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Ozymandias

by Necronomiconomist

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322 Comments

Details

Date Published

June 14, 2014

Date Built

June 11, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

3.7GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

53.1° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.02GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.0GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

51.0° C

Description

Author's note: The bad cable management most people are commenting on is actually just the CPU cooler cables that I couldn't find anything to do with. The area right next to the PSU is also pretty bad, but overall it's nowhere near as bad as most people seem to think it is. Just sayin'.


"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair!" -Percy Shelley

Ladies and gentlemen, let me begin by saying that the inevitable detractors and naysayers are right: This PC should not exist. I should have been content with a $2-3 grand build at the most. There, I said it, you win, now you don't have to comment it.

With that out of the way, a bit of exposition and some part choice breakdowns:

Exposition Bit:

This is, as of now, both the most powerful and the most expensive build ever completed on PC Part Picker. It was built to run games at 4K, at framerates that most people would expect at 1080p. And it delivers. Neither Crysis 3, Battlefield 4, nor Arma III can bring it down. The bleeding-edge visuals, combined with some of the best audio currently available (that will get even better once Schiit finally launches Yggdrasil -GRR-), make for a gaming experience almost impossible to rival. Contributing to this machine's absolute dominance are a watercooled CPU and quad-GPU graphics array, 32 GB of some of the fastest RAM this side of Avexir, 2.5 TB of internal storage, and an external summit-fi audio setup. I intend to start upgrades shortly after there becomes something to upgrade to.


Part Choices:

Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition: At the time I acquired it, this was the most powerful CPU on the market. It's been passed up by the 4960X by now, but it remains a beast of a processor that's easily overclocked to over a gigahertz above it's nominal boost clock, and can handle anything I throw at it.

NZXT Kraken X40: Despite how into PC gaming I am, I have never actually set up my own custom-loop water cooling system. I considered it when planning what would eventually become this rig, but in the end I decided that one of the most expensive PCs on the internet wasn't the right setup to mess around with watercooling for the first time. The Kraken X40 was particularly great because it has a 140mm fan instead of a 120mm one, meaning that I didn't have to change cases to find one with a third 120mm fan mount when I got the 295s.

ASUS Rampage IV Extreme: I have used ASRock, Gigabyte, EVGA, Intel and other ASUS boards throughout my fantastical voyages through PC DIY, and this is hands-down the best one I've tried so far. Overclocking is hilariously easy, the graphical BIOS in particular is wonderful, and it has 4 full PCIe lanes and 8 memory slots to handle whatever I throw at it in the future. This will probably be the motherboard I use until I'm done with building PCs (not very likely) or I have to upgrade because of a new PCIe/LGA/SATA/DDR standard (much more likely).

G.Skill Ripjaws X 2400MHz: I do a lot of video editing, and so having a lot of RAM is incredibly useful. If this were just a gaming rig, I would have gone with only 8-16 GB. I chose this RAM in particular because of its fast clock rates and timings (that the rest of my PC can actually keep up with). It only gets 3 stars despite its mostly-fantastic performance because one module failed shortly after my warranty expired.

Samsung 840 EVO: This was actually the last thing I bought. I needed an SSD boot disk for faster startup and application launch speeds, and I had had great luck with the EVO line in my other computers so I decided to stick with it. So far it is functioning great.

WD Caviar Blacks: They're big, fast, reliable HDDs. Need I say more?

ASUS Radeon R9 295X2: In my opinion, the best gaming card currently on the market. Yes, I know about TITAN Z. 8 GB of VRAM on dual-channel 512-bit memory busses to handle whatever 4K can throw at them, 2 fully-unlocked Hawaii GPUs on each card at higher clock rates than the normal cards and closed-loop 120mm water cooling (so it's only dual-slot and really quiet!) all make these the obvious choice to me. I went with the ASUS variant because they're all identical so why not. I went with two of them because the benchmarks for one of them at 4K weren't fast enough.

NZXT Phantom 820: It's a big, spacious chassis with neat lighting, tons of mounting points for water-cooling blocks, and tons of room behind the motherboard tray for cable management. The integrated fan controller is great, and it all runs quiet enough on low fan settings that I can't hear it through open-back headphones.

Corsair AX1500i: I've always used Corsair PSUs ever since my last Seasonic shorted a few years back, and have never had any reasons to switch back. This is the only PSU they make that can power dual 295X2s, so there's that, but it's also fully modular (always nice).

LG DVD drive: I needed a DVD drive and it was the first one I saw at MicroCenter. That's really about it.

Windows 7 Professional: Windows 7 because I hate Windows 8 with a fiery, burning passion. Professional because it's the cheapest version that can use 32 GB of RAM (yes, I did just make a price argument in this build).

ASUS PQ321Q: When I bought these, they were the only consumer 4K monitors that could run at 60Hz that were on the market. When competing monitors came out for 1/3 the price less than 2 months later, I felt really, really stupid. That's all I'm going to say about these.

DasKeyboard Model S: I love DasKeyboard's stuff, but since others sometimes use my computer I can't get the one with the blank keycaps. Pity. If this thing ever wears out I'll probably switch to a Ducky keyboard just for some variety.

Logitech G500s: I like really, really heavy; really, really sensitive mice. This can be one of them, thanks to the variable weight and sensitivity settings. Need I say more?

Sennheiser HD 800/HDVD 800: I was an audiophile long before I was a gamer. My primary listening headphones are my LCD-3s, but since the Senns are currently the imaging champs of my headphone collection I use them for gaming. I gave the 800s themselves 4 stars because they're summit-fi and thus expensive as hell. I'd give the HDVD 800 a 3/5 because it has a mediocre DAC chip which isn't worth the asking price. Find me on Head-Fi if you want to talk more about these.

Sennheiser G4ME ONE: I admit, I'm more than a slight Senn fanboy, so I have a headset from them to compliment the 800s. It's got a really nice cable, the mic is one of the best I've ever had on a headset, and the headphones themselves are about on par with the HD 558s (my first real audiophile headphone) so I get nostalgic every time I listen with them. 5/5 would absolutely recommend.


Photos taken with a 20.4 Mpixel Sony Cyber-Shot. I'll open it up to get pictures of the internals once I have my DSLR back so the pictures don't turn out as awful as these did.


Not-Really-Bonus-Bit-That-Exists-So-People-Don't-Think-I'm-Uncultured: Yes, I am aware of the actual meaning of "Ozymandias" (the poem, not the computer or the Breaking Bad episode). I chose it because despite all the grandstanding I'm doing now, this rig will eventually get passed up in graphics power by vastly cheaper PCs (or, even worse, consoles cringe) and there is nothing I can do about it but upgrade to hold back the inevitable. Poetic, is it not?


3DMARK Scores (so you can't say I'm lying):

Ice Storm Extreme (Entry): http://www.3dmark.com/is/2058088 Cloud Gate (Performance): http://www.3dmark.com/cg/1831994 Fire Strike Extreme (Extreme): http://www.3dmark.com/fs/2241342

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xBlood_Monkey 10 Builds 164 points 41 months ago
  • Spends over $15000 on PC
  • Doesn't manage the cables

GG.

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 30 points 41 months ago

The "cable management" you're commenting on is actually just the CPU cooler wires that are long enough to be annoying but not long enough to be able to tie them down behind the motherboard tray. Not sure what to do with them, to be honest.

eggplant1337 1 Build 15 points 41 months ago

In that case, more pictures please. :)

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 4 points 41 months ago

I took a picture with the side panel off with my bad camera. I admit, it could be a lot better, but there aren't any wires going over the motherboard that don't have to and I found a way to get the CPU cables slightly out of the way, so it could definitely be a lot worse.

nehemiahawesome1 1 Build -9 points 41 months ago

you sir had 15000 just lying around. should have bought a car. also, 2011 nice. you could have went with 64 gb if mono could take it. i think you should know you could save a lot of money just by the monitor. also case. should have got a trackpad just for fun

bastille 5 points 40 months ago

those are both 4k monitors and with set up he has its worth it

lemonademolotovz -6 points 37 months ago

i wonna see a day in the life of doge ;)

kotafish 3 points 40 months ago

you know what although this computer is to epic to care about cable managment i thought this coment was funny as sh*t

JustAnotherGamer 1 point 34 months ago

Oh, wait, no, THIS is the highest rated comment on the site.

xBlood_Monkey 10 Builds 0 points 34 months ago

Is it actually? :p

JustAnotherGamer 1 point 34 months ago

I think so. The 2nd place is on Octane Box 2 (The one everyone was going crazy over for being the only build more expensive than this at the time)

xBlood_Monkey 10 Builds 3 points 34 months ago

Wow.. And it's not really that much more expensive either. When you consider the original MSRP of the monitors and video cards in Ozymandias, the price is closer to $17K. If you subtract the laptop from Octane Box 2 (not sure why it's even included in the price in the first place), the price is about $17.2K.

GamerDeso 34 points 41 months ago

"I went with two of them because the benchmarks for one of them at 4K weren't fast enough"

Dat standards though...

Anyways... DAYUM, THAT RIG!

PcNoobLord 29 points 41 months ago

Oh mah Buddah...

If this is his computer, imagine what his toilet paper must be like :0

FireGodzill 0 points 34 months ago

lol thats funny what you said

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Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 15 points 40 months ago

I actually thought it was pretty funny.

I use normal, comes-in-a-giant-plastic-wrap-crate-of-the-stuff toilet paper like most people, for the record.

PcNoobLord 12 points 41 months ago

sorry only was kidding :(

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PcNoobLord 2 points 41 months ago

No worries, my fault.

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asura_ 1 Build 23 points 41 months ago

"comes to comment on a $15k build, only talks about cables"

this is my impersonation of you

btw this still won't run watch_dogs perfectly.

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 23 points 41 months ago

Sadly, no, it won't. I blame Ubisoft.

RustyRaptor 11 points 41 months ago

+1 because lol watch_dogs

Zag 1 Build 20 points 40 months ago

but will it blend?

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 19 points 40 months ago

I REALLY don't want to find out.

dsargent7 1 Build 4 points 40 months ago

I think you owe the internet a show.

Zag 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

xD

MysteryBoy 1 point 40 months ago

lol

Eschaton 6 Builds 14 points 41 months ago

+1 for explaining the proper reason for choosing the name Ozymandias. And of course, epic build. Might be able to use all the fan motors to power the vehicle you didn't buy to get you to work to earn more of that money.

This is from memory y'all, so don't hurt me if I get some of the words wrong.

I met a traveler from a distant land

Who said, two vast and trunkless legs of stone stand

In the desert - nearby, a shattered visage lies

Whose frown, and sneer of cold command,

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things;

The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed.

And on it, an inscription reads

"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings.

Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair."

Round that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,

The lone and level sands stretch far away.

EDIT: I see someone else is a fan of the Dungeons of Dredmor...

Silent_Assassin 1 Build 9 points 41 months ago

Maybe some more internal shots?

and why only the X40 in a build where money doesn't seem to be a issue

xBlood_Monkey 10 Builds 5 points 41 months ago

A nice custom loop would make this build perfect.

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 4 points 41 months ago

As I said in the main post, I don't have much experience with custom loops, and the PC I've been saving up for for several years isn't the best place to experiment with one.

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 3 points 41 months ago

I'll get some as soon as I get my decent camera back (a friend's borrowing it at the moment). I chose the X40 mostly because it has a 140mm radiator and I had a free mount for one.

JustAnotherGamer 9 points 41 months ago

HOLY ****.

JustAnotherGamer 7 points 41 months ago

I'M STILL SAYING HOLY ****.

Tafel_Kafel 4 points 35 months ago

ARE YOU STILL SAYING HOLY **** NOW?

JustAnotherGamer 3 points 35 months ago

HOLY **** YES, THANKS FOR ASKING.

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JustAnotherGamer 3 points 34 months ago

DOES THE COMMENT FROM SEVEN MONTHS AGO STILL SAY HOLY ****? IF SO THEN YES.

plgdg 1 Build 7 points 41 months ago

Money can't buy up-votes, I guess.

Bootlegllama 1 Build 7 points 41 months ago

this is the kind of stuff my dreams are made of ... +1

francisco_costa 1 Build 5 points 41 months ago

Holy s**t this is extreme. Now overclock those four hawaiian bad boys and show us some results!

thoere 5 points 41 months ago

Cringe. Please manage your cables for the love of christ.

FireBirdRISK 1 Build 5 points 41 months ago

Lol, someone goes and spends 15k dollars on an amazing build and all people can comment on is cable management. Shame on you people! +1 for an amazing build!

Echocookie 5 points 40 months ago

But can it run TurboTax?

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 4 points 40 months ago

No. No one can run TurboTax. It's the modern Crysis, meant only for the NSA and people with supercomputers in their basements. Why would you even ask that when you already know the answer?

Echocookie 7 points 40 months ago

Ya... I didn't think I should ask what with these parts probably being the worst I have ever seen. I mean seriously, dual 295x2s are way overrated. I have seen people get 13 fps in minesweeper lowest settings.

lockejaw83 -8 points 38 months ago

what a lame comment. he picked the cards he did for his use not yours.

uuberk 1 point 35 months ago

It's a joke.

minesweeper lowest settings

gigagoku12 1 Build 5 points 36 months ago

but the question is... can it run?

would love to see a PC with legs. mobile gaming on a new level

Mycustombuild 1 Build 4 points 41 months ago

Umm... wow like talk about monster, your computer is like the guy that goes the gym and has trouble fitting through the door way.

Baumy_15 1 Build 4 points 41 months ago

i know one game it cant run............

the almighty minesweeper

hazza123 2 points 35 months ago

it might do...... if you mod it to turn the graphics cause as we know minesweeper is sooooooo intensive!

RangerRoss 1 Build 4 points 39 months ago

What do you do for a living, how do you even afford this? Greatest build iv'e ever seen! Up vote 1+

Fr33Th1nk3r 4 Builds 4 points 39 months ago

+1 because it's your baby and you do what u want with it. People dump 20g into a car because they love it. You can have a go cart that'll get you to the store, or a 600HP muscle car that you love and cherish. Anyway I digress. +1 and I really hope you took out insurance on that lol

Don't even eat toast in the next room ;p

STiGuuapo_ 1 Build 3 points 39 months ago

Wow Incredible Build! You had 2x 780ti before the r9 295x2 is the performance better from the 780ti's & why didn't you go with a 780ti quad setup ?

ARJUNRAMAN 2 points 32 months ago

Because scaling dosen't do anything on four cards but on two...

Revengeic3 1 Build 3 points 38 months ago

You're crazy.

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 4 points 38 months ago

Probably.

DragonForge 3 points 37 months ago

Necronomiconomist! Your amazing build has been stolen by Mannimedia's build! By tomorrow I expect a 20K Build from you!

Joking, but really nice build! Damn..... if only I could buy an intel i3....

isolatedgamerz 3 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

Just a heads up, not sure if you fixed it but Pinform Speccy said Crossfire was DISABLED... just letting you know!

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 3 points 41 months ago

The second card shuts down when I'm not doing anything intensive, which means that it looks like Crossfire is disabled even when it really isn't.

GilChris95 2 points 41 months ago

you are now #1 for the most expensive computer build.

PiecesOfPoop 2 points 41 months ago

Why do you have 2400 mhz ram running at 999mhz?

Kots1010 1 Build 3 points 41 months ago

It's actually running at 2000mhz, which yes is still under the rated frequency for some reason. This is because you have to multiply the frequency of the stick by 2 to get the actual speed. The DDR in DDR3 stands for Double Data Rate so I think you can figure out why you had to multiply it by 2. lol

therfman 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

Wow. Hardware-wise, you have out-over killed my build. (http://pcpartpicker.com/b/Y9qscf). That computer would look totally awesome with a custom watercooling loop. I would have loved building it :)

Kiburi 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

Crazy build with a creative name! I like it! Side note: Ozymandias,(which is one of my favorite poems, by the way), was also the name of a Breaking Bad episode (obviously, named off of the poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley). Aaaand I don't know how I remembered that.

drobin02 2 points 41 months ago

15,000$ what games do you play on that thing or did you spend 15,000 dollars to have a good computer for your job?

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 5 points 41 months ago

This is a gaming computer. I use it for some aspects of my work, but it's built for gaming. I'm currently addicted to KSP (yes, I am playing KSP on THIS), but I play a lot of RPGs and strategy games with a few FPSs on the side.

G1d3on 2 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

How many fps do you get on pong?

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 6 points 41 months ago

All the FPS. All of them.

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

That... That wasn't dumb, that was art. My sides now know euphoria.

Zylos 2 points 40 months ago

One of the conversations on here got so long it disappeared on my iPad. Great build, and I read that authors note. So sad that there's no way around it. +1

tjb4077 1 Build 2 points 39 months ago

Commenting on this because it's awesome and it makes it easy for me to revisit in the future.

cordisium 2 points 39 months ago

Dem headphones

DarkAddo 3 Builds 2 points 38 months ago

Are you going to be upgrading this to the new X99 platform?

Cobyfield 2 points 38 months ago

One word..... ****....

This makes feel embarrassed... LOL

GG.

PeridotProdigy 2 points 37 months ago

When $1700 worth of gpu isnt enough...

TechAndry98 2 points 37 months ago

good

AsadRaza 2 points 36 months ago

are you selling this

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 4 points 36 months ago

No.

Dustworks 1 Build 2 points 36 months ago

why not a 320mm CPU cooler rad? I'm pretty sure you can mount it under the 200mmfans with fans below the rad for tons of airflow through it, correct me if I'm wrong because that's what I'm planning on doing with this case :D

nmccarrick36 1 Build 2 points 36 months ago

I like how you spent around 14k for the computer and got a 20$ cd drive...xD

Bluu21HD 1 point 41 months ago

I give a +1 since its a pretty monsterous build. But for the love of god. manage your damn cables. Dont get me wrong, your parts dont suck but ur cable management is awful. If given time you could probably clean it up ALOT. Up to you, but it doesnt seem like you ever run into issues. But you might be able to a few degrees cooler if you clean it up because then the heat would have move room to flow out.

SomeBlueGuy 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

It's his CPU cooler cables.

Read the description.

Bluu21HD 3 points 41 months ago

Ah okay, i guess i missed some info, but if given time he could have made them a bit better besides them being all cramped up like that. Thank you for spotting that out for me.

nickabong122 3 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

damn that is a godly pc

StarSide 1 point 41 months ago

Why are people having a go at him over the cable management when there is literally nothing he can do about them? Hopefully people should know this by now.

Watch this vid and it will show you why. The water cooler simply does not allow for it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPZe244Ufv0

ib10xs4u2 1 point 41 months ago

How do you output your sound to the Sennheiser HD 800/HDVD 800? USB? And, assuming you are still listening to music, are you using the computer hard drives as your source? 16 or 24 and where is the music coming from before it reaches your computer?

Also, and I suppose this is akin to asking a group of "philes" which is the superior source, vinyl or CD, but how do you feel about headphones vs traditional speakers?

You're right about there being some pretty serious sound systems out there and some of them are using computers as their sources. I've seen full systems hitting the $500k mark with tens of thousands invested in things like dedicated power lines with industrial wiring, special "floating" rooms filled with acoustical treatments, and the ever present connecting cables at $20k a pop for the few select who can truly hear the difference. Or at least convince themselves that they "open a window to a utterly clear and concise rendering of each instrument in time and place unlike anything before".

Voodoo in my basement, you´ll know that it´s true. All my dirty little people are gonna have some fun with you. I got a banshee on my back porch and she plays with magic pearls. My father was a warlock and his son eats little girls.

Voodoo In My Basement by The Lovin' Spoonful

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

USB. Most of my music is FLAC files ripped from CDs (stored on my hard drives), so definitely USB. My MP3s are 24/196, and the FLACs are whatever the CD sampling rate is (can't remember it off the top of my head).

I prefer headphones to speakers. Only 7.1+ channel speaker setups can match the imaging of headphones, and those cost more than high-end headphone setups. Also, I find headphones much better at detail retrieval. But that's just me.

jshoop 1 point 41 months ago

i read ozymandias in english class last semester, +! for the great title and great computer

frozenarm 1 point 41 months ago

Besides gaming do you intend to use this machine for other type of tasks?

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Video editing, scrypt coin mining, maybe some rendering.

snyprmasta 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

All the comments about the cable management, when the only I see in this is the $1499.95 for the Sennheiser HD800's...I cant imagine $1500 for headphones...

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

I've seen $100k speaker setups (I don't own one, of course). Audio is an expensive hobby.

snyprmasta 2 Builds 2 points 40 months ago

I've done basic audio editing, and some audio manipulations, however I've never come across such an elaborate audio setup (albeit I am NOT an audiophile by any means)...I'd be interested to actually hear the difference in my $70 Corsairs, and these $1500 Sennheiser's. I also have no doubt in my mind that Sennheiser makes some of the best audio products on the market, I just cant seem to wrap my head around that price tag for headphones :(

MysteryBoy 4 points 40 months ago

the difference in sound quality will be vast. In gaming not sure but in music its just unbelievable

BlastXin 1 point 41 months ago

Wow, DAT expensive Sennheiser stuff. My headphones aren't even above 15$!

Are you going to use RAMdisk for extreme fast storage with that 64GB of RAM? Nonetheless, extreme stuff, and sure, it gets more and more affordable. Imagine when this computer is only the same performance as a 500$ PC in 2025.

MysteryBoy 2 points 40 months ago

All we can do is dream about these stuff

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

I have 32GB of RAM, not 64. I might if I run out of normal storage space.

I'm actually looking forward to that day. If a $1k PC can manage 4K eyefinity in 2025, just think of all the other things we'll have invented by then!

BlastXin 3 points 41 months ago

4K will be obsolete by then :P

Mr.CowBuilds 1 point 41 months ago

Not even going to mention cable managament, as mine is way worse, and i understand the cables for the 295x2. 1st, will you buy me a 295x2 2nd Why, Just why?

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 4 points 41 months ago
  1. No. Sorry, but no.
  2. Why not?
80085 1 point 40 months ago

It's a really good build and I understand your cable management problem but really did you have to spend $500 on a power supply?

I have to agree with you that it is a truly outstanding power supply, but some of your parts are unnecessarily pricey, like a $480 motherboard or headphones that cost bold $1605!

All of these unnecessary pricey computer parts and to top it all of throw some wires in front of it so that they can't see your parts.

I believe you have the potential to not only burn your money away but to build a decent computer for the price you spend.

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 3 points 40 months ago

Believe it or not, but I actually do need a power supply of that caliber. The 295X2s draw 500W each (the rest of the build draws >200W so I had to go bigger than 1200W) and require a 12V rail amperage way out of ATX spec. The list of PSUs that can do that is very, very short. Of the possible PSUs I could pick from, the AX1500i is the most efficient of them all (the 80+ Titanium standard is higher-efficiency than even 80+ platinum), so it seemed like the obvious choice.

The motherboard I bought for its fantastic BIOS and overclocking capabilities. I've already explained the audio thing several times, but it boils down to this: high-end anything is expensive. Audio is no exception.

While I actually agree with you that I spent more money than I should have, I feel the need to point out that this build is far from a "money burn." I'm currently at the top of this site's 3DMark Performance chart, #2 on the Entry chart and #7 on the Extreme charts (it would be higher but AMD doesn't have GPU physics so I get slammed on those tests). This build quantifiably kicks ***.

Dustworks 1 Build 2 points 36 months ago

there are PSUs with greater output that are one 80+ ranking lower though, although; their continuous output may not be as high but I personally would have chosen one of them, the EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1600W is 80+ titanium and more than $100 less,but you kinda did say money was no issue :P.Also,I'm not sure its still best for gaming performance with DDR4 and newer gen CPUS though I imagine it is as there isn't any better graphics setups....unless there was a custom loop and they were OC'd a ton

MysteryBoy 2 points 40 months ago

Trust me when I say those are some really good headphones. Those headphones that sound better are most likely above $2000.

MysteryBoy 1 point 40 months ago

too many tubes........

swimmer1929 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Nice!!! You play KSP on this beast? Awesome! I love that game too. +1 :)

Pbandjelly4 1 point 40 months ago

great build but i would have.... who am i kidding i cant critique. great build. +1

MystifiedMustard 1 point 40 months ago

If you're gonna put THAT much money into a PC, at least use the monitors that are (for some reason) $11,386.... hehehe

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 4 points 40 months ago

Hahaha I looked up the ones you're talking about. Those are medical diagnostic panels for hospitals. Tempting, though ;)

Bluesmurph 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

As many of us here, I was curious to see the most expensive computer. I set the filter and saw the price first. My first reaction was just WTF. Then I saw the title. You sir deserve an upvote. I had to check out the description not only to see the parts/justification of this build but also to make sure you truly are a poetic genius and chose that title on purpose.

As of now, this is truly the king of kings, but sadly in a few years it will become less of a king. At least you have a basis for upgrades :)

MystifiedMustard 1 point 40 months ago

That case must feel so special.

Zedzer 2 Builds 1 point 39 months ago

HEY I CAN SLEEP ON A BED OF MONEY TOO!!

waqarahmed864 1 point 38 months ago

Why a AIO?

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

Sorry, a what?

waqarahmed864 -2 points 38 months ago

Why are you using a closed-loop being the most expensive pc build on PCPartPicker? Makes no sense....

IMojoe134 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

Pssh this can't even run minesweeper at playable fps. Much less high graphics.

Weak1ings 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

I think 5 way 1080p monitors in Portrait mode would be; 1. Cheaper 2. bigger 3. Better surround 4. More Real Estate 5. Easier to drive? The cons though... NOT 4k.

A powerful build but Haswell-E is the way to go if anybody wants to build a similar rig in September. :)

Hmm... Car or PC...

I wonder if 6/8-way eyefinity exists...

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 2 points 38 months ago

It probably would have been more effective in terms of pixel/price, but I can't game on multiple monitors for some reason so 4K seemed like the better option. Also, y'know, it's 4K.

I think the maximum number of Eyefinity monitors you can have at once is limited by how many screens you can string together with DisplayPort, not by some limit AMD randomly decided on. Theoretically, I'm pretty sure you could have dozens of monitors going at once, if you could tolerate them running anything more intensive than Windows Explorer like absolute ***.

PC, by the way ;)

Brin3 1 point 37 months ago

Whoa that 4k resolution x2!

welshdiesel 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

you have been dethroned by most powerful and most expensive. the king has fallen

Zambonie 1 point 37 months ago

You've recently lost place in the most expensive build by $1000. http://pcpartpicker.com/b/37Cypg#cx559775 Anyway, nice! And ya, very much work on cable managment xD...

Elvyn 1 point 37 months ago

Ozymandias, the King of Kings has fallen!

X-39Gabe 1 point 37 months ago

But can it run minecraft?

cheezyguy5 3 points 33 months ago

No. Only experimental alien technology can.

TheHomieSlice 1 point 36 months ago

HOLY JEEBUS MY FIST BUILD WILL ONLY BE $670 NO 13K!!!!

shab 3 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Do they make water blocks for the 295?

miikson 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

Currently I have Sennheiser 558 and a dragonfly DAC. ONE DAY THOUGH! Nice sounds man! Worth the $ IMO

hummerh1 1 point 36 months ago

This is the most ridiculous build I have ever seen... AND I LOVE EVERY BIT OF IT!!!!!!

MrGuitaryMan 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Your "under load" temps are lower than my idle temps.

captaingrambo 1 point 35 months ago

Why would you spend that much money on a computer, like ever. When are you possibly going to need that much memory for your video card. Also I find it kinda funny you have a mac charger next to the computer in one of the photos. #pcmasterrace

JustAnotherGamer 1 point 34 months ago

Why do people buy Lamborghinis when they'll probably never use them for anything other than getting around town and showing it off on display? Also, 4K uses up quite a bit of VRAM.

Robert_Skywalker 1 point 35 months ago

Holy... 2 Headphones, and a headset, $3750 on audio alone. You've just spent triple my PC, OS, monitor, and rig, on audio. $3000 on monitors. And $230 on a mouse a keyboard? Not even an RGB? $140 on W7. $3140 on GPU, 1500W PSU, for $400!$440 on 32gb of ram! $480 mobo! $350 on storage. $1000 on the CPU. $90 on liquid cooling, I was expecting, like $500... And finally, $20 on the optical drive. Holy...

Daredevil330 1 point 35 months ago

This build is disgusting. It makes my stomach wrench. You must be an evil genius. Keep up the good, expensive work.

RussianSpetsnaz 1 point 35 months ago

I wish Nvidia had red leds on gpu's :(

wetsoup 1 point 34 months ago

lol dude ONE, ONLY ONEEEE of those cards will run almost ANY game at 4k with beyond playable fps. why get another lol? thats like 500 fps on far cry 4

GeryRevandra 1 point 34 months ago

wow, awesome build ...

about R9 295X2 stock fan radiator , did you replace stock 120mm fan radiator with aftermarket performance fans i.e Corsair SP120 series / NZXT FN-120 series ??! ...

wetsoup 1 point 34 months ago

Are you like a millionare because you just dropped nearly 14k on one single PC. that thing is overkill as hell!

JustAnotherGamer 1 point 34 months ago

On a different note from my 'HOLY ****' post, how are those HD 800s for gaming and music? I hear from everywhere that they are incredible.

nufailhazeem 1 point 33 months ago

can anybody comment on this draft pc. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/nufailhazeem/saved/7smRsY

I just wanted to have the ssd's in the pc. and this is an overkill pc ****. just wanted to buy.

Simon_L 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

WOW nice pc : ) +1

Nitrouspeed 1 Build 1 point 32 months ago

I'm about to make a computer in replacement for my first car, I am a tech beginner but not just some novice kid who wants to put the best pieces he finds together. My budget is around $15,000 and I'm planning on building this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2CmrXL any suggestions on how to improve it?

P.S. You should've waited on the 4K monitors

JamesJB 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

I love the computer I really do :)

Can I marry it? :P

-Zane 1 point 31 months ago

+1 For the Mouse Trap in the 6th picture :D

robin4u 1 point 30 months ago

Have you gone bankrupt yet?

TrueEvil666 1 point 30 months ago

I'm mad about the cable management... but not in the case, I mean dear lord what the hell is going on behind those monitors. Spend some cash on gear ties or a cable management box lol.

SpectreFiveSeven 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

This is the stuff my wet dreams are made of. Very nice set up, man. Kind of surprised you didn't go for Intel's 8 core, seeing as your wallet is bottomless. ;)

Kylaralthor 4 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

I built something like this once. Used so much power it was a pain in the *** to keep going.

SirMirroer 1 point 25 months ago

$2000 headphones. Don't tell my Sol Republic collection, but those are sexy.

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Wow what a computer. Awesome build.+1

KK_Films 1 point 10 months ago

Is the case any good? What are the colour configurations?

Novapilot28 0 points 41 months ago

You might be a massive gamer but shame on you for not managing the cables

rchar081 2 Builds 0 points 41 months ago

The rest of these guys are not wrong your cable management needs some work.... But hey if you put some work into it it doesn't take long to manage the cables properly! Can be done under 1 hour probably! Do it up and then post your pics.

LesGensMentales 2 Builds 0 points 41 months ago

So let me get this straight...

A 3960X at 4.2 on a single 140mm rad and you get a max temp of 53? Horrible cable management on such a high end system? The bulk of the price being made up by audio peripherals and displays?

And why does it read as graphics card not recognized? It seems to show up just fine on this benchmark: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/2067749

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

I admit, you've got me there. 4.2 GHz isn't the clock rate I normally use it at, it's the highest clock I've ever run a benchmark at. I posted this at around 3:00 AM where I live, so I'm not surprised I screwed up somewhere. My bad, I'll edit it to a more typical speed in a second. Seriously, sorry for misleading you, I'm not sure why I used that rate.

As I said in the main body of the post, the monitors were the only 60Hz 4K panels on the market when I bought them, and I felt pretty damn stupid when vastly cheaper ones were released a few weeks later. I put my audio setup on the list because that's what I use when gaming (and doing everything else that doesn't need a microphone, really. If you still don't think it should be in there, I'll think about removing it.

I don't know why the benchmarks are messed up. I hope the pictures would make it clear that that really is my graphics setup, but I don't know why it recognized that guy's GPUs and not mine.

LesGensMentales 2 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

One more question then, why quad crossfire? You could probably now that the non-ref 290X's are out run an overclocked dual or tri crossfire setup and memory wise it wouldn't make a diff because if I'm not mistaken only 4gb is usable on each 295x2

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Actually, the 295X2s do have 8GB of usable VRAM. That was the main reason I got them, really.

Mach9 0 points 41 months ago

If ur an audiophile I recommend u pick up a high quality sound card

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 3 points 41 months ago

The HDVD 800 functions as a sound card. This is subjective (as with almost all things audio), but most mid- to high-end external amps and DACs blow almost every sound card out there out of the water in terms of audio quality.

Xecuter 0 points 41 months ago

I just think he put 3 Sennheiser head phones in to boost the price to reach the pricyist computer on partpicker. But I still like the build dude.

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

2 headphones. The HDVD 800 is an amplifier. Even without them, this would still be the most expensive build out there. I added them to the list because they're what I use all the time when on this computer.

Xecuter 0 points 41 months ago

Here check this build out same power but different parts

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Xecuter/saved/stZ

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

That link 404's. I'd love to see your idea, though!

Echocookie 0 points 41 months ago

Blasted all your money on dem monitors.

Echocookie 0 points 41 months ago

Spends $15k on pc Can't buy a camera

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

I have a camera. It's a Canon EOS 5D Mk. II. I just don't have possession of it right now, so I'm stuck with my Sony camera.

junrocks 0 points 41 months ago

you got money to spend

Girlybird 1 Build 0 points 41 months ago

$15000, i could buy a decent car with that....

Are you trying to hack the Pentagon and the FBI at the same time with that computer????? o_O

ExtremeBuildMaker 0 points 41 months ago

wtf...???!?!?!?

AgentTran 0 points 41 months ago

Why only two monitors instead of full surround with three? Or maybe one 4K monitor was enough and the other is for multitasking?

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

Because no graphics setup on the planet can handle 4K Eyefinity. Maybe some day, but definitely not now. The second one is for multitasking at the moment.

thebrownbus 0 points 41 months ago

jesus ****

GamerGuy2001 0 points 41 months ago

This is a very good and powerful build; however, (at least at this moment in time) you could easily build something much more powerful at 1/3 of the cost.

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 3 points 41 months ago

Wait, what? Please, show me a parts list for something more powerful at 1/3 the price. I need to see this.

MysteryBoy 2 points 40 months ago

If what you say is true................

Johnny435 0 points 41 months ago

Nice build. Gotta say that a 4930X has a lot more power than the 3960X. If your're willing to pay 15K for a computer, get a 4930X Extreme, and you can get a 1TB Samsung 840 EVO for a low price. Also Windows 8.1 Pro is fine. Just turn off the Metro interface option. Plus it lets you have more RAM

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

I have literally no application for more than 64GB of RAM (the max allowed by 7 pro). I'm not looking to upgrade my processor right now, but thanks for the idea.

swimmer1929 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

Actually Windows 7 Professional allows up to 196GB of RAM ;)

GamerGuy2001 0 points 41 months ago

Seriously, HOW did you manage to save the money for this?!

Ech0loation 0 points 41 months ago

I'm sorry to burst your bubble but I would consider summit-fi just south of 11,000$. That said, your build is astounding! If you grow that e-peen any more you're gonna scare away all the girls on COD, yeah? ;)

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

I'm more of a Battlefield guy, but I'll scare the few girls that are there away too :P

On a side note, the only cans I can think of that cost 11 grand are either higher-end Stax headphones or a criminally underpriced Orpheus (neither of which I own). I judge low/mid/hi/summit-fi mostly by performance, but if you do it by price then good on ya', I guess.

Ech0loation 2 points 41 months ago

I'm talking whole setups, not headphones. I mainly judge it by that scale because I used to have a high end Stax setup that would be 10 grand, and then I moved to a PS1000 and WA22. My cat busted that by chewing through the cords on both items. Now I've moved on to a Grado SR225i and an Audeze LCD-XC with a Rane HC6S that I got from a friend. I judge it on a price scale because the difference in performance is so vast that it just seems odd to go back to another tier, not bad, just odd.

I actually prefer Battlefield too, COD just rubs me the wrong way with the fanbase the way it is.

MysteryBoy 4 points 40 months ago

I feel sorry for you. All that money spent on high-end headphones and amps destroyed by your cat.

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

Lucky *******. Contrary to what the above PC would suggest, I don't actually have enough money to justify getting a proper Stax setup. Someday...

Anyways, the problem I have with only using a price criterion is that with the exception of people who buy things like $40,000 DACs just because, the price gap between electrostat gear (mostly amps and the cans themselves) vs. dynamic gear rules out almost every dynamic setup I've ever heard of (and it may very well be that I just haven't heard enough electrostats, but I personally don't think that dynamics inherently can't be summit-fi).

Ech0loation 3 points 41 months ago

And don't think that I'm criticizing your way of thinking either, there are no wrongs or rights in the world of audio, just preferences!

I only was able to afford it because I lived with my mother at the time (we didn't have the best relationship) and she didn't know that I'd had my first job for 11 months. It was only after I came home with a veritable to of audio gear that she asked how I'd gotten it. Needless to say, I had to start paying some bills.

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

Well, if paying your mom's bills was worth audio nirvana, then more power to you. I have to ask, though, why'd you get rid of the Stax for Grados? If it were me I'd sell my car before I got rid of a 10 grand Stax setup.

pc_maker_on_a_pan_cake 0 points 41 months ago

IF I had the same amount of money I would spend 5k on the pc and 10k on the room set-up but I don't and gg u just got a trophy of the best pc for 15k +1

curvingedge 2 Builds 0 points 40 months ago

Your benchmark results are not correct. The Results should be from "3dmark 11" Entry, Performance, and Extreme. Not Fire Strike, Ice Storm, and cloud gate. Totally different software.

kotafish 0 points 40 months ago

i think he/she could have gotten better monitors for that price

187flatliner 1 Build 0 points 40 months ago

ever heard of display fusion.... you get to pick a different picture on each monitor......

nice build but .......

Omnitech_Nz 1 Build 0 points 39 months ago

:D

iamwildbear 0 points 39 months ago

I cried what i saw the 295s

Whitelaro 0 points 38 months ago

$14000 build, but no sleeved cables? I am dissapoint.

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 3 points 38 months ago

They're not just loose cables like on cheap power supplies. They're actually ribbon-style, so they're bonded together and insulated sort of like sleeved ones, just, y'know, not sleeved. I actually prefer them this way, but if you don't I guess that's cool.

Whitelaro 2 points 38 months ago

I personally really like the look of sleeved cables. More matte, and not as glossy. But it's your build, so it's up to you.

IceColdTabasco 2 Builds 0 points 38 months ago

Do you like, **** money?

mariothetec 0 points 37 months ago

are you planning to build a better one but most likely would last more than 3 years

PeridotProdigy 0 points 37 months ago

Spends $15000 on a computer and keeps it under his desk

janoskify 0 points 35 months ago

reely m8 i can maek a bettr comooter bild for too hundrid do//ers, butt gud tri m8. up vot

Sambishop -1 points 41 months ago

all dem monies......uses kraken x40 :(

karlzhao314 1 Build -1 points 41 months ago

Why no custom loop at that price point? :C

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 3 points 41 months ago

Because I've never done a custom loop that didn't fail horribly before, and I didn't trust myself to do it right on a build this expensive.

Ech0loation -1 points 41 months ago

if i copy his bild can i play minecraft with shadrs.

MysteryBoy 1 point 40 months ago

and waste like $12500

nickmlo 4 Builds -1 points 41 months ago

15k on a build... WHY? (Read your description but still, WHY?)

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 4 points 41 months ago

Because the Internet.

Just kidding. A friend of mine (who's a professional photographer) got a 4K monitor for her work, and after I saw it I started wondering what it would be like to game on one. Because I suck at self-control and not making impulse purchases I know I'll regret less than a month later, I got my current monitors pretty soon after that. Problem was, my graphics setup as of then (2x 780 Ti Superclocked in SLI) wasn't powerful enough to run even one of them.

I shopped around for new GPUs for another month after that, and eventually decided on the 295X2 (mostly for the sheer amount of VRAM). Considering how powerful it is, I realized that if I got two I could match my old Litecoin mining rig for hash power AND have the most beastly PC of anyone I know, so I sold the mining box, the 780 Tis and my old 850W PSU online, bought two, and almost made enough from selling all the hardware I wasn't using anymore to cover the price of both cards (I think I came about $500 short).

So basically: because 4K, because I'm an idiot, and because I could sell stuff to make it hurt my wallet less.

nickmlo 4 Builds 2 points 40 months ago

Bro I was being rhetorical. Haha. To be honest if I could I would build something sort of similar. And to be fair, who the hell wouldn't want your build or be able to build within that budget!?!?

anyways man. I love your build. I'd definitely break into your house and rob you right now if I knew where you stay. Just kidding. I hope you take care of that thing. and hope it last you for a long while.

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Grantmas -1 points 40 months ago

8ms screens Yeah okay.

bpopbpo -1 points 40 months ago

ima laugh in a 5 years when you can get a pc with this specs for 1000$ should have bought a car

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

I work mostly from home and live in a city that has decent public transportation. I don't regret my decision in the slightest.

Also, I would seriously hope that one day this kind of performance will be cheap. I'd seriously be a lot more disappointed if this stayed the pinnacle of computer power for several years than if someone outdid me.

Jafarson -1 points 40 months ago

If I were you, I would have gone triple 1440 monitors instead of 4k, gotten a caselabs case and watercooled the gpu's. But that's just my opinion. What was your reasoning for not doing these things?

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

I hate gaming on multiple screens at once (the screen bezels kill the experience for me) so it made more sense to get two massive screens without using eyefinity than to have eyefinity on 3-4 smaller screens.

While I am a fan of building with caselabs cases (I did a build for a friend in one), I am a bigger fan of the phantom's exterior styling and decided that I might as well make it look nice on the outside.

The 295X2 IS watercooled, by the way. That's one of the main selling points.

Supersmurf -1 points 40 months ago

You could afford this? Do you wipe your *** with money?

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

No, that would be... weird. And really wasteful. Believe it or not, I'm not actually that wealthy. I have this instead of a car right now (not that I regret that decision).

miikson 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

You made the right choice.

dstrent 1 Build -1 points 38 months ago

Sorry to say, but the first thing that comes to mind is conspicuous consumption. It's waving a trust fund like an uzi. (sorry to be harsh)

+3800x2100 with 370 Geforce, but No Blue-ray?

Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $102.99, however you spent 4x as much for around 2/3 of this one unit.

Kingston 24GB (3 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $214.99, plenty much the same for the RAM?

Sennheiser HD800 audio with motherboard sound card?

123 degrees under load! (wow! this computer will not last for 2 years) For 15 grand at least go for fluid cooling

Really sorry dude. I really didn't mean to be so harsh, but WOW

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

... what? Did you even read the parts list? The only thing you got right about the rig is the headphones (and even that's run through an external DAC, not the motherboard). I have AMD graphics, I don't own any Blu-Rays anyway, and I have G.Skill RAM, not Kingston. Also, it runs at 51 C, not 123. And it is liquid-cooled.

dstrent 1 Build -1 points 37 months ago

123.8 Fahrenheit = 51 Celsius .....

g.skill, not kingston = showing that you spent 4x the amount you could have for RAM

No you don't own a Blu-Ray, so you can't even use you machine to wacth better media.

Liquid cooled and still runs 51 c or (123.8 f) that is terrible temp.

I don't remember external DAC in your part list.

Overall my opinion is you wasted a bunch of money and in 2 years it will be worth 5x less. kinda like driving a brand new car off the lot.

you more than welcome to bash my recent build http://pcpartpicker.com/b/pWr7YJ

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

And the maximum safe operating temperature for a 3960X is 91°C, so I still have 40°C of headroom even at max load.

The RAM being overpriced is a valid argument, I'll give you that one, but the RAM you mentioned is 8GB short of my current setup and 800mHz slow. Again, decent argument, but your alternative doesn't perform as well as the G.Skill chips so I'm hardly surprised it costs less.

I barely watch movies anyway, so I don't see much of an advantage to having a Blu-Ray player when everything I might want to watch is online at the same resolutions as Blu-Ray. Sorry, but no thanks.

Not really? Again, 40°C of temperature headroom at a decent overclock isn't what I would call poor performance.

Sennheiser HDVD 800. It's a combination amplifier and DAC. I made specific mention of this, and even explained how I'm planning to get an independent DAC once the one I'm looking at is finally released. Again, did you even read the description?

As for your final point, I encourage you to read either the description of this rig or the original text of Ozymandias. I'm fully aware that that will happen if I don't upgrade, and I'm pretty okay with that.

As for your build, I would say that it's very well-done, but ultimately a bit tame. I can't fault you for building it, as it will almost certainly handle whatever you want it to do without problem, but it's pretty par-for-the-course as far as gaming PCs go. It's clear that you were aiming for maximum price/performance, like 99.9% of anyone building PCs does (and by all means, should be doing).

The thing you seem to be missing is that Ozymandiaes is a 'statement' build. It was designed for maximum performance, and literally nothing else. This is going to sound really arrogant and there's nothing I can do about it, but the normal arguments of efficiency/price/etc. that are incredibly relevant elsewhere simply do not apply to this. If I cared about things like that, I would have built something similar to what you did. As it stands, if you could point out where I could have better gaming performance, I would be very interested in what you have to say, but as it is, I'm not particularly concerned if I could have saved a few bucks on RAM.

Rant over, sorry about that.

dstrent 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

At 91 C the distilled water turns into a gas. 74 C would be closer to your max.

I get your build, man it's just not my cup of tea.

Ardeof -2 points 39 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7LVn99

$15,000 computer system.

Main strengths of this Computer System:

Processing Power: Dual Socket motherboard with two Intel Xeon E5-2660V2 processors.

RAM: 2400MHz. The difference between 1600Mhz and 1866MHz is noticeable in most computer systems, anything faster simply adds a somewhat insignificant improvement for the majority of systems. Choosing 2400MHz for the RAM speed is to hold out on future upgrade requirements for most games/programs.

Graphics: I like Necronomiconist's choice for GPU's. While Nvidia overall seems to hold a better advantage in the graphics department at the moment, I simply prefer AMD. The difference of performance at these levels of pricing is fairly negligible as well.

Hard Drive: Performance, Redundancy, and Efficiency. 4 SSD's of Samsung's 850 PRO series with 512GB each set for a RAID 10 configuration. 1.5x - 2x the SSD performance with the redundancy of a Server System.

I'm on a horse. Yes, that's how great RAID 10 can be.

Networking and Sound:

The audio card covers some issues with sound quality. The audio card will impact the throughput to the speakers, resulting in ideally clearer sound. The networking card is simply for the sake of futuristic networking options, thus lowering the chance of a need of an upgrade if all of a sudden Fiber Optic companies get a boon in the industry and states stop being stupid and trying to ban/slow the process of such a service.

Fan Cooling: Two quality CPU cooler heatsink and fan components with three Delta 241CFM fans. All-together that's 723CFM (Not including the ~80CFM fans on the heatsink) this will result in a well cooled system, reducing the effects and chances of electromigration.

Air Filtering: In the average computer system, it's understandable to not have dust filters due to cost. In this instance, there's no reason not to include higher quality maintenance improvements for an expensive system, such as an air filter, to prevent the possibility of static issues from dust. This will also allow for an overall improvement on the temperature of the system as dust build-up will be manageable.

frisktoad -3 points 41 months ago

That is extreme. What is your framerate at demanding games? The only bad thing is the cable management. Other than that take my +1.

Alagamasha -3 points 41 months ago

Nice wallpaper xD

Anyway, do a better cable management

billyboy 1 Build -3 points 40 months ago

why not use water cooling at this price range?

vXIRTRIXv -3 points 39 months ago

Wasted money on the monitors

6thcousin 1 Build -3 points 36 months ago

"I wish I had 1500 dollar headphones" said no one. ever.

JustAnotherGamer 3 points 34 months ago

I know this comment is old at this point, but still. I imagine that plenty of people, including myself would love to have the HD800. Many people can justify the cost if they want an unparalleled audio experience.

general_geekzilla -7 points 40 months ago

spends 3850 bucks on headsets

MysteryBoy 4 points 40 months ago

You would understand if you were into audio like him. There are people who have few hundred thousand dollar speaker setups and own $5000 headphones not counting the amp which would cost as much or more.

Guedes747 -8 points 39 months ago

$1.499 for a pair of headphones 10/10 A fool and his money were parted.

Philldog123 -9 points 41 months ago

WHERE DO YOU PEOPLE GET THIS MONEY TO BUILD THESE OVERKILL COMPUTERS!!!!!

Rashiq 2 points 40 months ago

Selling their cars, blood, sperms.... not marrying, living alone... that sort of things.

DragonForge 1 point 37 months ago

Point for the 3rd/4th (Not marrying) one. GG

SirMirroer 1 point 25 months ago

I cracked up so much at this comment.

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SachMcFunny -13 points 41 months ago

DAMN :D Beast PC but sort out the cables lol... I would have got the i7 4960X Extreme... Change the 1.5 TBs to 3TBs and save a bit of money... Got a higher-rated monitor... But overall still awesome ;)

mattias1172 4 Builds 4 points 41 months ago

Read the description before commenting.

jacobs4525 1 Build -14 points 41 months ago

You spent $15000 and didn't manage the cables. -1

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TAZTG 1 Build -14 points 41 months ago

Wire Management 101 is really needed. Spending close 3750.00 on headphones seems like a waste! 5K for monitors but not even a Blu-Ray player?

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 6 points 41 months ago

I've been into audio for a long, long time. Probably at least a decade longer than I've been a PC gamer. Go on head-fi if you want to see some really overpriced setups.

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Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Because I already had all of my games and software on those HDDs and didn't feel like transferring terabytes of data to SSDs. I can't even notice faster load times on applications with the SSD I have anyway, it just boots faster.

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Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago
  1. I bought the 3960X before the 4930K was released. You're right, though, the 4930K is definitely better.

  2. Because of a terrible Warhammer 40K joke. I'm too ashamed to say more.

  3. No, actually. I got my hard drives shortly after WD rebranded their drives from "Caviar Black" to "WD Black." I got them about $75 off (each) because they were "obsolete."

  4. As I said, ASUS had the only 60Hz 4K monitors out there when I got them. It's too late to return them and get cheaper ones, but I appreciate the offer.

  5. My gripe was with the HDVD 800, because it has a mediocre Texas Instruments-made DAC chip (I'm going to get an external DAC as soon as the one I'm looking at is finally released later this month). The HD 800s themselves are fantastic, and I would wholeheartedly recommend them if you're in the market for a summit-fi pair of cans. SIDE NOTE: "O2" means "Objective2," a specific amp designed by NwAvGuy, the most controversial Head-Fi'er ever due to his views on using only measurements and no subjectivity to gauge headphone performance. Most amps (including the HDVD 800) are not O2 amps.

  6. I honestly can't remember the prices of the parts I bought in a physical store (all of the storage, the DVD drive, the motherboard, and the CPU). I'll see if I can find the email reciepts for the parts I bought online, but the prices listed are fairly close (+/- $100 each, at the most) to what I remember paying for them.

I'd love some advice on custom loops. However, I'm probably going to run out and get a cheap system to practice on before I try anything with this rig.

infinitemerald 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

Ah, now I see your reasoning for your part choices then. Timing.

Anyways, I will only recommend two DACs for the HD800s:

($1200) Woo Audio

($520) Asus Xonar Essence One

I'm not sure if they are considered both to be DACs, but I've heard nothing but good stuff about the Woo Audio DACs, and mixed reviews on the Xonar DACs. Obviously there's a major price difference, so make that decision based upon budget.

Also, feel free to PM me if you would like some help and/or sampling for liquid loop BOMs; you just give me the budget, what appearance preference you have, and I can make it work. :)

Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

I'm actually waiting for the Schiit Yggdrasil DAC to finally launch, but I've heard both of those on the 800s and the Woo in particular is pretty nice.

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miikson 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

I can't down vote this comment enough.

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Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

... what? I even marked one of the pictures with a notepad window saying "THE NECRONOMICONOMIST WAS HERE." I'll upload another watermarked one if you really want me to, but why did you think that?

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Necronomiconomist submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Okay, after this I'm done feeding the troll.

Do you really have nothing better to be doing with your life than shouting meaningless insults at people on the internet? Either get it together to post your own rig or go back to 4chinz, m80.

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mattias1172 4 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

I'd rather see you post a comment that contributes anything of importance. While he is working out his cable management, why don't you figure out the point of posting comments.

welshdiesel 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

any other build i would agree with you. but this one strikes a nerve. the description comes of as bragging about the price. someone who brags about how expensive there build is upset me. maybe he didnt mean it that way, but it comes off as it. there's so many build on this site that make the build there's. custom cases, paint, wiring, etc. this one is generic. but that's my opinion. so yes, 99.99 of my other posts are constructive, i couldn't contain myself on this one. so thats my point of this comment. is that good enough for you?

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