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 new 2017 Intel Skylake X (Enthusiast) CPU’s, we default to the i7 Six Core 3.5GHz (7800X) chip, customers requiring even greater multi-tasking performance can opt for the 7820X (8 Core 3.6GHz) or the 7900X (10 Core, 3.3GHz) cpu's.
The Skylake X processor range are designed to offer high cpu core counts which makes them excellent at multi-threaded workloads, software which can take advantage of these extra cores include things like CAD, video and image rendering packages.
To support the Skylake X chips are powerful X299 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 X299 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.
The X299 motherboard platform also supports the Kaby Lake X CPU's and we offer the i7 7440X 4.3GHz chip as an option on the Extreme PC's, read more about this processor here.
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 ultra fast read / write speeds and great reliability levels.
Also available are some new M.2 SSD's, these perform up to 6 times faster than a standard SSD and can help boost your overall system performance and responsiveness even further. Learn more about M.2 solid state drives here.
For customers with larger data storage requirements can opt for the installation of a secondary hard drive which are available in sizes ranging from 500GB right up to a massive 6TB.
Graphics and screens are powered by a powerful new nVidia GT 1030 2GB graphics card, these are the main card integral to an Extreme PC and can directly support two digitally connected monitors.
For 4 or 6 screen capable requirements we add extra GT 710 cards, these extra cards do little work but provide the required extra monitor outputs, supporting another 2 monitors per card.
If you need to run 8, 12 or 18 monitors we switch across to the AMD W4100 cards which offer 4 monitor connections per card, or the W600 which can power 6 screens per card.
The GT 1030 is a really powerful desktop graphics card, it can also run gaming software but it’s strengths lie in its desktop performance, it is also passively cooled which makes it completely silent, a perfect option for desktop and workstation type performance for professional users.
AMD’s W4100 and W600 cards are also powerful options which can easily handle a more professional workload, these two options do carry cooling fans so whilst they are not noisy they are not silent.
In terms of graphics ports, the GT 1030 and 710 cards have 1 DVI-D and 1 HDMI port per card, the GT 710’s also have a VGA output per card. We supply DVI to HDMI adapters which essentially allows connection of all DVI or all HDMI screens to your PC.
The AMD W4100 and W600 cards carry mini-displayport outputs which generally need adapters to connect up to HDMI or DVI monitors, these are available options if you need some.
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 BeQuiet 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: July, 2017