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My Build for the Fastest PC ever can you make a faster one?

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January 1, 2011 11:17:03 AM

I just don't have it LOL, just an opinion...
Regardless of the value or price can u make a faster one?

*Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D - X58 (1366 Socket)
*CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-980X Processor Extreme Edition @ 3.33 GHz (up to 3.6 GHz with Turbo Mode)/12M L3 Cache, 6.40 GT/s (6 Virtual Cores - 6 Physical Cores - Total of 12 Threads)
*RAM: 24 GB (Corsair Dominator 24 GB DDR3 Memory Kit)
*Graphics Card: 4x Nvidia Geforce GTX 580 - Quad SLI
*H.D.D Drives: Intel X25-M SSD 160 GB + WD Raptor 150 GB 10000 rpm + Seagate Barracuda XT 2 TB
*Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower 1500w (W0171) ATX
*Chassis: Lian Li PC-A77F Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
*Monitor: ASUS 27 Inch Full HD 1080p LED Computer LCD Monitor
*Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional 7.1 Channels 24-bit
*Drive: Lite-On 8x Internal Blu-ray Recorder & Reader Drive
*Speakers: Creative Inspire P7800 7.1-CH PC multimedia home theater speakers
*OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
January 1, 2011 11:19:35 AM

Crap PC..
January 1, 2011 11:37:46 AM

i think there's a 15000 rpm hd and also need a raid0 card with 8 ssds, and sinse you can overclock more with windows xp 32 bit, does that mean it will make a better max performance system in terms of overall speed?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 1, 2011 12:10:11 PM

Quad 580s? Until someone releases 7000x5000 monitor, not much need yet :) 
January 1, 2011 1:53:16 PM

Until someone releases a much stronger CPU no need at all..
January 1, 2011 1:58:14 PM

At least get dual xeon's...?
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2012 4:11:48 AM

Quote:
i think there's a 15000 rpm hd and also need a raid0 card with 8 ssds, and sinse you can overclock more with windows xp 32 bit, does that mean it will make a better max performance system in terms of overall speed?


I don't know where you're getting that information from but RAID 0 is meant for two HDs or SSDs that are exactly the same. RAID 1 can handle more drives but they also must be the same. Overclocking is not dependent on the OS, it's dependent on the motherboard and the BIOS.

Quote:
http://www.amazon.com/lm/RRXM1VTZP [...] TF8&lm_bb=
I built this and its probably twice as fast.


Well you didn't build a faster PC, you just built one with the most expensive parts. That doesn't necessarily make it fast. Plus the Quaddro isn't a gaming card - it's a card that's meant for professional workstations.

First off 1366 is about 3 - 4 years old now. And if you were going to use that in a build you should go with an EVGA Classified SR-2 and dual Xeons.

And to answer the question it is entirely possible to make a faster one. I give you:

Since money is no object here:

Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II - $349.99
PSU: Silverstone Strider ST1500 1500W - $369.99
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme - $469.99
CPU: 3.3GHz Intel Core i7-3960K Six-Core CPU - $1,069.99
Cooler: Corsair H100 - $119.99
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw X 64GB (8 x 8GB) PC12800 1600MHz 1.7V Quad Channel For X79 - $699.99
SSD: 2 x Crucial M4 512GB SSD in RAID 0 - $719.99 each ($1,438.19 total)
HD: 3 x Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB 7200RPM - $399.97 each ($1,179.98 total)
Optical: Plextor B950 - $159.99
Video Card: 3 x Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB - $559.97 each ($1,671.91 total)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate - $289.99
Keyboard: Corsair Vengenace K90 Illuminated Mechanical Keyboard - $129.99
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M90 - $79.99
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence - $209.99
Speakers: Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 - $249.99
Monitor: 3 x NEC PA-301 30" Widescreen Monitors - $2,479.99 each ($7,842 total)

Grand Total: $15,674.99

Yup, I built a PC the price of a Honda Civic there. :lol: 
a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2012 5:59:02 AM

Yeah, I ditched that P.o.s. after getting lag in a 25man Icc raid,
lost out on lewt too.......
:p 
Moto
a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2012 9:09:09 AM

Why would you even bother putting HDD's into a "fastest" build...

PCI based SSD's in a RAID0 are going to be one of the best options.
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2012 3:58:08 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
^G, throw a huge W/c loop or phasechanger in there to buff it a little will ya? that builds ghetto hehe :p 
and up the case to a Real Level10
http://thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1416&ID=1897
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13091/ex-vap-20/Coole...
You may need the adaptor kit for that socket though
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8661/ex-vap-18/Cooler...

Yeah, I just added the 2k luxury pack to your Civvy baby :p 
Moto


You'd seriously take a Level 10 over a Cosmos II? :pt1cable: 

First the Level 10 is not XL-ATX form factor, which is required for the Rampage IV. The Cosmos II takes care of this and has some really excellent cable management features and other cool things like the motorized door.

I'm not much of a fan of liquid cooling and on a build that costs $16K you certainly don't want any room for failure. :lol: 

Quote:
Why would you even bother putting HDD's into a "fastest" build...

PCI based SSD's in a RAID0 are going to be one of the best options.


Bad thing is graphics cards take up most of the slots, which I'd rather use than a PCI-e SSD which I've read have ridiculous fail rates for the cost. I'd rather stick with mechanical HDs. And besides there's no way you could reach 9TB of storage space with those drives. You could literally fit every game on Steam on that kind of space. :lol: 

Quote:
You aren't even close... check this out http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/mimssbits/25987/ 2.5 petaflops.


It'll probably be at least a decade before we see that on the consumer side, I just built that system with parts you can buy from Newegg now.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2012 5:06:33 PM

Proper level 10 yes, I have plans to mod one someday.....
Didn't catch the XL plate size hehe
and if we're going for a fastest system, we're clocking this puppy right? so water or phase cooling is a necessity, at least to my mind
I am different though :p 
Moto
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2012 5:17:27 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
Proper level 10 yes, I have plans to mod one someday.....
Didn't catch the XL plate size hehe
and if we're going for a fastest system, we're clocking this puppy right? so water or phase cooling is a necessity, at least to my mind
I am different though :p 
Moto


Oh yeah we're overclocking this bad boy. :lol: 

I'm basing this build off the one Maximum PC used in their Dream Machine last year and they were able to get by using an H100 with no problems and took the 2600K way beyond 4.6GHz. I'm betting with this build that the 3960K could easily hit 5.
January 17, 2012 5:18:00 PM

You guys are brutal to the OP.

While I agree the OP's system is severely flawed, maybe it would be 'helpful' to recommend vs what was done...

Yes, larger monitor or 3X ASUS 27". Folks do want 4-WAY GTX 580 3GB (3GB to avoid vRAM bottlenecks on X3 monitors), but most now are using the ASUS Rampage 4 Extreme and a SB-E CPU. Then you need a case to support an EATX and two PSU's. Next large SSD, I prefer the new Corsair Force Series GT and IMO RAID 1 if any RAID for the storage HDD's; don't RAID any consumer WD HDD (they all lack TLER).

If the OP comes back I'll try to help.

Q - What total budget?
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2012 5:20:37 PM

jaquith said:
You guys are brutal to the OP.

While I agree the OP's is severely flawed, maybe it would be 'helpful' to recommend vs what was done...

Yes, larger monitor or 3X ASUS 27". Folks do want 4-WAY GTX 580, but most now are using the ASUS Rampage 4 Extreme and a SB-E CPU. Then you need a case to support an EATX and two PSU's. Next large SSD, I prefer the new Corsair Force Series GT and IMO RAID 1 if any RAID for the storage HDD's; don't RAID any consumer WD HDD (they all lack TLER).

If the OP comes back I'll try to help.

Q - What total budget?


I realized I was a bit harsh but I don't think this was meant for any sort of actual build, just fantasy. Like what would you get if you had no budget sort of thing.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2012 5:32:47 PM

I assumed it was a fantasy build too but as Vin diesel said in Pitch black, **Edit, It was in Chronicles of Riddick on crematoria**

You can't keep up, don't step up hehe

:p 
Moto
January 17, 2012 5:39:28 PM

IMO - the same feeling. Most folks don't look often to see what's out there. It's time for the OP to update if the PC fails to meet the requirements or is dead.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2012 5:46:22 PM

You've probably seen more than me on here but every now and again someone goes on cyberpower, clicks all the most expensive options and posts the screenshot on here saying 'Beat this!!!'
which we invariably do, for less hehe :p 

From The OP though,
**I just don't have it LOL, just an opinion...
Regardless of the value or price can u make a faster one?**
Moto
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2012 5:52:20 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
You've probably seen more than me on here but every now and again someone goes on cyberpower, clicks all the most expensive options and posts the screenshot on here saying 'Beat this!!!'
which we invariably do, for less hehe :p 

From The OP though,
**I just don't have it LOL, just an opinion...
Regardless of the value or price can u make a faster one?**
Moto


That's why I don't like Cyberpower - they're like Apple in that they will charge you twice as much for a system that uses technology from a generation ago and still hasn't caught up yet. If someone offers that challenge, I gladly accept! :lol: 
January 17, 2012 6:11:16 PM

So I thought of a beast rig:

Case: Xigmatek Elysium Silver
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mother Board: MSI Big-Bang...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: x2 PNY VCQ6000-PB Quadro 6000 6GB...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU-PC Power and Cooling Turbo 1200W...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU-Intel Xeon E3-1280 Sandy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD/SSD: OCZ Retro Drive 3...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: CORSAIR Vengance 32GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: Samsung MD230X6 Black 23'' Multi-Display Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD/DVD Drive:HP Black SATA 12.7mm Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sound Card:o mega Claro Halo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS:Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Speakers:BOSE Companion
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL-$20,588.88

This is the computer I will be getting...eventually :) 
a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2012 6:12:13 PM

Cable ties, £3 for a hundred on market stall in any Uk town,
Apple I-Ties £9 for 25
Cyberpower XXXHardcore fkpower ragekill mindmelt cable retention technical device (96959XXtreme plus version,not the 'regular
XXXHardcore fkpower ragekill mindmelt cable retention technical device stuff),
£90 for 10 :) 
more if you want the cable tidy hehe
Moto
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2012 10:57:35 PM

agiste101 said:
So I thought of a beast rig:

Case: Xigmatek Elysium Silver
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mother Board: MSI Big-Bang...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: x2 PNY VCQ6000-PB Quadro 6000 6GB...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU-PC Power and Cooling Turbo 1200W...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU-Intel Xeon E3-1280 Sandy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD/SSD: OCZ Retro Drive 3...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: CORSAIR Vengance 32GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: Samsung MD230X6 Black 23'' Multi-Display Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD/DVD Drive:HP Black SATA 12.7mm Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sound Card:o mega Claro Halo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS:Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Speakers:BOSE Companion
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL-$20,588.88

This is the computer I will be getting...eventually :) 


Certainly not bad at all but only why 1 23 monitor? If money is no object go wild with the displays, use your imagination! :lol: 

And the Quaddro is not a gaming card - it's meant for high end rendering and design applications than it is for games.

And that PSU is a bit underpowered (more of a server PSU).
January 18, 2012 2:10:22 AM

@ G unit1111 you're making a 16k build?? wow that's crazy lmfao :o !!!!!
a c 122 B Homebuilt system
January 18, 2012 2:51:34 AM

Motopsychojdn said:
I assumed it was a fantasy build too but as Vin diesel said in Pitch black, ...

Better movie than "Riddick".
"Riddick" was OK until it went metaphysical. "Pitch black" was straight forward survival and get off the planet.
January 18, 2012 3:29:22 AM

Give it wheels and a combustion engine :p 
January 18, 2012 3:57:01 AM

jsc said:
Better movie than "Riddick".
"Riddick" was OK until it went metaphysical. "Pitch black" was straight forward survival and get off the planet.



Riddick is a really good movie IMO with ~ with vin deisel ~ would've preferred Chuck Norris :3 funny I should mention, I thought chuck norris got famous off of "WALKER TEXAS RANGER" later that day I mention it to him he laughs in my face and tells me that's the reason he is a laughing stock? :lol:  . turns out he's famous for his movies and not WALKER TEXAS RANGER!?!? I love that show :(  :kaola:  :kaola: 
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
January 18, 2012 5:42:31 PM

shell shocke said:
@ G unit1111 you're making a 16k build?? wow that's crazy lmfao :o !!!!!


I wish I had $16K to build a PC, but sadly... it will probably remain a fantasy build. :lol: 
January 18, 2012 5:50:50 PM

Building a $16k desktop would be insane the thought of breaking something and costing you thousands of dollars, I'd freak :lol: 
January 18, 2012 5:51:52 PM

Even an SR-2 is rarely over $12K~$14K unless you're dumping in some oddball RAID 0 huge array. $8K~$10K builds or even $5K+ are few and far between for 'Gaming' rigs. 99% are $2K or less.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 18, 2012 5:55:26 PM

shell shocke said:
Building a $16k desktop would be insane the thought of breaking something and costing you thousands of dollars, I'd freak :lol: 



And a month later it would be obsolete and nigh on worthless rofl
yay for progress huh :p 
Moto
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
January 18, 2012 5:59:07 PM

shell shocke said:
Building a $16k desktop would be insane the thought of breaking something and costing you thousands of dollars, I'd freak :lol: 


Considering my car was $26K... and I hate to even get a scratch on it, having a $16K desktop would be like... I'd hate to even have the slightest thing go wrong with it. :lol: 

Quote:


And a month later it would be obsolete and nigh on worthless rofl
yay for progress huh :p 


Plus if you have $17K to spend you're probably not that concerned about upgrading parts, either. :lol: 
a b B Homebuilt system
January 18, 2012 6:01:21 PM

I suddenly want a bumper sticker for my main rig that says,

My other PC is Deep Thought...


hehe
Moto
February 14, 2012 12:07:26 AM


If you bought a computer worth 20 thousand buck you"d have to shell out the hole amount at once..You could never buy each part when you can afford it because when you end up buying the last part the first part you bought would be so outdated..tell you i made that mistake i built a 5000 dollar rig buy the time i got all my parts together my video card and my Cpu was outdated so i lost money...They say the worst investments are vehicles & highend computers soon as you take them off the lot the price drops almost 50% and again after i built my first computer i felt like i should have just bought a laptop
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