About our rig affectionately known as "Badass 1."
The name came from the company we hired to assemble this very cool machine to our specs for us.
She was created to do three things, and do them well.
- First and foremost she is our video editing platform and needed to handle complex Adobe After Effects rendering. Our old machine would take 3-6 hours to render a video. This rig has cut rendering times down to 38 minutes or less!
- Secondly, she needed to push (3) monitors and be expandable to push (6) monitors.
- Lastly, she needed to be fast, really fast (for our occasional gaming - smile).
Here's how we achieved this.
First a shoutout to Linus Tech Tips for showing us what to build. Great tech videos and one of our favorite places to learn & grow!
Intel Core i7-5930K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.5GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W Desktop Processor
ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREME, Extended ATX x99 Motherboard , LGA 2011-V3 Socket, DDR4 3300Mhz+(OC)
Painting the Rampage V by Linus Tech Tips
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB DDR4 2800MHz
Corsair Dominator Platinum Lightbar by Linus Tech Tips
ASUS STRIX GTX970 4GD5 Graphics Card
ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 970 Video Card by Linus Tech Tips
Solid State Drives:
(2) Samsung 850 Pro 512GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD
(1) Crucial MX200 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD
Samsung 850 Pro review by Linus Tech Tips
Corsair AX760i Digital ATX Power Supply — 760 Watt 80 PLUS® Platinum Certified Fully-Modular PSU
Corsair Obsidian Series® 750D Airflow Edition Full Tower ATX Case
Case review by Linus Tech Tips
Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H100i
H105 Liquid Cooler by Linus Tech Tips
LED Red Fans:
(3) AeroCool Dead Silence 140mm Red Case Fan (Red)
(4) AeroCool Dead Silence 120mm Red Case Fan (Red)
NZXT Technologies 5.25-Inch Hue RGB LED Color Changing Controller
(3) Dell S2340M 23" LED Monitors
Ergotech Triple Desk Stand with Telescopic Wings
(1) Corsair Professional Individually sleeved DC Cable Kit, Type 3 (Generation 2), RED
(1) Corsair Individually Sleeved ATX Cable 24pin (Generation 2), RED