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May 30, 2009 4:53:12 AM

Hey all,

im finally getting a new PC and my rents are paying half and i've already got 5 grand so this is what i came up with. If you can think of anything better than this please post.


Case - Antec TWELVE HUNDRED 1200 Full Tower Gaming Case 12 drive bays (TWELVE-HUNDRED) $300.00


Power Supply - Corsair 1000W Corsair HX-1000 ATX Modular Power Supply, 140mm fan, 3-Way SLI Certified, 6 PCI-E Connectors, Universal AC input 90~264V. $390.00


Video Card -EVGA 01G-P3-1182-AR GeForce GTX 285 FTW Edition 1GB 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Supported Video Card. x 3 = $2040


Monitor - 30" SAMSUNG 305T+ (2560 x 1600, 6ms, 1000:1, 400cd/m², Black) x 2 $3100


Motherboard - EVGA E759 CLASSIFIED LIMITED EDITION 3-Way SLI (x16) + PhysX w/ECP & NF200 1366 Intel X58 EATX Intel Motherboard. $650.00


CPU - Intel i7-975 Quad Core i7 CPU, 3.33 GHz, 6.4 GT/sec QPI, 8MB Cache, Socket LGA1366 - BX80601975. $1680.00


Ram - Corsair Dominator GT TR3X6G2000C8GTF, PC3-16000/DDR3-2000 Triple-Channel 6GB (3x 2GB) Memory Kit, 3x 240-pin DIMMS, 1.65v, XMP 8-8-8-24, Includes Dominator Airflow Fan. x 2 $1200.00


TOTAL : $ 9360.00 AUD

BTW i've already got the OS and a couple of 256GB SSD and 4 WD Caviar 1tb Blacks.
May 30, 2009 5:13:11 AM

vasilli_65 said:
Hey all,

im finally getting a new PC and my rents are paying half and i've already got 5 grand so this is what i came up with. If you can think of anything better than this please post.


Case - Antec TWELVE HUNDRED 1200 Full Tower Gaming Case 12 drive bays (TWELVE-HUNDRED) $300.00


Power Supply - Corsair 1000W Corsair HX-1000 ATX Modular Power Supply, 140mm fan, 3-Way SLI Certified, 6 PCI-E Connectors, Universal AC input 90~264V. $390.00


Video Card -EVGA 01G-P3-1182-AR GeForce GTX 285 FTW Edition 1GB 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Supported Video Card. x 3 = $2040


Monitor - 30" SAMSUNG 305T+ (2560 x 1600, 6ms, 1000:1, 400cd/m², Black) x 2 $3100


Motherboard - EVGA E759 CLASSIFIED LIMITED EDITION 3-Way SLI (x16) + PhysX w/ECP & NF200 1366 Intel X58 EATX Intel Motherboard. $650.00


CPU - Intel i7-975 Quad Core i7 CPU, 3.33 GHz, 6.4 GT/sec QPI, 8MB Cache, Socket LGA1366 - BX80601975. $1680.00


Ram - Corsair Dominator GT TR3X6G2000C8GTF, PC3-16000/DDR3-2000 Triple-Channel 6GB (3x 2GB) Memory Kit, 3x 240-pin DIMMS, 1.65v, XMP 8-8-8-24, Includes Dominator Airflow Fan. x 2 $1200.00


TOTAL : $ 9360.00 AUD

BTW i've already got the OS and a couple of 256GB SSD and 4 WD Caviar 1tb Blacks.

Have you considered building two $5,000 PCs, one now and one four years from now?
Anonymous
May 30, 2009 5:19:24 AM

You chose an extended atx motherboard BUT the case you chose doesn't support e-atx. Go with a lian li or HAF
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May 30, 2009 5:26:26 AM

What's this? A rich Aussie?
:) 


Your power supply won't handle all three of those cards, but no problem. You don't need 3 anyway.

A couple of these:
http://www.mwave.com.au/newAU/mwaveAU/productdetail.asp...

And a couple of these:
http://www.chilledpc.com.au/index.php?page=shop.product...

Along with the rest of a water cooling system will get you far better bang for the buck than throwing all that cash around for a few frames per second.

The same goes for the CPU. Downgrade and use the water system to get your performance.
May 30, 2009 5:36:31 AM

I concur. Hell, a 920 should be fine.
May 30, 2009 5:58:41 AM

Yeah buy your parents something nice...im sure they have helped you out in the past...
May 30, 2009 8:12:39 AM

you better get a TEC or phase change cooler with that 975, I think you'd probably hit 6ghz.
May 30, 2009 1:41:33 PM

Fail/lies/Dumass
May 30, 2009 6:34:11 PM

Dude, just spend $5,000 on a kick ass system and tell your folks "Thanks, but for an overindulgence in a freaking useless hobby you shouldn't have to help me pay for it" Just because you can take advantage of your parents doesn't mean you should.
May 30, 2009 6:46:36 PM

Another +1 for spending some of that now, and saving more for future systems.

If you save/invest right, you could keep rolling that forward to get a sweet system every few years.

Don't wast the cash on the top end CPU - get the i7 920 and OC. The GPU suggestions are right on as well.
May 30, 2009 7:34:37 PM

This is a joke.
Get out from under the bridge.

6ms Grey to Gray refresh rate sucks.

These have 3ms black to black.
The only drawback is the 160* viewing angle but you wont be much closer than 5-6 feet any way which really widens things up.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

May 31, 2009 4:39:59 PM

lol
May 31, 2009 7:01:36 PM

Your $10,000 system is absolutely ridiculous and will be slower than a $1,500 setup in roughly 3-5 years.
June 5, 2009 1:54:46 PM

Looks like a waste of money to me.
June 5, 2009 2:17:18 PM

lies.... waste of time..........
June 5, 2009 8:21:14 PM

vasilli_65 said:
Hey all,

im finally getting a new PC and my rents are paying half and i've already got 5 grand so this is what i came up with. If you can think of anything better than this please post.


Case - Antec TWELVE HUNDRED 1200 Full Tower Gaming Case 12 drive bays (TWELVE-HUNDRED) $300.00


Power Supply - Corsair 1000W Corsair HX-1000 ATX Modular Power Supply, 140mm fan, 3-Way SLI Certified, 6 PCI-E Connectors, Universal AC input 90~264V. $390.00


Video Card -EVGA 01G-P3-1182-AR GeForce GTX 285 FTW Edition 1GB 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Supported Video Card. x 3 = $2040


Monitor - 30" SAMSUNG 305T+ (2560 x 1600, 6ms, 1000:1, 400cd/m², Black) x 2 $3100


Motherboard - EVGA E759 CLASSIFIED LIMITED EDITION 3-Way SLI (x16) + PhysX w/ECP & NF200 1366 Intel X58 EATX Intel Motherboard. $650.00


CPU - Intel i7-975 Quad Core i7 CPU, 3.33 GHz, 6.4 GT/sec QPI, 8MB Cache, Socket LGA1366 - BX80601975. $1680.00


Ram - Corsair Dominator GT TR3X6G2000C8GTF, PC3-16000/DDR3-2000 Triple-Channel 6GB (3x 2GB) Memory Kit, 3x 240-pin DIMMS, 1.65v, XMP 8-8-8-24, Includes Dominator Airflow Fan. x 2 $1200.00


TOTAL : $ 9360.00 AUD

BTW i've already got the OS and a couple of 256GB SSD and 4 WD Caviar 1tb Blacks.


H U G E . W A S T E . O F . M O N E Y :D  :pt1cable:  :D  :pt1cable:  :D 

It will be outdated in 6 months... And you have no RAID card - have fun maxing out the onboard crap controllers on your motherboard with the SSDs - it's like driving an indy car through NYC during rush hour. Let me guess, you "Sorted by Price" and picked the most rediculous crap you could find.

Lame.

Get a life.
June 6, 2009 2:41:09 PM

waste of money. u dont ened something so strong.
June 6, 2009 3:28:22 PM

I think you could probably get 95% of the performance for about 30% of the money; some of the comments thus far have been good ones. For example, something like this:

Intel i7 920 D0; OC to 3.4-3.8 GHz
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
2 x Radeon HD 4890
6GB OCZ Platinum 1600's
Antec 900 case
Western Digital Caviar Black 640 GB HDD
Corsair 850W PSU
Xigmatech Dark Knight CPU Cooler
(Optical Drive of your choice)

Would probably cost you ~$1500-2000 AUD without a monitor if I had to guess, and should max out basically any game you can throw at it. (Of course, other people will have different parts preferences, this is just an example). It would also leave you $3000 to spend on other stuff. Think of how many pizzas you could order with $3000... powerful stuff.

June 6, 2009 3:36:25 PM

What these ppl are saying in questionable terms is basically this: You buy a crazy out-specced PC now and u'll find that it will be outdated in a year or two. (or next yr when DX11, windows 7 and a new generation of processors are out). technology changes quite rapidly, and ur PC for $10,000 wont be able to run games 2 years from now on max settings while using the newest technologies. On the other hand if u were to spend AUD 5000 on a good PC now u will be able to run pretty much any program/game at awesome resolutions. then in 2 years get another comp for around teh same price (minus the monitor, if u make sure u get a realy good monitor now. or go for the Samsun + NVidia 3D Vision bundle and hold on to it). This way u'd not only have two computers (one very good one, and one that is cutting edge, but u'd actually be better off.

i.e. in 2 yrs u'd still have a cutting edge computer. but if u shell out 10k on a PC now, in 2 years ur comp will be great, but it won't be cutting edge.
June 8, 2009 12:46:01 PM

If you notice, some of the stuff he's spending money on won't be outdated so quickly, such as the monitors. Some people are willing to spend quite a bit of money, I find it frustrating for him that so many people are offering financial advice, which he didn't ask for, instead of hardware advice, which he did.

I'd get a RAID controller for the drives, the graphics set is quite nice, you might even consider a dual CPU board with one or two GTX295s, but if it's mainly for gaming you're right on track.
June 13, 2009 9:32:15 PM

Proximon said:

Your power supply won't handle all three of those cards.


Sure it will... easily. No system uses up all the Amps and Watts available to that unit.

EDIT: Regardless, don't spend this money. There are so many better things that you could spend it on that are infinitely more worthwhile. Get a $2500 system if you feel you need to waste money, or even a $1500 one, which will still max out games like no other.

Honestly, put it in the bank or a mutual fund and get some interest on that cash. Send your kids through college... although it doesn't really look like you'll be having any kids, does it? (couldn't resist the roll :D )
Anonymous
June 21, 2009 10:02:50 AM

Not sure about your system but if you want to get quality monitor think EIZO, dam expansive, but some of the best quality picture you can get.
June 21, 2009 11:14:45 AM

@cdnchemist:
if i could get that rig for 1500-2000 aud, it'd be gone... thats gonna cost between 2500-3000 aud, and thats without any monitors... check the prices b4 u advertise
June 21, 2009 12:34:44 PM

you can get a sportscourt built in your backyard for like $5000 it has a tenis net, and a full court basketball thingy.
June 21, 2009 2:28:29 PM

If you are going to buy this system you simply HAVE to OC, otherwise it's a complete waste of money. If you buy an i7 920 and a good watercool setup you could get more performance than you would get out of the stock 975 and save atleast 1000$.

It's quite clear that money isn't an issue, but i'm sure you would like to get the best possible performance. Buying this rig and running it at stock settings just wouldn't do it.
June 27, 2009 10:13:11 AM

Skultrail any one
June 27, 2009 12:22:01 PM

2,000 Max on any computer... This is just rediculous
June 29, 2009 7:21:59 AM

Let this thread die already...
June 29, 2009 7:53:32 AM

God, Just go to the bank record yourself asking to get that in 5C pieces and wol'a your a youtube superstar.
Then have a bath in all the 5c pieces.
June 29, 2009 6:20:04 PM

wow id rather buy a yamaha yz450f and spend the left over on a $1500 gaming rig
July 25, 2009 1:47:42 PM

I cant really blame the others for getting jealous about this 10k system. I say go for it, Its your money you spend it the way how you want to. But IMHO the i7 975 is just a little off the top.
July 25, 2009 1:50:24 PM

Haven't you worked out he's a spammer yet?
August 21, 2009 12:58:07 AM

I agree with some of these posts! Buy a cheaper machine to use and invest the rest!
August 21, 2009 5:27:53 AM

i would change the monitor
September 11, 2009 6:20:42 PM

PSU--> eep. the psu you selected is ultra expensive, you might consider the far better rated brand: 'pc power and cooling' you might consider looking at one of the few high-efficiency 90PLUS rated psus...
CASE/Cooler-> Take a peek at the RCS100 case. It offers refrigeration for the cpu -- at $10,000, you need to have something exotic. If not refrigeration, the CoolIT Boreas 12 is the highest rated non-painfully-custom cooling solution. you can order it for one cpu, two cpus, one gpu, two gpus, etc. the antec twelve hundred is a terrific case, very tall though. I have five HDs in raid0 and two graphics cards in my antec nine hundred, and it still isnt full. I replaced all the antec stock fans with nice quiet variable speed ones -- fans, fan silencers, psu silencers, noise reduction padding inside the case, i dont see any of that listed...
MONITORS-> 30s are huge, did you look at (26inch?) the 120hz models with the glasses as an alternative?
RAM-> good ram, but the reviews of the included fan are terrible. buy the version w/o the fan. Also, 12gb won't likely give you any improvement over 6gb. you wont max out 6gb no matter what you do....
VID-> the FTW is awesome (I have it), although if going with multiple cards, i think the single gpu 280 is a better choice (faster) than the dual gpu 285. check toms, buy i'm 99% sure that the reviews show that having two 280 single gpu cards are faster in most games than two 285s (four gpus).
RAID->a raid card will likely help speed up your system, Raid0 on your ssd drives with the card, and raid0 on the 7200 drives using your motherboard sata connectors...
September 12, 2009 12:00:37 AM

Nice necro.
September 23, 2009 2:01:58 PM

The Lady Slayer said:
Your $10,000 system is absolutely ridiculous and will be slower than a $1,500 setup in roughly 3-5 years.


It will be slower in some respects than a $1,500 setup in more like 1.5-2 years. Personally I would just buy the accessories and screen then spend $2,000 on a new PC every year for the next 4 years.
September 23, 2009 2:10:46 PM

If you have this kind of cash and want the best peformance, then get 2 ATI HD5870.
September 23, 2009 3:41:44 PM

Lol, this was originally posted 4 months ago, and the prices have already dropped considerably for everything he's wanting. If money is no issue, hell, go for it. It's better than getting Syphilis from a Hooker. Well, almost... depends on the hooker.

Monitor - 30" SAMSUNG 305T+ (2560 x 1600, 6ms, 1000:1, 400cd/m², Black) x 2 $3100

Would go for 6 monitors instead: Hanns·G HG-281DPB Black 28" 3ms Widescreen HDMI LCD Monitor x 6 = $1800

Save that little extra for 3 ATI HD5870's. :) 

Hell, I'd go for 2 Crucial CT128M225's Primary in RAID 0, and 4 Crucial CT256M225's Secondary in RAID 5.

Every year, I would just buy another mega system for $10k and have a computer in every room. If you're making this kind of bank, you should have a 8 BR house on Long Island.
September 23, 2009 7:22:17 PM

You know what's great. The OP never reposted in the thread. I think some people here were right.
September 23, 2009 7:29:10 PM

We just need to start linking Falcon Northwest or Alienware in these threads and be done with it.
September 23, 2009 10:46:00 PM

^Incorrect, you people need to stop necro threads that are like 2-3months old...
September 23, 2009 11:27:26 PM

troll thread?!?!

NOM NOMN NOMN NOM
February 24, 2012 12:39:33 AM

your going to be disappointed you will never use that much power (I am NOT talking about your power supply.) You could play any game you want to on max and only spend about $3,000 easy. JUST BECAUSE YOU GET THE MOST EXPENSIVE THINGS DOES NOT MEAN THEY ARE THE BEST!!! So calm down and save your money.
February 27, 2012 12:23:01 AM

josiahshade said:
your going to be disappointed you will never use that much power (I am NOT talking about your power supply.) You could play any game you want to on max and only spend about $3,000 easy. JUST BECAUSE YOU GET THE MOST EXPENSIVE THINGS DOES NOT MEAN THEY ARE THE BEST!!! So calm down and save your money.



This was posted in 2009... now why did you bother to bump this [:fisshy:2]

February 29, 2012 10:50:29 AM

lol
February 29, 2012 12:24:04 PM

case: cooler master cosmos II
mobo: asus maximus IV extreme-z z68
cpu: intel i7 2700k
cpu cooler: noctua nh-d14
video card: x2 amd radeon hd 7970
ram: g.skill ares series 32gb 4 x 8
hhd: 2x western digital caviar black 2tb
ssd: x5 intel 520 cherryville 180gb
psu: corsair professional series ax1200
optical drive: lg black 12x bd-rom
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