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September 10, 2010 2:25:33 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: No Budget

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:gaming, surfing the internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:-

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:-

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: FINLAND

PARTS PREFERENCES:-

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1920x1080, 1920x1200, 2560x1600

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: No Budget, only the best parts will do

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September 11, 2010 1:31:34 AM

This is retarded.
September 11, 2010 2:57:24 AM

lol by no budget he means that you can give him the $10,000 pc and he will buy it
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September 11, 2010 3:39:58 AM
September 11, 2010 3:40:08 AM

Does that work?
September 11, 2010 4:34:43 AM

Lmfso owned now i would laugh so hard if he actually bought that
September 11, 2010 5:01:21 PM

tell us a budget. There is no such thing as no budget.

The best pc you can get costs over 70,000 so give us a number.

An extreme pc with regular HDDs will set you back 4000-5000. But for fast storage solutions there really is no limit. You can go with a 250gb ssd or you can raid0 8 of those. Or you can get a 180gb ram disk. The latter will cost you 50000 orso.
September 11, 2010 5:47:28 PM

I know, the case.. but he needs to find that on his own :D 
September 11, 2010 5:47:55 PM

my build will be only $1000 in 2025!!!!!!!!!!! Isnt that amazing!!!
September 11, 2010 6:13:22 PM

Mr Pizza said:
my build will be only $1000 in 2025!!!!!!!!!!! Isnt that amazing!!!



Gotta love Moore's Law :) 
September 11, 2010 9:29:28 PM

Cars are for noobs. Get a nice simulator pc and you can drive any car you want ;) 

http://www.murderbox.com/gallery.html

with 3 30inch dells, g27 and force feedback racing seat will make that camaro crap in it's pants.
September 11, 2010 11:54:18 PM

Um guys....guys, I think we scared off the OP here. Or maybe he just bought the $25,000 pizza wagon!
September 12, 2010 9:46:06 AM

Okay, if you want a budget then about 12000 $

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September 12, 2010 1:49:12 PM
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okay this should be fun.

intel 980x: 1000

gigabyte ga x58a ud9: 600

3X asus 24inch 3d monitor 1500(it's newer and better than the acer)

auzentech home theatre HD: 250

nvidia 480 gtx X4: 2000

corsair 700d(Best looking case on the market IMO I'd get this with an external phase change radiator.) Or you can go with the ugly mountainmods case and go regular water cooling. 300

24gb of kingston h20 water cooled ram:1000-1500

g27, g240, g19, rat 9, IR transmitter: 1000

Full watercooling setup: 1000-2000

playseat: 400

Psyko audio 5.1 gaming headset: 300

raid controller: 500

8X 64gb vertex 2 in raid0 on the raid controller.

4X caviar black 2 tb in raid 10 of the motherboard raid controller.

September 12, 2010 2:06:35 PM

The basis for Mr Pizza’s configuration was actually an excellent choice for an extreme machine. I stripped out some of the more exotic components to bring the price in line. It is something I would buy if I were independently wealthy.

CPU: 2 x Intel Xeon X5680 for $1730 each.

Motherboard: EVGA Classified SR2 for $581.

Here is the EVGA site for the mobo. You will want to study this and use it to register, download latest bios, etc.

GPU: 2 x XFX Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition for $715. I like the ATI products because they are energy efficient. Watch, though, because Nvidia is gunning for them.

PSU: SILVERSTONE 1500W 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Power Supply for $394. Room to grow here.

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS 2TB 7200 RPM for $180.

SDD: A-DATA 128GB Solid State Drive for $268.

RAM: G.SKILL Trident+ Turbulence II 24GB (6 x 4GB) for $940.

Case: You need a special tray to hold an HPTX motherboard for $79. Check there first for a list of compatible cases. For reference purposes, I selected the Ascension model for $370 that goalguy selected.

Air Cooler: 2 x Noctua NH-D14 for $93 each.

Note: Watercooling is something you strongly want to consider. It will take a bit of extra time and research that is outside of the scope of this estimate. Before you make your purchases for case and coolers, consider Danger Den. They have a very beautiful case that comes standard with radiators installed. Here is their case that is large enough to accommodate the HPTX motherboard: Danger Den Black-Series - LDR - Tower 29 for $380 plus another $1000 or so for water cooling components. Don’t be put off by the lousy picture they have - there are numerous choices of colors and finishes. Check out their gallery for more ideas.

Optical: LITE-ON Black 12X Internal Blu-ray Burner for $140.

Monitor: Acer 23.6" 2ms Widescreen 1080p 120Hz, suitable for 3d, if you are so inclined for $370.

Keyboard and Mouse: Logitech MX 5500 Revolution Black Bluetooth Cordless for $149.

OS: Win7 64 bit OEM for $100.


September 13, 2010 1:54:41 AM

Somebody_007 said:
Cars are for noobs. Get a nice simulator pc and you can drive any car you want ;) 

http://www.murderbox.com/gallery.html

with 3 30inch dells, g27 and force feedback racing seat will make that camaro crap in it's pants.


To hell with simulators/cars. With no budget, he can buy a space shuttle with a pretty sweet computer already built in!
September 13, 2010 5:10:23 AM

goalguy876 said:
To hell with simulators/cars. With no budget, he can buy a space shuttle with a pretty sweet computer already built in!


oohh now that sounds like a plan :D 
September 14, 2010 1:48:57 PM

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September 15, 2010 3:10:58 AM

... Your buying that? i dont want to tell you how to use your money, BUT DONT BUY THAT. the MAX you should spend on a computer is 3-4k but thats just my opinion. Do whatever you want. The performance gain between 4000 and 12000 isnt that much, but the price is 3 times as much.

EDIT: If you are going to spend that much, I think that elorics build is actually better. You could swap out the 5970 for quad gtx 480's if you wanted to.
September 15, 2010 3:12:47 AM

Is this guy serious??
September 15, 2010 3:17:37 AM

yesitsmario said:
Is this guy serious??


I was wondering the same thing.
September 15, 2010 5:59:20 AM

goalguy876 said:
... Your buying that? i dont want to tell you how to use your money, BUT DONT BUY THAT. the MAX you should spend on a computer is 3-4k but thats just my opinion. Do whatever you want. The performance gain between 4000 and 12000 isnt that much, but the price is 3 times as much.

EDIT: If you are going to spend that much, I think that elorics build is actually better. You could swap out the 5970 for quad gtx 480's if you wanted to.


The problem with elorics build is that it's far to heavy on the cpu. No-one who uses a pc normally can make use of something like that.

My approach of upping the storage solution(by a lot might I add 8X 64gb vertex 2 is about the fastest you'll get), the GPU solution(even if you go 4-way 480 on an sr-2 you won't get the most out o them due to alack of lanes the ud9 however can fully support 4 480s.), and the peripherals(when you get to a build like this peripherals like the ones I listed are a must.

IMO if you've got the cash go for it, you won't be dissapointed. Maybe this guy owns a 1million uSD boat, 3 ferraris and a mansion in london. So who are we to tell him what to do with his money.
September 15, 2010 11:36:09 AM

Somebody is right - the SR2 is CPU heavy. It's good for bragging rights and setting records in Passmark, but there is only so much you can do with games these days. How about something more exotic? Make an animated movie? With a few tweaks in OS, memory and VMware, you could create a dozen virtual machines.

Edit: this post finally earned me my "regular" status!
September 15, 2010 5:55:57 PM

eloric said:
Somebody is right - the SR2 is CPU heavy. It's good for bragging rights and setting records in Passmark, but there is only so much you can do with games these days. How about something more exotic? Make an animated movie? With a few tweaks in OS, memory and VMware, you could create a dozen virtual machines.

Edit: this post finally earned me my "regular" status!


Thanks :D  and congrats now comes the long road to veteran :p 
September 15, 2010 9:46:55 PM

Just so you know NTK, it is customary for newcomers at Toms to send everybody who helped them a few thousand dollars to assist in their own building ;)  Good luck with you build! Post some benchmarks if you get it built.
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