So, I work in a custom builds / repair etc shop. We mostly deal with businesses normally, but today this kid (12-14) and his dad come in. I'm handed this part list. Pulled up in a benz so I give the guy the benefit of the doubt and tell him this is a $20,000 machine he's asking for. For his kid.
I ask why he needs this, as it's absurdly excessive and will no doubt be a nightmare for trouble shooting. Why? He saw on the internet he could set up what I imagine is a bunch of VMs to have multiple people using one tower at once.
Why the fuck would you even WANT to do this? Where the hell did he get this idea from. They're pretty dead set on it. Might be interesting to work on but what in the actual fuck? If they expect me to wizard together the VM setup too they're going to be paying a few thousand more on top of that 20k.
I'm tempted but holy fuck this is going to be annoying. The only place I can get a PSU that'll do this job is importing it from SE Asia. The case I'm looking around for, as this is going to need a couple big rads to cool 6 blocks.
Issue here is, I could just build the guy two systems, or shit three. However many he wants, for a fraction of the cost and as much profit on my side of the table.
Good luck doing this in under 20 000.
Linus tech shills has sponsors, he didn't spend a single fucking dollar on this computer.
Hell he even said in the fucking video the collector block for the 7 gpu cards was custom machined for this exact build.
Tell the kid to go fuck himself and give the father some kind of "clinic for retards" pamphlet.
linustech tips did this
they built a 2 player machine then a 7 player machine, with 2 of the new xeons, giving each player 4 cores and 4 threads with 16gb of ram apeice
they had to get a custom made water cooling block for the 7p setup
but hey it can run 7 independent instances of uniengine flawlessly
but its still fucking cheaper to buy 7 custom PCs, no idea why anyone would want to do this besides "the lols"
if you want to get anal
that one box is the central processing UNIT for 7 workstations
hes not completely wrong
but at the same time
its like /k/ bitching over clip and mag
no one fucking cares, plus your desktop with all those parts is a UNIT
so stop being autistic