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Meet the $11,000 ultra PC based on a religious artifact (and how you can build it too)

Our friends over at sister site PC Gamer have been busy these past few weeks, putting the finishing touches on what just might be the most powerful gaming PC ever built. At least, until they decide to do it again in a few years. Say hello to The Large Pixel Collider:

Some of you out there might think this sounds a bit familiar. That's because PC Gamer started the project in 2013, with a similar (albeit less visually snazzy) build. But time marches on and technology improves, and before long it was time to unveil a new Large Pixel Collider, updated for 2016. Over on PC Gamer, you can check out everything there is to know about the LPC 2016 (opens in new tab), including a dissection of each component and a video series of games running on the beast.
Now for the fun part: building your own.

The case and cooling are both custom, crafted by veteran modders Lee Harrington and Ron Christianson. So if you want your version of the LPC to look just as gnarly, you'll need someone with skills in arts and crafts. But if you want to dig into the guts and build something comparable in terms of specs (and you've got about $11,000 to spend, almost $4,000 of which is on the GPUs alone) here's what you need, with links to where you can buy them on Amazon:

Processor: Intel Core-i7 6950X (opens in new tab)
10 cores overclocked to 4.0 GHz
25 MB cache
Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0
Socket LGA 2011‑3

GPU: 2x Nvidia Titan X (opens in new tab)
Total 24 GB GDDR5X memory
1531 MHz boost clock

Motherboard: ASUS ROG Rampage V Edition 10 (opens in new tab)
Metal-reinforced PCIe slots
SupremeFX Hi-Fi USB DAC + SupremeFX Audio
5-zone RGB onboard lighting

RAM: 128GB Corsair Dominator Platinum Special Edition DDR4 (opens in new tab)

SSD: 2x Intel 750 Series PCIe NVMe 1.2TB (opens in new tab)
Read/write speeds of up to 2200/1200MB/s
4K random IO 440K/290K IOPS

HDD: 4x Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB Helium (opens in new tab)

PSU: EVGA SuperNova T2 1600W (opens in new tab)
Titanium efficiency rating 

Cooling: EKWB water cooling (opens in new tab)

Case: CaseLabs Mercury S8 (opens in new tab) (modified)

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Sam Prell
Sam Prell

Sam is a former News Editor here at GamesRadar. His expert words have appeared on many of the web's well-known gaming sites, including Joystiq, Penny Arcade, Destructoid, and G4 Media, among others. Sam has a serious soft spot for MOBAs, MMOs, and emo music. Forever a farm boy, forever a '90s kid.