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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 i7-8086K is a limited edition six-core processor with 12 threads. The name (8086K) is meant to pay homage to the original 8086 processor introduced by Intel 40 years ago. 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 triple-fan water cooler from Corsair, we are running it at a 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 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.
Audio-wise, we have the Creative® Sound Core 3D chip with support for Sound Blaster Recon3Di and surround.
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 6TB conventional mechanical hard drive. You can use it to store pictures, videos, backups, or any type of data you want.