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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, the fastest Nvidia Graphics card, and the fastest gaming processor at 5GHz from Intel. Do you really NEED all of that, or do you just WANT all of that?
Let's start with the processor. The i7-8700K is a six-core processor with 12 threads. It is the fastest gaming CPU that Intel offers and it has the fastest per-thread performance of any CPU. 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 dual-fan water cooler from Corsair, we are running it at a conservative 5.0GHz.
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 go up to 3200MB/s!
On board, we have support for up to three-way graphics with either two-way SLI or three-way Crossfire.
For I/O, we have a USB Type-C connector, a USB 3.1 port, 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.
Audio-wise,The ALC1220 is a high-performance multi-channel High Definition Audio Codec with up to 120dB SNR for crystal clear audio and features such as Smart Headphone Amp, 114dB SNR recording for precise voice chats and hardware decoding of DSD128, ensuring users get the best possible audio quality.
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.
The NEW Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti Features 11 Gigabytes of GDDR5X VRAM, which is faster than the GDDR5 it replaces. Out back, it comes with support for up to four displays using any of the available ports, which includes HDMI 2.0, and three DisplayPort 1.2 ports. HDMI 2.0 is required to display 4K images on a TV at 60Hz. HDMI 1.x only can handle 30Hz.
In addition to the fast boot drive, we have a 3TB conventional mechanical hard drive. You can use it to store pictures, videos, backups, or any type of data you want.