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:
|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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