Best Builds 2017 - Unlimited Budget Category

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The submission period is now over. Please cast your vote here.

We recently updated our rules for Best PC Builds. m-ITX builds no longer require WiFi. Please see below for our full list of rules.

The Best PC Builds. Our title is practically self-explanatory. Unlike the System Builder Marathon, these configurations are not chosen by Tom's Hardware's editors. They are submitted and selected by our forum members based on defined pricing tiers. Every so often, we ask the community for its help picking parts based on performance and features for the price.

It's a new year and while certain parts of the industry could be labeled as stagnant, *cough* CPU architectures *cough*, there has been drastic progress in form factors and distribution. With the introduction of "mini" sized graphics cards such as the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ITX and the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 Mini, as well as the near standard requisite of space for full sized graphics cards, the mini-ITX form factor is now a viable form factor for any budget. The coming advent of true on-demand streaming from the likes of Nvidia further solidifies the mainstreaming of m-ITX. And so, for the first time ever, mini-ITX and SFX builds may compete in every single budget category. Are you up to the challenge?

The voting period will run until Wednesday, February 22nd, so be sure to vote for your best build by that date. Click on this link to vote for your favorite build in each category.

This thread is for the unlimited budget category. Please only submit builds that cost more than $2,500. All other builds will be disqualified.

Here are the ground rules:

  • Only one build per budget category, per user. Multiple builds from a single user or duplicate accounts will be disqualified.
    ■Do not go over budget.
    ■Use only Amazon OR Newegg to source parts.
    ■Use list prices only: coupons, rebates, bundles or any other limited-time offers will not be accepted.
    ■Do not include shipping or tax in your final budget.
    ■Do not include the Operating System, Monitor or VR Headset, Keyboard, Mouse or Gamepad.
    ■Do not put your forum handle in the name of your build, and avoid odd capitalizations & symbols.
    Provide links to the Amazon or Newegg product pages of each component — we encourage users to use PCPartPicker's System Build for speedy construction. Do not post a link to your build, but rather please be sure to export as BBCode for a quick copy/paste to the forums.
Here are links to all eight build categories:

$500 Budget Build
$750 Budget Build
$1000 Budget Build
$1250 Budget Build
$1500 Budget Build
$2000 Budget Build
$2500 Budget Build
Unlimited Budget Build

Good luck and may the best build win!
 

g-unit1111

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"The Lottery Winner Dream Build":

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6900K 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor ($1019.96 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($534.59 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) ($339.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) ($339.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 2.0TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($1308.63 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Black 5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($229.18 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Black 5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($229.18 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Black 5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($229.18 @ Amazon)
Video Card: NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 12GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1603.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 12GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1603.44 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Primo ATX Full Tower Case ($287.56 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1200W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($244.42 @ Amazon)
CPU Water Block: EKWB EK-Supremacy EVO X99 Full Nickel CPU Water Block ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Radiator: EKWB EK-CoolStream PE 360 (Triple) High Performance 360mm Radiator ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Pump: EKWB EK-XRES 140 DDC 3.2 PWM Elite (incl. pump) Water / Liquid Cooling Reservoir ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Fitting: EKWB EK-ACF Fitting 10/16mm - Nickel ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Fitting: EKWB EK-ACF Fitting 10/16mm - Nickel ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Fitting: EKWB EK-ACF Fitting 10/16mm - Nickel ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Fitting: EKWB EK-ACF Fitting 10/16mm - Nickel ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Fitting: EKWB EK-ACF Fitting 10/16mm - Nickel ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Fitting: EKWB EK-ACF Fitting 10/16mm - Nickel ($19.99 @ Newegg)
GPU Water Block: EKWB EK-FC Titan X Pascal - Nickel GPU Water Block ($135.99 @ Newegg)
GPU Water Block: EKWB EK-FC Titan X Pascal - Nickel GPU Water Block ($135.99 @ Newegg)
Backplate: EKWB EK-FC Titan X Pascal Backplate - Black ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Backplate: EKWB EK-FC Titan X Pascal Backplate - Black ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Koolant: EKWB EK-Koolant EVO UV Blue Premix 1L ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Tubing: Thermaltake Pacific CL-W065-PL16TR-A DIY LCS V-Tubler ($11.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Thermaltake Riing 14 RGB 3-Pack 51.1 CFM 140mm Fans ($69.57 @ Amazon)
SLI Bridge: Geforce HB SLI Bridge (for 1080/1070 cards) 2 Slot ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $8,862.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-26 16:54 EST-0500

So to explain this rather than get some off the shelf liquid cooler, I decided to go the full CPU - GPU liquid loop route in a gigantic Phanteks Enthoo Primo.
 

logainofhades

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6950X 3.0GHz 10-Core Processor ($1649.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate 99.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI X99A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($423.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LED 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($529.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LED 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($529.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 2.0TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($1308.63 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate IronWolf 10TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($409.01 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate IronWolf 10TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($409.01 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate IronWolf 10TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($409.01 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate IronWolf 10TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($409.01 @ Amazon)
Video Card: NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 12GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1603.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 12GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1603.44 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 780T ATX Full Tower Case ($180.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA T2 1600W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($417.50 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-16D1HT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($75.39 @ Amazon)
Other: BFA-MAG-60WK30-RP Magnetic LED-Strip 60CM 30 LED White ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Other: BFA-MAG-60WK30-RP Magnetic LED-Strip 60CM 30 LED White ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Other: BFA-MAG-60WK30-RP Magnetic LED-Strip 60CM 30 LED White ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Base Total: $10102.14

Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-26 17:47 EST-0500
 

Supahos

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Suitcase nuke

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12DXi4 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X99E-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA2011-3 Narrow Motherboard ($301.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill TridentZ Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($318.05 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($337.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 2TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($656.38 @ Amazon)
Video Card: NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 12GB Video Card ($1603.44 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Core X1 Mini ITX Tower Case ($55.75 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic PRIME 750W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($174.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer
Total: $4283.52
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-26 21:08 EST-0500
 
Ultimate Versatility Compute / Visualization Workstation_ 1.26.17

Case / Motherboard / PSU / CPU Coolers: Supermicro SuperServer SYS-7048GR-TR Dual LGA2011-3 2000W 4U Rackmount/Tower Server Barebone System (Dark Gray) (Black) >$1,867.65 (Amazon)

___[System] Supermicro SYS-7048GR-TR

___[Motherboard] Supermicro X10DRG-Q

CPU 2X Intel Xeon E5-2673 v4 CPU 2.3 / 3.6GHz 20-Core 135W, 50MB cache > $6,398. ($3,199. each) (Amazon)

RAM: 512GB (16X 32GB) SAMSUNG 32GB 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM Registered DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Memory (Server Memory) Model M393A4K40BB1-CRC[/b] > $4,192 ($262 ea) (Newegg)

GPU 1,2,3,4: PNY VCQP6000-PB 24GB 384-bit GDDR5X PCI Video Cards - Workstation > $21.596 ($5,399 each) (Newegg)

Drive 1: Samsung 960 PRO Series - 2TB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6P2T0BW) > $1,300 (Amazon)

Drive 1 PCIe Adapter /Cooler: Angelbird Wings PX1 PCIe x4 M.2 Adapter > $75 (Amazon)

RAID Controller: LSI MegaRAID LSI00332 (9286-8e) PCI-Express 3.0 x8 Low Profile SATA / SAS RAID Controller - Single--Avago Technologies > $725 (Newegg)

Drive 2,3,4,5,6,7,9: 7X Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST4000NM0023 4TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SAS 6Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive > $1,435 ($205 each) (Newegg)

Optical Drive: LG Black 16X Blu-Ray BDXL SATA Internal rewriter with 3D Playback, Model BH16NS40 > $100 (Newegg)

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TOTAL = $37,689

Notes:

1. The Xeon E5-2673 v4 20C @ 2.3 /3.3 (3.6GHz max.) has an average Passmark single CPU rating of 24201. The pair providing a total of 40 cores /80 threads for thread- distributed compute-intensive processing, analysis, simulation animation, and CPU rendering, and the 3.6Ghz maximum speed produces a single-thread rating of 2003 ,sufficient for complex/large scale 3D modeling / animation. The Xeon E5-2679 v4 is 20C @ 2.5 /3.3GHz with a higher compute rating of 25236 but single-thread rating of 1837.

2. The Supermicro X10DRG-Q is unique as it provides four PCie x16 GPU slots that all accommodate double-height GPU's without covering another PCIe slot.

3. The four Quadro P6000 GPU's ( Pascal GP102) provide 96GB of 384-bit GDDR5X memory at a maximum 432GB/s memory bandwidth and a total of 15,360 CUDA cores (3,840 each), providing a compute performance of 12 TFLOPS single precision. Each P6000 can support four 5K monitors. there is only one Passmark test of a Quadro P6000, resulting in a 3D mark of 11926 which is the 3rd most powerful GPU in Passmark results. For comparison, the No, 2 result is GTX1080= 11971 and No. 1 Titan X Pascal = 12929. Power rating = 225W

4. The OS .Programs plus: active projects, libraries, reference are accommodated on the Samsung 960 Pro 2TB.
 

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(this is my idea of my own personal ultimate computer, obviously other people will be putting together rigs in the tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars with all sorts of fancy bling and water cooling stuff...but that ain't me.)

"Shadows Ultimate"

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($343.49 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX FORMULA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($376.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-3400 Memory ($529.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 2.0TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($1299.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 2.0TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($1299.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 12GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($$1598.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 12GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($$1598.95 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define C with Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Asus Essence STX II 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($240.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: be quiet! SilentWings 3 pwm 59.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: be quiet! SilentWings 3 pwm 59.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($18.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($18.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $7652.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-06 22:23 EST-0500


*Samsung 960 Pro m.2 NVME SSDs configured in RAID 1.*
*Additional fans to replace stock black and white fans in a 2x140mm Front, 1x120mm Rear, and 1x120mm Bottom configuration.*

 


That's the way we go. Aaaaaaaallll Out.

Nice one bambiboom nothing less expected from our workstation guide. In fact we expect more.
 


King Dranzer,

Thanks -very much appreciated.

It should actually work well, and my local particle accelerator lab where I did a small project has a row of eleven systems for experiment simulation that each cost more than this one- they have 1TB of RAM, 4X Xeon E7-8800 series, and 4X Tesla P100's but probably, the moral of the story is that no one should ever say the words "unlimited budget" to an architect..

So, shall I do a $90,000- $100,000 one?

Oh, I completely forgot the $5,600 sound interface,..

Let's make it $110,000,..

Cheers,

BambiBoom

 
Here is the list:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2699 V4 2.2GHz 22-Core OEM/Tray Processor ($3509.49 @ Amazon)
CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2699 V4 2.2GHz 22-Core OEM/Tray Processor ($3509.49 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler ($159.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: SUPERMICRO X10DRG-Q ($504.49 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($735.55 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($735.55 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($735.55 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($735.55 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($735.55 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($735.55 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($735.55 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($735.55 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($735.55 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($735.55 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($735.55 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($735.55 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($735.55 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($735.55 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($735.55 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($735.55 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel DC P3608 4TB PCI-E Solid State Drive ($9175.46)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 4TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($1368.19 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 4TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($1368.19 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 4TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($1368.19 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 4TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($1368.19 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair AX1500i 1500W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($409.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair AX1500i 1500W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($409.99 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Asus STRIX RAID DLX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($217.09 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair CO-9050017-WLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($13.49 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair CO-9050017-WLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($13.49 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair CO-9050017-WLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($13.49 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair CO-9050017-WLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($13.49 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair CO-9050017-WLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($13.49 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair CO-9050017-WLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($13.49 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair CO-9050017-WLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($13.49 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair CO-9050017-WLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($13.49 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair CO-9050017-WLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($13.49 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair CO-9050017-WLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($13.49 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair CO-9050017-WLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($13.49 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair CO-9050017-WLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($13.49 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair CO-9050017-WLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($13.49 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair CO-9050017-WLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($13.49 @ Newegg)
Other: ASUS External 12X Blu-Ray Burner with USB 3.0 BW-12D1S-U/BLK/G/AS, Black ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Other: ASUS External 12X Blu-Ray Burner with USB 3.0 BW-12D1S-U/BLK/G/AS, Black ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Other: ASUS External 12X Blu-Ray Burner with USB 3.0 BW-12D1S-U/BLK/G/AS, Black ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Other: Western Digital Gold 10TB Datacenter Hard Disk Drive Class SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch Form Factor (WD101KRYZ) ($579.09 @ Amazon)
Other: Western Digital Gold 10TB Datacenter Hard Disk Drive Class SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch Form Factor (WD101KRYZ) ($579.09 @ Amazon)
Other: Western Digital Gold 10TB Datacenter Hard Disk Drive Class SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch Form Factor (WD101KRYZ) ($579.09 @ Amazon)
Other: Western Digital Gold 10TB Datacenter Hard Disk Drive Class SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch Form Factor (WD101KRYZ) ($579.09 @ Amazon)
Other: Western Digital Gold 10TB Datacenter Hard Disk Drive Class SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch Form Factor (WD101KRYZ) ($579.09 @ Amazon)
Other: Western Digital Gold 10TB Datacenter Hard Disk Drive Class SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch Form Factor (WD101KRYZ) ($579.09 @ Amazon)
Other: Phanteks PH-PWCOB_2P1M Power COMBO Device for 2 Power Supplies to 1 ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Other: KingWin 5.25" Tray-Less SATA Mobile Rack for 5 x 3.5" HDD (MKS-535TL) ($76.89 @ Amazon)
Other: KingWin 5.25" Tray-Less SATA Mobile Rack for 5 x 3.5" HDD (MKS-535TL) ($76.89 @ Amazon)
Other: PNY VCQP6000-PB 24GB 384-bit GDDR5X PCI Video Cards - Workstation ($5406.87 @ Newegg)
Other: PNY VCQP6000-PB 24GB 384-bit GDDR5X PCI Video Cards - Workstation ($5406.87 @ Newegg)
Other: PNY VCQP6000-PB 24GB 384-bit GDDR5X PCI Video Cards - Workstation ($5406.87 @ Newegg)
Other: PNY VCQP6000-PB 24GB 384-bit GDDR5X PCI Video Cards - Workstation ($5406.87 @ Newegg)
Other: CASELABS MAGNUM STH10 ($749.95)
Other: CASELABS HTPX MOTHERBOARD TRAY ($99.95)
Base Total: $62021.08
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-27 11:58 EST-0500

CPU having 44 cores/88 threads with all cores running at boost 3GHz clock speed.
Memory consist of 16 x 64GB Crucial DDR4 ECC RAM modules which add up to 1TB of memory.
GPU overkill 4 x NVIDIA Quadro P6000 what else to say.
Storage comes with 4TB Intel PCIe SSD main boot drive + 16TB SSD Support(4 x 4TB SAMSUNG 850EVO) + 60TB HDD support(6 x 10TB WD Gold) Not able to decide what RAID config to use(many options available).
CASELABS MAGNUM STH10 to fit this crazy components in.
PSU 2 x Corsair AX1500i as single AX1500i is insufficient.

Sky is the limit
 


Yes make it as high as possible. Wanna see it.

This is the first time Moderators on this forum have given members the opportunity to go all out with the budget of the build. Make it as high as possible.
 


We are spending time and trying to put-up a hell of build and you blew it off by providing single link.

What to say......... :eek:
 
Ultimate Graphics Studio :D

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2699 V4 2.2GHz 22-Core OEM/Tray Processor ($3509.49 @ Amazon)
CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2699 V4 2.2GHz 22-Core OEM/Tray Processor ($3509.49 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($85.49 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($85.49 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z10PE-D16 WS SSI EEB Dual-CPU LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($479.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($659.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($659.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($659.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($659.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($659.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($659.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($659.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($659.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($659.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($659.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($659.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($659.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($659.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($659.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($659.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory ($659.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 2.0TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($1299.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Intel DC P3608 4TB PCI-E Solid State Drive ($9072.22 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel DC P3608 4TB PCI-E Solid State Drive ($9072.22 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel DC P3608 4TB PCI-E Solid State Drive ($9072.22 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel DC P3608 4TB PCI-E Solid State Drive ($9072.22 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 4TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($1353.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 4TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($1353.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 4TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($1353.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 4TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($1353.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 4TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($1353.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 4TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($1353.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 4TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($1353.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 4TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($1353.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 4TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($1353.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 4TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($1353.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY Quadro P6000 24GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($5406.87 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PNY Quadro P6000 24GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($5406.87 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($316.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex 2000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Total: $80489.29
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-31 23:44 EST-0500
 
Brute Force 4K Gamer
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI X99A SLI KRAIT EDITION ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($249.31 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LED 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3466 Memory ($268.15 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial MX300 525GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($278.19 @ Amazon)
Video Card: NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 12GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1603.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 12GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1603.44 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($239.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($324.90 @ Amazon)
Total: $5363.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-27 15:12 EST-0500
 

USAFRet

Titan
Moderator
Mar 16, 2013
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Yes, I fully acknowledge that my 'build' is not from the two approved retailers.
But that is just the (il)logical extension of "unlimited budget ".

Now that we've joked over it, it is gone.
 
The Sensibly Overpriced Build!

Designed at the core as a workstation, but also has gaming in mind.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2687W V4 3.0GHz 12-Core Processor ($2199.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus X99-E-10G WS SSI CEB LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($649.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 128GB (8 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($939.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 1.0TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($629.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 PRO 2TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($856.14 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate IronWolf 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB CLASSIFIED GAMING ACX 3.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($749.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB CLASSIFIED GAMING ACX 3.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($749.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cougar Panzer Max ATX Full Tower Case ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $7571.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-28 10:51 EST-0500
 

SvrakaEK

Commendable
Oct 26, 2016
40
0
1,530
0
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6950X 3.0GHz 10-Core Processor ($1649.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE II ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($403.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill TridentZ Series 128GB (8 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($1119.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force LE 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Black 6TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($279.00 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($735.91 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($735.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $5704.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-28 17:46 EST-0500
 


That is what I really expected from you. Job well done.

Excellent build.
 

Aeacus

Glorious
Ambassador
Bulletproof Gaming

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z270 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($341.26 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LED 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($529.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 2.0TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($1308.63 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 2.0TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($1308.63 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 2.0TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($1308.63 @ Amazon)
Video Card: NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 12GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1603.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 12GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1603.44 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 780T ATX Full Tower Case ($180.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 1050W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($211.80 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair ML120 Pro LED White 75.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair ML120 Pro LED White 75.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair ML140 Pro LED 97.0 CFM 140mm Fan ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair ML140 Pro LED 97.0 CFM 140mm Fan ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair ML140 Pro LED 97.0 CFM 140mm Fan ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair ML140 Pro LED 97.0 CFM 140mm Fan ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair ML140 Pro LED 97.0 CFM 140mm Fan ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair ML140 Pro LED 97.0 CFM 140mm Fan ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair ML140 Pro LED 97.0 CFM 140mm Fan ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Fan Controller: NZXT SENTRY 3 Fan Controller ($34.99 @ Newegg)
UPS: Tripp Lite SMART1500LCDT UPS ($167.29 @ Amazon)
Total: $9454.95
Shipping: $48.15
Total without shipping: $9406.80

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-29 00:05 EST-0500

Few words.

Color theme: White.

Fans
2x ML120 to bottom intake (thus removing 3.5" drive cage).
3x ML140 to replace case stock fans (2x 140mm front intake, 1x 140mm rear exhaust).
4x ML140 to rad in push-pull to replace rad stock fans. Rad as top exhaust.

Fan controller
2x ML120 + 3x ML140 case fans to NXZT Sentry 3 for manual controlling.
Optional: 4x ML140 rad fans into case's stock 3-speed fan controller.

M.2 SSD
Despite pcpp saying that 3rd M.2 slot is needed, MoBo already has 3x M.2 SSD slots and it can support 3x M.2 SSDs running at once just fine.
 

RylieDetchon

Reputable
Nov 21, 2016
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The "I'm a child when it comes to things like this" build.

CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2699 V4 2.2GHz 22-Core OEM/Tray Processor ($3509.49 @ Amazon)
CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2699 V4 2.2GHz 22-Core OEM/Tray Processor ($3509.49 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler ($159.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z10PE-D8 WS SSI EEB Dual-CPU LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($564.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 128GB (4 x 32GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($1125.80 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel DC P3608 4TB PCI-E Solid State Drive ($9072.22 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel DC P3608 4TB PCI-E Solid State Drive ($9072.22 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel DC P3608 4TB PCI-E Solid State Drive ($9072.22 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel DC P3608 4TB PCI-E Solid State Drive ($9072.22 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel DC P3608 4TB PCI-E Solid State Drive ($9072.22 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY Quadro P6000 24GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($5406.87 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PNY Quadro P6000 24GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($5406.87 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($354.18 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA T2 1600W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($417.50 @ Amazon)
Total: $65976.27
- Shipping: $126.53
Real Total: $65849.74
 

GraySilencer

Reputable
Jun 25, 2016
422
2
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Mini-ITX Monster

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6950X 3.0GHz 10-Core Processor ($1627.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12DXi4 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X99E-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA2011-3 Narrow Motherboard ($263.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3333 Memory ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 2.0TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($1299.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 4TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($1395.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 4TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($1395.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate IronWolf Pro 10TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($479.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate IronWolf Pro 10TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($479.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Hybrid Gaming Video Card ($665.89 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case ($68.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($135.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 158.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($25.88 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 109.9 CFM 120mm Fan ($22.44 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 109.9 CFM 120mm Fan ($22.44 @ Newegg)
Total: $8208.53
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-13 18:30 EST-0500

Note: The two additional Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 109.9 CFM 120mm Fans are for the CPU cooler so it will be in a dual-fan configuration with these fans. The fan that comes with the cooler would have to be replaced. Cooler selections are very limited for "LGA2011-3 Narrow" motherboards, and the Noctua NH-U12DXi4 is the best cooler for it ATM. (At least from Amazon and Newegg)
 
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