Description

What I do with it-

I edit video and audio and create graphics and animations for large corporate meetings. The company for whom I work is a Sound, Light & Video Staging company based out of Indianapolis, IN.

Think of the sound system & lighting rig and video screens at a U2 concert. Then imagine that, instead of Bono on stage, it's some corporate CEO (who thinks he's Bono) that's what we do.

So I either create content for show and/or take the camera footage recorded at an event and edit down to a "Didn't we have an awesome time at the Q4 Sales & Marketing Meeting?" video montage.

Not uber glamours, but it's always different and I do enjoy it.

Why I built it-

Though my trusty old HP xw8400 workstation had served me well since 2007, her dual quad-core Xeon’s and DDR2 were definitely showing their age. After Effect render times were getting out of control and as predominately standard definition duty transitioned into predominately 1080p at insane bit rates and a growing amount of 4K (and higher) animations, it was clear that I needed an upgrade. Having built computers from the ground up before, I decided that I would forego the 15 to 25 percent additional cost of an HP or Dell logo. My goal was silky smooth timelines in Premiere Pro and fast renders out of After Effects, Encore and Media Encoder. All while remaining reasonably quiet.

I had about 10 days of down time between projects and needed to move quickly. 90% of the gear arrived on Friday the 14th 2013 and the rest the following Monday and Tuesday. The need to have the rig up, running (and relatively stable) before my next project came in was paramount.

NOTE: everything except the actual workstation and the ASUS monitors were already in place

The build-

My initial thought was a custom water cooling loop. I had never done a custom water loop before and became nearly obsessed with the idea. I studied it, read about it, watched hours of YouTube and felt that I had acquired enough armchair knowledge to pull it off. Unfortunately, as I stared at the $1,900 worth of liquid cooling awesome in my Frozencpu.com “wish list”, I realized that it was going to put me woefully over budget (budget had been set at $10K) and I wasn't about to trade “go fast” parts for bling regardless of how epic it would have looked in the production suite. (Though it really would have looked exceptionally badass)

So I went with AIOs from NZXT. and I must say that the Kraken's have been doing a remarkable job thus far.

The Switch 810 was a joy to build in and absolutely swallowed large hardware without looking overly huge itself on the desk.

Initially I was using the stock cooler for the Titan but it would run at about 80c - 85c under load and was pretty loud with the fan at full spin so in late Dec of 2014, I pulled the stock cooler off and added heatsinks, a backplate, an NZXT G10 bracket, an 11db 92mm fan and a Kraken x41 to cool the GPU. It is now running much, much cooler and is dead silent now.

Timeline-

Budget Request Submitted – Late September 2012 Budget Request Approved – June 10th 2013 a.m. Parts Order Placed - June 10th 2013 p.m. Bulk of Parts Arrive – June 14th 2013 Build Started – June 14th 2013 Final Parts Arrive – June 18th 2013 Build Completed – June 19th 2013 OS & Drivers Loaded and Patched – June 20th 2013 a.m. Testing and Mild Burn-In Completed – June 20th 2013 p.m. Stability and Temperature Burn-In, Software Loaded and Patched – June 21st through June 24th 2013 a.m. Mock Editing and Animation Workflow Simulation – June 24th 2013 p.m. 10 hours of XDCam HD Footage Arrives to be Cut Down to 8 Min Including Titles, GFX and Logo Animation – June 25th 2013

Swapped Stock GPU cooler for NZXT G10 & Kraken x41 - Late December 2014

Comments

  • 50 months ago
  • 98 points

This is like that one person who put as much expensive crap as they could onto the START A BUILD and tried to make it as expensive as they could, except he took it to the next step and built it

+100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

  • 40 months ago
  • 6 points

truedat

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

FR THIS IS THE ******* COOLEST SYSTEM EVER, (a little 1990s flashback with the tube tvs and the floppy disk drives but thats about it)

  • 34 months ago
  • 0 points

I approuve!

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  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

depends if he is using the build for gaming or not

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

He clearly says in the paragraph that he uses it for enterprise production works, not anywhere close to gaming.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Basically the most expensive stuff on pc part picker into one setup

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I doubt you actually built that. You just filtered by "Most Expensive" and put it in a parts list :/

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

he's got pictures.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, he never had them when he posted :/ Could you link the build/photos for me?

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  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

All you did was add the same 5000+ monitor like 9 times. Didn't even get creative with it :/

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

******* troll, can't even spell.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry about that.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

2 147 483 647

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

You've got a few incompatibilities there Brah!!!!

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything parts that you chose is just outrageous by itself unless you're planning about some kind of advanced server-pc with that big *** Cosmo 2 pc case. But that much monitor? Why?

(I know that you just want to try and beat this $19000 because I did it too)

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

First of all his monitors were less than 600$ each. Second of all, he only bought 2.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I was replying to the guy that said "Your build is nothing compared to mine! https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zsWfxY Come at me bro." All that guy did was add the same monitor that is $5000+ a bunch of times

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  • 52 months ago
  • 45 points

Literally 1 CPU is worth more than my entire setup. What is life...

  • 46 months ago
  • 16 points

shrek is love, shrek is life

  • 40 months ago
  • 11 points

NO! Bios is love Bios is life

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  • 41 months ago
  • 9 points

His second monitor is more expensive than my current build.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too lol

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

Same...

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

His power supply cost more than my setup...

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

4 times more expensive then mine

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Same...

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

LMFAO me 2!!!!

  • 43 months ago
  • 0 points

Lol

  • 54 months ago
  • 19 points

6 500gb ssd's, no biggie

+1 for spending my college fund on a computer xD

  • 54 months ago
  • 11 points

Just remember...

Every project I bill increases the corporate taxes that my company pays to keep your Pell Grants full!

;)

  • 54 months ago
  • 13 points

So many TBs...

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  • 54 months ago
  • 10 points

Maybe for the sake of clarity I should explain that the QNAP with the twelve 4T RE drives is for archiving completed projects and housing stock footage. It's an iSCSI NAS setup in a RAID6 and houses my completed projects going back 15 years. It's currently only 50% full and was in place prior to this workstation build. so I should maybe not included it's cost.

The actual workstation itself has a 512GB SSD system drive, a 256GB SSD media cache drive and 4X 256GB SSD's in RAID0 for active projects. The build budget for the workstation was $10,000 and I came in barely under that.

I included the QNAP in my build log, since it's integral to my work as it stores everything I have ever completed and I often need to go back to previous projects for one reason or another. In other words, if they told me "we're moving you to another building, grab what you need to do your job" both the workstation AND the QNAP would have to go with me. But the actual "build" in 2013 was just the workstation itself.

What might really trip your mind is that I'm NOT including the raw footage archive servers that house all of the camera footage coming back from shows. It was built by our director of IT along with all of our other servers that are used company wide. It has a capacity of 72TB and only houses footage for 13 months. however, since It's not immediately necessary for my job specifically, i didn't include it.

  • 54 months ago
  • 7 points

BTW congrats on breaking the price record on PCP!

  • 54 months ago
  • 5 points

Someone built a 21k computer

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

oh i meant in his time (2013)

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  • 43 months ago
  • 6 points

Costs as much as a used Prius 11/10 +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 13 points

it's also more useful and will probably last longer. ;)

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

Shots Fired =)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

tru

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  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn, even more than the newer models...

  • 54 months ago
  • 4 points

Every computer I own for the rest of my life won't add up to the amount of storage this build has.

  • 54 months ago
  • 25 points

I thought the exact same thing in 1998 when I bought a Gateway 300Mhz Pentium II that had an 8.4 GB hard drive. "Completely OP" I thought at the time...

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

xD

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

now the windows os is more than 8.5 GB how tech has become these days

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

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  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

Respect points over 9000

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Can it run minesweeper at 1fps?

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

I bet it can, My laptop can't run it... As soon as I launch it, it lags out and I get the BSOD

  • 45 months ago
  • -1 points

I've gotten 0 fps in games goml :)

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

that awkward moment when you buy $20k worth of pc parts and one of the ram sticks is DOA

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

yes so much yes

but you'd think if you spend $700 on ram it wouldn't.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that he could just take it out and keep working. or he could use some of that corporate budget and buy an extra or 2

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  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

But... can it play minecraft xD Lol just kidding i'm sure that thing could make another me... so.. Cheers that thing looks like an absolute monster setup there :) Also.. This is what people with lots of money dooo Amazing o3o. Or he just is a very smart man who enjoys saving money for absolute amazing creations like this

  • 46 months ago
  • 5 points

Or, he is a content creator who works for an awesome company willing to buy him the tools he needs. ;)

  • 46 months ago
  • 10 points

Thats one sexy company....

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I ask what company you work for?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

No, the real question is can it play Minecraft in Minecraft in Minecraft. XD

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

That awkward moment when one of his CPU is more expensive than your entire setup

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

the ram is more expensive than my entire setup

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

rlyy?

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

probably a Raspberry Pi

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow just wow

I can not afford this

  • 42 months ago
  • 6 points

Me either, company bought it.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

His power supply is more expensive than my build by over $100

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

But can it run minecraft?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for that price tag. You've got yourself one heck of a computer!

  • 54 months ago
  • 6 points

Thank you. It has to have 5-6 years worth of legs so the first couple of years are the most fun. look me up again in 2019 and we'll see how I did. :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Daddy?

Kidding aside, this is one hell of a build and one yell of a price tag. You spent more on this PC then i have on my last 4 vehicles. But it is awesome.

  • 54 months ago
  • 8 points

Full disclosure. It's the company's $$$ not mine. I just have to beg for it and then earn it back for them. (quickly) LOL

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

lol

  • 43 months ago
  • -1 points

I built a 51k rig.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

hopefully we can see this soon

  • 43 months ago
  • 0 points

It probaly wont, since i need approval.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude isn't air cooling for the xeons enough?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted the fans to spin very slowly and quietly since I'm sitting right next to it.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

oh nice :)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build, but one question. Why not spend less on a more moderate build (about 5k or so), and make a good NAS and a powerful render box to do all of the render work?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Premiere wants high clock speed and many, many CUDA cores so I could have built for just that. After Effects wants multiple cores and enough RAM for each core so I could have built for just that.

However, since my work has me jumping between After Effects, Premiere and Photoshop all day long, I needed to look at fast cores and lots of them along with RAM for those cores in addition to a fast GPU with lots of CUDA cores.

Bouncing back and forth between multiple workstations all day would be a PIA.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I understand your logic. I definitely do not think that multiple workstations is the way to go. However, I do believe that getting a dedicated NAS system on a 10GB circuit would still be pretty beneficial. Another question, why not a Titan X?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh, I was misunderstanding you.

Actually that’s exactly what I’m doing. It gets kind of lost in the parts list but a big chunk of the total system cost is a 12 bay QNAP TS-1279U-RP with 12 4TB Western Digital RE drives in RAID6 running iSCSI over 10Gbe. This gives me 36TB of network attached project storage.

Not counted as part of my system is 72TB of RAID6 storage that is served company wide and used solely to house raw footage coming in. We store raw footage for 13 months before it’s purged to free up space (there’s currently only 7TB free as I type this.) I access this as a domain network share over 10Gbe.

The original Titan was the latest GPU at the time that I built this rig (mid 2013)

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I loved guys like you when i worked at one of tiger direct's retail locations id make about 2000 bucks in one go in commision

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The same (or less) specked workstations from anyone with a logo that you would recognize were a lot more $$ when I built this. At the time, I submitted 4 builds to my boss for consideration, 3 built by name brand PC companies and one rolled by me. Mine was cheaper by considerable amount.

No offense but I sourced every component from the cheapest source at that time for each part and I don't recall anything coming from Tiger Direct. Perhaps TD's commission is too high. :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

when you realize both the monsters combined cost more than your rig same as as the graphics card.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

So much money, this would be a perfect setup if you just tried with the cables. Other than that congrats on spending my collage tuition on you're PC lol.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I was just looking for the cables to be out of the airflow. But I'd appreciate the advice, what would you suggest?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Well a pair of ikea signums would be a great start, they are about $10 to $15 on ikeas website. Than some Velcro straps the strap the cables to the legs of the desk and hold loose cables together. If you did that you wouldn't see any cables, or very few.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, you're talking about the outboard cables... I thought you meant cable management inside my build.

Yeah, unfortunately the desks are built in place and not only do they not move, the top surface goes flush to the wall. There are these little slots in the desktop along the way for cables but unfortunately not back there. I hadn't come up with any solution when I took those pics. (I still really don't have a very elegant solution for the outboard cables)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey quick question Jay, what desk is that? haha

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

When we built our new building in 2008, we had a company called Knoll design the offices and open spaces I asked them for the center "Peninsula" between to two work areas and they built it.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I like how casual the title is, like you know nothing much just my main production build, not like its $20,000 or anything, anyway, cool buiild

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

That's seriously just bragging rights. That's all you commenting and looking at his build. Still a dream to have this computer.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

1080p minecraft at 3fps. Solid.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

This is really a stellar rig. Have you had any problems with that MoBo? I think that model doesn't have a PLX chip (not that you need it on this build) right? I didn't see you mention how you chose that board, although there aren't a whole lot of options for dual LGA2011 sockets as far as I know. It looks like you don't have a NIC card and must be using the LAN on the MoBo, does the built-in LAN allow 10Gbe? Please forgive my ignorance. Anyways it's really one hell of a rig, you've got yourself a really nice tool for your work!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate it.

No issues with the motherboard (Asus FTW!)

I don't believe the z9 has the PLX chipset. Honestly, with 80 total lanes I don't really need it. If Adobe releases an update that fully utilizes SLI, I'll likely run quad cards and would still have an x8 and two x4's remaining.

the pictures (and the rig) are three years old, I was initially teaming the pair of onboard 1GB nics but now there is a 10GB Ethernet card in there. (so much easier moving giant *** files around)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, if you were able to get this much. Why not have 2 titans??

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

At the time that I built it, Adobe CC did not utilize multiple GPU's.

And since I don't game at work... (usually) there was no justification for SLI 3 years ago.

Currently Premiere does talk to multiple GPU during export. but not while scrubbing through the timeline editing (which, honestly, is where you need CUDA cores the most)

Assuming Adobe continues to expand their utilization of GFX processing, maybe the next one will rock quad SLI. :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Virg alert

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

You should really not buy the gtx titan now, wait for the new one or go sli with the gtx 1080

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, over 55TB of storage.

Awesome.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope that one day, I will have so much storage that I will not give 3 shites about running out because I won't run out.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

what chair is it??

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

while ur at it u can get 5 more titan x

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

when your rich

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Rich? lmao If I were rich, I wouldn't have to work. ;)

This is a tool. it's how I earn a living.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you post a benchmark I would like to see the score lmao it would probably kill the ratings

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the highest completed build on here +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you could have managed your money ALOT better if you really tried

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Respectfully, how so?

Keep in mind that

A) this was 3 years ago.

B) the actual workstation was just under 10K

C) Premiere Pro wants high clock speeds and many Cuda Cores. After Effects wants multiple CPU cores and RAM for each thread.

So, since I spend 40+ hours a week equally spit between PP and AE, I needed as many logical processors with as high a clock speed as possible and enough RAM (4 gb) for each logical processor with a GPU containing tons of Cuda cores.

now, go back 3 years and build a comparable rig under 10K that will run nearly 24/7 (she renders while I sleep) for 3 years and will continue to for another 3.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorry I was ignorant and didn't take the date in consideration also I didn't realize that Video/Picture Editing required so much juice.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries. Part of the criteria also was that it would have at 6+ years of useful life before I needed to smile real nice and beg for an upgrade. lol

I'm halfway there. It's obviously true that now, there is faster, cheaper hardware but not by a staggering amount. She's still got some legs. And she has definitely earned her keep at this point. :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

**** man

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is freaking insanity...

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The best part of this rig is that the whole thing is a business expense :P

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

True that.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

One CPU may be 2x my entire set-up

but I got Titan specs for $400. I think we all know who's the winner here

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

You didn't have Titan specs for $400 when I built this three years ago. ;)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Talk about over kill that is straight up insanity! Pretty cool though but I highly doubt he needs all that crap.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I spend every workday inside of After Effects, Premiere and Cinema 4D. Usually simultaneously.

I always keep NZXT CAM open on my rightmost monitor to keep an eye on temps and I assure you that the RAM, CPU & GPU load are spooled over 90-95% for a significant portion of the day. (CPU temps never above ~62c & GPU temps [now} never above ~45c)

system SSD is about 70% full media cache SSD is fully utilized SSD RAID0 for working projects fills up constantly and has to be offloaded once a project is no longer current (it gets offloaded to the QNAP NAS for nearline storage. (the 36T QNAP currently only has 4.29T free) and the 72T of raw footage archive (representing 13 months of archive) hit the wall a couple of months ago so we brought another 36T online for a new grand total of 108.6T of raw footage storage (footage cleared out after 13 months)

So, yeah, I need all of this crap. :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

hi, sir ! why you choose titan instead of Quadro ? I am going to build a new workstation and so confused to choose a graphic card . is the titan good or workstation or can I buy a Quadro ? I need some suggestions from your experience . help me sir .

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

It all depends on what you are going to be doing with the workstation.

This workstation needed to do 2 things very well. Squeeze the most out of Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro. Each piece of software capitalizes on slightly different areas of a workstation.

After Effects is predominately hungry for as many CPU cores and as much RAM as you can feed it.

While Adobe Premiere and Premiere's Mercury Playback Engine is all about CUDA cores. (The more, the better.) Premiere also thrives on the clock speed of the CPU more so than the number of cores.

So the lower cost for more CUDA cores in the GeForce cards vs Quadro won out over a 10 bit display.

I felt Quadro's were/are just too $$$ when the only "real" benefit is a 10 bit display.

(Check out the Adobe forums and you'll find that I'm not alone in this opinion.)

If I were building a rig just for Premiere and not so much for After Effects, an i7 with a wicked high clock speed and a GeForce GPU with a ton of CUDA cores would be all it needed.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, Quadro cards are optimized for processing image data with a polygon count in the billions, such as a CAD program with the entire 3d blueprint of a Boeing 777. Depending on what kind of media creation Jay is doing, his polygon count could be much lower, allowing for a system where a GeForce system is actually more beneficial than a system with a Quadro.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

YOU HAVE 5 OPEN EXPANSION SLOTS!!! Use them! Add more GPU! For this price it should be able to display 8K Graphics!

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

Unfortunately this is not in my house for gaming...

I use this at work for video content creation, animation and editing.

When I built it 3 years ago, there was no benefit to multi GPU's as Adobe software wouldn't "talk" to the second GPU. even today only Premiere utilizes multi GPU's and then only for real-time effects playout in the timeline while editing. once you begin exporting, just like After Effects, it's all CPU and the clock speed of that CPU. The Titan, with it's 2688 CUDA cores, has thus far been all I've needed for scrubbing through the timeline. In the future, when either I start pushing this card beyond it's limit or Adobe starts pushing export math out to the GPU, I'll add cards.

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yo should clean up a little :D

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Dont you need better (4K monitors?)

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

You literally have the most expensive build on this website. Congratulations.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Keep in mind that over $8k of the total is a 12 drive QNAP NAS full of Western Digital RE drives.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Hes paying more or 4 fans than I did for my laptop

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Now that it's a few years later, is there anything you would do differently or any advice you would give someone trying to make a similar build now?

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly, I've been very, very pleased with this machine to this point. Apart from the temp issues with the stock cooler on the Titan (temps were actually not an "issue" but the fan noise associated with those temps was) everything is performing great. (I replaced the stock cooler with an NZXT Kraken about a year in)

I also tend to stop looking at components and prices as soon as the boxes of **** I just bought arrive. You'll go nuts if you don't. the "next new thing" for half the price will inevitably smack you in the face if you keep looking. However, if you wait for the next latest thing and the next price drop, you'll never be able to pull the trigger and build the thing.

As far as advice goes, just define what you need the rig to do and then spec to those needs.

Unfortunately (fortunately?) for me, between After Effects and Premiere, I needed lots NVidia CUDA cores, High CPU clock speed and lots of logical cores with lots of RAM for those cores.

If I had only needed it run Premiere well and AE was lower on the "need list" then I could have gotten by with a single i7 with a smoking clock speed and the current GPU and saved a lot of $$. But I spend equal time in each environment so, for this rig, I had to max out in all directions.

Our Columbus, OH location needed a workstation to run Premiere. Very little After Effects work. The rig I specced for that need was about $3,200.

The workstation I specced for our CAD guys to run Vetorworks was a little over $7,000.

It all depends on what you're doing.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

You gotta be kidding me

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

His motherboard is more expensive than my laptop +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Dual Xeon, Geez

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

when you need the best, you buy it. I'm surprised that people rip on the build when its made specifically to work, not to play games.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I like how he spent 20k on a computer but if you look under his desk the wire management is total **** lol

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I got on here and decided, "What's the most expensive build I can find?" Expecting maybe 10,000 Dollars at most And then this guy doubled it with parts more expensive than a list I'm working on, Wow

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing pc. Bad cable management.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

A truly beautiful editing build. I'm an aspiring motion graphics artist myself who's still learning - I hope that one day I'll have a rig like this too!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Noice build m8 (●´ω`●)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

It'd be funny if this guy wasn't involved in business and built this PC to try and be a minecraft Youtuber.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for temp control.

Looks like an extremely solid build. Definitely going to look at the Xigmatek fans over Noctura.

Do you hit any of the motherboard bottlenecks that you know of?

Have any benchmark scores? I'm interested in render times old and new :D

Have you made any changes to the build since 2013?

Nowadays (2016) I would opt for a single cpu(broadwell-e) but dual Quadro 4000 or higher, to offload more processing to the gfx.

Might be a good semi-inexpensive upgrade if needed.

Not sure if your software supports gfx offload, it should by now or soon, which might(MIGHT) be a good solution for 6k and 8k video (more coming every day) X_X

Awesome job!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi

Does the Switch 810 have mounting holes for all the slots on the mobo? I'm buying the same mobo, but the SSI-EEB is a PITA to find a case for and it looks like you still get grommet use with the 810.

Thanks

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Plenty of space in the Switch 810. Grommet access is no problem. This Mobo is 7 slots and the 810 has 9 slots. Unless you mean standoffs, in which case, I think there is one mounting hole in the Mobo not used. (between the bank of SATA ports and front fan headers 3 & 4) but it was/is never an issue in this vertical orientation.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

SOLVED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tTwXq0MaNY shows that the case has SSI-EEB support written on the black plate (don't know why NZXT don't say this on their website!)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe a little too many fans?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Literally 1 cpu is worth 2 of my build. Jesus

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Ik this is an old old build but, how do you sleep at night, knowing your setup is better than everyone elses? +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Plot twist. These photos aren't really photos. They are rendered.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Now tell me, how do you justify all of this.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I can buy a car with is money

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Now watch as an employee puts Bonsi Buddy on it. THAT would suck.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Congratz, on the most expencive build on PCPartPicker. You Shall Now Be rejoiced with user, BrutalSauce, and all the gods of PCPartPicker.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I CAN RUN MINECRAFT AT 3000 FRAMES

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I can already do that with a I7 and A gtx 1060 ;)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

His GPU costs more than my setup....

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't believe you spent over the amount my video card costs on case fans. Nice job. Wish I had that kind of money. My gaming pc budget is almost dead set on 1k. +1

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Why do you have two different monitors?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

But can it run Crysis?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

1 cpu cost almost twice as much as my setup...which i haven't posted yet.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

you really like case fans.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Fellow Hoosier! Yay there's more of them on here!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

here are listings for used prius: https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used-Toyota-Prius-d15

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I was surprised he didn't go with an M6000 quadro or something, as video rendering is that card's main purpose.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

19k on a build... Still has Windows 8.1 :0

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Imagine just putting one of those USB killers into that....

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I know this is built for performance, but isn't 12 fans a little tiny itty bitty bit overkill?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

BOI if u don't

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

will it bring me to heaven? I'm thinking of making this build.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait, don't hate for this, but is the titan x he has slow? B/c it's core clock is only 836 mhz And, why are the processors so expensive? They have such low gh

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

im killing myself

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Case fans for dayz

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

So.. do u ever use it for gaming?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

How to get incredible computer: 1.find job that requires a computer 2.tell employer that you totally need the most powerful everything on the market. 3.congrats u have a awesome computer

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I like how this build has 12 case fans

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

That price though! Yet the question is, can it run Space Invader!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Dear lord. I think the fans were the most expensive part of this.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

wonderful more expensive then my life

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the NZXT sentry mix 2 have enough ports to run all those fans?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

My only question on this is why would u not use ecc memory when you have cpus that can leverage the added benefits it would give you especially in content creation.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

lol and i thought i had a good pc.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm thinking of buying this, just 1 question; can this run Minecraft on low settings at 5 fps?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

his ram costs more than my setup rip

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Jesus christ it's jason bourne

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

who needs 10 case fans?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Nothing compared to this!!! https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LCwXM8

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it looks nice and all....but can it run Crysis??!?!!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I think im gonna buy it... i hate my other pc

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey great build! Are there any open positions for video editors in the company you work for?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Y'know, I wanted to buy this build but I still don't know if I should. I mainly want to play Solitaire. Will that run ok on this totally not extremely overkill, unnecessary PC?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Slap some wheels on this baby and boom, you've got yourself a car!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

The real question is what are you using for audio processing?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

But can it run crysis

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build. I built a dual proc system last year, and if I could have swung the dough for better processors I would have in a heart beat. I am already seeing the limits of my system with my work and will upgrade CPUs as soon as I can warrant it. Don't listen to the haters that are jealous of the cost of your system...good tools are not cheap, and not many tools give one the option to make it better if it can be afforded to the degree PCs do.

I applaud your design my friend, and I hope that it is still serving you as well as intended!! The workstation world is its own unique place that is very different from the standard computing and gaming world...when one looks to their computer as a business expense in order to improve their output, quality, speed, and business, it is a different consideration. Cost/benefit analysis is on a different table than these commenters are sitting at...

Kudos!!!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, if you waited 5 years you could’ve funded my threadripper build with them price drops alone

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice build man!

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

TY

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

cool and all but.. can it run 2 instances of crysis?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

It could run 18 instances of crysis 3 windows of cinabench and 83 windows of minecraft at the same time.

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

can it run minecraft at full settings?

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

Minecraft would be perfect on this :D

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Minecraft would have so many FPS that it would make the monitor explode.

  • 34 months ago
  • 0 points

why. this is a pure waste of money tbh. and why are two monitors regular and there is one vertical monitor. lmao

  • 43 months ago
  • -1 points

Hmm most expensive completed build... Well i built a 51k workstation

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

says the roblox skin

  • 42 months ago
  • -1 points

i actually made one that costs $25k+

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

O_O

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  • 51 months ago
  • -2 points

i byed all of the parts for this and now i have $5 to my name

  • 50 months ago
  • -2 points

But with this config, you can run minecraft? I don't think so

  • 43 months ago
  • -2 points

I doubt it could even run Tecmo Super Bowl on a SNES emulator....

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I have to admit, cracking open a $1,000 video card is a little unnerving. definitely a "measure twice, cut once" process.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Stop spamming.

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  • 37 months ago
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Stop spamming.

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