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December 12, 2007 6:13:35 PM

Anyone have any idea what is the best build would be? I don't care about costs because I saved up 10,000 dollars and I will blow it on my dream machine!

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December 12, 2007 6:22:09 PM

The best rig currently is this :

INTEL QX9650
ASUS STRIKER EXTREME
8GB DDR2 1066 RAM
2x GEFORCE 8800ULTRA
OCZ OR THERMALTAKE 1KW PSU

:D 
December 12, 2007 6:38:42 PM

Puh-leez! These threads always crack me up. What's best is totally subjective. Best for what?

An SUV is "best" compared to a sub-compact car when it comes to crash tests, or a sub-compact is "best" compared to an SUV for gas mpg, it depends on what you are looking for.

The "best" A/V workstation gpu like the FireGL or Quadro is not the best for gaming. The "best" single core proc is not the best when it comes to multi-taksing. A micro-ATX case is "best" for a LAN party machine but not when it comes to a case that needs to hold multiple hard drives and ROMS.

Give me your $10K and I'll build what's best for me...

If you've got that much money to spend, just go to any retailer and buy the most expensive parts you can find...after spending that much moneuy, whatever machine you build HAS to be the best.
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December 12, 2007 6:40:30 PM

chunkymonster said:
Puh-leez! These threads always crack me up. What's best is totally subjective. Best for what?

An SUV is "best" compared to a sub-compact car when it comes to crash tests, or a sub-compact is "best" compared to an SUV for gas mpg, it depends on what you are looking for.

The "best" A/V workstation gpu like the FireGL or Quadro is not the best for gaming. The "best" single core proc is not the best when it comes to multi-taksing. A micro-ATX case is "best" for a LAN party machine but not when it comes to a case that needs to hold multiple hard drives and ROMS.

Give me your $10K and I'll build what's best for me...

If you've got that much money to waste, just go to any on-line retailer and buy the most expensive parts you can find...after spending that much moneuy, whatever machine you build HAS to be the best.



Well Said
December 12, 2007 6:40:53 PM

Well it is a matter of opinion. However just to be noted if you buy what is best now, in 2 months it wont be the best anymore. That said...

QX9650
X38 chipest mobo with 8GB DDR3 ram (If you want SLI then you need an nVidia board w 8GB DDR2)
8800 Ultra
Check the Power Supply Tier guide for the best PSU
A new Terrabyte drive or 150GB Raptors are about on par for performance. If you want to go the best, buy Serial attached SCSI 15K drives if you dont mind the noise...
30" Flat Panel
A goog gaming mouse and keyboard.
7.1 speakers from any higher end consumer brand.

The list coild go on and on...
December 12, 2007 6:42:21 PM

I will have to agree with chunkymonster on this as well.


Like I said the best is a matter of opinion.
December 12, 2007 6:42:30 PM

chunkymonster said:
Puh-leez! These threads always crack me up. What's best is totally subjective. Best for what?

An SUV is "best" compared to a sub-compact car when it comes to crash tests, or a sub-compact is "best" compared to an SUV for gas mpg, it depends on what you are looking for.

The "best" A/V workstation gpu like the FireGL or Quadro is not the best for gaming. The "best" single core proc is not the best when it comes to multi-taksing. A micro-ATX case is "best" for a LAN party machine but not when it comes to a case that needs to hold multiple hard drives and ROMS.

Give me your $10K and I'll build what's best for me...

If you've got that much money to waste, just go to any on-line retailer and buy the most expensive parts you can find...after spending that much moneuy, whatever machine you build HAS to be the best.



Well Said
December 12, 2007 6:43:21 PM

Sorry for the double post.

Then again, maybe this thread deserves the double post.
December 12, 2007 6:44:41 PM

Meh. I'll raise you a 4-way Xeon with 32GB of RAM and a couple SAS drives (don't want to get too carried away on costs now do we :kaola:  ).

Cost doesn't matter makes me laugh.... there is always a more costly and better build out there, there is no best rig, just the best rig at a given price.

That being said Maziar's looks pretty good assuming you are running x64, and don't care that you can come awfully close for half the price.



December 12, 2007 8:26:46 PM

chunkymonster said:
Puh-leez! These threads always crack me up. What's best is totally subjective. Best for what?

An SUV is "best" compared to a sub-compact car when it comes to crash tests, or a sub-compact is "best" compared to an SUV for gas mpg, it depends on what you are looking for.

The "best" A/V workstation gpu like the FireGL or Quadro is not the best for gaming. The "best" single core proc is not the best when it comes to multi-taksing. A micro-ATX case is "best" for a LAN party machine but not when it comes to a case that needs to hold multiple hard drives and ROMS.

Give me your $10K and I'll build what's best for me...

If you've got that much money to spend, just go to any retailer and buy the most expensive parts you can find...after spending that much moneuy, whatever machine you build HAS to be the best.


ok I will do that thanks!
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December 13, 2007 1:08:55 AM

tgstyle said:
Well it is a matter of opinion. However just to be noted if you buy what is best now, in 2 months it wont be the best anymore. That said...

QX9650
X38 chipest mobo with 8GB DDR3 ram (If you want SLI then you need an nVidia board w 8GB DDR2)
8800 Ultra
Check the Power Supply Tier guide for the best PSU
A new Terrabyte drive or 150GB Raptors are about on par for performance. If you want to go the best, buy Serial attached SCSI 15K drives if you dont mind the noise...
30" Flat Panel
A goog gaming mouse and keyboard.
7.1 speakers from any higher end consumer brand.

The list coild go on and on...

replace x38 with a high end nforce 700 board with 3 x16 slots use one or a x4 slot for the pci-e raid card.

I think the dual amd quad system with pci-e 2.0 and desktop ram will be a nice high end system when it comes out.

FB-dimms are not good for gameing
December 13, 2007 1:09:26 AM

lucky for the discount at the end there
December 13, 2007 2:09:41 AM

Take $2000 of that $10k and build yourself a near top end pc today. Invest the remaining $8k, and use the returns to upgrade your system every other year.

Result: a lifetime of high end pc's.
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