Description

(please pardon my broken english)

I used to own a Fractal R5 case, which was quite good, compact, but to small for what I'm planning. I decided to buy a new case, and finally took the Phobya Owl, specifically designed for a watercooling setup.

This computer is used for photography, video editing, rendering and video games.

Specifications:
- 2x22 cores = 44 core / 88 threads @ 2.8ghz (turboboost)
- 8x8 gb of memory = 64 gb of ram
- GTX1070 overclocked
- full SSD storage
- full noctua fans = whisper quiet
- temperature never reach more than 50° for both CPU and GPU
- no leds, no RGB and other kind of rubbishs
- just sauce, raw sauce

Comments

  • 22 months ago
  • 44 points

THIS IS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT!!! THIS IS THE MOST MAGNIFICENT PC I HAVE EVER LAID MY EYES ON!!! DUAL CPU SETUP WITH NOTHING BUT NOCTUA NO RGB OR FLASHY HEATSINKS!!!! YOU ARE MY HERO!!!!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on the feature!

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  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yikes

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  • 22 months ago
  • 10 points

This build is special, not just an everyday thing.

The fans and no RGB are a big thumbs up from me. This thing must be a workhorse

  • 22 months ago
  • 10 points

+1 for actually fitting noctuas into a colour scheme lol, also slick tubing!

  • 22 months ago
  • 9 points

No ketchup

just sauce.

temperature never reach more than 50° for both CPU and GPU

I tell her man's not hot.

I tell her man's not hot.

The girl told me, "Take off your jacket."

I said, "Babe, man's not hot."

  • 22 months ago
  • 7 points

This is my new favorite PC on this site. Just pure power no flash or bling.

  • 22 months ago
  • 7 points

If it works, it works.

This sure as hell works.

  • 22 months ago
  • 6 points

This is amazing. No 2017 on it xD

  • 22 months ago
  • 4 points

Woah. That's a powerhouse.

Thumbs up

Congrats on the prefeatured spot...wink wink.

Seriously great looking presentation.

  • 22 months ago
  • 4 points

I CALL FEATURE!

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

Right you are.

  • 22 months ago
  • 4 points
W H E R E ' S   T H E   L A M B   S A U C E ?
  • 22 months ago
  • 4 points

Big Shaq is not pleased. there is NO RAW SAUCE

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  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

What the hell is this used for?

  • 22 months ago
  • 4 points

photography, video editing, rendering and video games.

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  • 22 months ago
  • 4 points

I remember having doing simultaneously 3d rendering (sweet home 3d), video rendering (premiere pro) and photography (DXO Photolabs) without any lags.

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm just curious, is it actually necessary to have those 88 threads for that workload or is it just a nice-to-have? 44 cores seems a tad obscene, no? This obliterates what my previous company had as an on-premise server and we we're supporting Active Directory, multiple VMs, a substantial File Server and an application server for shared logistics applications (that are quite demanding) for 25 concurrent users... I mean at some point, there's overkill and then there's Disneyland, no?

Am I missing something? lol

It's a cool build, that's for sure but just curious about some of the reasoning. :)

+1!

  • 22 months ago
  • 5 points

I've been upgrading this computer since one year. Both CPU has been upgraded twice: I used to have a pair of E5-2620V3 (that I got for a dirt cheap), then a pair of E5-2667V3 ES, and finally a pair of E5-2696V4. The pair of E5-2667V3 ES was quite good, but I was hesitating about switching to AMD with the 1950X, a good overclocking and a smaller case. Problem: the resale price of both E5-2667V3 ES and the motherboard was low, so I've been hesitated for some month.

Then, while I was searching some parts on Ebay, I saw the Xeon E5-2696V4 for 1150$. This CPU is exactly the same as the E5-2699 V4, but with 100mhz more in turbo frequency. I finally decided to take a pair of them because: - it's a long-term purchase, so I took the best at the time of purchase. - when using a small amount of core, the frequency is quite good (3,700 MHz 1 core, 3,400 MHz 4 cores, 3,000 MHz 8 core, ,2,800 MHz 22 cores) - I use some softwares that can take advantage of a lot of cores (DXO Photolabs)

(I hope my english is clear enough, I speak natively french)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

In the world of 3D rendering you can never have enough hoarse power. Especially when you work with several different software at the same time. Physically based rendering is the new thing with software like keyshot and substance painter. Keyshot is a cpu based and will use as many core as you can provide it. So if he is 3D rendering allot he can never have enough cpu.

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

I love black tubing and the no RGB ;p

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

So many cores that I wouldn't know what to do with them! +1

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

Raw sauce. Bohm. Ya. Kah.

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm not a huge proponent of flashy rainbow lights or paying for a component just because it has RGB lights, but RGB lights sure does make your system look unique and keeps it from getting boring, if done right. Saying RGBs are useless on a powerful system is like saying body paint is useless on Bugatti Chiron. If you are paying so much on a powerful system, there is nothing wrong to care about aesthetics and make your system stand out.

Great build. Love it.

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

THE PC GO SKRRRAAA!!! Cool Build. Get it? Cool? Because man's not hot...

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

This pc is GORGEOUS!!!! Love the no rgb "rubbish" as you called it. Haha!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

What a nice build! My Xeon hasn’t been seeing much action lately though...think I should convert into a small home server?

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

How do you keep dropping all this money on these systems??? +1

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

This is awesome I do agree

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, for that kind of money, I would have added some color coordination..sorry just me.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Linus would be disappointed in this build

What ever you do do not let him see this magnificent beast because within a minute he will add every rgb light he cold passably get his hands on

OMG

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

No ketchup or mustard, just cookies and cream. That's one monstrous machine you've created +1

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

7/10 too much sauce

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

skkkka, rattata, ya dun kno. +1

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Sauce. no ketchup. just sauce.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Splendid!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

So clean

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Good job, nice looking PC and unique. !

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

do you plan on water cooling the ram? i see you have the blocks on there

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Those are DDR4 2133mhz memory, they doesn't make a lot of heat. I put these blocks mainly for esthetic reason, and secondly in order to improve their lifetime.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

ah ok but do you have plans in the future the water cool them just for the hell of it

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow...you the man....

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Well done!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

But...ketchup is a sauce.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

raw sauce

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

Just sauce

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

just sauce

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

My man.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

How fast does this encode a 1080p project?

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't have time to breath that the encoding is finished

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Saucin' up rn +1

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

MMMMmmmmmmmm... sauce...

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the purpose of this build if you don't mind asking , gaming , graphic design , music production etc ?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Photography, video editing, 3D rendering (CPU), video games.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Finally, a PC build that gets it.

No effeminate colour schemes No pointless inane RGB stupidity No ridiculous overpriced egoware

just a cleanly built beast machine that gives zero f***s about looking cool and is 100% designed to do its work effectively and efficiently.

Bravo and may this mark the beginning of the end for the shameful days of form over function and tinsel on turds.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

What's so bad about "form"? Yes, it has become common to deck out computers with lights and windows and various other attractions. But, how is that any different than cars or homes or anything else? I mean, after all, you just drive one and live in the other one - why doesn't everyone just have a car that gets them from point A to B? I agree that the function is the most important thing but that doesn't mean it can't look neat. I like all kinds of builds, lights, windows, no lights, no windows, exotic cabling or water pumps, or none of those. I don't see what is so wrong with the aesthetic aspect.

You could even argue that the extensive power of a computer system is itself another status symbol and not really all that necessary. It's just a "computer nerds" version of intellectual aesthetics. I don't mean that in a derogatory way, as I consider myself among that group; I'm just pointing it out to play devil's advocate.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

No effeminate colour schemes

Huh. Now what would be wrong with a little pink involved, I wonder?

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

this is gorgeous! so different! I love it

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah there it is. Now featured build!. Wasn't hard to see that coming. Congratulation!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Now THAT is an attractive build. Wow.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

xD

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it without the rgb, but I just cannot get myself to ever love those noctua fans. I would shoot for black ones, or possibly paint them. Either way, extremely well built.

+1

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

i really like the mixture of new and old going on here for a pure power setup. i myself have a old xeon build workstation with a gtx 690 and all noctua fans, even less pretty than this one here. very well done m8

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

i seen the case and said " Ocool"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a gorgeous build! I mean I love RGB and fancy water loops with clear tubing, but this site is all about creative good looking builds. Even though this isn't a flashy crazy lit up build, it's beautifully crafted, and serves a purpose. I absolutely love this.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope it is In-n-out sauce.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Epic I say! You wouldn't happen to work at a data center do you? ;) This is basically a cloud server for personal use. I work on systems every day that run dual xeon's and upwards of 128gb's of ram but implementing it for a home pc is awesome. Bravo!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

looks at pictures woah.... reads title sigh....

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

NOCTUA NOCTUA NOCTUA!!!!! <3

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you find the slow memory affects those CPU's at all? Very nice, super clean. Super jelly.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly, I can't really answer, because I don't really use software that take advantage of high frequency memory. The high amount of core compensate the slow memory. And as a matter of fact, I have scored 5626 at cinebench.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Raw mother f** sauce. I like it my man.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Hell yeah.... Super SWEET!! Love the loop too. Nothing flashy there either!! And short and sweet on your pictures, I mean, who needs to see all of the boxes of the parts you bought right!?!?

Congrats on the feature +1

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

What a good looking functional piece. It looks like a high caliber workhorse where no frills makes this shine.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Bravo!! Love the build!! Tue a a fais du beau travail mon chum !!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Coolest pc with Noctua fans i ever saw. :D

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

All this talk of sauce is making me hungry.

Hungry for more power.

Thanks for sharing.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

just raw sauce

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Engineering samples from ebay?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

This is an official OEM version of the E5-2699 V4, there was only 200$ difference between the ES and the OEM version when I had bought them.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

HELL YES!!! well done sir

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

ONLY SAUCE!

Great Build!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Really good job on this one :D . I love this none RGB Style. Also its nice to see this fan cooling the VRAM and the RAM. But I would have use an other case and some full black fans. However this is a really nice PC :D

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

The memory was a good choice, seeing how bad the market is on the pricing now, did pretty good in that department.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

no ketchup but you have ketchup and mustard cables

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Drive config isn't great though. Raid10 nvme pcie drives for your os. Raid5 of four drives (one as hot spare) for your scratch drive and then raid 5 of at least four for your storage needs unless you have a nas or San. Good effort though.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

A1 steak sauced on the dual CPU! Not a fan of the zip ties tho. Love me some noctua.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

9/10, no jacket.

man don't take off jacket for anybody.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Despite the fact I love RGB, this is plain awesome. Not using acrylic tubing is great and clean break of the trends, so you might find a lot of followers.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

ROBLOX HAX?!?!??!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

sick build! I assume for mining?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

ohh man thats such a nice build :O :O :O :O 100/10 good work!!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

How is you do the angle on those FANS ?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Speaking of sauce... I think I just made some sauce in my pants. Awesome build bro. Does it play wow and skyrim? ;)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not EPYC ?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

You couldn't have put plain black fans in there? I mean, I get you're going for the whole "woah i'm a hipster" look, but noctua aren't the best to look at.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

MANS NOT HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

+1

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Mag...

...nificent...

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

definitely one of the most unique builds I've seen on here.

  • 22 months ago
  • 0 points

I really like your $7000 dollar build, but your right, rgb would be "excessive."

  • 22 months ago
  • 0 points

Take notes folks, this is how a computer should look.

  • 22 months ago
  • 0 points

A little overkill for game

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

???

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

44 cores and 88 threads seems overkill for gaming

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

And for photography, video editing and 3D rendering which is the main usage of this workstation ?

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  • 22 months ago
  • -3 points

Noctua: Ruining black color schemes one build at a time.

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I disagree. No matter what price point a build is, the GTX 1070 is a good GPU, and even better overclocked. It could very well be a stand in, we don't know. Obviously OP has money, so he/she probably can afford a Titan V. However, with those Xeons and current GPU prices, any gaming performance increase gained from cards better than a GTX 1070 isn't really worth it. Sure, it would help in the content creation side of things, but as OP said this is also a gaming PC. The most important thing to note is the price does not define a build, the components do. Xeons are usually very expensive, and not one but two twenty-two core CPUs does not help the price.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't really need more than a GTX1070 in my case. In fact, most of the softwares I'm using are mainly cpu dependant. This is why I haven't taken a better gpu. I'm also a casual gamer, and only play @ 1920x1200 / 60fps. A GTX1060 would have been adequate too.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly my thought. My comment was directed toward someone who questioned your choice of the 1070. The point I was making is the Xeons are what made the build expensive, since the person was judging merely off price. Parts define the build, not price points. It also makes sense to play at no more than your settings since twenty-two core CPUs aren't meant for gaming anyway.

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't you mean lamb sauce?

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  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

lmao

  • 22 months ago
  • 0 points

xD

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Only the GPU can be ovelocked. Both CPU are limited to their frequency (stock : 2.2ghz, 2.8ghz in turboboost for all cores)

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