Description

Built 3/2012. My main workstation with a side of gaming. As much as I love the FT02 in it's idea, the case is a little cramped with front hot swap cages installed. It essentially eliminates use of the last PCIe slot and with everything else (extra nic, raid, and sound card) installed makes it near impossible to run SLI. I was impatient when I built it and 680's were on backorder so I just got a 670. At this point I'm waiting for nVidia's next architecture before I decide to upgrade the GPU. I wasn't really trying to make an uber gaming rig else I would have gone with custom loops and probably a case that offered more options in terms of radiator positions. This machine is more about throughput, and it serves it's purpose well.

Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 6 points

1250MB/s holy ****

  • 76 months ago
  • 4 points

Not enough storage. Return it.

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

This thing was built in March of last year. And yes ssd's running in raid 5 as are the spinning disks.

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

You obviously missed the part where I said this was built in march of last year. As in 2012. There was no 7990 when I built this. Finally, no it's not for solely gaming.

  • 76 months ago
  • 4 points

Post this in the description then.

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

Done, my apologies :D

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

More pictures would be awesome. Looks pretty ballin'.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

You went on overkill on storage maybe. It looks like a great build.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

enough ssd's? running them in a raid config?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not overkill; you didn't get IB-E (Which doesn't seem to be on PCP yet, so look here for info).

EDIT: Not out yet(?). Oops.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

TBH I don't really see that big of a need to upgrade to IB-E. At this point I'd say my money would be better invested in whatever nvidia comes out with next.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Take more pics of the inside! Looks pretty nice, similar aspects to parts I've ordered for an upcoming build. How do you like the Rampage IV Formula? It's what I've ordered, too. Also do you like the keyboard and how is the mouse? I'm thinking of also getting the K70 but I haven't yet decided on a good mouse.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

I can't say I have anything bad to say about anything in this build. The motherboard is solid, lots of bios options for sure. The K70 is nice, took a little adjusting coming from a G510. I do thoroughly enjoy the Roccat though. It's a very nice mouse. Even the wife wanted one :)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to know that the mbo is good. I have no experience with mechanical keyboards and don't know what type of switch I will like. For now the K70 is only available with MX Red but they are releasing it in blue and brown later this month. From the sounds of it brown may be best suited for me, but I don't know because I've never felt any. And thanks, I'll look up some reviews of the mouse now!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm gonna go ahead and guess you do video/audio production & editing based on your memory & storage usage, the sound card, and the very nice cans and speaks.

I have an old pair of Sennheiser HD 280 pro as my first nicer pair of headphones and I loved them. I'm now considering getting Sennheiser Momentums.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the dual Ethernet? Channel bonding? Do you have that kind of throughput on your internet connection?

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

You could have made a better pc by watercooling and going sli.

  • 76 months ago
  • -1 points

I would have spent 4.5k in a waaaaaaaaaay better way.. Just saying. All that and only a 670. You got raped.

  • 76 months ago
  • -2 points

Why? Why? Why? Also, why?

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  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

He built this in march 2012 (in case you are referring to newer GPUs), however not that much of an overkill if you ask me. Nevertheless good build +1

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  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed it was, I was impatient and the 680's were sold out until about 2 weeks after I got the 670

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  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

Actually I thought you were referring to the much newer GTX 760, 770 and/or 780.

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  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

The LSI 9266-8i Raid has more sata ports on it.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Raid card?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

i saw thats why i deleted my post

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  • 76 months ago
  • 7 points

Stop. Just stop. My guess would be the ssd's are set up in a RAID array as to increase the speed. And who says it's all for gaming? Maybe OP wanted quality sound and not a mediocre "gaming" headset? Don't just jump to conclusions.

  • 76 months ago
  • 5 points

^ This is how all PCpartpickers should be like.

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  • 76 months ago
  • 4 points

I prefer to think of it as stimulating the economy

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

I love how people on this site just automatically assume that all computers are used for gaming. If you've done any pro work on a computer at all, most of the parts make sense. Like the ridiculous amount of storage. Even I don't do much work on my computer and I'm constantly in need or more storage.

Also, the 200 dollar headsets have way, way better audio quality than some crappy 80 dollar gaming headset with a mic <this is how mic is spelled, btw.

If he wanted to get a gaming headset, he wouldn't need a dedicated sound card that's that good because gaming headsets are "good enough" but not great, in any sense of the word.

Also, it says in the description that the system is mostly a workstation and used for gaming on the side.

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  • 76 months ago
  • 5 points

I can't believe I have to explain this...

Certain tasks, and I'm gonna use basic examples such as video or 3D rendering and editing or making music (or even pictures), benefits from having much more powerful CPU's and GPU's because they're able to complete tasks much quicker.

It's why Firepro, Quadro and Tesla cards cost thousands of dollars, by themselves and why the 780 and Titan are also priced as high as they are (they're basically neutered workstation cards). And a consumer grade CPU can't touch a Xeon in sheer processing strength.

This also explains why he has such fast ram, because certain programs get a significant performance boost from it. For people who do professional work, like that, completing tasks faster means that they could potentially make more money and it's just more efficient as a whole.

When time is money, you spend money to make more.

In fact, I would argue that most workstation grade computers, even personal ones, need to be much, much more powerful than a gaming PC if you want to get anything done in good time.

You can build a very good gaming PC for 1200 bucks or even less if you skimp on a few things. But the difference in productivity between a 1000 dollar workstation computer and a 5000 dollar computer is huge in the professional world.

Please remember that computers are tools first and toys second.

  • 76 months ago
  • 4 points

You also don't need a Ferrari to drive thruway speeds. I apologize for not spending my money as you see fit. Perhaps next time I'll consult with you :)