Dual-CPU, Dual-PSU Insane System at PAX East 2012 [Photos]

By Published April 09, 2012 at 5:11 pm
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Heart-stopping is the word that comes to mind. We could see the red pulse of this behemoth, dual-Xeon CPU, dual-PSU system clearly from many booths away at PAX East (full coverage here); the Rosewill custom build, as commissioned by BS Mods, was something to kill for. I'll let the photos do the talking:

The system's specs look a little something like this:

 

Case Rosewill Blackhawk-ULTRA
Motherboard EVGA SR-3 (Prototype)
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2620 x2
CPU Cooler Zalman CNPS20LQ x2
VGA EVGA GeForce GTX680 x2
Memory 48GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz (4GBx12)
HDD/SSD Kingston SH100S3/120GB x2
PSU Rosewill LIGHTNING-1300W 80 Plus Gold x2

 

You know, normal.

Rosewill worked with case modding company BS Mods to pull off a custom-painted Blackhawk Ultra case, packed with, from what we were told, one of the very first EVGA SR-3 dual-CPU boards. The case itself has support for enterprise servers, and as such was found packed with two 1300W PSUs. EVGA's SR-3 motherboard was filled to the top with 12x4GB Kingston HyperX memory modules (48GB total), 2xGTX680s, 2xZalman CNPS20LQ liquid coolers, and some killer fast SSDs. It's quite a different story from Rosewill's new budget R5 case (which is incredible for those looking to spend less than $90 on an enclosure).

The entire system, we estimate, would cost in the range of $4000 to build for a consumer, not counting the price of the custom paint itself.

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Have any questions about this setup? Post your comments below and we'll get 'em answered!

-Steve

Last modified on April 09, 2012 at 5:11 pm
Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.