Cooler Master made one a few years ago that seems to have gone out of production, and I have a request for something similar.
What I need is a full tower, PSU on the bottom, MB on the left side and window on the right (opposite of standard ATX placement), but it also needs TWO 120mm fan positions on the back panel.
I have an AeroCool that is exactly like that, except it only has one 120mm fan spot. This system that is in production will be running two Corsair H70's on a twin socket board, and currently suggestions for a custom watercooling system are being rejected, mostly on cost. A couple H70's is cheaper than a well rigged custom kit. Can't please 'em on everything.
Wow... so sad. In 3 hours, I'd have had a dozen replies by now, back in the day.
Anyway, I talked my client out of a windowed case (thank God, there'd be no way to hide all of the wires in a crazy system like this!), and we are settling on the Cooler Master "Cosmos S" case. It is aluminum, which is a negative in my book, but the whole rig is encased in impact resistant PVC so I'm not freaking out. Only one rear fan position, but it is equipped with two spots on the top of the cabinet that will work nicely.
I am so hoping this rig goes through, just so I can mess with this case. It's been on my wish list since it was released!
Anyway, specs as they are, for the fellow geeks to drool over:
Cooler Master Cosmos S case
Kingwin Lazer LZ-1000 PSU
TYAN S8236WGM3NR Dual Socket G34 mobo
2x AMD Opteron 6172 Magny-Cours 2.1GHz 12 Core CPUs
2x Antec KUHLER H2O 920 watercoolers
2x WINTEC 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333 ECC kits
4x HITACHI Deskstar 7K3000 2TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA3 drives
HIS IceQ Turbo Radeon HD 6970 2GB
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion
Asus Blu-ray burner
With the extras (Win7 Pro 64-bit, various bolts and adapters to make the Kuhler CPU module fit the G34), we are looking at around $5K shipped.
As I was typing, I was just contacted again. He wanted to know if I could make it 4 sockets and 2 video cards, but I think 24 cores will be enough for rendering video. Heck, I do it on 2 cores right now! If he goes 4 socket, it's custom watercooling. I am not messing around trying to pack 4 self-contained watercooling rigs into one case.
I'm seriously thinking this guy is pulling my chain... he doesn't want a custom kit, now he wants to add another $2000 in CPUs? Hmmm.
Added: ugh, quad socket will be a nightmare. The mobos are HUGE!!!
Sounds like he's trying to get you to build some sort of unrealistic supercomputer. I would let him have two cards but four CPUs is ridiculous.
The system is for a photography studio. They do a lot of videos with layered transparencies and credits and other stuff, and they want a machine that they can just feed the video into their design, hit render, and have an HD video ready to go in minutes rather than the current three hour render.
I think they are spending tons of money!
However, that, under my desk... *drool* I need a winning lottery ticket.
Two cards on that board is impossible. There are only two slots, 16x, with no space between them. The graphics card on the bottom, the sound card on top, it's full. There are other mobo options, but this particular design has the CPU sockets right next to each other, making cooling a lot easier.
sounds like a cool build, keep us posted!
Well, I made a call tonight. Thus far, I've been working for free, and I don't do this crap for self entertainment. When I addressed this fact, I was told that he isn't sure when the buy date will be, so I told him to contact me on any changes so I can update the design, and I faxed him an invoice for a few hours of labor.
I'm thinking that this build won't happen, at least any time soon. We'll see if I get a check on Monday.
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