

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol no shade but spending 17k also need to cheap out on a custom loop and put on a resevor for show Rly rly Nice build otherwise , where did you get that btw ?

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

I was going to build a custom loop but had to change plans mid-stream. I still hope to do it soon. It's EK X4 series reservoir: https://www.ekwb.com/shop/reservoirs/reservoirs/ek-res-x4-series

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Custom loop rebuild is in process, to be completed soon.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

How'd it end up?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

well youhave money to "waste" You could improve your cable management Rgb strip hanging at the back Yellow liquid that didn't match rgb purpose, neutral or white would be better, I would place the aio fron facing in order to have the logo the right way and 2 titan would make some heat that did not deserve the actual rad placement.

It could be gorgeous hope i'll see it again.

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

Unfortunately this AIO tubes do not reach for front placement in this case, otherwise I would have done it.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

put it front facing then exhaust on top and rear would be the best airflow configuration and you can spend some money for 3 rgb more fan and do a push pull and remove that useless tank.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

this build doesn't make very much sense imo :/

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

It's not about making sense:) But actually I develop machine leaning algorithms as well as some specialized search that requires SSDs with fastest possible random access, hence this combination of two Titans and 905P drives.

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

Okay but putting a reservoir in just for the looks is kind of lame. Overall it looks like you just threw as much money at it as possible but didn't put any actual work or planning into it.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sure one can spend way more that I did. But you are right about poor planing and execution of the build. The target build was supposed to be in Phanteks Elite case with two systems and total of 3 custom loops. But due to some unfortunate circumstances I had to abandon it, at lease for now. But I needed new system and it had to be done pretty quick. And this is what you are seeing. It serves my purpose for now - I have two GPUs with combined 48GB of memory which is perfect for my Machine Learning work and I have 905P drives which is perfect for my search work.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Jesus Christ.... the power

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

The AirPods of PCs. I don't speak broke +1, pretty hot (literally) build.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Spends 18 thousand dollars on a PC. Doesn't hardline cool.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Puting hardline water loop now, to be completed soon.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you fix the link from silicontlottery.com to siliconlottery.com? The former goes to a "spin the wheel" virus.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Done

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Hot damn. What are you using those 905P SSDs for?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

for when he runs out of his 128 gigs of ram of course!. the tasks can run on 905Ps they are almost as fast as D-ram. :) that ONE ML120 PRO RGB Fan is killing me, just buy another LL120 and replace it pls.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

its a 3 pack for the aio

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as I know 905P has shortest random access times from all consumer grade SSDs. Going with enterprise SSDs is very expensive. I need this for specialised search algorithms I develop.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Man that build is something! You make me want to upgrade my build with a second 905p and RTX!!! But I couldn't fit it because my GPU is a 3 slot design. I've been thinking about water cooling it so I can recover some of my slots.

But that build is spec wise, the best thing around! Any reason why you didn't get the W-3175X or 2990WX?

The fact that you have two Titans is pretty bad ***, especially if you use them for machine learning. Running concurrent, high memory jobs.

It could use some tidying up though. That LED strip is like running over the fan, and the CPU cables are mismatch. I think the illuminated power cables are but I think you'd be much happier if you got a set of cablemod or similar cables.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

When I started on this project 3175X was not yet available. I do have another couple of machines with 2990WX. My CPU workloads should run somewhat faster, however the overall time is dominated by GPUs. In the end there would be little difference. Also this motherboard is perfect for me. It has two U.2 ports which I need and perfect layout of PCI slots for two GPUs plus two 905P drives. I looked but could not find Threadripper motherboard that suits this build.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Your link is spam; you actually want siliconlottery.com . There's a big difference.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Done.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess the RGB is for learning... in style!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

At this point (in terms of money spent ) wouldn’t getting rtx 6000 Quadros be worth it rather than a NVLink SLI for the titans?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Why? Quadro is exact same specs but costs $4K instead of $2.5K for Titan.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I work in a bone mechanics lab that uses high powered microscopes and image analysis to study bone formation and the effect of various types of Leukemia on bone density. We use Quadros (p5000) for our setup since in machine learning applications using NVlink with our Quadros has much higher bandwidth and thus we can effectively share memory much more quickly than that of the rtx titans. So they are most certainly not the same, research labs are constantly looking to lower their spending , but in terms of specs there is a reason why quadros have a premium price as opposed to the rtx titan.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Titan RTX also has NVLink support. From comments on the net it appears that two important differences are ECC memory and different driver which better tuned for non-graphics workloads. ECC memory is of cause better but is not critical for machine learning training which is probabilistic in nature. Better driver would be nice but in my mind it does not justify cost difference.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

It's so fkn funny to see ppl which maybe are broke to the bone writting crap like "u spend 17k and u are not even running a custom loop" because only one of ur gpus maybe cost more than their pcs. Really liked the build, the only thing i would really change is the cpu because i think a 7980xe would have better thermals because delid and so. +1 for u

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you gonna upgrade to the Ryzen 9 3950x as it will soon take the cake as the fastest CPU to exist?

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

That doesn't have enough PCIe lanes

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

it still doesnt beat the Atari 2600 and its 128 bytes of ram

you aint got nothin

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

whats the reservoir for? just for looks?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

In this incarnation yes. But I already converted this machine to custom hard loop and this reservoir serves its proper function.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you even use this for

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Why is the Corsair Cooler on incorrectly? It annoys me.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

more! MORE PHOTOS!!!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, sweet build. This inspires me. Can you put 4 Titan RTXs in this kind of situation?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

why the corsair logo sideways whyyy

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

lmao 9980xe

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

When you spend $432 on fans

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

Don't know much about software development, why do you need 2 titanrtx's?

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

Where can I can such a reservoir for decoration?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

Dude youre insane to spend this much on a computer but thats awesome nice man

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

It all depends. I use this computer for work for which I'm paid. And in machine learning calculation times are critical.

You can compare cost of this machine to Nvidia DGX Station which is purpose built for the same use cases. That one has 4 GPUs but price tag is $70K. Also Titan RTX is faster than Titan V used by Nvidia, which compensates somewhat for less GPUs.

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

RGB crazy? more like Normal crazy

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

Can you play Minecraft at 60fps? Can I think of an original comment?

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

why does this thing have two Titans?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

but this thing is actually epic

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

For machine learning.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

yeye

  • 11 months ago
  • -1 points

a reservoir for show. Thats brilliant

  • 11 months ago
  • -1 points

I'm pretty sure this in contention for one of the most powerful (and expensive) builds on PCPP at this point in time, if not ever.

Congratulations for reminding us mere mortals of our place.

  • 11 months ago
  • -3 points

Amazing and super clean build!

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  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

umm idk what to say, but it doesn't look bad bro

  • 10 months ago
  • -1 points

Why the **** do I have -1 points on this comment???

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