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  06 June 2017
VFX artsits:Build your dream home hardware configuration under 5K

So tell us VFX artists..
what would be our ultimate home hardware configuration?
What machines would you get?

What kind of monitor would you get?
What components would you get?

I am looking forward to the conversation.

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  06 June 2017
Just a tad over the 5k cap and as a 3D (mechanical) hardsurface modelling fanatic/core gamer quite possibly something like this self-build that'll travel, because I tend to move around a bit for work.


CPU Intel Core i7 7700K Hyperthreaded Quad Core Processor with maximum possible stable overclock
(5.0GHz Minimum) with EK Supremacy CPU Waterblock
Motherboard Asus ROG Strix Z270I Motherboard
Memory 16GB (2x8GB) Team Group DDR4 3733MHz Memory
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080Ti 11GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
Fitted with EK Full Cover Waterblocks and Overclocked to maximum stable overclock.
Primary Storage 1x 500GB Samsung 850 Evo Series Solid State Drive configured as primary (operating system) hard drive 1x 1TB Samsung 850 Evo Series Solid State Drive configured as secondary (game) hard drive
Power Supply 80+ Titanium 850W Power supply with custom braided cables
Case Custom Parvum Mini ITX Cube Case - Black/Red
Cooling Custom Loop Watercooling Configuration


...and this customised self-assembled system cherry picked by one of the gurus over on Overclockers UK, I occasionally hit for hardware tips comes pretty close to a "dream machine"...if I'd the cash too splash!

Quote: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/8pac...-fs-006-8p.html

OrionX Dual PC Extreme Overclocked PC - Intel Core i7 6950X & Intel Core i7 7700K

Price - £25,999,99 or AUS$43,750,25

8Pack, the World's best professional overclocker** would like to introduce you to his latest creation, The OrionX! The 8Pack OrionX heralds a new vision in what a desktop PC can be. There is no other like it - in both form and function - wielding many proprietary design features, creating a unique and dominant yet elegant monster of a rig. Ian "8Pack" Parry works closely with most of the world's leading motherboard and memory manufacturers to help improve their product performance and uses his expertise to challenge for new performance world records on an almost daily basis! Now he brings this expertise to Overclockers UK to develop and build the most extreme performance PCs on the planet!

Obviously, creating a PC to live up to 8Pack's monumental standards is a time consuming, arduous task. Every 8Pack PC is hand-built, from the ground up by OcUK's most experienced master builders to 8Pack's exacting specifications and tuned by 8Pack himself to its own stable maximum, so no two are identical, thus creating a truly bespoke system with prodigious performance.

8Pack doesn't blind you with headline figures that have little relevance in the real world. Efficiency is his watchword, a rallying cry with which he drives for more and more performance. Bigger is not always better! Three can be faster than four! No unnecessary bloat! 8Pack takes the most efficient combination of cherry picked components and tunes each of them to their peak, thus establishing a harmonious balance. This is why he is renowned as one of the world's best overclockers and why his systems are the zenith of performance.

The process of building an 8Pack PC starts with the careful selection of components. By rigorously testing different processors and memory for maximum speed & stability, 8Pack ensures that only the best components make the final cut. The processor, for example, is one of hundreds which 8Pack has personally tested. Only those processors with both a top end clock speed and integrated memory controller powerful enough to challenge for world overclocking records are selected.

The best of the best!!! The most powerful production PC on the planet! A multitude of cherry picked components come together in this class leading goliath. Whatever you need a system to do, this can do it faster than the rest.

An irresponsible level of power - The OrionX is the current end game. Only the fastest components are used, regardless of cost. Even with only this mindset, we still didn’t think the OrionX housed enough power… so we added another system inside. Within the shell of the custom modified Phanteks Enthoo Elite are not one but two desktop systems, one using the enthusiast’s workstation X99 platform, and the other using the latest Intel high-end platform Z270 (Kaby Lake). ‘Golden Chips’ are used for both platforms, resulting in a 4.4GHz (minimum) 6950X and a 5.1GHz (minimum) 7700K.

The most complex water cooling in a desktop system ever. The OrionX uses not one, not two, but three fully-custom watercooling loops to keep all of the hardware temperatures in check. Despite the amount of water cooling, the loops have been designed in such a way that each component is kept at the lowest possible temperatures. This is all thanks to the expertly designed passthrough plates which are fitted along the rear, front, and mid-plate panels of the chassis.

Two full ultimate-end PC systems in one. Two individual systems - working separately from one another - are housed in the OrionX. They are accessible and usable at the same time thanks to the godly Super Flower Leadex ‘8Pack Edition’ 2000W PSU located at the base of the tower. One system can be used for a heavy rendering session, while you play your favourite game / work on a separate project on the other without it breaking a sweat. No limits!

- Hand built OcUK's Top Ranked Master Builders and tuned by the World's Number 1 Overclocker.
- Each 8Pack system is individually numbered and signed.
- Customisable colours and flexible specification which you can discuss with 8Pack prior to ordering.
- Dedicated aftersales support from 8Pack himself.
- Two man specialist delivery and installation.
- A truly bespoke extreme performance PC for those who demand the absolute best!



Case Modified Phanteks Enthoo Elite Super Tower Case with tempered glass side panels
Power Supply Superflower 2000W 8Pack Edition 80+ Platinum Rated PSU with Phanteks Power Splitter and Custom hand-braided cables
Cooling Full triple loop custom watercooling with custom reservoirs and custom built watercooling pass-through plates
Options Watercooling Fitting and Fluid Colours
Custom Cable Braiding Colours
Warranty Full Three Year Warranty (Collect & Return - UK Mainland Only)
Labour-Free Upgrade Service

Primary System

CPU Intel Core i7 6950X Hyperthreaded Ten Core, Twenty Thread Extreme Processor with maximum possible stable overclock (4.4GHz Minimum) with EK Supremacy Evo CPU Waterblock
Motherboard Asus Rampage V Edition 10 X99 Motherboard
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 64GB (8x8GB) 2666MHz DDR4
Graphics Card 3x Nvidia GeForce Titan Xp Pascal 12GB Graphics Cards, Watercooled and Overclocked
Primary Storage Intel 750 1.2TB PCI-E NVMe Solid State Drive - Watercooled
Secondary Storage 2x Samsung 850 Pro 1TB Solid State Drives in RAID 0
Tertiary Storage Seagate Barracuda 10TB SATA Hard Drive
Operating System Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit

Secondary System

CPU Intel Core i7 7700K Hyperthreaded Quad Core, Eight Thread Processor with maximum possible stable overclock (5.1GHz Minimum) with EK Supremacy Evo CPU Waterblock
Motherboard Asus ROG Strix Z270I Mini ITX Motherboard
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2x8GB) 3200MHz DDR4
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce Titan Xp Pascal 12GB Graphics Card, Watercooled and Overclocked
Primary Storage 2x Samsung 960 Pro Series Polaris 512GB NVMe in RAID 0
Secondary Storage Seagate Barracuda 10TB SATA Hard Drive
Operating System Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
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