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December 11, 2007 3:23:17 AM

Hey guys could u guys give me specs for the best processor , I need a 500 gigs of on Hard drive , a video card to run Crysis FULL speed VERY HIGH , Like The Best Ram , Good Computer Case and... 1l DVDR + Dual Layer Burners ... How much would that be all together I'm getting it all cheap and building myself + I live in canada so if u could somehow give a link on how much it is that would be AWESOME! I need sound cards too! hehehe

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December 11, 2007 3:44:48 AM

lol no video card to date can run Crysis at very high. You're out of luck until the next-gen geforce 98xx or the hd whatevers.
December 11, 2007 3:46:37 AM

well i dont want to be rude at all, so dont take this offensively but i need to be blunt about it to get my point accross....

1 whats your price range
2 you like amd or intel, or either
3 by the best processor, do you mean you want to spend close to 2 grand on a processor i.e. qx9650 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4 are you look at doing a dual or tri video card set-up
5 you want ati or nvidia, atm nvidia has some of the better top ends out
6 you looking to do a raid config for the harddrives then having extras for storage or what
7 how much you want to spend on the case, do you want it to be a mid or a full tower
8 do you want a blu-ray dvd-player, it seems like you want the best of everything else
9 ram again how much money you want to spend, how many gigs you want, ddr3 can get quite expensive, and so is high speed ddr2
10 how much you wanna spend on a motherboard, again the motherboard highly depends on what kind of video card set-up you want
11 powersupply highly dependant on everything else
12 what size monitor you using

like i said dont take offense to what im saying there is quite a bit of research ahead of you and the main thing you need to take into consideration is how much you can and want to spend
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December 11, 2007 3:48:02 AM

and yea, 2 8800gtx ultras can run it pretty damn nicely, but for the highend ones they can get to about 700 a card, plus going that high end you prob want em watercooled
December 11, 2007 9:13:45 AM

1. whats your price range : 10 k
2. What's the different?
3. I will spend 1.2 k for that lol
4.hmm what's the difference if i have more?
5. Nvidia FTW
6. What is Raid Config?
7.i don't need lights in my tower but i need one that can "supply" my needs + durable + fit all my video cards + motherboard so forth
8.blu-ray i can use my Ps3 .
9.i need lots of ram cuz i run LOTS and i mean LOTS of processes (this is of no expense)
10.I don't know yet can u help me with this?
11. YES i need a Lots of power supply.
12. 21"

i need a overclocked PC then to actually run crysis. lol Yes i wasn't kidding think i should get a watercooled system? Or a Fan cooled?
December 11, 2007 9:28:25 AM

69ers said:
Hey guys could u guys give me specs for the best processor , I need a 500 gigs of on Hard drive , a video card to run Crysis FULL speed VERY HIGH , Like The Best Ram , Good Computer Case and... 1l DVDR + Dual Layer Burners ... How much would that be all together I'm getting it all cheap and building myself + I live in canada so if u could somehow give a link on how much it is that would be AWESOME! I need sound cards too! hehehe

Unlike the Bionic Woman, the technology does not exist yet to do what you want. All you can do at this point is have fun trying. The hardware and software companies love folks like you.

Heck, I am still waiting on that mythical 512mb vid card that will run Doom3/Quake4 in "Ultra" mode. :lol: 
December 11, 2007 10:30:00 AM

ROFL I'm a gamer sorry man...lmfao don't worry! Specs? Though?
December 11, 2007 11:55:56 AM

wtf i just wanna say holy **** gimme some of that money for my build, i get 1 grand to spend, and is that us dollars, and if you want ill design a straight forward build but im doing it from newegg which i do believe is us only, but its a site i like

December 11, 2007 12:19:26 PM

proccesor- Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Yorkfield 3.0GHz

motherboard for crossfire set ups(2 ati cards)- ASUS MAXIMUS EXTREME LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard, its also set up for watercooling which is nice

motherboard for sli(2 nvidia gpu's)- ASUS Striker Extreme LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX The Ultimate Gaming Motherboard
(if you want to wait a month or 2 nviidias releasing their new chipset which is the 700 series and it will be able to do either tri sli or quad sli which is 3 and 4 graphics cards, which for you would be fukin awsome

ram, if your that labour intesnsive id really almost go with 4 gigs of ddr3 for the ati board which supports it or 4 gigs of fast ddr2 for the nvidia board, some recommendations of mine are as follows...

ddr3- prob again id go with corsair CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1800 im not realy seeing much for 2 gig sticks, and the main reason i like them is because when you stick 4 gigs of ram in 2 slots, it leaves you 2 slots to upgrade to 8 gigs which is awsome

ddr2- GeIL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (the reason im going geil here is because its one of the only high speed rams that comes in 2x2 gig sticks, but the best of the best is corsair dominator or cruicial balistic

hardrives- id go with 2 wd 150g raptors 10k in raid 0 for the os and then get yourself anther 500gig seagate or wd

powersupplies- http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=10...
thatll show you some really nice ones id prog go with about 1000watts especially if your gonna look at doing tri sli

cooling- im not real sure how hot this things gonna get, but your sticking a lot of expensive **** in one case, id prob water cool it, and im not the one to ask about that

case- idk jack about full towers so im no help there

dvd- its not a real hard choice, pick a brand you like sony asus liteon are my favorites, then just get a nice dual layor of choice

my main question for you is when you need to build it by, if its not for a couple months, wait for the 700 series nvidia boards to come out and go with a tri sli setup, i think they are also setup to run ddr3 ram which for you is prob nice

hope that gives you some ideas
December 11, 2007 12:54:21 PM

Send me your $10K and I'll build you a system.
December 11, 2007 8:41:07 PM

ROFL Um... I would...but i don't know u ROFL! but here thanks guys waiting for the... "Motherboard" and I'm getting ready btw what case SHOULD i get?
December 11, 2007 9:31:58 PM

antec 900, crossfire 2900xts or better yet SLI g92 GTS's unless you want to wait longer. qx9650. x38 or 680i motherboard. get like 10 raptors. 2 blue ray burners. 8 gig of ddr3 ram. 1000W tagan psu. should be good. wish i had your money, you're a very lucky man or woman :[
December 11, 2007 10:09:24 PM

um...I need a MASSIVE hard drive but yet fast!
December 11, 2007 10:23:42 PM

lol this is kinda ridiculous, what the heck r u gonna do with a 10 thousand dOLLar computer i mean seriously the max u should be spending her is 5 grand and why even that much itll be old tech in less then 4 months
December 11, 2007 11:20:40 PM

LMFAO why am i touching this? cuz I run a lot of programs and i run vent servers so forth. I work for a big firm and i need to play the games that they give me so that i could meet the standards. When u are a Gamer Tester with a Big Firm (Microsoft/BioWare) I must meet the expectation my boss gives me lol
December 11, 2007 11:40:33 PM

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December 11, 2007 11:50:00 PM

wow that isnt worth it all, the 2 2900xt's arnt really great, ud be much better off going with dual 8800gts g92's or 8800gtx ultras

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December 12, 2007 12:01:36 AM

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I just bought that system.
I was not even considering it, until they tossed in the $150 discount :>
When I saw that deal, it was too good to pass up :>>
December 12, 2007 12:09:08 AM

69ers said:
Hey guys could u guys give me specs for the best processor , I need a 500 gigs of on Hard drive , a video card to run Crysis FULL speed VERY HIGH , Like The Best Ram , Good Computer Case and... 1l DVDR + Dual Layer Burners ... How much would that be all together I'm getting it all cheap and building myself + I live in canada so if u could somehow give a link on how much it is that would be AWESOME! I need sound cards too! hehehe


Go to NCIX.COM and checkout some of the parts/prices yourself.

1) Look for a good 680i NVIDIA Mobo. This should handle NVIDIA SLI Good. $250
2) Get (2) 8800GTS 512mb Factory OC'd Cards. (Don't Get the 640mb version) $700
3) Get a Q6600 Stepping G0 CPU $260
4) Buy yourself a couple 150GB Raptors. 1 for the OS. 1 for your Games. $300
5) Buy youreself a 3rd Extra 500HDD of your choice for other data files. $150

This will bring the price to about $1700.

You still need RAM, Case, PSU, and OS and Misc parts..
Others can chime in.

However, that is a good start for a decent system.
Some may argue the E6850 would be a better CPU for gaming and I could see that arguement.
Depends how well Crysis uses all 4cores.
I read it was supposed to but the beta did not seem to use all 4cores well.
Not sure about the released version.
December 12, 2007 12:24:14 AM

crysis does support quad core i do believe, but he wants the best of the best, so id still go with the qx9650 unless the 680i board cant handle it which i havent checked lately

and id get 2 150gig raptors for raid zero, then maybe another 3or 4 for backup

i dont think most 680i boards support ddr3 so id go with a high mhz ddr2

os- u like vista or not its all preference, but go with a 64bit os either way

really id still water cool it, but again im not help there
December 12, 2007 1:50:53 AM

yeahh my friend told me about raptor supposely the best? But I'm going to need MORE then 500gb... How much would the fastest + 1 TB hard drive cost? Cuz you guys told me that u can't run literally crysis at full speed VERY High Settings. SO therefore I'm going to give it a few months and I'm thinking of a XP / Mac OS is that possible?
December 12, 2007 2:00:56 AM

mac os only works on a pc if its been hacked and you dont get the true value of mac os, personally if i were u and if ur not in that big of a hurry, wait till the new nvidia motherboard chipsets come out, and do tri sli which is 3 video cards, and by the nvidia will release their new high end cards which should be absolutly awsome, also you use the raptor drives for booting, and you have a very large backup drive if you need, it but get at least a 7200 rpm and if you can 32 or 16 mb cache
December 12, 2007 2:21:53 AM

Could you SOMEHOW run 3 video cards at the same time? So it runs crysis? Also btw I'm wondering... Linux? Also here's one more question...Should i just get Mac PRO? I'm a gamer but I'm not sure...
December 12, 2007 3:27:09 AM

mac pro is about the biggest waste ive ever seen for gameing, cant handle ****, i was actually looking at going mac at one point, but none of the things they offer come anywhere near a pc plus mac still doesnt like to support all pc games, the only really awsome things macs r for r for business they nice and safe, and the os is amazing, but their crap for gaming imo
December 12, 2007 3:34:42 AM

69ers said:
LMFAO why am i touching this? cuz I run a lot of programs and i run vent servers so forth. I work for a big firm and i need to play the games that they give me so that i could meet the standards. When u are a Gamer Tester with a Big Firm (Microsoft/BioWare) I must meet the expectation my boss gives me lol



This reply was the dead giveaway the OP is a troll.
December 12, 2007 11:38:29 PM

OP? lol i gotta ask one more thing...could i somehow run 3 video cards at the same time?!?? Cuz if it can... w00t w00t! I also gotta say u guys stated before that Crysis Can't be run at VERY HIGH settings...but if i were to overclock... btw i heard that water cooling systems suck cuz they can create algae? Thanks guys!
December 13, 2007 12:18:28 AM

You can build that Alien for 1/3 the cost or less. Way overpriced.
December 13, 2007 12:24:11 AM

godsizesnakeyes said:
This reply was the dead giveaway the OP is a troll.

Actually the screen name and the age was my first clue.
December 13, 2007 12:25:50 AM

chiltonj said:
You can build that Alien for 1/3 the cost or less. Way overpriced.

You could, but that defeats the purpose of the thread.
December 13, 2007 1:50:17 AM

ROFL Thanks guys I'm waiting 4 months for the next video card to run VERY high settings with Crysis!
December 13, 2007 2:06:33 AM

69ers said:
ROFL Thanks guys I'm waiting 4 months for the next video card to run VERY high settings with Crysis!

Try 2 years.! That is the current estimate floating around.
December 13, 2007 3:03:15 AM

REALLY?!?!? HOLY ****! Damn it...sigh...I'm going to be running a **** computer for a while...**** beta testing! ARGH!
December 13, 2007 3:13:54 AM

69ers said:
REALLY?!?!? HOLY ****! Damn it...sigh...I'm going to be running a **** computer for a while...**** beta testing! ARGH!

The really funny part is that in 2 years, today's highest end hardware probably won't run the future Crysis video cards.. We'll all be upgrading right into the poor house! :lol: 
December 13, 2007 1:38:29 PM

tlmck said:
You could, but that defeats the purpose of the thread.


Not sure how this defeats the purpose of the thread when a) you have the same Alien post all over the place on the forums and b) the person said "...and building myself". Alien isn't something you build.


December 13, 2007 6:30:17 PM

True He has a point Alien Isn't something to build... But I gotta say... Crap if there all ABSOLUTELY no video cards to run Crysis VERY HIGH... Then I'm going to be sad... So there's absolutely NONE?!
December 13, 2007 8:04:25 PM

Actually I took the point of the thread to be, "I wanna waste a boatload of cash". If your gonna waste $10k, why not $15k?

I posted the Alien reply in one other similarly ridiculous thread.
December 13, 2007 8:41:10 PM

The first three words were the give-a-way...any for what it's worth, I'd take the Dell XPS 720HC over the Alienway...with Dual 8800Ultras...
December 13, 2007 10:17:14 PM

I don't know your financial situation but if a) you are wealthy through yourself, parents or whatever, AND you have great investments for a long happy life, then buy what you want and spend $10K on a supercomputer. b) you saved the cash just for a computer to play Crysis on high settings, well, you probably need to readjust and rethink some things.

I don't know much about Crysis but why don't you just contact the creators and the engineers who designed the game and find out exactly what the requirements are to play the game in high settings? I'm guessing it will take less than $10K. Perhaps the game maker did this on purpose to use as a chase the carrot kind of trick. Perhaps there is something they know that can be tweaked. I don't know if people have tried this already so I'm just throwing out ideas.

Personally, b/c I am not wealthy but could afford to spend $10K on a system, I'm building a $2,500 machine and leaving the rest in my retirement, savings and other investment accounts.

Good luck.
December 13, 2007 10:38:39 PM

Kinda pointless to aim for such a high end system with a 21 inch screen... You dont need that much horsepower for a screen that size. If you have 10K to spend you should be looking at 24-30inch screens and then you really will need a powerful SLI system.
December 13, 2007 10:47:14 PM

Thanks I got money but i just want a good GAMING comp .. Cuz I'm cool like that ROFL. But I gotta say... I need a good computer , and could perhaps could i OVERCLOCK and get the VERY HIGH Settings i need?!
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