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June 29, 2010 10:33:12 PM

A friend of mine is looking to blow a lot of money on a computer. He wants to make the best consumer desktop he can, disregarding price.

I tried to make a build using what I thought would be the best desktop components, but I was wondering if there was any room for improvement.

So, without further ado...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 24GB (6 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T2-24GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Yup, starting off strong with 24 gigs of DDR3 1600 Ram. Ohh yeah.

Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.33GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7980X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The star of the show, this 6 core monster is amazing.

ASUS ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card x 3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What would a super desktop be without 3 Fermis in SLi to go with it?

ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Of course, we need a board for the star and 3 Fermis, and I like ASUS. USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0 Gbps? Done deal. Any better options here?

Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I was thinking of going intel here, but we need to take advantage of our Sata 6.0 Gb/s!! These are the biggest SSDs I can find on newegg that support that throughput.

Western Digital RE4 WD2003FYYS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive x 2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (x2, for raid)

Pop these two 2 TB bad boys into a RAID0 and we'll get some great storage.

Antec TPQ-1200 1200W Continuous Power with PowerCache Technology SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Now correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe 1200W is enough to power this beast.

Thermaltake Level 10 VL30001N1Z Black Aluminum ATX Super Full Tower Gaming Station Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And what better than to house this supercomputer beast in than the Level 10 case?


This is a serious build, and I'm not trying to waste your time. I'm seriously wondering if these components will all work together and be the best computer they can be!
June 29, 2010 10:44:26 PM

A few improvements, this is based on the assumption that budget isn't limited.

If he wants a real extreme computer, then he'd be better off with an EVGA Classified SR-2 motherboard, and dual Xeon X5680s (i7 980Xs, server form), four GTX 480s and watercool it all. If money really isn't an issue, then why not use SSDs for storage? It would be epic fast, RAID 1+0 with OCZ Vertex II SSDs.

Oh BTW, you'll need a custom Mountain Mods Ascension case.
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June 29, 2010 11:53:38 PM

^ :lol:  Yes, that should work.

Also, you should grab a EVGA SR2. 2P Xeons with OCing capability!

Seriously. Some people have too much money. What happened to investing/donating,etc?
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June 30, 2010 1:52:04 AM

Yeah, if theres no budget just buy some tanks of liquid nitrogen and constantly spray the processors. That ought to cool them down a bit.
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June 30, 2010 1:49:14 PM

If there were 4 Fermis and 2 Xeons, another 1200W power supply would probably also be necessary, right?

I'm thinking one PSU just for the Fermis and one for everything else.
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June 30, 2010 1:55:34 PM

Get the silverstone strider 1500watt it's the best psu on the market. And really the level 10? That case looks nice and all but performance wise it blows. The best cases are the mountain mods ones.

I would get a custom built on or try building one myself(through lots and lots of trial and error).

The sr-2 is like already mentioned a no-brainer.

And get better ram the best dominator GTs with the h30 waterblock. Also get an ek waterblock for the sr-2. And then maybe a quadrilator or two to cool this baby.
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June 30, 2010 2:20:26 PM

he should get
evga sr2 with everything watercooled
2 XEON X5680s both water cooled
4 EVGA gtx 480 hydrocopper FTW
a custom Mountain Mods Ascension extended case
2 silverstone strider 1500w
48gb ddr3 1600 cl6 memory watercooled
2 or more of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

6 of these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
for 3d vision sorround

oh and the most expensive fans
a ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface 124 dB SNR / Headphone AMP Card
most expensive 6 monitor stand

most expensive mouse keyboard mousepad gamepad headset and 7.1 system
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April 25, 2011 7:17:23 PM

upas said:
If there were 4 Fermis and 2 Xeons, another 1200W power supply would probably also be necessary, right?

I'm thinking one PSU just for the Fermis and one for everything else.


You would need 2x PSUs just for the cables haha. A 1200W and 1000W would do fine.
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September 2, 2011 2:38:06 AM

This is best build.

1 COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition RC-942-KKN3 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Black Interior and Four Blue LED Fans-1x 140mm rear 1x 200mm top 1x 200mm side and 1x 230mm front $189.99

3 EVGA 03G-P3-1591-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) Hydro Copper 2 3072MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $2,159.97 ($719.99 each)

1 Thermaltake TP-1500M 1500W ATX 12V v2.3 & EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $369.99

3 G.SKILL Ripjaws X + Turbulence II Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2200 (PC3 17600) Desktop Memory Model F3-17600CL9D-8GBXLD $899.97


1 ASUS Rampage III Black Edition LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard $559.99

1 Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.46GHz LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7990X $999.99

2 OCZ Colossus 2 Series OCZSSD3-2CLS960G 3.5" 960GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $4839.98


Subtotal: $10,019.88


SAMSUNG MD230X6 Black 23" 8ms (GTG) Full HD Height Adjustable Multi-Display 6 Screen LCD Monitor


Grand Total: $13,789.59

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May 18, 2012 12:13:32 PM

Most ridiculously overpowered gaming rig ever:

Spoiler
GAMING PC Dual Six-Core Xeon® 5600 / 5500 SLI® CrossFireX™ Custom Gaming System / Workstation $50084.67 $50084.67
INTEL 2 x Xeon® X5690 Six-Core Processor 3.46GHz, LGA1366, 6.4 GT/s QPI, 12MB L3 Cache, HT EIST EM64T TB VT-x XD, 32nm, 130W, Retail w/o Fan
PROLIMATECH Megahalems Rev. C CPU Heatsink w/ Dual 120mm Green LED Gelid Wing 12 PL Silent Fans, Socket 2011/1155/1156/1366/775, Nickel Plated Copper, Retail
PROLIMATECH Megahalems Rev. C CPU Heatsink w/ Dual 120mm Green LED Gelid Wing 12 PL Silent Fans, Socket 2011/1155/1156/1366/775, Nickel Plated Copper, Retail
PROLIMATECH PK1 Thermal Compound, Electrically Non-Conductive, 5g
EVGA Classified SR-2 (Super Record 2 A2), LGA1366 /2, Intel® 5520, 6.4 GT/s QPI, DDR3-1333 96GB /12, PCIe x16 SLI CF /7, SATA 3 Gb/s RAID 5 /6, 6 Gb/s /2, USB 3.0 /2, HDA, GbLAN /2, HPTX, Retail
CRUCIAL 48GB (6 x 8GB) Dual-Rank PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz CL9 SDRAM DIMM, ECC Registered
CRUCIAL 48GB (6 x 8GB) Dual-Rank PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz CL9 SDRAM DIMM, ECC Registered
PNY NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 5800 SDI I/O, 4GB GDDR3, PCIe x16, 2x DVI+DP+ST, SDI I/O Cards, Retail
PNY NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 5800 SDI I/O, 4GB GDDR3, PCIe x16, 2x DVI+DP+ST, SDI I/O Cards, Retail
SERVICE Overclocking, Dual GPU, Optimal and Stable Performance
BLACKMAGIC-DESIGN DeckLink Studio™, 525i NTSC/625i PAL/ 720HD/ 1080HD, PCIe x1
HT OMEGA Claro Halo Sound Card w/ HI-FI Headphone Amplifier, 5.1 channels, 24-bit 192KHz, PCI, Retail
OCZ 1TB Z-Drive R2 P88 SSD, MLC, 1.4/1.4 GB/s, PCIe x8, Retail
INTEL 300GB 710 Series SSD, MLC, 240/210 MB/s, 2.5-Inch, SATA 3 Gb/s, Retail
INTEL 300GB 710 Series SSD, MLC, 240/210 MB/s, 2.5-Inch, SATA 3 Gb/s, Retail
INTEL 300GB 710 Series SSD, MLC, 240/210 MB/s, 2.5-Inch, SATA 3 Gb/s, Retail
INTEL 300GB 710 Series SSD, MLC, 240/210 MB/s, 2.5-Inch, SATA 3 Gb/s, Retail
INTEL 300GB 710 Series SSD, MLC, 240/210 MB/s, 2.5-Inch, SATA 3 Gb/s, Retail
ISTARUSA 2 x BPU-230SATA Black SAS/SATA SATA 6Gb/s Multi-HDD Hot Swap Module, 3x 3.5-in HDD, 2x 5.25-in Bay
RAID RAID 10 (mirroring and striping), min 4 hard drives required
LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-8i SAS/SATA RAID Controller, 8-ports (2 x SFF-8087) 6 Gb/s, Levels 0/1/5/6/10/50, 512MB DDR2 cache, PCIe x8, Full-height/Low-Profile, Retail w/ Cables
KOUTECH FPH430 4-port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Front Panel Hub, 3.5" Bay, USB Type B / SATA Power (With USB3.0 Type B Cable)
PLEXTOR PX-LB950SA 12x/16x/48x BD/DVD/CD Blu-ray Disc™ Burner w/ Lightscribe, SATA, Retail
PLEXTOR PX-LB950SA 12x/16x/48x BD/DVD/CD Blu-ray Disc™ Burner w/ Lightscribe, SATA, Retail
D-LINK DWA-556 Xtreme N™ Adapter, Draft 2.0 IEEE 802.11n, PCIe x1, Full-Height/Low-Profile
INTEL E1G44ET2 Gigabit ET2 Quad Port Server Adapter, 10/100/1000 Mbps, PCIe x4, Full Height/Low-profile, Retail
STARTECH IEEE-1394/FireWire Card, 2/1 ports 800/400Mbps, PCIe, Retail
PERFORMANCE PCS Modified Little Devil LD PC-V8 Black Full Tower Case w/ Window, HPTX, 10 slots, No PSU, Extreme Water-Cooled Edition
SERVICE Custom Automotive Paint, Viper Blue
AVA Custom Transparent Side Panel
COMPUTER ACCESSORY Universal Acoustic Foam
CASE FAN LED Fans Maximum Package, Red
AEROCOOL V12XT Black Controller Panel, 4-Channels Fan / Temperature, Touch Screen LCD, 2 x 5.25" Bay
CUSTOM WIRING Split Loom Wire Management with Round Cables, White
LOGISYS 12" Single Cold Cathode Case Light Kit, Red
PC POWER AND COOLING Turbo-Cool® T12W 1200W Power Supply, 24-pin ATX12V EPS12V, Single +12V Rail, Quad SLI Ready
MICROSOFT Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Edition w/ SP1, OEM
UBUNTU Pre-Installed Ubuntu™ Linux 64-bit Latest Available Desktop Edition, No Media, No Support
SERVICE Use Name from Billing Address as OS Login
ACRONIS True Image™ Home 2012 (Complete System Backup & Recovery Solution)
ACCESSORY AVADirect System Documentation and Media Binder
MICROSOFT Office Professional 2010, OEM, No Media
BETHESDA Fallout 3 PC Game, Retail
NEC MultiSync™ PA271W-BK Black LCD Monitor, 27" IPS WQHD, 2560x1440, 0.23mm, 300cd/m², 7ms, 2x DVI/2x DP, 5x USB, VESA
NEC MultiSync™ PA271W-BK Black LCD Monitor, 27" IPS WQHD, 2560x1440, 0.23mm, 300cd/m², 7ms, 2x DVI/2x DP, 5x USB, VESA
PLANAR Triple Monitor Stand, Black
LOGITECH G19 Keyboard for Gaming, Black, w/ LCD, USB, Retail
MAD CATZ R.A.T. 9 Gaming Mouse, 5600dpi, 2.4GHz Wireless, USB 2.0, Retail
LOGITECH Z506 5.1 Surround Speaker System, 75W RMS (4x8W + 16W + 27W), Black, Retail
TRITTON AXPro Gaming Headset w/ Detachable Microphone, 5.1 Surround Sound, 8 Speakers
LOGITECH QuickCam® Orbit AF, 2.0MP 1600x1200 30fps, USB, Retail
APC AP7900, Rack PDU, Switched, 1U, 15A, 100/120V, (8) NEMA 5-15R
APC SU3000RMX93, APC Smart-UPS 3000VA RM, 3000VA/2250W, 120V, RS-232, Beige
GAMING PC Diamond Warranty Package (1 Year On-Site Warranty, 3 Year Limited Parts & Lifetime Labor Warranty, Express/Priority Service)
SERVICE Freight Courier Delivery (Package is double-boxed and shipped on a pallet)


Beat that :kaola: 
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July 3, 2012 2:55:08 AM

Put in four Evga GeForce gtx 690 Signatures. That alone will cost a little over $4,000
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September 24, 2012 5:30:45 PM

most powerful gaming rig you can build today:

intel core i7 3960x

asus rampage 4 extreme

corsair dominator platinum 8x8gb 2133 mhz 1.5v

(recommending this over the g.skill 8x8gb 2400mhz kit because of:
1.it runs @ 1.5v but the g.skill kit runs @ 1.65v..so its easier to overclock and hopefully you can overclock more than the g.skill kit
2.the timings of the corsair kit is a bit tighter
3.stunning looks)

intel 520 series 240gb sandforce ssd

sapphire radeon 7970 toxic ghz edition 6gb 4 way crossfirex
(fastest single gpu cards in the market)

evga gt 640(physx)

(best single slot air cooled card you an buy for physx..because single slot more powerful cards like galaxy gtx 460 razor have been discontinued)

dual evga 1500w classified psu's,1650w peak..
(recommending this over 1600w psu's like enermax lepa g series 1600w psu's which run @ 1700w peak because the evga psu can run on both single and multi rails...so you can chose which ever way you want to go)

asus xonar essence stx audiophile sound card

caselabs sth10 case

waterblocks for cpu:ek supermacy/xspc raystorm/aquacomputer kryos silver

waterblocks for gpu:waterblocks are not available for the sapphire card but i think they will make one...and most of the time,only ek makes waterblocks for non reference gpu's...so go for ek if they make one

reservoirs:any one you like

pumps:swiftech mcp35x2(2 of them if you want to go dual loop)

there are much more powerful pumps like the iwaki rd-30/rd-20 etc...but they run @24v stock,much louder than the mcp35x2 and dumps the heat directly into your loop...i guess thats not much of a concern..but the mcp35x2=2x mcp35x pumps...so if one pump fails,you still have another pump to back you up and keep the loop running

radiators:aquacomputer airplex modularity full copper

absolutely the best radiators available in the market..they perform wel both on low and high rpm fans...but they are pretty restrictive//thats why i have recommended mcp35x2 and 2 of em if you go dual loop..thats 4 pumps!!

fans:i would recommended high speed fans to achieve ultimate performance from the radiators...i wouldnt recommend pwm fans as there is a scarcity of pwm fan controllers in the market...so i would recommend the scythe gentle typhoon 4250 rpm fans...they are really noisy..but you can control them with a fan controller..you can run the fans of only two or three molex connectors from your psu..you just need to use multiport molex adapter...bitspower makes their x stations to serve the purpose of a multiport molex adapter and fan controller...you can connect the rpm line from the fan to fan controller...allternatively you can run each of the fans with 3 pin connectors..for that you would need a fan controller that provides high wattage per channel

fan controller:lamptron fc-8

most powerful fan controller in the market

fittings and tubing:you can use silver coated bitspower fittings,koolance quick disconnects and primochille tubing for good performance...

coolant:D istilled water..if you want colours,use coloured tubing,,,if you want to use dye's really bad,use mayhem's pastel or x1

flow meter,temp probe and other stuff:not necessary but you can use them to monitor your loop

that pretty much wraps it up now the peripherals..

peripherals:

steelseries sensei mouse

highest cpi/dpi mouse in the market..actually it doesnt matter...but this is the mouse that pro's use

gigabyte osmium mechanical keyboard

absolutely wonderful keyboard..one of the best in ther market..has 64 key revolver,highest i have seen supported by usb!has usb 3.0 port and no old tech usb 1.1!has cherry max red keys and fully backlit

astro a50 wireless headset

if you want wired,beyerdynamic mmx 300 with astro mixamp pro

thats pretty much it









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September 24, 2012 6:00:20 PM

upas said:
A friend of mine is looking to blow a lot of money on a computer. He wants to make the best consumer desktop he can, disregarding price.

I tried to make a build using what I thought would be the best desktop components, but I was wondering if there was any room for improvement.

So, without further ado...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 24GB (6 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T2-24GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Yup, starting off strong with 24 gigs of DDR3 1600 Ram. Ohh yeah.

Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.33GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7980X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The star of the show, this 6 core monster is amazing.

ASUS ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card x 3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What would a super desktop be without 3 Fermis in SLi to go with it?

ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Of course, we need a board for the star and 3 Fermis, and I like ASUS. USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0 Gbps? Done deal. Any better options here?

Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I was thinking of going intel here, but we need to take advantage of our Sata 6.0 Gb/s!! These are the biggest SSDs I can find on newegg that support that throughput.

Western Digital RE4 WD2003FYYS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive x 2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (x2, for raid)

Pop these two 2 TB bad boys into a RAID0 and we'll get some great storage.

Antec TPQ-1200 1200W Continuous Power with PowerCache Technology SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Now correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe 1200W is enough to power this beast.

Thermaltake Level 10 VL30001N1Z Black Aluminum ATX Super Full Tower Gaming Station Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And what better than to house this supercomputer beast in than the Level 10 case?


This is a serious build, and I'm not trying to waste your time. I'm seriously wondering if these components will all work together and be the best computer they can be!


The Level 10 sucks - it's a plastic monstrosity that isn't worth the money being charged and is ridiculously overrated. . And the 980X isn't worth anything anymore and the GTX 470 has been replaced by newer and better hardware.

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intel core i7 3960x

asus rampage 4 extreme

corsair dominator platinum 8x8gb 2133 mhz 1.5v


The extra RAM speed you won't notice and the 3960X is pointless when the 3930K can be clocked to match or beat the 3960X's advertised speeds.

Here's how you do a build like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($192.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Plextor PX-M3S Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($241.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($507.55 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($507.55 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($211.82 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHES212-08 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($84.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2501.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-24 13:37 EDT-0400)
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November 15, 2012 1:58:11 PM

want a high powered computer, diregarding price
use Liquid HELIUM cooled intel core i7 3rd gen processor which can clock upto 23 Ghz :pt1cable:  (and that's not 2.3 Ghz)
128 gb memory ram from ripjaws
5 tb memory from mushkin chronos
8 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 graphic cards

want more....


see all the customizing sites like stealthmachines.com :love: 
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November 15, 2012 10:55:56 PM

upas said:
A friend of mine is looking to blow a lot of money on a computer. He wants to make the best consumer desktop he can, disregarding price.

I tried to make a build using what I thought would be the best desktop components, but I was wondering if there was any room for improvement.

So, without further ado...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 24GB (6 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T2-24GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Yup, starting off strong with 24 gigs of DDR3 1600 Ram. Ohh yeah.

Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.33GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7980X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The star of the show, this 6 core monster is amazing.

ASUS ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card x 3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What would a super desktop be without 3 Fermis in SLi to go with it?

ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Of course, we need a board for the star and 3 Fermis, and I like ASUS. USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0 Gbps? Done deal. Any better options here?

Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I was thinking of going intel here, but we need to take advantage of our Sata 6.0 Gb/s!! These are the biggest SSDs I can find on newegg that support that throughput.

Western Digital RE4 WD2003FYYS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive x 2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (x2, for raid)

Pop these two 2 TB bad boys into a RAID0 and we'll get some great storage.

Antec TPQ-1200 1200W Continuous Power with PowerCache Technology SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Now correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe 1200W is enough to power this beast.

Thermaltake Level 10 VL30001N1Z Black Aluminum ATX Super Full Tower Gaming Station Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And what better than to house this supercomputer beast in than the Level 10 case?


This is a serious build, and I'm not trying to waste your time. I'm seriously wondering if these components will all work together and be the best computer they can be!


That would have made a great 2008 rig, not in 2012.

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8 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 graphic cards


You know there's not a single motherboard, case, PSU, or driver that would support that configuration right? :heink: 

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Most ridiculously overpowered gaming rig ever:


You are aware that the Quaddros will not handle gaming, right? That motherboard also won't handle two gigantic Prolimatech fans if the CPUs are that close together.

Here's how you blow a lot of money on a rig:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($1029.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 DELUXE ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($307.85 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($307.85 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($307.85 @ Newegg)
Storage: Plextor M5P Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($459.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Plextor M5P Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($459.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1210.59 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1210.59 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone TJ11B-W ATX Full Tower Case ($695.30 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 1200W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Plextor PX-LB950SA Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($164.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: NEC PA301W-BK-SV 30.0" Monitor ($2613.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: NEC PA301W-BK-SV 30.0" Monitor ($2613.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: NEC PA301W-BK-SV 30.0" Monitor ($2613.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $15366.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-15 19:55 EST-0500)

I didn't include cooling because this would be a custom liquid rig - air isn't an option here.
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November 19, 2012 12:01:30 PM

I believe i beat you all, I built a dream rig in excel and it ended up being AU$61,064 :o 

I haven't included every single part required, but you get the gist.

Part Quantity Price
Monitor: Samsung 55" LED 3D TV (4) $ 14,000.00
SSD Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (5) $ 4,295.00
SSD Boot: OCZ Z-Drive R4 RM88 3.2TB PCI-E Solid State Drive (1) $ 29,728.99
Liquid cooling radiator, pump: ERM-3K3UC Liquid Cooling System (1) $ 1,152.29
CPU: Intel Core i7 3960X Desktop Processor (1) $ 1,000.00
CPU Waterblock: CPU-380I Water Block (1) $ 84.13
Mobo: MSI Big Bang Xpower II (1) $ 435.00
Mobo waterblock: X79 XPOWER II WaterBlock Set (1) $ 80.00
GPU gaming: Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 Video Card (2) $ 2,498.00
GPU Maximus: Nvidia Tesla K20X (1) $ 3,500.00
GPU Maimus: Nvidia Quadro K5000 (1) $ 2,249.00
GPU waterblock: Koolance GTX 690 Waterblock with accessories (2) $ 303.00
RAM:(4x8GB) Corsair Dominator Platinum (2) $ 698.00
RAM waterblock: RAM-33 Water Block with accessories (8) $ 336.38
Case: CoolerMaster HAF X Nvidia Edition (1) $ 209.00
PSU: OCZ ZX Series 1250W Power Supply (1) $ 254.70
Blu ray Burner: LG CH12LS28 Blu-ray Combo (1) $ 60.00
Secondary Blu-ray burner: Sony BWU-500S Internal 12x Blu-ray SATA Disc Writer (1) $ 229.30

beat that one haha :kaola: 
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December 10, 2012 5:31:33 PM

mayd97 said:
want a high powered computer, diregarding price
use Liquid HELIUM cooled intel core i7 3rd gen processor which can clock upto 23 Ghz :pt1cable:  (and that's not 2.3 Ghz)
128 gb memory ram from ripjaws
5 tb memory from mushkin chronos
8 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 graphic cards

want more....


:hello:  see all the customizing sites like stealthmachines.com :love: 


Seriously dude i dont know exactly we can oc it to 23 GHz :whistle:  but m damn sure if you succeeded,
then u wont need worry about your cabinet to keep your motherboard in it instead you gonna need a 100 sqr feet of empty room to keep your motherboard and to store your liquid nitrogen cylinders (best cooling agent if any1 put his finger in it for a sec then it will become solid including blood in it, instantly)
and what is use of buying 8 GTX 690 when you dont even have monitor which can make use of it :non:  ,
you can connect max 3 monitor to your computer i mean you can connect more but it will be foolish to connect more than 3 monitors to even an extreme gaming rig :non: 
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