Last week I finished my very own personal 3D workstation, aptly nicknamed ‘Beast’. It contains one of Intel’s latest 8-core 5960x processors and has a state-of-the-art Nvidia GeForce 980 graphics card.
My intention is to use this for day-to-day work as well as 3D rendering and VR, the latter being an area of personal interest.
I quite dislike the look of these PC boxes (giant space heaters come to mind) and it sounds like a giant airco unit at times. Really makes you appreciate the efforts Apple goes through in trying to keep their machines quiet. I did look into the possibility of placing the components inside of my old PowerMac G5 case, but the components are just too valuable to risk overheating.