AVADirect tapped EVGA to provide a pallet of Classified SR-X dual-socket 2011 motherboards to serve as the foundation for its personal supercomputer. Pricing starts at around $2,635 for a baseline configuration, which consists of:
- 2 x Xeon E5-2603 quad-core processors
- 2 x Arctic Cooling Freezer i30 CPU coolers
- 16GB of DDR3-1600 RAM
- EVGA GeForce GTX 560 graphics card
- Intel 160GB 320 Series SSD
- 65-in-1 card reader
- 24X DVD burner
- Coolmer Master Cosmos II case
- Thermaltake TR2 RX 850W power supply
- Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
That's not a bad setup, though if you're sitting on a mountain of cash, upgrade options abound. Maxing out the RAM to 192GB, for example, adds around $2,070 to the price tag, and if you were to equip the system with four EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW+ 4GB graphics cards, you can add another $2,725 on top of that. Expensive, sure, and also crazy fast.
AVADirect's Personal Supercomputer is available now.