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Hey everyone,

After quite a few threads, observations, questions, and answers from all of you helpful folks, I've finally gotten things together for a new build! I know it's a bit of power but I do a mixture of professional / wedding photography and videography, gaming, folding, 3ds max and CAD, etc. so I think the system will be put to good use as well as last me a good while into the future. Thoughts and everything are welcomed though! As per Evangelion namesake, I think the power the system will have though benefits it (for my first time) of actually naming the darned thing... something , hence Melchior.

Photos to come once my camera returns from cleaning and I can you know, actually build the system .

Anyway:

Lian-Li PC-P80 (to be retrofitted with red fans)
EVGA SR-2 Motherboard
EVGA SR-2 1,200w PSU
Dual Intel Xeon E5620s @ 2.4ghz
Dual Prolimatech Megahalems
12 GB of Mushkin DDR3-1600 RAM
Dual (SLI) EVGA GTX 580 SC
Dual Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Pluses for the 580s (hopefully)
LG Blu-Ray Burner
Dual ASUS DVD Burners
Rosewill 40-in-one Card Reader
6x 120x25mm Red Yateloons
4x 120x20mm Red Yateloons
CyberPower Professional 1,000w UPS
Pelican 1690 Hard Case for travel

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Parts I'm pulling from current system:

Intel X-25M 160GB SSD
WD Velociraptor 150 GB
Seagate 320 GB HDD
WD Caviar Black 1.5 TB HDD

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While it might be strange to say so after putting up a list of parts like that, I can say I'm definitely not rich - just that I had some fortunate opportunities present themselves and as such, I can upgrade to what I'd like to think is one crazy system.

Haven't self-built a rig in a good 8 or so years now but I've been used to swapping parts and everything so I don't think it'll be terribly hard to put this thing together. Due to my poor eyesight, I'm running a Dell Ultrasharp 27" though so while I know it's not OMG NOT TRI 30" SCREENS, I think I'll still be ok. At least I'll have the connectivity to connect more monitors down the road if necessary.

Finally, thanks to Tator-Tot for his invaluable help amongst several others on this forum when I was researching parts!
Edited by The-Real-Link - 3/16/11 at 3:23pm
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Intel i74930K EVGA X79 Dark Nvidia GTX Titan X (Pascal) 64GB GSkill Sniper 
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I've always wanted to go the dual Xeon route but being geared towards gaming I was told over and over that it wasn't the right route.

I still have a hard on over them though...

Subbed for build pics!
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post #3 of 85
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Photos!

Things of note:
1. Not every part is in yet. I can't build without fans for example.

I'll probably do a real tribute / photoshoot with the parts once I get my 5DII back. *edit* 5DII is back You can very much haz pics.

For never having a full-size tower before, it's easily big enough I could curl up and sit down next to it and fit in the box You can see the whole shoot of parts here:

http://thereallink.livejournal.com/445044.html#cutid1









































































Thanks for looking.
Edited by The-Real-Link - 11/21/10 at 6:02pm
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looking good cant wait to see hows this comes together
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Went exploring in the case today. Finally found out how I think I can successfully mount the SR-2 in the P80. Camera servicing is almost done so hopefully I can take photos again once it comes back, yet before the final parts come to where I can assemble everything.

I'll just say this though - the P80 is truly a work of art (if one is into brushed aluminum and stuff). So far to it's word in the manual, everything is dulled enough to where I've not had any issues with nicks or cuts. The front door is heavy enough that it completely counterweights the case when holding it (I'm sure it'll be much better once hardware is installed). But yeah, it's very easy to tell it's a quality finish and fit-out on the case. For never having owned such an expensive case before I can now see why they come so well recommended.

It certainly includes tons of standoffs, screws, and just about anything else one could need to get their hardware installed without issue.

Just to see it sitting on the desk, it really hits home as to just how LARGE the case is, especially to a normal mid-tower!
Edited by The-Real-Link - 11/21/10 at 5:47pm
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post #6 of 85
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Finally have proper photos of at least the components. Will be replacing those crappy ones in the first few posts tonight. . Well almost everything at any rate... still waiting on those pesky fans to come in.
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post #7 of 85
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Updated with Pics! See above please.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-build...l#post11336746
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Originally Posted by CannyMcCannabis View Post
I've always wanted to go the dual Xeon route but being geared towards gaming I was told over and over that it wasn't the right route.

I still have a hard on over them though...

Subbed for build pics!
That was only true with the 775 socket since the dual cpu board used ecc ram. But now with this SR2 you can go dual cpu with no worries about performance in games except to worry on how much your going to crush the game.

@OP, cant wait to see this build done. I am too thinking about maybe doing an SR2 build in January. The more threads like this i see the more it motivates me. Good luck cant wait to see that board in that case. With this case what do you plan to do with the middle support bar? Ive heard there are issues with it and the SR2.
post #9 of 85
Epic build. Excuse me while I change my underwear for some non-skidmarked ones. I dream of builds like this throughout classes everyday. So jealous. Sweet build.
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@ Raffy - Good to know. I also heard a lot in the past about ECC being a good thing generally but not for gamers / performance. The SR-2 allows both RAM types so yeah, all good I presume . Thank you for the kind support. Will have to see about that bar. It includes plastic grooved tabs which you push through the indents to have the tongue out towards the GPUs. I presume the tabs' grooves help give a little support to the PCB of the GPU but as to if the 580s will even fit with that bar in the way, I am unsure yet. Oh well, there are a couple small screws at the bottom so if necessary, off it goes!

@boom - LMAO! Thanks for making my day with that. No seriously laughing here. Glad this inspires you. It'll inspire me too if I can ever get the darned thing together.
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