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Highest End Sytem Possible for 3Dmark Vantage?

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March 18, 2009 2:49:16 PM

Bored, what parts would I select if I wanted to have the highest 3D Vantage score possible. Now keep in mind, the parts have to be available (doesn't have to be through newegg either) the system should require a professional to assemble and would need to run permanetly (no liquid nitrogen cooling).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... LGA 1366 i7 965E $1000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Asus P6TDv2 x58 $290 (SLI/xfire)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Corsair DDR3 1600 3x2GB $175
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Corsair DDR3 1600 3x2GB $175
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 1729MB GTX 295 $510
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 1729MB GTX 295 $510
http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/thermalright-ultra-120-e... Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme $70 (LGA 1366)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Artic MX-2 Thermal Compound $7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Intel 64GB SATA SLC SSD $800
Stuff that won't impact the score but nice to have:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... WD 1TB FALS $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CM Cosmos 1000 $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Enermax 1050W $310 - $20MIR 8x6pin
$4200

When is this coming out:
http://www.xpressar.com/newsreview.html Thermaltake Xpressar $800

Any suggestions?
March 18, 2009 3:09:57 PM

well, certainly a watercooling system...you would want to push the 965 to at least 4.5ghz to run the benchmark, and koolance makes some excellent waterblocks for the 295s...you would want those overclocked to their maximum as well.

Sort of absurd though since synthetic benchmarks have no value outside of bragging rights...issues with microstutter with two 295s in quad SLI have been known to occur, and the friggin thing would be a space heater.
March 18, 2009 3:14:28 PM

[qoute]Sort of absurd though since synthetic benchmarks have no value outside of bragging rights...issues with microstutter with two 295s in quad SLI have been known to occur, and the friggin thing would be a space heater.[/qoute] Agreed, but pretty much any system above $2000 enters the bragging rights department which is what 3Dmark vantage is for a lot of in the highest tiers.
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