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The "let's walk my Master race" configuration

by Gabiche


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Date Published

Jan. 27, 2017

Date Built

Jan. 12, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

2.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

38.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

57.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.594 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C


(Please pardon my English, I speak natively omelette du fromage)

Once upon a time, there was a small boy whose purpose was to make a sick workstation. This little boy came from a tiny country called Switzerland. Everybody knew this country for its banks, chocolate, Roger Federer, and the watches.

"Bref" (very french word), I used to own a second-hand Dell Precision T7600 (2x E5-2687w, 128go ram, Asus GTX1060 Turbo and others nice stuff). However, this computer was so noisy when under load that I decided to sell it.

Some days later, I've established a list of criteria for a new computer:
- silent
- small but powerful (like my country)
- easily carriable
- minimalist case, without windows, leds and others ****** gadgets (pardon my french ;)

What is this computer for ?
- mostly photography
- some videogames (CSS, BF1)
- video editing (FHD for the moment)
- in the future, this workstation will be also used as a Video Mixer. In this case, it's really important to have enough headroom in order to don't have any lags in live.

La configuration finale:
- Dual E5-2620 V3
- 8x8 GO of DDR4 2133mhz REG ECC: too much was better than too little.
- Asus Z10PA-D8: simply because it's an ATX motherboard
- Noctua N9H-DL: I originally bought them for my Dell T7600 (but Dell use a proprietary system, shame on them)
- Gigabyte GTX1060 Gaming G1: the semi-passive design melted my heart .
- Seasonic X850: because it's a ******* Seasonic powersupply.
- Lian-LI TU300
- LSI 9271-4i with BBU: I bought this card for “une bouchée de pain” (French idiom which means really cheap).
- Noctua’s Fans: it was one of my geek fantasm

Storage configuration:
- SSD Samsung 850 PRO 512go: OS
- RAID 0 (2x) Crucial MX300 525go: caching, ISO recording
- RAID 1 (2x) Seagate Ironwolf 10TB: storage

Final conclusion:
- I'm really impressed by how much silent this little computer is, even under load.
- The Lian-Li case is a lie: I had to change every motherboard standoff screws.
- The pair of E5-2620 V3 are virtually less powerful than the pair of E5-2687W. Having said that, I've the sensation that the computer is quicker than before.
- The Raid card need a good cooling, otherwise it will overheating.
- In general, this workstation is really powerful, and was exactly what I was looking for.

Comments Sorted by:

quk 3 points 26 months ago


Rylie 1 Build 2 points 26 months ago

Woaw, je n'ai jamais vu au autant de pouvair dans un ordi :o 64 gigaoctets de memoire ? Fantastique pour dire le moins. Prends plaisir en ton ordi !

FACUNDO 13 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

Those sharp, sexy pics ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

darkus_f 1 point 26 months ago

Sick build!!

someta 4 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

...Too cool. +1

Gabiche submitter 5 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

Some benchmarks:
- Userbenchmarks: http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/2679264
- Cinebench R15 - OpenGL: 103.11 fps
- Cinebench R15 - CPU : 1559 cb
- Passmark CPU: 16208.3
- Passmark 2D: 667.4
- Passmark 3D: 7730.0
- Passmark Memory: 2385.8
- Passmark Disk: 4251.0
- Passmark rating: 4727.1

joshzpants 3 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

This is awesome, good job

leoladoudou 2 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

Je ne croyais pas qu'il était possible de faire entrer toutes ces choses dans une tour de cette grosseur :o. Belle machine!

(c'est lourd à porter?)

I didn't beleive it was possible to put that much stuff in such case... Full power and little size +1 (Is it heavy?)

Gabiche submitter 5 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

13,9kg in the balance (30.64 lbs)

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 26 months ago

Another unique workstation. +1 :)

nakaman 4 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

This need a medal +1

eli_harper13 6 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

Wow this is amazing!

MuchLinux6500 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Wow! 21.5 TB storage? Cool! +1

thecomgeek 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Howd you mount the 92mm fans

rktoast 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

badass rig... but it looks like theres no motherboard or add on sound?

Gabiche submitter 5 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

You're right, I've an external USB soundcard (RME Babyface)

FeatheredFriend 1 point 22 months ago


Gabiche submitter 5 Builds 3 points 22 months ago

Swedish ? Don't you know the difference between a swiss and a swedish guy ?

FeatheredFriend 0 points 22 months ago


FeatheredFriend 0 points 22 months ago

I'm American, don't judge...

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