I am building a dual Xeon pc based off of an intel skulltrail mobo (D5400XS)
I'm going to use most of the parts from my current pc, so he'res what I have so far:
-The skulltrail mobo (in the mail)
-two xeon x5365 chips
-storage and whatnot
-r9 290x for graphics.
And things I will need are:
-a case to fit it all into
For coolers I'm probably going to go with two arctic cooling freezer pro 7 coolers. I had one in my old pc and it did the job.
For the case I was thinking of a define r4 because it seems pretty popular but I'm not sure if the mobo will fit as it is a full size e-atx form factor.
As for the power supply, I dont know. I'm planning on a secondary gpu to run a few more monitors in the future, but nothing fancy, maybe a 7770.
Can i get a few opinions on this crazy build, and some suggestions as far as power supply?
i have to ask what you paid for that board and processors, i mean it's something that'll be beaten by an amd octa-core that probably uses less than half the power
Here is a good power supply with some overhead for maybe 1 more graphics card
I got the board for 90 bucks and I think I got the two procs for 150 bout 5 months ago. currently the procs benchmark exactly the same as a fx-8120 but I will be overclocking it a bit.
I dont think I can fit that power supply into my budget unless I use a cardboard box for the case. Any good ones under $180 or so? I have been looking at a few but they dont have very good reviews.
case http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcadefxlr2bl - the XL supports e-atx
you scored that mobo and cpu's for pretty cheap. well done.
Wow thanks, that case and power supply are perfect. Unfortunately the coolers are discontinued.
I think I'll just go with the freezer pro 7's as they are about $18 each, unless anyone else has any better ones.
I have been stalking ebay for months for the mobo, and got lucky I guess. They normally go for $200+ haha.
Thanks for the links though.