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Total Overkill Machine? What? In other words, this machine pulls out all of the stops. It has a huge SSD boot drive that is super fast, one of the fastest Nvidia Graphics cards, and the fastest gaming processor at 4.9GHz from Intel. Do you really NEED all of that, or do you just WANT all of that?
Let's start with the processor. The i9-9900K is an 8-core processor with 16 threads. It is the fastest gaming CPU that Intel offers, but only by a small margin over the i7-9700K. The main difference between the i9-9900K and the i7-9700K is the Hyperthreading that provides each CPU core with two threads. This does not make much of a difference in gaming, but makes things like video editing, encoding, 3D rendering and modeling a good bit faster. So, if you plan to run some professional applications on the system in addition to gaming, then you will see that benefit. The "K" on the end of the name means it is unlocked, so we can overclock it as much as we want. Mated with a high-end triple-fan water cooler from Corsair, we are running it at a 4.9GHz.
The bottleneck in many computers is the disk subsystem. Solid state drives (SSDs) are a huge step forward in eliminating that bottleneck. However, we don't have just any SSD here. We have a blazing fast SSD that is based on the new NVMe protocol. Conventional SATA SSDs are limited to about 500MB/s. The SSD we have in the overkill system can read up to 3200MB/s!
The power supply we are using might be the most impressive component, along with being the most boring. The power supply is 1000 watts, which is more than double what the system can draw under a 100% load, resulting it longer life and reliability. It is rated for 100,000 hours of usage (MTBF) and it gold certified. The efficiency is rated at 90%, which means only 10% of the power us wasted to heat. Most power supplies are 70%-80% efficient. Also, the fan does not spin unless it needs to. This further increases the life of the most troublesome part of the power supply, the fan. It also includes over-voltage protection, under-voltage protection, short circuit protection, over power protection, and over temperature protection provide maximum safety to the critical system components. Lastly, it has a 135MM fan, which is larger than the typical 120Mm or smaller fans found in lesser power supplies. This fan can run at 0 RPM or spin up as needed, varying the speed of the fan based on heat and load.
For I/O, there is a USB Type-C connector, USB 3.1 ports, and multiple USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports. The Intel USB 3.1 controller utilizes 2 PCIe Gen3 lanes, offering a total of up to 16Gb/s, which means you have extra bandwidth to take full control of the 10Gb/s USB 3.1 ports. With twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation, and backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and 3.0, the much improved USB 3.1 protocol is available over the new reversible USB Type-C™ and the traditional USB Standard-A connector for better compatibility over a wider range of devices.
The system features metal PCI-Express X16 slots. The innovative one piece stainless steel shielding design reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.
In addition to the fast boot drive, we have a 2TB SSD for mass storage. It is not as fast as the boot drive, but 500MB/s is nothing to sneeze at. And, it blows away the performance of a conventional mechanical hard drive in every way. You can use it to store pictures, videos, backups, or any type of data you want.