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November 20, 2008 2:59:06 PM

I have been building systems for years as a hobby. Here is my latest:

ABS Canyon 695 4 x140mm Fan Multiple Heat Zones Full Aluminum Super Tower Computer Case - Retail
1x $599.99 $599.99

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-EXTREME LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
1x $328.99 $328.99

Dual VisionTek 900250 Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
2x $529.99 -$40 Save $1,019.98

ABS Tagan BZ Series BZ1300 1300W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Patent Piperock Modular Power Supply - Retail
1x $499.99 $499.99

Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 965 3.2GHz LGA 1366 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601965 - Retail
1x $1,059.99 $1,059.99

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C9 - Retail
(2x so 12gb total)
2x $299.00 $598.00

3ware 9650SE-4LPML PCI Express Lanes: 4 SATA II Controller Card - Retail
1x $339.99 -$20.00 Instant $319.99

Intel® X25-E Extreme High Performance Solid State Drive - 32GB, SLC flash technology, 2.5” form factor, SATA (3.0Gb/s) - Retail
(configured in raid 0 on the 3ware raid controller)
3x $719.00 $2,157.00

StarTech BRACKET25 Adapter Kit to Mount 2.5" HDD in 3.5" Drive Bay - Retail
3x $18.99 $56.97

SAMSUNG Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP - OEM
1x $7.49 $7.49

Logitech G15 2-Tone USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard - Retail
1x $89.99 $89.99

Logitech G9 Black 5 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse - Retail
1x $89.99 $89.99

XTRAC Ripper Optical Mouse pad - Retail
1x $13.99 $13.99

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q - OEM
1x $27.99 $27.99

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series 70SB088600007 7.1 Channels PCI Express Interface Sound Card - Retail
1x $209.99 -$10.00 Instant $199.99

Logitech 980186-0403 Silver USB Connector USB Desktop Microphone
1x $19.99 $19.99

CyberPower OR2200LCDRM2U 2000VA 1320W UPS - Retail
1x $439.99 -$70.00 Instant $369.99

Logitech Z-5500 505 Watts 5.1 Speaker - Retail
1x $302.99 $302.99

SAMSUNG SyncMaster 305T Black 30" 6ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
1x $1,199.99 $1,199.99

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit English 1pk DSP OEI DVD for System Builders - OEM
1x $179.99 $179.99

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
1x $5.99 $5.99

Subtotal: $9149.28

Watercooling:
(Motherboard already has waterblocks for chipset)
CPU waterblock - Swiftech Apogee GTZ $70
VC Waterblocks - 2x DangerDen 4870X2 water blocks DD-4870-X2 2x$140=$280
Pump - Swiftech MCP655™ 12 VDC Pump $100
Radiators - 2x MCR220-QP Res w\ integrated resovior 2x$60 = $120
Note really sure if I need this, anyone comment here?? - MCRES Micro Revision 2 $25
Misc - tubing/fittings/distilled water = $50 (estimated)

The loop would go Rad1 -> Pump -> CPU -> Chipset -> Rad2 -> 4870X2 -> 4870X2 -> Rad1

Total for watercooling: $645

Total system + watercooling = ~$9794.28

Comments:
  • This is a complete build. Takes into account all peripherals and operating system. Using Vista x64 for DirectX 10 and >3gb RAM (yes I know with 32-bit vista you can get more than 3gb with the latest service pack, but I thought I read its kind of a hack).
  • CPU and Video cards would be overclocked to maximum potential.
  • Picked the gigabyte extreme because it has both additional 1x and 4x PCIe slots as well as built-in waterblock for the chipset. This was necessary for the Creative X-Fi Titanium which uses the 1x and the 3ware SATA II controller which uses a 4x. I know in this build I am using 2 4870X2's which leaves the last 16x PCIe open, but that leaves room for swapping out the video cards with tri-sli in the future. For that reason I opted for the 4x raid controller instead of an 8x PCIe raid controller.
  • SSDs would be set up as a raid 0 array using the 3ware controller. I was going to use the 80GB Intel SSDs, but then I noticed they released the extreme 32gb ones, which have an even insaner write speed. lol. So I added 3 of these for 96gb. Thats enough for the O.S. and all my games!
  • I did not add any additional storage (like terabyte drives) because this is a GAMING machine. In the same respect, that is why I did not add any blu-ray drives or office software. However, if someone wants to take this build and add drives, I would recommend this one: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM. I would not recommend the 1.5TB drives due to the problems of 'freezing' that users are complaining about and Seagate has publicly confirmed that there is a problem with those drives.
  • If I am spending like $10k on a system, I would die if it got fried from a power surge. I've already had my house water pump go 3 separate times due to lightning. Therefore, I added a 1320W UPS to this build for power surge protection as well as if the power goes out I an cleanly shut down.

    Comments? Suggestions?

    HAHA. Ok I have to laugh. This is my dream build. My wife would kick my ass if I really bought this. Seriously though, if money were not an issue, anybody have a comments or suggestions about this build? Things they like and dislike about it? (besides how much it costs)?

    November 20, 2008 3:13:22 PM

    I can't believe I just wasted 2 minutes of my life reading this.
    November 20, 2008 3:18:05 PM

    Quote:
    I can't believe I just wasted 2 minutes of my life reading this.


    exactly.

    what is the point of this besides pissing money away?
    what are the SSDs for....are you planning on running some huge databases & 600 queries/second on them to make them actually worth it?
    you're spending a grand on a processor that can most likely be matched by an overclocked 920 for $700 less?

    stop wasting everyone's time.
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    November 20, 2008 3:25:26 PM

    Since we are wasting all this money....

    Get good radiators instead of "Radiators - 2x MCR220-QP Res"

    Try Thermochill Pa 120.3 or two 120.2's --> one of these will beat two MCR320's

    Also the Res is great for filling the system, that is all... I think it is worth the $25
    November 20, 2008 3:27:41 PM

    Also.... im not so sure this waterblock (CPU waterblock - Swiftech Apogee GTZ $70 ) fits i7.
    November 20, 2008 3:30:22 PM

    yobigd20 said:
    This is my dream build. My wife would kick my ass if I really bought this.

    I think you guys are missing the point. He doesn't even have any intention of building this. This is an utterly meaningless post.
    November 20, 2008 3:31:29 PM

    lol, the point is an 'extreme' build with no regards to money. And I was looking for comments from people on the components used, not criticism for pissing money away. Like you, xxjudgementxx, have a valid point that the processor can be matched by an overclocked 920. That is the kind of comments that I am looking for.

    The SSDs are for load times for gaming, doh. Plus theres nothing like a full boot in < 30sec. :) 

    Ideally, by making modifications like that, you could probably end up reducing the cost of this build by 1/2. For example we could swap the processor to the 920 as you suggest, we could swap out the 3x 32gb X-25E drives with 1 X-25 80gb, and get rid of the raid controller. We could swap the 30" samsung with the 28" Hanns-G.

    Those modifications alone would reduce the price by $3409, thus reducing the total price of the extreme ultimate system to $6385.28, whilst still maintaining a really really extreme system. Now that is more reasonable for an extreme ultimate core i7 system, right?
    November 20, 2008 3:41:49 PM

    After you show pictures I'll be impressed.

    I can spend a **** load of money on a forum to, but I dont because I cant back it up with real cash.
    November 20, 2008 3:48:22 PM

    grieve said:
    Also.... im not so sure this waterblock (CPU waterblock - Swiftech Apogee GTZ $70 ) fits i7.


    It is i7 certified.

    Aside from the water block and pump the rest of your loop is second rate. Should you decide to run two loops you will need a second pump. Also and for love of money use some better thermal compound.

    So there you have it more money than brains...
    November 20, 2008 3:49:35 PM

    I want my 2 minutes back.
    November 20, 2008 3:51:06 PM

    Oh and actually I will build this eventually. Maybe not using all the ridiculous components like the 3x 32gb SSds in a raid 0. And I already have half of these components in my current gaming build. The point there was that if it was going to be extreme, might as well go all the way. And I wanted to make it an extreme complete system for others to copy and modify. haha. But anyway, I won't build this now while all this technology is new and the prices are insane.

    I do already have a bunch of the components in here anyway on my current system. I already have the following components:

  • Hanns·G HG-281DJB Black 27.5" 3ms with X-Celerate™ Technology HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with Height Adjustment, so I wouldnt need the Samsung 30", so subtract $1200 there.
  • Logitech G15 2-Tone USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard - Retail
  • Logitech G9 Black 5 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse - Retail
  • XTRAC Ripper Optical Mouse pad - Retail
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series 70SB088600007 7.1 Channels PCI Express Interface Sound Card - Retail
  • Logitech Z-5500 505 Watts 5.1 Speaker - Retail
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit English 1pk DSP OEI DVD for System Builders - OEM
  • Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

    Total components that I already have and wouldn't need: $2083.


    Combine that with my above post of swapping out some components and I'd be left with the following that I would actually need to purchase and buy to make this extreme build:


    ABS Canyon 695 4 x140mm Fan Multiple Heat Zones Full Aluminum Super Tower Computer Case - Retail
    1x $599.99 $599.99

    GIGABYTE GA-EX58-EXTREME LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    1x $328.99 $328.99

    Dual VisionTek 900250 Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    2x $529.99 -$40 Save $1,019.98

    ABS Tagan BZ Series BZ1300 1300W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Patent Piperock Modular Power Supply - Retail
    1x $499.99 $499.99

    Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz LGA 1366 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
    1x $304 $304

    reduce the 12gb to 6gb:
    CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C9 - Retail
    1x $299.00 $299.00

    Intel SSDSA2MH080G1C5 80GB SATA Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Retail(configured in raid 0 on the 3ware raid controller)
    1x $621.00 $621

    only need one of these now:
    StarTech BRACKET25 Adapter Kit to Mount 2.5" HDD in 3.5" Drive Bay - Retail
    1x $18.99 $18.99

    SAMSUNG Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP - OEM
    1x $7.49 $7.49

    SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q - OEM
    1x $27.99 $27.99

    (already have a decent mic, so i'll delete the logitech)

    (eh, dont really need the UPS, so I'll delete that too)

    That means the total above = $3727.24 + ~645 watercooling = $4372.42.

    Now thats ALOT better, eh? Well at least I just bought my wife a $500 coach bag yesterday. That should sweeten the deal hahaha.

    And to answer your question grieve, swiftech has a backplate for the Apogee GTZ if I rememeber reading correctly, so it will fit a Core i7 processor. (can't remember where I read that, maybe on their web site?)



    November 20, 2008 4:20:27 PM

    yobigd20 said:
    Oh and actually I will build this eventually. Maybe not using all the ridiculous components like the 3x 32gb SSds in a raid 0. And I already have half of these components in my current gaming build. The point there was that if it was going to be extreme, might as well go all the way. And I wanted to make it an extreme complete system for others to copy and modify. haha. But anyway, I won't build this now while all this technology is new and the prices are insane.

    I do already have a bunch of the components in here anyway on my current system. I already have the following components:

  • Hanns·G HG-281DJB Black 27.5" 3ms with X-Celerate™ Technology HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with Height Adjustment, so I wouldnt need the Samsung 30", so subtract $1200 there.
  • Logitech G15 2-Tone USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard - Retail
  • Logitech G9 Black 5 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse - Retail
  • XTRAC Ripper Optical Mouse pad - Retail
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series 70SB088600007 7.1 Channels PCI Express Interface Sound Card - Retail
  • Logitech Z-5500 505 Watts 5.1 Speaker - Retail
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit English 1pk DSP OEI DVD for System Builders - OEM
  • Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

    Total components that I already have and wouldn't need: $2083.




  • So you already have a monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, and operating system. Look at that, you're almost done! Man, i've got like 3 extra of each of those laying around, looks like i'm well on my way too! Thanks for the inspiration man!
    November 20, 2008 4:54:29 PM

    silent_744 said:
    So you already have a monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, and operating system. Look at that, you're almost done! Man, i've got like 3 extra of each of those laying around, looks like i'm well on my way too! Thanks for the inspiration man!


    lol, Right on! haha. Actually this would probably make the 4th complete desktop I have running as well as 3 laptops. Oh well. I try to stay up to date. Yeah, god knows how many more systems I could build with all the parts I have laying around too...I might as well start a business! haha.
    November 20, 2008 4:58:06 PM

    I enjoyed reading this. It's fun to imagine (and drool over) what you could build now that maximizes everything.

    But, then it dawns on me that you would be spending thousands for maybe 10% more performance over what a more sane system build would do. Then the battle of the bodily orifices begin, as the drooling is tempered by the inevitable ass clenching. Between the two, a sane system build will eventually emerge. :p 
    November 20, 2008 5:09:37 PM

    bydesign said:
    It is i7 certified.

    Aside from the water block and pump the rest of your loop is second rate. Should you decide to run two loops you will need a second pump. Also and for love of money use some better thermal compound.

    So there you have it more money than brains...


    I thought Arctic Silver 5 was the best thermal compound? I thought I remember reading an article done on that, maybe even here on Toms Hardware. Why do you say that Arctic Silver 5 is not a good compound to use? What do you think is better? I'd love to hear your thoughts on that.
    November 20, 2008 5:32:38 PM

    Envious?

    No, Im not envious but I bet your wife is.
    November 20, 2008 6:15:03 PM

    If you're going to use a raid card I wouldnt choose that AMCC, much better choice would be 8880 or 8888 from LSI, 5085 or 5805 from Adaptec. Of course if you want lower performance then a 9650 would work, and you do know their latest card is 9690 so why not throw more money for that.
    November 20, 2008 6:18:39 PM

    Remember that the instant you press the “Purchase” button, your computer is no longer worth the price you paid. They depreciate about a quater or a third less than the buying price.

    Nice, your new computer is now worth $6,861.96 ;-P
    November 20, 2008 6:42:57 PM

    The mx-2 has similar performance qualities to AS5 from the 2-3 last benchmarks I read. It's a matter of preference at that point. Flip a coin ;) 

    As for the watercooling kit, I have a similar setup except that I have 2 x 120mm rads and that 240mm rad. I used noctua fans and I honestly can't hear them from 1meter away with the box closed. The only thing I hear is a small noise from the pump moving the water around but that's because I didn't fix it properly yet (still purging my loop).
    If you went with the thermochill's instead, you'd need 34mm fans instead of the 25mm silent ones (because the rad is thicker) and then you'd need to add spacers and the whole thing becomes noisier for very little gain in the thermal dept.
    Also, while we're at it, I'm doubtful that you need to go for a floppy drive ;) 

    About the GTZ, you need special mounting brackets for i7 which makes it fit perfectly.

    Anyhow, dream on :) 
    November 20, 2008 6:55:37 PM

    We all have our dreams, some of us just accept the fact they are only dreams and keep them to ourselves XD Other than that I think the ABS case is hideous and about 3-4 times as expensive as a case that would suit that build just fine.
    November 20, 2008 7:40:26 PM

    To answer the topic, why would I be envious of anyone with more money than sense?
    If I suddenly found an extra $10K, I'd probably build a competent $1200-$1500 system around a single 4870 and perhaps a Q9550, spend a similar amount on a nice sewing machine for my wife (if she let me; she's got a ~$600 Janome), and probably convert the rest of it into Swiss francs or GBP for when the US dollar collapses when the federal debt becomes unserviceable.
    November 20, 2008 10:50:02 PM

    Onus said:
    To answer the topic, why would I be envious of anyone with more money than sense?
    If I suddenly found an extra $10K, I'd probably build a competent $1200-$1500 system around a single 4870 and perhaps a Q9550, spend a similar amount on a nice sewing machine for my wife (if she let me; she's got a ~$600 Janome), and probably convert the rest of it into Swiss francs or GBP for when the US dollar collapses when the federal debt becomes unserviceable.



    True.....buy gold or stuff the cash into a safe in your house.

    Better yet buy an arsenal of weapons in case of Armagedon.
    November 21, 2008 12:53:55 AM

    antiacid said:
    The mx-2 has similar performance qualities to AS5 from the 2-3 last benchmarks I read. It's a matter of preference at that point. Flip a coin ;) 

    As for the watercooling kit, I have a similar setup except that I have 2 x 120mm rads and that 240mm rad. I used noctua fans and I honestly can't hear them from 1meter away with the box closed. The only thing I hear is a small noise from the pump moving the water around but that's because I didn't fix it properly yet (still purging my loop).
    If you went with the thermochill's instead, you'd need 34mm fans instead of the 25mm silent ones (because the rad is thicker) and then you'd need to add spacers and the whole thing becomes noisier for very little gain in the thermal dept.
    Also, while we're at it, I'm doubtful that you need to go for a floppy drive ;) 

    About the GTZ, you need special mounting brackets for i7 which makes it fit perfectly.

    Anyhow, dream on :) 


    Ah.. Some day. lol. some people can just be so criticizing instead of talking about components. They're the ones that are wasting my 2 minutes of reading. lol.

    Anywho, Antiacid thanks for your comments. I've read now that thermochill's rad is a bit better and I've seen it mounted inside the ABS case. I think this case is large enough and setup in such a way that it can handle 2 240mm rad's. If I go that route eventually, I like the suggestion from ByDesign that I should run 2 loops instead.

    If get another pump from swiftech and run 2 loops, is there any need for a res when the radiators are so big? Maybe if this was one giant loop with 2 240mm rads, but if I run 2 separate loops then I would probably need 2 separate res's with the thermochill rads then, right? I dunno at that point I think i'd have a tough choice between the Thermochill rads which would still need a res vs the swiftech ones that have res's built into the radiators. What do you think? Whats the REAL difference in temps going to be between the two? Yeah thermochill is probably better, and can probably reduce temps by what, 5-7 degrees? But thats not really going to translate into extra FPS down the road to clutter the box up that much, right?
    November 21, 2008 1:45:09 AM

    Rock on, if you buy all of this at once you may fix the economy.
    November 21, 2008 4:53:12 AM

    who in their right mind would pick tri-sli over quad crossfire??? jk, its cool for some games what i don't understand though is the new boards have 3 pci-dx16 slots, why can't they run 3 4870x2's?
    November 21, 2008 5:41:01 AM

    kurtyboh said:
    who in their right mind would pick tri-sli over quad crossfire??? jk, its cool for some games what i don't understand though is the new boards have 3 pci-dx16 slots, why can't they run 3 4870x2's?


    Well, I guess both nVidia and ATI need to get their act together here.

    ATI needs to get their act together to get some drivers out to support tri-crossfire.

    nVidia needs to get their act together to come out with dual-gpu cards of their latest chipsets. Last ones were the 9800GX2 I think or something like that. Imagine 280 GX2's in tri-sli. lol, sex-core gaming!! sweeeet!
    November 21, 2008 5:49:41 AM

    shortstuff_mt said:
    I can't believe I just wasted 2 minutes of my life reading this.

    lol agreed...

    btw OP, your willing to spend 10 grand on a system and it doesn't even have a Blu-Ray drive?
    November 21, 2008 6:15:38 AM

    yobigd20 said:
    Well, I guess both nVidia and ATI need to get their act together here.

    ATI needs to get their act together to get some drivers out to support tri-crossfire.

    nVidia needs to get their act together to come out with dual-gpu cards of their latest chipsets. Last ones were the 9800GX2 I think or something like that. Imagine 280 GX2's in tri-sli. lol, sex-core gaming!! sweeeet!


    exactly six cards on one comp whether it be nvidia or ati= one sick system and its so close...
    November 21, 2008 7:12:43 PM

    Here is the water loops you want...

    --CPU--
    -Swiftech MCP655 12V Industrial Water Cooling Pump 1/2IN Barbs
    -D-TEK Customs Fuzion V2 CPU Water Block (if it fits i7)
    -Swiftech MCRES-MICRO REV2 Clear HI-FLOW Water Cooling Reservoir
    -Thermochill Pa 120.3 Dual 120MM Fan Water Cooling Radiator *No Barbs*
    -2* Thermochill 1/2IN Chrome Plated Barb Fitting G3/8 Threads *Single Barb*
    -Feser One Fluid UV Acid Green NON-CONDUCTIVE Water Replacement for Liquid Cooling
    -Northbridge waterblock (dont know which one for x58)
    -2* Tygon R-3603 1/2IN ID 3/4IN OD Tubing 5 Feet
    -metal hose clamps from the hardware store to secure everything.


    --GPU's Loop--
    -Swiftech MCP655 12V Industrial Water Cooling Pump 1/2IN Barbs
    -Swiftech MCRES-MICRO REV2 Clear HI-FLOW Water Cooling Reservoir
    -Thermochill Pa 120.3 Dual 120MM Fan Water Cooling Radiator *No Barbs*
    -2* Thermochill 1/2IN Chrome Plated Barb Fitting G3/8 Threads *Single Barb*
    -*2 Danger Den DD-4870-X2 Full Cover X-FIRE Ready Video Card Water Block for Radeon 4870 X2
    -*2 Tygon R-3603 1/2IN ID 3/4IN OD Tubing 5 Feet
    -Use leftover fesser one from CPU loop for liquid.
    -metal hoseclamps from the hardware store to secure everything.


    Im Guessing about $1100

    grab a couple UV lights too


    ***edit***
    Forgot... you need six 120mm Scythe S-FLEX fans.
    November 21, 2008 7:17:01 PM

    Geez, I wish i had that cooling system....
    November 21, 2008 9:42:17 PM

    Hay I at least learned some thing from this thread!

    I learned that: the GTZ will have Core i7 brackets!
    :D 
    November 21, 2008 9:46:41 PM

    Shadow703793 said:
    Hay I at least learned some thing from this thread!

    I learned that: the GTZ will have Core i7 brackets!
    :D 


    Indeed... to bad i dont have a Core i7... or a GTZ waterblock :) 
    November 22, 2008 7:03:54 PM

    ^I personally won't get Core i7 till mid next year for my self. As far as water set up, I have a GTZ and some tubing in my closet. I'm waiting till Christmas to buy a pump and a heatercore.
    January 10, 2009 11:53:19 AM

    shortstuff_mt said:
    I think you guys are missing the point. He doesn't even have any intention of building this. This is an utterly meaningless post.


    Nope mate, it is not.
    I am in this thread because I Googled around looking for inspiration for the supreme computer I want to buy for my gaming pleasure.
    Sorry but I do have intention to have this built. I do have money enough. I live in Montecarlo, I drive a Lamborghini, I spend most of my life's time trading oil, I make a lot of money, I am now 45, I want to start gaming, I want the bloody best and excuse me, I can afford it and I can afford to change my gaming PC again and again as soon as some new technology will stimulate my fantasy. I do not make money for not using it.

    For your info, when I was a child computers did not exist, but toys did. As always, the nicest toys costed much. I was not terribly poor but my family did have economical problems. I could not afford nice and costly toys. But yes, I spent some time dreaming. I dreamt of toys, girls, cars, bikes. Because I did have dreams, I then worked hard to make them come true.

    Hence, the post starting this thread was definitely not useless, and someone should think twice before taking their own inability to afford a top-end computer as the sign that nobody else can afford it and that nobody else is interested to dream.

    And if you do not like the post, then just stay away.

    Enrico
    January 10, 2009 12:31:44 PM

    if you win the lottery can u buy me one of these systems too plz?

    get gtx295 too instead ;) 
    January 10, 2009 5:26:24 PM

    I was thinking on buying an alike system, but I was thinking using oil as cooling instead, putting everything in oil, the SSD should take it, then use .iso instead of blueray/DVD
    !