Our top multi-tasking / workstation PC’s out of the box are undoubtedly the Extremes, they have been designed to offer amazing multi-tasking performance and are capable of handling even the most demanding software packages.
In terms of upgrade options they are unmatched, ten core extreme certified processors and a massive 64GB of DDR4 RAM are just a couple of clicks away.
CPU, Chipset & RAM
An Extreme PC uses the Intel Broadwell-E (Enthusiast) CPU’s, as standard it uses the Six Core 3.4GHz (6800K) chip and customers requiring even greater multi-tasking performance can opt for the 6850K (6 Core 3.6GHz), 6900K (8 Core, 3.2GHz) or the 6950X (10 Core, 3.0GHz) cpu's.
To support the Broadwell E chips are powerful X99 motherboards, we only use high quality and reliable boards and you get all the latest features including USB 3 ports and SATA III hard drive connections.
Another benefit of the new motherboards which are required to support the CPU is the inclusion of extra memory slots. Traditionally most motherboards have 4 slots for your memory allowing 16 / 32GB of RAM fairly easily or 64GB through the use of expensive 16GB RAM sticks.
Our top of the range X99 motherboards now have double the RAM sockets available it means you can reach 64GB of RAM easily and even 128GB is possible and for far less cost than on previous motherboards.
Looking after your data we have paired them up with high speed Solid State Drives. These are the newest, fastest hard drives which offer a combination of lightning fast read / write speeds and great reliability levels.
Larger data storage requirements are also covered with a massive 1TB (1,000GB) secondary traditional hard drive installed as standard, this is up-gradable to a massive 6TB.
Monitor outputs are handled capably by the nVidia GT 730 graphics cards, the special versions we use are silent because of their passive cooling systems and come with a DVI, HDMI and VGA port per card, you can use two of these ports simultaneously and we also supply DVI – HDMI adapters ensuring that each 730 card can connect up to 2 DVI or 2 HDMI monitors.
To support 4, 6 or 8 monitors from your Extreme PC with install 2, 3 or 4 GT 730 cards. Installation of these extra cards does affect other system components such as the power supply, motherboard selection and internal case cooling however the cost for these changes is included in the upgrade price for the graphics card option, you don’t need to worry, we do it all for you.
The 730’s offer fantastic performance, are highly reliable and the use of multiple cards means that you get some built in redundancy, if 1 card dies you still have the other cards up and running.
For customers looking to support between 12 and 24 monitors from an Extreme PC we use AMD W4100 or W600 graphics cards, these offer great performance however are slightly noisier than the silent 730 cards. They also come with MiniDisplayPort outputs on them which need adapters to support HDMI or DVI monitors, you can read more about these adapters and purchase them on the Extreme PC upgrade options section of the Extreme PC product page.
Case, Power & Cooling
We use the excellent Antec 300 Two case to build your system in, meaning you get two front mounted USB 3.0 ports and excellent system cooling performance.
The case itself is a good looking unit and holds all your components in a secure manner, with inbuilt cable management and plenty of low noise fans to ensure great cooling and airflow throughout the system.
Power is provided by a Corsair modular power supply which offers a highly consistent power feed in a silenced unit.
CPU cooling is handled capably by the Corsair H60 Liquid CPU Cooling System, this is a closed loop water cooler which keeps your CPU chip operating at cool temperatures. Note that sometimes the water pump on these is a touch noisier than the air cooling on other systems however this normally settles down after being used for a while.
The Best For Power Users
If you are a power user, or simply want to ensure that you have the very best IT equipment available on the market right now then there is no better option than the Extreme’s.
Like all our systems, every component has been carefully chosen to work with each other and the end result is amazing power and responsiveness, excellent stability and reliability levels in a virtually silent PC unit.
See our full range of Multi-Screen Computers.
Written by Darren @ Multiple Monitors
Last Updated: August, 2016