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GamingPC Intros $3,500 Gaming Rig, the Destroyer

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December 12, 2012 1:20:06 AM

>Gaming focused
>i7 3770k
>32GB of RAM


ahhahahahaha no
December 12, 2012 1:21:18 AM

The killer part is the 2x GTX 690. If replace with something else, or even single display card, it is much cheaper. Mine has similar spec, CPU, RAM, HDD, except I got a GTX 670 OC. I do not even exceed $2000
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December 12, 2012 1:23:41 AM

why not? seems alright
although RAM could have been lower, 12 GB is enough
December 12, 2012 1:29:11 AM

RAM is dirt cheap, 32G only worth $130
December 12, 2012 1:32:01 AM

slkdjhkldwhy not? seems alrightalthough RAM could have been lower, 12 GB is enough


8GB should be more than enough for most people. Some people tend to go with 16GB or more even though they don't do any heavy rendering or CAD work, only gaming. Thus, they only use up a fraction of it. I've only used about 6.5GB out of 8GB so far.
December 12, 2012 1:32:37 AM

Mirroring the $3500 Gaming Rig here.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/s5ro
Estimating $300 spent on the CPU water-cooling system, end total is $3120.

Just incase anyone was curious.
**Note though, there is more than a few spots where they spend unnecessary money on parts, such as the $370 Mobo, $160 in RAM, $210 SSD, and $210 1200w Power Supply. (Arguably the CPU should be an 3570k too but oh well.)
December 12, 2012 1:54:36 AM

yeunglThe killer part is the 2x GTX 690. If replace with something else, or even single display card, it is much cheaper. Mine has similar spec, CPU, RAM, HDD, except I got a GTX 670 OC. I do not even exceed $2000


I don't see 2x GTX 690. I see:
Quote:
and a dual-GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 4 GB graphics card.


Meaning that the GTX has 2 GPUs not that you get 2 GTX's
December 12, 2012 1:58:45 AM

Would it be possible for TH to do a comparison with build like this ^, vs say a $1200-1500, $2000-2500 rig?

Nvidia 690, is unquestionably *one* of, if not, the best cards out there, but with the price in the 1k range.... Isn't x2 a little over kill, anyways?
December 12, 2012 2:00:58 AM

TrialskingI don't see 2x GTX 690. I see:Meaning that the GTX has 2 GPUs not that you get 2 GTX's


Whoops sorry, I read that wrong as well.
December 12, 2012 2:03:43 AM

The PC built for the gamer who has too much money and no sense.
December 12, 2012 2:09:00 AM

This is the gamer PC built for gamers that are too lazy to put a puzzle together.
A puzzle that practically shows you where the pieces go.

DERP.
December 12, 2012 2:25:19 AM

An overkill in places it doesn't need to be.

You can build a much more balanced system for far less.
December 12, 2012 2:40:15 AM

to much yes for most of us but the cost of labor and skills in tuning it properly without heat problems and errors /restart when using it is what you are paying for this
December 12, 2012 3:21:35 AM

Bro I can buy 3 Macbook Pros with that money.
December 12, 2012 3:24:41 AM

While I like the HAF cases because they provide great value.
If you're going with a super high end build like this and dishing out big bucks and watercooling, you should go with a classier case like Lian Lis
December 12, 2012 3:26:14 AM

reprotectedBro I can buy 3 Macbook Pros with that money.


Bro those 3 mac book pros would get out classes in every single department by this
December 12, 2012 3:29:01 AM

You realize I can gut my current Q6600..... Socket 775, but a new dual 2011 motherboard $600, 2 hex core intel cpu's with hyper threading (12 cores/24 with hyper threading) 96gb of DDR-3 ram, buy 2 Samsung 840 pro 256gb SSD's, and 2 x 7990's for about the same price? and it would make that system look like the system my kid uses.
December 12, 2012 3:31:09 AM

bavmanBro those 3 mac book pros would get out classes in every single department by this


And your 3 mac book pro's have 1/12th the power of My M17xR4 at the same price :-)
December 12, 2012 4:14:07 AM

Desktops are dead, they should come out with a 11" $3,500 gaming laptop, or maybe even a gaming tablet. No, a $3,500 gaming smartphone, that only plays multiplayer games, because the future is
touch+mobile+social
touch+mobile+social
touch+mobile+social
touch+mobile+social
get that you dinosaurs?
touch+mobile+social
touch+mobile+social
December 12, 2012 4:43:24 AM

customers can downgrade to windows 8 at an adittional cost
December 12, 2012 4:44:42 AM

worst built ever
Anonymous
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December 12, 2012 4:50:30 AM

lol a killerclick, out of which bus did you fall?
December 12, 2012 5:01:36 AM

roflas2d292lol a killerclick, out of which bus did you fall?


Excuse me, I can't hear you over how touch+mobile+social I am. Tururururuuuuu
December 12, 2012 5:08:04 AM

Did anyone else notice the DDR3 1600 Mhz??? Ivy bridge actually utilizes well past 2000 Mhz. $3500 my arse!
Anonymous
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December 12, 2012 7:05:05 AM

Fatal1ty "Professional" sound card. Does not sound all that professional to me, and arent the high end hifi/professionals using USB output anyway?
December 12, 2012 7:45:27 AM

All those gaming PCs are always so fun to watch. You can easy overpay $500 for the building itself...

Best part:Win7 costs same as Win8... Id expect win7 to cost more :D .
December 12, 2012 7:49:50 AM

apocalypsing8GB should be more than enough for most people. Some people tend to go with 16GB or more even though they don't do any heavy rendering or CAD work, only gaming. Thus, they only use up a fraction of it. I've only used about 6.5GB out of 8GB so far.


But if you know what the heck yer doin', you can utilize extra ram. Pagefile, RAM drives, virtualization, etc.
December 12, 2012 8:21:57 AM

tonitelaoagto much yes for most of us but the cost of labor and skills in tuning it properly without heat problems and errors /restart when using it is what you are paying for this


Except that in a year I can build a system that's on par with this one for about 1/4 of the price...

Granted, without people who have more money than they have sense we wouldn't be where we are today. That is, if you believe in global warming. (I do. Twenty-one years ago I wrote a paper about deforestation and global warming while I sat in the sixth grade. That was 1991.) I think it was around five years ago I read about how the east coast would be getting hit with hurricanes, how they would travel up the coastline as far New York and America billions in damages.

We were so worried about terrorists but we should have been worried about our consumerism/capitalism/pollution. I find it quite sad that you can't go to any shoreline on earth without finding a good amount of industrial and consumer waste.
December 12, 2012 8:23:35 AM

You could build something better for less. And probley do a better job. Look at that sloppy water cooling instal.
December 12, 2012 10:28:20 AM

killerclickDesktops are dead, they should come out with a 11" $3,500 gaming laptop, or maybe even a gaming tablet. No, a $3,500 gaming smartphone, that only plays multiplayer games, because the future istouch+mobile+socialtouch+mobile+socialtouch+mobile+socialtouch+mobile+socialget that you dinosaurs?touch+mobile+socialtouch+mobile+social


Succesfull troll is succesfull. Nice job, bro. :D 
December 12, 2012 11:08:19 AM

Well actually the starting price is:

Total Price
U$ 2873.16

In the customization options you have options to lower the price, like removing SO, changing 690 to a 680, cheaper Case, cheaper HD, etc...
December 12, 2012 12:23:42 PM

Simple CPU-only watercooling loop would cost less than $200 from what I can see they used. Should have added a larger radiator and watercooled the GPU as well. Video cards love being watercooled to 40C at load temps instead of 70-80C +.
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December 12, 2012 12:26:48 PM

Thats what i call it a gaming pc.
- I5 3570k.
- 8 gb ddr3 1600
- 2 x gtx 680.
- samsung 830 ssd 256gb
- 850w quality psu.
- any 64 cache HDD for storage.
Anonymous
December 12, 2012 1:16:46 PM

Amyone who.buys this and doesnt buy a 30 inch 2560 x 1600 display or better is an idiot and needs to be beaten.
December 12, 2012 1:55:48 PM

The only thing this 'destroys' would be your checking account on some way overpriced rig you could just build yourself. Just say no to pre-built desktop rigs -_-. I guess this is only news because of the price.
December 12, 2012 2:18:32 PM

"GamingPC told TweakTown on Mondat."

Today's Wednesdat already. You're covering something from Mondat? Why don't you post this on Fridat, or maybe Saturdat.
Anonymous
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December 12, 2012 2:33:00 PM

I love the name they've given it: The Destroyer. Yep, destroyer of your bank account.

This just goes to show that people have very little sense when it comes to money.
December 12, 2012 2:52:43 PM

I like the Haf X case. Great cooling and looks nice.
December 12, 2012 3:19:02 PM

More like a "gaming pc" for the uninformed.
December 12, 2012 3:39:57 PM

Quote:
>Gaming focused
>i7 3770k
>32GB of RAM


Planetside 2 and Skyrim benefit from extra CPU performance, plus the i7's better for streaming, recording, rendering(unless you're using an extra card for that too)
December 12, 2012 3:45:56 PM

It is missing 30" monitor and water-cooled 680SLI or 7970CF. I would change motherboard and sound card as well...then it would be news worthy.
December 12, 2012 5:58:53 PM

"A wallet-destroyer" - nuff said!
Anonymous
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December 12, 2012 6:35:36 PM

98% of the readers on this site know this machine is dumb waste of money, most of the items are for luxury and does not improve the gaming performance or experience

this is a computer for the rich kiddies that will buy whatever people will label as a gaming rig, as they dont know better themselves
December 12, 2012 7:22:53 PM

apocalypsing8GB should be more than enough for most people. Some people tend to go with 16GB or more even though they don't do any heavy rendering or CAD work, only gaming. Thus, they only use up a fraction of it. I've only used about 6.5GB out of 8GB so far.


If you need lots of RAM, you need it. I work as a software developer, and work in Java with large memory sets. Both my home workstation and laptop have 16GB of RAM and I take full advantage of it, and sometimes wish I had 32GB. Our production servers have 64GB of RAM (though actual usage is slightly below 50GB). I also sometimes run a full cluster of several VMs to test distributed apps, and that eats up memory as well.

Now, the fact that it is the same desktop I use for gaming ... :D 
December 12, 2012 8:55:53 PM

I built the same exact system (except for different PSU and WC) through newegg and it came to about $2760 (-$60 discount in coupons + $60-200 depending which route you go for cooling)

My point is, they're basically asking for $500+ just to assemble the damn thing

Here's a link to the wishlist http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
December 12, 2012 9:15:28 PM

$3,000.00 for an 3770K PC? I laughed
Anonymous
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December 12, 2012 9:57:20 PM

this is really sad . . not the over spending for a gaming PC but that THG would use a source from TweakTown.

really? really?

have you seen their system builders guide???
December 12, 2012 10:02:02 PM

apocalypsing8GB should be more than enough for most people. Some people tend to go with 16GB or more even though they don't do any heavy rendering or CAD work, only gaming. Thus, they only use up a fraction of it. I've only used about 6.5GB out of 8GB so far.


im constantly running out of ram at 8gb, and would have 16gb but i only have ddr2 so its a matter of cost for me.

December 13, 2012 5:48:16 AM

jn77You realize I can gut my current Q6600..... Socket 775, but a new dual 2011 motherboard $600, 2 hex core intel cpu's with hyper threading (12 cores/24 with hyper threading) 96gb of DDR-3 ram, buy 2 Samsung 840 pro 256gb SSD's, and 2 x 7990's for about the same price? and it would make that system look like the system my kid uses.


so, you're saying you could outclass it with a $600 motherboard, $1300+ in CPUs, $2000 in GPUs, $800 in memory, and $300 in SSDs? I certainly hope so. For the same price? no, sorry, the total comes out to $5000.

(note: you're going to have to use 16 GB ECC server memory to get 96 GB of RAM)
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