Ultimate Gaming PC

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My name is Jake. I am new the forums I am 27 years old and I am a Game Developer. I am a big Gaming Fanatic and I am needing help to build the ultimate gaming computer. My budget is in-between 4000-5000$ USD. I want all the gadgets and the newiest and highest technology out their. I need a wicked case or all the parts to make a really cool case. Ok. We'll here is a list of the basic parts I need.

- Wicked Full Tower Case
- Motherboard That Can Run DDR3 Memory
- 4GB Of DDR3 RAM
- Quad Core CPU
- Dual SLI Setup Video Cards
- Two 500g Hard Drives
- CD-Room
- DVD Burner
- Led Lights
- Cooling System (Dont know the best one :D) ( The choices are Water Cooling,Fans or Vapor Cooling Find A Good Kit Please :D)
-1000W Minimum PSU
-Keyboard and Mouse
-Two Monitors 20-26"
-Dual Monitor Stand
- Printer and Scanner
- Surround Sound Speakers

If I am missing any main parts then just add them to the list you find and if you guys know and high tech toys for my computer please suggest them :D Remeber my budget is 4000-5000$ a little bit of 5000$ is good. Have fun searchign and Ill be helping too :D
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  1. If you have money to blow get 2 Black Pearl 8800's (water cooled) wait for a AMD quad, PSU get a Thermaltake Tough power 1000w, G15 Keyboard, I like Samsung and Viewsonic for monitors.

    you wont get incredibly far with the most high end system with $5,000.00. your gonna have to make sacrifices to make the budget.

    ...unless you can raise it to 7,000.00 then we can talk lol
  2. ExtremeTech's Killer Gaming Rig You don't need to get the suggested 30" LCD. Some prices should be lower now.


    Also keep an eye out for the X-38 motherboards (Crossfire not SLI) and the dual socket Intel Skulltrail.
  3. I love these post!!! You want to blow $5000 on a killer PC that at most will run 20% better than a $2000 PC (IMO).

    You are going to take this killer PC to a lan party a few weeks later you realize that you buddy that just spent $3000 about 2 days ago got a pc that will kick the crap outta yours.
  4. When I slipped in my dual 8800 GTX cards there didn't look to be much room left in that last slot so good luck getting a sound card in - I ended up using the Asus sound card that comes with the board and sounds great.

    Click on my system specs and that will get you to around $4500.00 - the only way you can spend more is getting the Ultra's and bumping up to the Intel 6850 Chip - and of course that memory would be more pricey. Don't forget your operating system which varries in price depending on how much you feel like being ripped off.

    Also a game developer (12 years now) :wahoo:
  5. BTW you cannot talk about top of the line PCs without thinking about Blue-Ray burner, High Level Raid 5,6,50!!

    O ya dont forget the 52" HDTV
  6. I'm gonna lay low on this one and only suggest 1 item

    Tagan Black Pearl Full-tower
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811294001
  7. Ok Nick. I havnt forget the 52" Lol. I got that as my main monitor on my wall right now in my office. I need two like 26" beside it. You guys all got great idea's. Cool Generic your a game developer! Thats wicked ive been one for 7 years. Madrox I can raise it to 7 grand no problem :D Nick the reason Its going to be aroudn 5000$ is I want everything the best it can be. I want DDR3 Memory which is like 1.2 thousand alone for 4gb of it. I want dual 8800 Gtx Ultra's. Im thinking of calling Nvidia and getting a custom board done but probably not. I have a Windows Xp Pro and Windows Vista Ultimate and all the programs needed already. 2 Black Pearls 8800's? Never heard of those Ill look up on it. The first thing I am ordering is the case :P So that would be the first suggestion I need right now :D But feel free to suggest other high tech things too. Nick! Now your thinking High tech acourse I am getting Blue Ray! I am setting up Raid 5 Mirrior on my hard drives. So if you guys could give links on what you are talking about that would be great :D

    Mad-Dog that would be a wicked case to mod... Could paint some blue flames on it. Or maybe put a smooth brushed aluminum finish on it. Would look sick. Put a retractable 7" touch screen in a 5.25" drive bay. But if you could try and find a Pre-Modded case :D Would look sick if it had something to do with skulls :D
  8. Sorry for giving you such a hard time. If I were you I would wait untill Christmas if you can. Mainly I would say have everything planned out and then on Black Friday order you stuff.

    On a side note. I would get EVGA video cards. On the chance the next gen video cards come out soon atleast you can upgrade your cards.
  9. Nick. I always order EVGA I mostly order everything from them or Asus I love them so much! I cant wait till christmas :( My system is starting to fail and I have a big project due soon so I need to get it asap. I can pay for the parts right away I got the $ Im a game developer so I need a really good computer + I love to game so yeah Im willing to spend 7000$ max. Anyways please please please Suggest :D
  10. Artist/Programmer/ or Design?

    Artist - 3D Max User at home and Maya at the office - waiting on Max 2008 to release in 2-3 weeks so I can't start churing out some Art at home again in Vista 64bit

    No need to reveal any identity or games as I can respect your privacy as I don't like to give mine out either.
  11. $7,000.00 huh?

    hmmm :)
  12. Cool :D If you need a job add me at Jake-Artificialgames@hotmail.com a couple of friends and I started a game development company. Got a grant of 150k and looking for part time developers :D Yeah Madrox 7k :D I am all 3 Generic. Im more of a General Game Developer :D I got a beta of Maya 08 Its pretty good. Ok lets get back to focus :D Ok can anybody suggest a wicked case? and a good motherboard that supports DDR3 Memory. I already have a PSU in choice. Ultra X3 1000W :D I found my case :D Its from ultra too :D Here's the link. http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1215768&CatId=1510
  13. I wasnt only saying wait for money reasons. ALOT of new produces are coming out or rumored to come out very soon.

    X38 Motherboards
    PCIE 2.0
    Nvidia 98xx
    AMD Quad cores
    Intel Peryrn
  14. Cool - hope it all works out - probably be better suited for a handheld at 150k I imagine but it can be done.
  15. I just cant Wait Nick :D Im so excited about it + If you didnt read my post heres a reminder Im a game developer and my system is failing and I want to spend my money to get the best system I can get right now. With all the gadgets,etc. The reason im getting a DDR3 motherboard is its feature proof and someone over-clocked to 2032Mhz on a Asus Motherboard :D
  16. Im fond of my Cooler Master Stacker 830 but idk about water cooling. i want it but dont know what the space inside would be like.
  17. Ok. I got my motherboard and Cpu they are. Asus P5K3 Deluxe WiFi Motherboard CPU Bundle - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor 2.40GHz OEM. http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=3208223&sku=MBM-P5K3-Q6600 Theres the link to them they come in a bundle :D Now I have my motherboard and CPU need the Graphics Card, Physical Card, RAM,Hard Drive, DVD Burner, CD-Rom and all the other gadgets :D
  18. also i know you dont want to wait but like nick said
    Quote:
    AMD Quad cores


    those are some great processors. the Barcelona is out atm but the newer ones are coming soon.
  19. Lol :D Dont worry when they come out soon ill buy em lol
  20. If you want to spend the money for a faster core clock get 2 8800 Ultra KO's i have 2 and love them, dump the PhysX card, you dont need it, newer cards eliminate the need for them.
  21. I don't think there's a motherboard that supports SLI and DDR3...And if that's true, I'd go for the DDR3, like from kingston. Obviously you gotta get an Ultra, how about MSI's overclocked Ultra? The OX6850 is also an obvious choice. As for the HDs, you can get the WD's AAKS 500gig model. They are currently the fastest HD according to THG. The PSU would have to be Sliverstone 1200Watt, I read it is pretty good and quite. For the motherboard, I'll suggest Asus P5K3, although the newer x38 mbs are coming out soon. For the heatsink(only) go with the thermalright Ultra 120, it is the best heatsink you can get. You gotta buy a fan too, but I'm pretty sure you can pick it yourself. I don't what to suggest for the rest of your pc.
  22. I picked out The Asus P5K3 Deluxe WiFi bundled with a Quad Core. It doesnt support SLI bit it supports Cross Fire so Ill get those video cards. I picked out the Ultra X3 1000W 85%+ PSU. Im in love with ultra plus the case I picked out has a door opening to the front of the case were you mount the CD-Rom and stuff. A removabal motherboard tray and much more :D Im getting a vapor cool system or a water cool system for my baby :D
  23. Picked out the ram :D Corsair XMS3 2048MB Dual Channel PC8500 DDR3 1066MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB) http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3135565&CatId=3361
  24. I would recommend EVGA for the videocards... simply cuz of the warranties
  25. If your getting Vista, get 64bit and get 8GB memory if your gonna be doing game design crap on it...
  26. Vista Blaahhhh For Gaming But I am putting two OS's on there but I want 4gb :D Ok Madrox ill use one 8800 GTX Ultra :D
  27. GTX Ultra?

    its one or the other lol
  28. Im out for the night guys pretty tired. Ill update the thread tomorrow. Already ordered the Case,PSU,Motherboard,RAM and the Graphics Card and I ordered the CPU
  29. WR2 said:
    ExtremeTech's Killer Gaming Rig You don't need to get the suggested 30" LCD. Some prices should be lower now.
    http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/840/new032es8.jpg

    Also keep an eye out for the X-38 motherboards (Crossfire not SLI) and the dual socket Intel Skulltrail.

    Skulltrail is joke FB-DIMMS and sli uses pci-e x16 1.1 not 2.0 running on x16 pci-e 1.1 bus spilt to 2 full pci 1.1 x16 slots.

    AMD 4x4 system with dual quad-core will blow it away and it will use DDR2 ram with sli with 2 full x16 slots 2.0 with left over pci-e 2.0 lanes or cross fire x16-x16 + x4 pci-e 2.0 or x8 x8 x8 x8 + x4 pci-e 2.0 with htx slots.
  30. Joe_The_Dragon said:
    AMD 4x4 system with dual quad-core will blow it away
    Any early benchmarks to back that up with??

    Skulltrail Preview
  31. Not only will a amd 4x4 board cost less it will use cheaper ram it will have better chipset i/o Skulltrail will use a full sever chip set + a nvidia chip set 2 FSB with no cpu to cpu link without useing the chipset and nvidia chipset is linked by pci-e also the NB to SB link uses pci-e.

    4x4 right now is useing 2 nvidia chipsets like the old x16 SLI boards but with 2 full ht cpu to chipset links form cpu to chipset with 2 HT links left over.

    The amd 4x4 chipset will be 1 chipset NB to SB linked by pci-e? with 1 or 2 ht links? or can use 2 full NBs chips with one link each for alot of pci-e lanes with 2-3 full ht links left for HTX slots with less power need by the chipset then with a intel system.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RD700_chipset_series#790X
  32. Give me your $5000 and i will give you something better than a PC I will give you eternal life........no gaurntees of course.
  33. ok 1st of all WTF are you planning on running????????5k on a machine? $1500 of that better be towards a monitor, and $900 of that better be towards a phase cooling system, plus ultras are a complete waste of money. 1 8800 gtx or even a 2900xt would do the job.
  34. i found it internet

    Intel Yorkfiled 2.33G(ES)
    Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme 65$
    Coollaboratory Liquid Meta 7$
    ASUS P5K64 WS 215$
    Enzotech CNB-S1L 15$
    Thermalright HR-05 IFX SLI 30$
    Corsair Dominator DDRIII 1333 1GB*4 645$x2
    Corsair Dominator Airflow 20$
    eVGA 8800Ultra Superclocked 768MB*2 SLI 800$x2
    Western Digital RaptorX 150GB*2 Raid0 190$x2
    Seagate Barracuda ES.2 1TB*4 Raid5 380$x4
    Creative X-FI Elite Pro 260$
    Creative DDTS-100 190$
    Creative GigaWorks S750 475$
    Bigfoot The Killer NIC 230$
    BFG Ageia PhysX 141$
    Digital Cowboy PCI-E x1 to PCI
    Belkin USB&1394 PCI-E
    Plextor 760SA 125$
    Zalman ZM-MFC2 70$
    Lian-Li EX33 35$
    Silverstone CFP51 45$
    Silverstone FP34B 20$
    Tt W0099 Purepower Power Express 250W 55$
    Zippy PSL-6850P(G1) 465$
    Coolermaster Stacker 832 Nvidia Edition 240$
    SilverStone PPO2 5$
    NMB 12038 4PIN PWM*8 16$x8
    Antec Spot Cool 20$
    Energizer 2025 2.5$
    SilverStone SST-CP01*7 5$x7
    Sunbeam Minibaybus 7$
    Logitech QuickCam Orbit/Sphere MP 105$
    Microsoft&Razor Habu 60$
    QPAD XT-R 60$
    Microsoft&Razor Reclusa 60$
    Eizo FlexScan HD2441W 1800$
    NEC MultiSyncLCD 2490WUXi 1390$
    NEC MultiSyncLCD 2490WUXi 1390$
    Lian-Li OA Desk F1B 2600$
    Aeron Chairs 700$
    Logitech G25 Racing Wheel 265$
    Logitech Cordless Rumblepad 2 30$
  35. Javi. If you took your time and red the post. I am a game developer and the ultimate gamer. I need to render as fast as I can and I need to play my games as fast as I can :D Ill post the list of all my parts in one minute.
  36. PSU - Ultra / X3 / 1000-Watt / ATX / SATA-Ready / PCI-E Ready / Energy Efficient / Modular Power Supply

    Motherboard - EVGA nForce 680i SE SLI (TR Version) Motherboard - NVIDIA, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, SLI Ready, PCI Express, Dual Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0 & Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID 11 Users Rated

    CPU - Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 Processor - 2.93GHz, 8MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, Kentsfield XE, Quad-Core, Retail, Socket 775, BX80562QX6800, Processor with Fan

    RAM - Corsair DHX XMS2 Dominator Dual Channel 2048MB PC8500 DDR2 1066Mhz Memory (2 x 1024MB) (4GB Of)

    Video Cards - EVGA GeForce 8800 GTX / 768MB GDDR3 / SLI Ready / PCI Express / Dual DVI / HDTV / Video Card (Dual)

    HD - Seagate / Barracuda 7200.10 / 500GB / 7200 / 8MB / Serial ATA-300 / OEM / Hard Drive

    DVD Rom - Vision DVD-ROM Drive - 16x DVD-ROM, 40x CD-ROM, Black, Cyberlink Software

    DVD Burner - Lite-On SHW-160P6SU EZ-DUB DVD Burner - 16x DVD±R Burn, 16x DVD±R Read, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R DL, 6x DVD-R DL, 48x24x CD-R/RW, Black, External

    Network Card - Bigfoot Networks Killer Gaming NIC Card - Model M1 Gigabit LAN

    Sub Total - $4,230.74

    S&H - $62.99

    Tax - $601.07

    Total - $4,894.40

    (This is for all the parts alone. Still need to get fans and all my high tech gear :D so probably another grand or two. Ordered everything this morning and I ordered a vapor cooling system as well. It only covers the CPU and Chipset. So I am getting water cooling for the graphics cards and the hard drive. I am still getting some exhaust fans so it takes all the dust out. + Jll use a botle of a compressed air every now and then to get it out. I found a keyboard that is a virtual keyboard so I am so getting that. Its a light that shows a keyboard and the light knows which one your typing on :D Anyways gtg to work
  37. I could be wrong but wouldnt you want to test your games on a POS computer? I mean most people cannot spend the type of money you can. If you make a game that runs smooth on your PC, I personally would not even be able to load it.

    Look at WOW, alot of people say the GFX suck on it. BUT blizzard has between 7-9 million people per month paying to play. If those people had to have a super fast PC they just wouldnt play.
  38. munkhtur_lkh said:

    Creative GigaWorks S750 475$

    You should get this with the X-Fi card, that's the best sound you can get for a PC using PC components. I'm sure there are better "professional" sound cards, but they won't have Creative EAX support like the X-Fi.

    -GWolfman
  39. Ulauma said:
    PSU - Ultra / X3 / 1000-Watt / ATX / SATA-Ready / PCI-E Ready / Energy Efficient / Modular Power Supply

    Motherboard - EVGA nForce 680i SE SLI (TR Version) Motherboard - NVIDIA, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, SLI Ready, PCI Express, Dual Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0 & Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID 11 Users Rated

    CPU - Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 Processor - 2.93GHz, 8MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, Kentsfield XE, Quad-Core, Retail, Socket 775, BX80562QX6800, Processor with Fan

    RAM - Corsair DHX XMS2 Dominator Dual Channel 2048MB PC8500 DDR2 1066Mhz Memory (2 x 1024MB) (4GB Of)

    Video Cards - EVGA GeForce 8800 GTX / 768MB GDDR3 / SLI Ready / PCI Express / Dual DVI / HDTV / Video Card (Dual)

    HD - Seagate / Barracuda 7200.10 / 500GB / 7200 / 8MB / Serial ATA-300 / OEM / Hard Drive

    DVD Rom - Vision DVD-ROM Drive - 16x DVD-ROM, 40x CD-ROM, Black, Cyberlink Software

    DVD Burner - Lite-On SHW-160P6SU EZ-DUB DVD Burner - 16x DVD±R Burn, 16x DVD±R Read, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R DL, 6x DVD-R DL, 48x24x CD-R/RW, Black, External

    Network Card - Bigfoot Networks Killer Gaming NIC Card - Model M1 Gigabit LAN

    Sub Total - $4,230.74

    S&H - $62.99

    Tax - $601.07

    Total - $4,894.40

    (This is for all the parts alone. Still need to get fans and all my high tech gear :D so probably another grand or two. Ordered everything this morning and I ordered a vapor cooling system as well. It only covers the CPU and Chipset. So I am getting water cooling for the graphics cards and the hard drive. I am still getting some exhaust fans so it takes all the dust out. + Jll use a botle of a compressed air every now and then to get it out. I found a keyboard that is a virtual keyboard so I am so getting that. Its a light that shows a keyboard and the light knows which one your typing on :D Anyways gtg to work

    the Killer Gaming NIC Card is crap and the nforce board does the same thing.
  40. the reason i said that was because in a month or two nvidia is releasing their new g92 cards which a single nvidia 9800 will rape a dual 8800ultra, but i see you have some brains and bought evga for the step-up program. as for the qx6800... in my thoughts its a complete waste of money. your vapor cooler/phase change cooling will drop your chip to -45c or so but with a maximum oc of around 4.7gigz. the qx6950 is just around the corner. why not go for a server motherbord with dual pci-e and install 2 q6600 for a total of 8 cores running at 4.5gigz. you might have to do a little modding to your gtxs but its been done before.and the results are FLIPPING SICK!!!. also native quadcores with HT is just around the corner. yes its a server platform but there are hacked beta drivers and mod and such that allows you to use your banging system for all your needs and even for gaming.( dual intels quads with HT means 16 working threads plus g92's with sli or even TRI SLI = ASS RAPE. yes i said THREE PCI-E 2.0.
    thats all just around the corner. if anyone asked tell them a little bird told u.
  41. intel showed their dual quads with HT running 3 compressors for a temp of -130c and a whooping 5.6ghz. hmmm 8 cores running ht for a total of 16 threads running each 5.6ghz......HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM i think i just came
  42. The Killer NIC is the biggest waste of money. Also, if you are a game developer, you might want to get another HDD to keep your OS and your data separate.
  43. The Nforce board is amazing... I have it now for my setup and its wicked. I cant squeeze in a sound card cause I got dual 8800 GTX's. Also nick I already have a system built for the game. I have one for the minimum requirments from parts laying around the house that happend to be the minimum requirments. Then a medium one I bought the parts for then. This this system for max requirments
  44. Also. I have three 1tb hard drives laying aroun so im getting the 500gb for my os and the 3tb for my storage. Anyways yeah I already ordered all the parts but once all the new parts come out im ordering em :D I got the 8800's for the step up program to save on the new Graphics coming out. Javi that is a good idea when all the new tech comes out ill probably set up a server board probably mod it a bit and fit 3 PCi's in it and stuff. Anyways ya :D
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