Ok I am ready to spend up to 10 grand on the ultimate gaming pc.
What do you guys think are the ultimate specs available and i want to build it with the ability to upgrade parts as i go. Basically i don't want an out-dated monster in 12 months ( i realise this is unrealistic but as much as you can suggest something based on this i would appreciate it)
These are the specs i have, but am open to better if you can suggest them
Case - Antec 1200
ABS Tagan BZ Series BZ1300 1300W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Patent Piperock Modular Power Supply
CyberPower Professional PP2200SW 2200VA 1500W 6 NEMA 5-15R, 2 NEMA 5-20R Outlets UPS
ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
HDD (boot): VRs are stupid. Get an SSD or leave it out.
HDD (data): Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB. The 7200.11 had a terrible time of actually working. This regular drive is actually as fast as those crappy VRs at 1/3 of the price (not to mention 3x the size)
GPU: nVidia sucks right now. Get an HD 5970 for $650. It is the most powerful thing every made, and will not need to be Crossfired for well over 4 years. Or waste your money (which you seem to be wanting to do) and get 2 of them.
Great thanks. the rest of the specs are ok? I assume there are compatibility optimization issues as well. I'm not a computer expert, but i guess you can't just get the best ranked parts and throw them together and get the so called ultimate machine. plus it's frustrating when you put together the top of the line for jan 2010, and in april 2010 it's out of date. i realise thats' just how technology works but wish i had a better idea on how to catch the more sustainable technologies...ie stuff as you said in last pont, won't be outdated in 12 months.
If you care that much about being outdated, I suggest you stop using a computer. Everything out right now will be outdated next year. Hell, your lucky if it's not outdated by the time you get it shipped...
This build will offer you excellent performance for well over 2-3 years. Maybe even top-of-the-line performance depending on what happens in the tech world. That's what really matters.
As for all the extra stuff (speakers, monitors, keyboard/mouse, etc.), I can't say one way or another if its good. I just don't have a clue on that stuff.