What would you build if...

You had a £10,000 budget, and wanted a super gaming rig, but weren't allowed to use Intel CPUs or Nvidia Graphics?
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  1. AMD Phenom II X4 965, 4 ATI Hd 5870s in Quad SLI, and the usual top of the line components.

    For the gfx card, quad sli is unnecesarry, but i'll take it just coz I have the massive budget
  2. Also don't forget about a windtunnel and half the waterpipes in the utility grid to keep it cool, and a personal nuclear powerplant to keep it fed and happy...
  3. xbonez, what about the CPU bottleneck? It'd be tremendous in that instance.

    Silmarunya, very funny, but 10k isn't 10 billion... and some people do have 10k to spend on a machine so this is a quasi-realistic question :p
  4. AMD and ATI dont charge enough to make a 10K Computer. :p

    Better to to make a good 2K computer and bank the rest so you can replace it every 2 years.
  5. 3x xfx 5870 (or later 5970)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150443

    LIAN LI PC-P80 Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112159

    3x in raid5 Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136456


    Silverstone ST1500 Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256054


    CORSAIR DOMINATOR-GT 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model CMG4GX3M2A2000C8 - Retail

    2 off

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145266

    asus 790fx

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131363

    amd 965

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

    Pioneer Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Internal Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer Model BDR-205BKS

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129051

    2x in raid0 OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX250G 2.5" 250GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) games and apps

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227396

    OCZ Z-DRIVE OCZSSDPCIE-ZDP84256G PCI-E 250GB PCI Express x8 MLC Internal Solid state disk boot drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227497

    Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultima Liquid Cooling Kit

    add http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8411/ex-wat-140/Swiftech_H20-220_Apex_Ultima_Liquid_Cooling_Kit_Universal_Mount_LGA_1366_Included.html?tl=g30c321s818
  6. xbonez said:
    AMD Phenom II X4 965, 4 ATI Hd 5870s in Quad SLI, and the usual top of the line components.

    For the gfx card, quad sli is unnecesarry, but i'll take it just coz I have the massive budget


    "Quad SLI" ......
  7. You know its impossible to SLI ATI graphics cards, right? :p

    (Its called crossfire) ;)
  8. What about hexa, or octa-core server chips? I mean if you had 10k to spend... ?

    Or, are there motherboards out there that enable two AM3 cpu's to be installed??

    I think we have established the 5870 or 5890 is the way to go for graphics, but being limited to a phenom II 965 BE would induce much lulz from intel users. :(
  9. thuban hexacore coming q3-4 2010
  10. Dandalf said:
    xbonez, what about the CPU bottleneck? It'd be tremendous in that instance.



    well, you said no Intel, so I picked the fastest AMD processor. In he budget, I could probably set up a LN2 coolng system and OC the procy to maybe 5Ghz or so to reduce the bottleneck.

    Anonymous said:
    You know its impossible to SLI ATI graphics cards, right? :p

    (Its called crossfire) ;)


    geez, same difference....lol
  11. Well lets see, Id probably set up a 30+ 30 Inch monitor sphere station powered by 4 Phenom II X4's in 2 dual processor Mobo's with 6 SAPPHIRE 100281VXSR Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 GPU's (3 in each board) and 16 Gigs of RipJaw's DDR3 2200 Memory (8 In each Board) with 2 1200 Watt Corsair PSU's with 12v Rails (1 for each Board) In a Liquid cooled open ended Base, blasted with 3 500 MM Fans on each side.

    All this just to play Diablo 2-3 Starcraft 1-2 and CS, Epic Pwn!
  12. dreammachine2010 said:
    powered by 4 Phenom II X4's in 2 dual processor Mobo's


    Is this even possible? I mean, to 'link' mbs in this way
  13. i know there are dual processor motherboards, but i have no idea if you can use two such motherboards in tandem.
  14. It was just an on the fly reply, the 30+ 30" monitors would already put it well above the 10K limit ><
  15. Are you going to build such system or you are day dreaming ?
  16. you could probably get two 30" monitors for a total of $3000, so that would still leave you with quite a lot of cash.
  17. ibnsina said:
    Are you going to build such system or you are day dreaming ?


    day dreaming. why would he 'not be allowed to use intel CPUs and nvidia graphics' ?
  18. Definitely day dreaming, 30+ means 30 different 30" screens, it wasn't even a serious reply, just for laughs.
  19. oh, lol...i thought you meant two 30" screens
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