The SR 2 was the best. It was my dream. 2x overclocked xeons
I had a 5690 on a UD3. Fried it haha. My cooling had a hiccup.
I still miss that platform...
I think you'll love the X299. So much power and promise of more with delidding etc. It's brought the fun of the overclocked hackintosh back for me. The peripherals like fast USB, sata, M.2 make a huge difference! And quite easy hacks.
I can play and work at the same time
Thanks for your vid and your energy.
LOL! That was one of the FIRST record breaking machines that I built as well: The Hackinbeast! Here's the link to that build right here:
I'm still using that SR-2 setup currently even after almost 5 years ago. The only drawback is that you can't upgrade past 10.9.5 and that's now become an issue as I spent over 2 years working on another project with someone else that has become it's own nightmare (The ULTRABEAST). Sure it's the fastest recorded system out there, but what good is that system when it keeps on freezing every 1 to 3 hours randomly whenever it wants to? That's why I wanted to get something built that used the very X299/7900X setup that you have. So I'm grateful to know that you've done this.
Not only that, but your choice of using the top-of-the-line (TOTL) Gigabyte board and Apfelnico's build using TOTL Asus board, is amazing. You guys truly think the way I do - going BALLS OUT and SPENDING THE MONEY to get the best stuff and making it work!
On a side note, you mentioned delidding. Well, guess what? I ordered a delidding unit for 1151. That's when I was going to build a 7700K setup. Guess what else, the company that I was ordering this from is right where I live Houston, TX:
I not only spoke with James Holbrook but also got to do a video of him (which I'll be loading up here soon). Unfortunately he doesn't have one made for the 7900X yet. Well we'll see what happens and if someone else makes one.