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

Written by  Monday, 09 April 2012 17:11

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.







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


Last modified on Monday, 09 April 2012 23:48