Description

Decided to get myself PC to run Linux and have a compiling experience with something different than a standard in-house configuration and laptop and it took a while to make my mind what system i want until PCIE lane requirement kicked in. Actual machine is not finished , far from it as it looks empty and shallow :) will be water-cooling cpu`s but just for "looks" requirements nothing else as 85W cpu is laughable on cooling :)

Hardware:

Motherboard - Asus Z10PE-D16 WS because of dual cpu support and limited local capabilities and looks ... damn it looks good.

CPU 2x Intel Xeon E5-2623 V4 For starters two of these enough for my knowledge and usage , future would be top of the line ones for this mobo.

RAM 4x8GB ECC modules , but need more to fill mobo , part of its emptiness

GPU 1x Nvidia Quadro P600 to run two 4k monitors 2 x 1070Ti to run calculations ... shame as when i got these two now they announced on new ones and oh boy i will need to sell my 1070Ti`s :)))

STORAGE Samsungs nvme`s one 960EVO another 970EVO and i have Asus Hyper M.2 x16 PCIE extension card, both cards do not work in this cards so all 4 fills needs to be identical ( i hope GB amount on each card wont be noted ) so i have to put 960 into m.2 slot on the mobo. At some point i will be need more storage so thinking about hdd ones , might be 12TB ones from wd.

POWER SUPLY Seasonic 850w gold 80 modular.

COOLING 2x be quiet! for cpu`s

CASE Corsair Obsidian 750D Airflow Edition as i needed to fit motherboard with minimal modification to the case ( drill some extra holes )

LIGHTING Some blue led strip but when i was buying it i dint asked about what color im taking ... lol

MONITORS 2x Dell 4k 27inch screens. LG 38WK95C 21:9 UltraWide® WQHD+ IPS Curved LED Monitor 3840x1600

KEYBOARD Corsair , expensive one with 6 macro keys

Running Arch with i3wm , and 4k looks interesting but need to adjust to its size of displaying things, table a bit stolen from kitchen ( actually, i got my new pc desk), mouse pad is old and cool T61 ThinkPad which im using once in a while ( now i got 2x4GB RAM sticks and will be playing with it a bit more ) then will be changing into W520 ThinkPad probably X220 ThinkPad will be suitable as well ... i have a feal for ThinkPad fetish. Actual machine is not finished... P.S. created part list and it shows incompatibility - needs to be ignored as 750D case is almost perfect, needed only 3 new holes to dril and nvme .. i have added Asus Hyper M.2 card ( i can put 4 nvmes in there) also added one more monitor , and CPUs are V4 not V3 as i could not find V4 P.P.S. pricing is just rough idea of how much ... as i made payment in Euros , so i have in total around 6000+ Euros.

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Comments

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

+infinity for the ThinkPad Fetish

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Install gentoo

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

You are building one of my dream projects. I experimented with xeon for the first time on my very first waterloo practice build but it was single cpu. I really want to build a dual and loop it in the future.

Can you either fix prices or just let me know how much you paid for the motherboard and xeon cpu's? Curious on the motherboard especially

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for long delay ... motherboard 505 Euros ( im in Europe) and each CPU around 455 Euros.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

You need SR-IOV badly. SR-IOV means you can run multiple VMs in QEMU with direct graphic resources from a single card.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

as im almost new into all this computer thing i will look at this ... sounds interesting

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

great build! I too have a thing for thinkpads. Currently rocking t61, r61, t500. t420, and x140e. theres a pretty cool group on facebook for thinkpad enthusiasts.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks,im enjoying my build to much ... :) I believe im in that pretty cool facebook group :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you use it for?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

work, fun and trying to put my brains into it :) if seriously - getting myself into data bases, emulation of it, a bit of html,python and making computer look like i like to ... digging into open source :)

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats a lot, i am interested in the same things though, but i dont practice any of them still. You should master one a time. good luck!