A few weeks ago we put together a really high-end PC build based on the X79S-UP5 motherboard. Seeing as this board uses the Intel C606 server chipset, we decided to go all out in terms of the hardware configuration; I’m talking 8 SAS drives in a RAID-0, an Intel Xeon CPU, 32GB of ECC DDR3, Nvidia Quadro and Tesla cards! It was an absolute monster with shovel loads of raw performance.
In fact the rig was so off the chart performance-wise we were almost struggling to make it break sweat. In an effort to put it through a real-life testing scenario we lent the rig to some friends of ours who run a professional media production company called Aduzai. We figured if anyone could give this baby real test, these guys would.
Here’s a short video from Aduzai which helps explain why these guys really appreciate high-end hardware. It’s really interesting to get the views of pros whose jobs genuinely demand high-end components in their day-to-day work.