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June 10, 2009 12:34:29 PM

Hi guys just realized my computer is seriously out of date.

if i have an unlimited budget and was looking at buying a super powerful gaming rig what would you recommend?

this is what i was thinking ( dont need all the keyboard, mouse and headset for it but i included it anyway)

HAF 932
Asus Rampage-II-Extreme (X58 chip set)
Intel core i7 940
6x G.Skill-PI 3gb DDR3 1600
3x ASUS ENGTX285
Auzentech X-FI Prelude 7.1
Logitech G35 headset
Logitech G19 keyboard
Logitech G9 mouse
Thermaltake ToughPower 1200W

did i miss anything vital?

thanks

ps any recomendations for 22" monitors? Dual monitor or single

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June 10, 2009 12:38:51 PM

pps i miised out on the hard drives. thinking of a 500gb SATA and a 128GB SSD any recomendations on SSD?
June 10, 2009 12:54:48 PM

Hmm... unlimited budget ehh...
Here goes the list...

Core i7 975 eXtreme
EVGA Classfied mobo
DDR3 2166 MHz RAM
4x ASUS Mars GTX 295 in quad-SLI
intel SLC SSD in RAID 0
ASUS Xonar HDAV1.3
SILVERSTONE TJ07 - Custom paint job
SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W

And the above config would be put to total waste with a 22" monitor... :p 
Something like Dell dual 30" would best compliment that setup...
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June 10, 2009 1:03:04 PM

wait if the GTX 295 uses 2 PCI slots each then the Clasified MOBO has 8 PCI slots?
June 10, 2009 1:15:47 PM

gkay09 said:
Hmm... unlimited budget ehh...
Here goes the list...

Core i7 975 eXtreme
EVGA Classfied mobo
DDR3 2166 MHz RAM
4x ASUS Mars GTX 295 in quad-SLI
intel SLC SSD in RAID 0
ASUS Xonar HDAV1.3
SILVERSTONE TJ07 - Custom paint job
SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W

And the above config would be put to total waste with a 22" monitor... :p 
Something like Dell dual 30" would best compliment that setup...


dosnt that meen the classified has 8 PCI slots? and i didnt think the clasified could run Wuad SLI anyways
June 10, 2009 2:16:52 PM

well 2 gtx 295 means quad sli because the gtx 295 has 2xgtx 275 in one card so 4xgtx 275 means 2 gtx 295 and the one gtx 295 uses only one slot so the 2 will use 2 slots and the the classified can run 2xgtx 295 which means quad and it can run 4xgtx 275 if u can fit them,anyway you can't use 4 gtx 295 because there is no drives for more than quad sli so the best configuration IMO would be 3xEvga gtx 2 gb in TRI-SLI this would beat the 2 gtx 295 in every game
June 10, 2009 3:23:35 PM

Three GTX285s are faster.

I hope the OP isn't actually considering building this...
June 11, 2009 12:28:27 AM

of course i am my parents are paying for it and it needs to be able to run Crysis 2 and everything else under the sun
June 11, 2009 12:29:59 AM

has anyone got any advice on SSD or screens?
June 11, 2009 2:07:21 AM

brassass2828 said:
what 6gb for HC gaming? i already run 6 gb


I don't understand your question. Your initial post said you wanted 3gb of Gskill I say go for 6gb.
June 11, 2009 2:11:58 AM

brassass2828 said:

6x G.Skill-PI 3gb DDR3 1600


i don't think he knows what he is doing, it looks like he is trying to put in 18 1GB sticks of memory (6 x 3GB(usually 3x1GB))
June 11, 2009 2:24:35 AM

you need to grow the **** up.......ripping your own parents off? seriously....unless they just own the bank you shouldn't go milking everything out of your parents :pfff:  kids....

Where did this generation go so wrong......i should write a book...
June 11, 2009 2:29:29 AM

idk where we went wrong (do you consider 21 in that generation you are talking about)
though all of my computers i have had to work to obtain
June 11, 2009 2:40:40 AM

well...since u said your budget is unlimited, just for fun, I will build you the ultimate system LOL. THIS IS GOING TO BE FUN, ESPECIALLY THE PRICE: Anyway lets get started

CPU: Intel Core i7 975 Extreme or Xeon W5580 (Both are the most powerful, cant go wrong with either and remember you can run two of them if used on a proper motherboard

Motherboard: EVGA Classified, make sure QPI has 6.4GT/s and supports 2000mhz ram

RAM: 2000mhz Micron/Crucial ram 12GB

GPU: Tri-SLI GTX285 2GB (most powerful graphics setup offered by nvidia)

PSU: 1200+watt

120GB SATA II SSD drive (boot Drive)

1TB 15,000RPM hard drive for storage

Xpressar case (I reccomend, however Antec, coolermaster, thermaltake, lian are all very good also.)

-Well: This system will be able to literally obliterate and brutally murder any game currently available at the highest resolutions monitors can currently provide at the highest possible settings with the highest possible frame rates :)  I am safe and willing to bet that 3 years from now, this system will still be high-end and will still murder any game unless somekind of enhanced version of crysis comes out that is even more demanding so yeah :)  It might cost you about as much as a cheap car will...
June 11, 2009 3:54:10 AM

mindless728 said:
i don't think he knows what he is doing, it looks like he is trying to put in 18 1GB sticks of memory (6 x 3GB(usually 3x1GB))


yhe ok i made a mistake i sayed 6x G.Skill-PI 3gb DDR3 1600
i ment 6x G.Skill-PI 2gb DDR3 1600
so that six, two gig ram sticks
June 11, 2009 4:16:02 AM

@computersss did you really think that I would suggest such a config for a real build :lol:  ...
And @brassass2828 you wont need such a bizarre config to run crysis 2 because most probably they would better program that game than the original crysis...Crysis was one of the worst programmed game, though good looking, was no way near to optimized...
Like computerss said 2x GTX295 would max out most games at high resolutions...
June 11, 2009 5:05:25 AM

2 GTX285s could... There really is no reason to not just get a D0 i7 920, either, it'll probably OC higher than a C0 940.
June 11, 2009 9:24:14 AM

smithereen said:
Three GTX285s are faster.

I hope the OP isn't actually considering building this...

ill probably go along the lines of what i originaly suggested... so yes i am building it
June 11, 2009 9:29:11 AM

What you guys think of water cooling
i think it would be good but its really fiddly and i kinda CBF
June 11, 2009 12:19:00 PM

Hey guys, he wants 24GB of memory and dual Xeons with (2x)4870x2's in crossfire (workstation boards can support crossfire)
June 11, 2009 12:26:26 PM

well anyways, have fun building a monster (if you are serious about making this)
June 11, 2009 1:50:45 PM

Why do people think they can still put more than 2 GTX 295's in a system...
June 11, 2009 2:26:17 PM

gkay09 said:
@computersss did you really think that I would suggest such a config for a real build :lol:  ...
And @brassass2828 you wont need such a bizarre config to run crysis 2 because most probably they would better program that game than the original crysis...Crysis was one of the worst programmed game, though good looking, was no way near to optimized...
Like computerss said 2x GTX295 would max out most games at high resolutions...


Hmm...All I have to say is that your quote "Crysis was one of the worst programmed game, though good looking, was no way near to optimized..." I would really have to disagree with you on this one. I think Crysis is the most optimized game out on the market, how many games do you know that would have you play on 20-fps and have it feel smooth as though it was giving you 40-fps? Name me one game because quite frankly any other game you play on 20-fps will be a slide show in my opinion. Just because crysis's graphics are ahead and far more advanced than its time does not mean its poorly optimized, its just ahead of its time, because you need truly extreme hard ware to run it, in 3 years from now, crysis would have average graphics by those standards. You cannot have a game that gives you the ridiculous photo-realistic graphics like crysis does and have it run without using extremely powerful hardware, its just not going to happen. If somebody disagrees with on me with this one please say, I would like to hear comments on it :) 

-Game optimization is not based on games coding or how well it is, with you people, u changed the meaning of it being, if I cant run it its poorly optimized so its more opinion then fact :) 
June 11, 2009 8:55:40 PM

gkay09 said:
@computersss did you really think that I would suggest such a config for a real build :lol:  ...
And @brassass2828 you wont need such a bizarre config to run crysis 2 because most probably they would better program that game than the original crysis...Crysis was one of the worst programmed game, though good looking, was no way near to optimized...
Like computerss said 2x GTX295 would max out most games at high resolutions...



i know because obviously almost everyone on the forum knows that there is only drivers for quad sli and everyone also knows that 2 gtx 295 is quad sli,anyway IMO this is a fake build and IMO there is no one with unlimited budget and i bet that he is just a child under 18 years who justs wants everybody to say WOW :o  :o  what a build i wish i can afford one like that
June 12, 2009 4:21:27 AM

@blackhawk1928 I have not complained about the look and feel of the game have I ?
Sure you must have seen Crysis warhead or for that matter Far cry 2...Hw does that play ??? Even it provides nearly as good visuals but requires comparatively low power h/w for doing that...why is it so ? because they had optimized the code better so that it runs better...
June 12, 2009 2:17:10 PM

Yes Warhead works better, I agree however barely, I have both games personally and on warhead on same settings and same resolution I was able to gain like maybe between 5-8fps. And with the 1.2 patch on the original crysis, it almost plays as well as warhead now, but both are very hard to play and require lots of beef to power them.

-GKAY WROTE: "Even it provides NEARLY as good visuals"

-Notice how you said it gives nearly as good visuals, the original crysis, in my opinion gives a little bit higher quality textures and physics, just a little, but enough to take down on that 5-8fps, maybe I am wrong but I was looking at screenshots side by side and for the same settings on both games, I think crysis's textures and physics(especially during explosions) were looking a tiny bit better.
June 15, 2009 11:26:24 AM

computersss said:
i know because obviously almost everyone on the forum knows that there is only drivers for quad sli and everyone also knows that 2 gtx 295 is quad sli,anyway IMO this is a fake build and IMO there is no one with unlimited budget and i bet that he is just a child under 18 years who justs wants everybody to say WOW :o  :o  what a build i wish i can afford one like that



no this is not a fake build, when i say unlimited budget i mean under $20,000 its not as if you could find a gaming computer for more than that anyway... unless you spend it all on a 1 terra solid state (does that even exist?).
June 15, 2009 11:28:45 AM

this forum is not about program efficiency
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