BTW everyone - We've just expanded the build!!
We are now going to do back-to-back builds. After this computer, we're going to build 2 more!
Once they're all built and ready to be tested:
These computers in a "showdown" by overclocking, cooling, and performance. We'll record the results to see which cooling system and components handle the stress better than the others. After we run a few control tests with stock cooling, There will be a series of tests:
1) 6 Hour MAX stress test / maximum heat testing / load test / stability test
2) 24 Hour application load test & stability (running different benchmarking tools)
3) 72 Hour stress test and load test (running different benchmarking tools)
4) 30 day Folding@Home endurance & stability test
For the 3rd test, the application testing includes heavy game benchmarking, overclocking for optimum FPS gaines, heat readings, and multi application load times, and preformance.
For the 4th test, each computer will run F@H for 30 days, 24 hours/day using all cores + dual VGA's - we'll test end stability, cooling minimums / averages / maximums.
There's now a ton of things I have to coordinate to get these other computer rolling, but we're planning on building 2/3 PC's on a P67 platform, and the 3rd on the x58 platform.
The baseline parts for each computer will be the following:
1 ~ (x2) EVGA SuperClocked GTX 560 Ti SC's
2 ~ Corsair Dominator (4 x 2GB) 1600MHz Dual Channel RAM
3 ~ Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Sound Card
4 ~ AJA Kona LHi - Analog/Digital Capture Card
5 ~ Corsair AX-850W -or- HX1050W (80 Gold) PSU
6 ~ (x2) Western Digital VelociRaptor (10,000RPM) 1TB HD
7 ~ ASUS X24 CD-DVD/RW + ASUS X12 Blu-Ray Drive
8 ~ (x2) ASUS LCD 23" Backlight LED Monitor (2ms)
10 - Sony EVI HD1 - 10x HD Color Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera
The case of each computer will be different because we wanted to test how each case feels, the ease of working with it, it's quality, cooling ability, and a few other points. Also, each computer will support a different water cooling system from a different manufacturer.
As everyone already knows, EKWB will be in the 1st computer, DANGER DEN will be in the 2nd computer! We're still deciding what system for the 3rd computer, so I will update once we confirm that.
We wanted to take suggestions from the community on what cases we should build in for the 3 computers.
PLEASE POST YOUR TOP THREE CASES YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE FOR THIS BUILD!
We will tally up the votes and choose the top 2 winners, so PLEASE participate so we can get good results!
START YOUR VOTERS!!!