Processor: 6x AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor
Motherboard: M5A99FX PRO R2.0
Memory: 8GB DDR3 Trident X fast-timing DDR3 memory, underclocked at 1600Mhz, overclocked at 6-6-6-9 timings.
Monitor: 1600x900 pixels Asus 17" monitor
GPU: GeForce GTX 650/PCIe/SSE2
HDD: Seagate 1.5TB hard disk (ATA ST1500DL003-9VT1)
Case: PoS cheap case from an old computer upgraded with better fan
Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling Silencer PPCMK3S500
Nice, what do you plan to do with such a nuclear powerhouse?
In all seriousness, my father's attempting to help me get something published in a scientific journal before college. We're starting off with simulating a cell surface receptor on the atomic level using a program called NAMD. Kinda intensive, seeing as it was designed to be scalable up to supercomputers with thousands of nodes.
My father's able to borrow a few Teslas from his work, for both his projects and mine. Only, for NAMD specifically, each Tesla needs a fair bit of PCIe bandwidth to work optimally (according to my father's advisor, we're not sure if it's true but better safe than sorry), so we're looking at that specific board, because it has 72PCIe lanes through 2 PLX chips and supports 16x/8x/8x/8x/16x/8x/8x.
(Really not looking forward to buying and figuring out 7 PCIe riser cables. )
How about a 5930K on an Asus X99E WS (8-phase VRM with 60A FETs, 12K caps, and 60A Blackwing chokes)?
No seriously, I'm going to upgrade to that lol. Kinda need a ton of PCIe slots for something coming up, and the extra CPU performance doesn't hurt.
Yeah, that motherboard is excessively appealing to me. If I went that route now (which I can't really justify - sad times, I know) I'd likely be getting the 5960X and a couple more Titan Blacks. Getting enough high-end RAM in the capacity that I would want for it is another limiting hurdle. And actually, I'd also want 12GB per single GPU card ideally then too (instead of just 6GB), with the way I use them.
So yeah, not gonna happen with the current gen. of available components, unfortunately. I just hope ASUS keeps making WS boards as badass as the X99-E for my future purchasing options down the road.
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OS: Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit, Debian GNU/Linux 64bit | CPU: Intel i7-3930K @ 4.2GHz | Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 WS | RAM: Corsair Dominator 64GB Quad Channel DDR3 @ 1600MHz (8×8GB DIMMS) | Graphics: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan Black Superclocked @ 1124MHz (×2, SLI) | Power: Corsair AX1200 (1200W, 100.4A @ 12V) | Case: Corsair Obsidian 750D | Cooling: Corsair H110, NOCTUA NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM (×5) | Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SATA III SSD (system drive), Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA III HDD (media, backups), Western Digital My Passport 2TB USB 3.0 External HDD (backups) | Optical: Sony Optiarc Internal 12x Blu-ray Burner BD-5300S-03 | Display: Sony Bravia 46" 1920×1080