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January 6, 2011 7:15:58 AM

Just curious, a food for thought, for fun, for cheering up the forum, and lockable topic anytime.

"How much is the most expensive gaming rig that you can build." Assume you have cash is of no matter to you. Assemble it and put the price..? Note for home use, not server, government simulator, no.

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a b 4 Gaming
January 6, 2011 7:27:02 AM

^ Well here goes ;) 

CPU -
Intel Xeon X5680 x2

Mobo -
EVGA SR-2

RAM -
GSKillz Trident F3-16000CL9T-12GBTDD x2

CASE - LIAN LI PC-V2120B - Support for the SR-2 board

PSU - Silverstone ST1500 1500W

GPU - 3x GTX 580 Tri-SLI - Actually can go Quad, but :p 

Boot - OCZ RevoDrive X2 OCZSSDPX-1RVDX0160 PCI-E 160GB

Storage - 4x Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS 2TB in RAID 0+1

And top all up with a good watercooling setup,...

Actually it still comes to about ~$8500, far less than what you can max out with other custom building places,...
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January 6, 2011 7:29:17 AM

you forget the price, pal.

Then meet my "Paladin":

Intel 980X = $1049.99

EVGA 170-BL-E762-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 4-WAY SLI Classified = $379.99

Galaxy 58NLH5HS8GGX GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 = $509.99

G.SKILL Perfect Storm 6GB DDR3 2133 PC3 17066)F3-17066CL9T-6GBPS x2 = $269.99 x 2 = $539.98

CORSAIR Professional Series AX1200 1200W = $279.99

Galaxy 58NLH5HS8GGX GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB x 4 ~HOLD IT~
= $509.99 x 4 = $2039.96

WDC Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5" x 4 = $179.99 x 4 = $719.96

SSD Mushkin Enhanced Callisto MKNSSDCL240GB 2.5" 240GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) x 2 = $560.55 x 2 = $1121.1

Blue Ray drive Pioneer Blue Ray BDR-S05XLB = $230

Casing Thermaltake Level 10 VL30001N1Z Black Aluminum ATX Super Full Tower = $799.99

Cooler accessories THERMALTAKE Big Water 780e ESA WATER COOLING DIY (I don't even know what this is) = $176

Cooler Harddisk Cooler Master CoolDrive 6 Black CoolDrive 6 Black HDD Cooler x 4 = $43.77 x 4 = $175.11

Cooler VGA Prolimatech MK-13 x 4 = $45 x 4 = $180

Cooler Processor Master V10 Intel LGA775/1366 = $103.77

Cooler memory CORSAIR CMXAF2 Fan & Heatsinks x 6 = $25.99 x 6 = $155.94

Cooler CASING XIGMATEK Crystal 200 (CLF-F2004) (CFS-C2FES-WU1) x 6 fans 200mm! = $18.99 x 6 = $113.94

UPS ICA 1200VA CT682B = $127.77

Razer Tron keyboard = $137.77

Razer Tron Gaming Mouse & Mouse Pad Bundle = $115.55

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TOTAL PRICE = DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!!
$ 8,956.8

Anyone can go upper than that? Those are the most advanced technologies of products that I know so far. Do I make any mistake? :)  I don't know good colling solutions, though.. Hey pal, I didn't see your price tag so I didn't cheat. That 4 HDDs I purely from IMHO research.
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January 6, 2011 4:52:01 PM

thats hilarious! next time a newuser comes asking for a 600$ budget build ill recommend a HDD cooler for his 160GB WD.......lol

"damnit! but your HDD might overheat! better safe than sorry"
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January 6, 2011 4:52:54 PM

I think my first computer circa 1992 was about $10k.

Gateway 2000 - Intel 486 DX 66 - 300 meg hard drive / 5 inch floppy / modem / tape backup / 16 meg of memory ....
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a b 4 Gaming
January 6, 2011 5:22:01 PM

Quickly then...

$ 200 CPU
$ 150 mobo which supports 2x PCIE, and has USB 3.0
$ 120 8GB RAM
$ 300 (generous) for 1 GPU, with option to Crossfire / SLI a second
$ 155 Seasonic X-750 PSU
$ 240 128GB Sandforce SSD
$ 55 500GB data drive
$ 200 Extravagant mid-tower case, probably Lian Li
$ 50 decent air cooler
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$1470 That's the absolute most I could STRAIN to spend on a "gamer" and keep a clear conscience.

$ 165 CPU
$ 90 mobo which supports 2x PCIE, and has USB 3.0
$ 110 8GB RAM
$ 200 for 1 GPU
$ 0 (already have X-560)
$ 200 128GB Sandforce SSD
$ 0 (already have 500GB F3 waiting)
$ 0 (already have CM-690)
$ 35 decent air cooler
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$800 Is a lot more likely what I'll spend next time I [re]build my primary PC; I'm hoping the RAM, SSD, and GPU will actually be less. I am sure this will max my games at 1920x1080, and if it doesn't, I can consider adding a second GPU.
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January 7, 2011 12:05:37 AM

ARICH5 said:
thats hilarious! next time a newuser comes asking for a 600$ budget build ill recommend a HDD cooler for his 160GB WD.......lol

"damnit! but your HDD might overheat! better safe than sorry"

LOL come to think of it, thats naughty :D 

wfs1357 said:
I think my first computer circa 1992 was about $10k.

Gateway 2000 - Intel 486 DX 66 - 300 meg hard drive / 5 inch floppy / modem / tape backup / 16 meg of memory ....

Congrats, you break my record, but then, I feel sorry for u... :lol: 

Onus said:
Quickly then...

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$800 Is a lot more likely what I'll spend next time I [re]build my primary PC; I'm hoping the RAM, SSD, and GPU will actually be less. I am sure this will max my games at 1920x1080, and if it doesn't, I can consider adding a second GPU.

Well, if you run heavy games like Crysis at max settings (not enthusiast setting, but at max with 4x/16x) at 1920x1080 you'll need at least a GTX 460 SLI for 40++ fps or, GTX 570 for cheaper one, because of the max setting. But if you play less-hungry games like Supreme Commander or Mass Effect, a single GTX 460 is enough at 1920x1080. GTX 460 is still the best as per today I write this if you run games at 1680x1080 (CRT tube) and under. Higher resolution such as 1920, mm..it's GTX 570, because of it's futureproof at your budget ~$500. GTX 460 SLI costs about the same so you'd choose 570. The SSD is very optional and for luxury performance. A SATA II 7200 RPM is enough and most people have. But if you upgrade, buy SATA III.
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January 17, 2011 12:00:29 AM

Best answer selected by andrern2000.
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June 20, 2012 11:35:23 PM

Here is the most expensive thing I found:

CPU: 2x Intel Xeon E5-2690 Sandy Bridge-EP 2.9GHz @ 3.8GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Dual LGA 2011 Intel C602 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 SSI EEB Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: 2x ASUS GTX690-4GD5 GeForce GTX 690 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
4x EVGA SuperClocked+ 02G-P4-2684-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory/RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series+ Turbulence II 24GB (6 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Soundcard: ASUS Xonar Phoebus 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Gaming Soundcard Set
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SDD: 4x Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW480A3K5 2.5" 480GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: 2x Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Blu-Ray: LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE Internal Blu-Ray Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner: Sony Optiarc High Speed DVD RW Drive 24X DVD+R Black SATA Model 5280S-CB-PLUS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: COOLER MASTER COSMOS II RC-1200-KKN1 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-1475M 1475W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooling: Some Crazy Expensive Koolance System Costing 5000 dollars and cooling your HDD, 2x CPUs and GPUs

Total Cost: Something over 10k





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April 8, 2013 6:47:10 AM

Guyz.....here is the ultimate most expensive rig i compiled on pcpartpicker.com.:) 
considering the tech available till this date, i dont think anyone can go furthur than this without including gold or other precious materials(which i didn't)


Component-----------Selection------------------------------------------------------------------------Price

CPU--------------------Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor--------$1003.48
CPU Cooler-----------NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler-----------------------------$133.98
Thermal Compound-Arctic Cooling MX-2 65g Thermal Paste--------------------------------------$39.99

Motherboard---------ASRock X79 Extreme11 EATX LGA2011 Motherboard----------------------$595.99
Memory---------------G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory-------------$679.99

Storage--------------1)-OCZ Octane 1TB 2.5" Solid State Disk--------------------------------------$2642.56
------------------------2)-Intel 910 Series Ramsdale 800GB PCI-E Solid State Disk---------------$3999.00:pt1cable: 
------------------------3)-Western Digital RE 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive x2----------$364.00 x2

Sound Card---------Asus Xonar Essence STX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card----------------------$187.98
Video Card----------EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (4-Way SLI)--x4-----------------$1025.91 x4
(i know this is ridiculous but u asked for it!):p 

Case-----------------Lian-Li PC-X2000FNB ATX Full Tower Case--------------------------------------$469.98
Case Fan------------Delta Electronics FFB1212EH-F00 150.3 CFM 120mm Fan--------------------$29.99
Power Supply-------(EVGA SuperNOVA Classified 1500W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V------$419.99
-----------------------/ EPS12V Power Supply)
(this configuration actually requires Wattage=1402W!):ouch: 

Optical Drive--------Samsung SH-B123L/RSBP Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer---x2-------------$199.99 x2
Network Adapter---(Intel EXPI9404PTLBLK-1PK 10/100/1000 Mbps-------------------------------$407.99
-------------------------PCI-Express x4 Network Adapter)
(come on...Network Adapter are a neccessity these days!)

Operating System--Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 3-Pack (OEM) (64-bit)------------------$601.98
Monitor--------------Sharp PN-E802 60Hz 80.0" Monitor----------------------------------------------$9101.98
Keyboard-----------Microsoft SideWinder X6 Wired Standard Keyboard---------------------------$799.95
Mouse---------------Microsoft 9DR-00001 Bluetooth Wireless Laser Mouse-----------------------$179.99
Speakers------------Harman Kardon GLA-55 112W 2ch Speakers----------------------------------$999.00

Some more additional tweaks:
Seagate Backup Plus Desktop 4 TB External Hard Disk------------------------------------------$274.32
Sennheiser HD 800 Headphone----------------------------------------------------------------------$1554.50
Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog------------------------------------------------------------------------$629.32
(its a nice gamig console.You can check it out at flipkart.com)

"THE GRAND TOTAL"---------------->$29963.58:D  ;) :cheese: :bounce: :eek2: 
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May 21, 2013 8:08:48 AM

Check This bro.

56k!!!!!!!!!! [Max Config] :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2: 


ahahahaaha without monitor/keyboard/mouse...etc :pt1cable: 
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June 1, 2013 10:54:37 AM

khaledegy200 said:
Check This bro.

56k!!!!!!!!!! [Max Config] :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2: 


ahahahaaha without monitor/keyboard/mouse...etc :pt1cable: 


holy jesus christ man!....i didnt even know that you could have 2 proccessors and so many ram slots.
where did you find this man???
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June 1, 2013 1:52:59 PM

Ash Aggarwal said:
khaledegy200 said:
Check This bro.

56k!!!!!!!!!! [Max Config] :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2:  :eek2: 


ahahahaaha without monitor/keyboard/mouse...etc :pt1cable: 


holy jesus christ man!....i didnt even know that you could have 2 proccessors and so many ram slots.
where did you find this man???


Was watching some videos on youtube until i came across one named "The world's most powerful pc" and really looks like it's the most powerful one.
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June 1, 2013 5:10:18 PM

BambiBoom Gaming Pixel Cannon ®©™ 3000 Superclock Extreme Oversignature Maxipump ®©™

CPU


1. Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 150W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73960X $1,079.99
1. Overclock to 4.4GHz

2. ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard $439.99

3. RAM > 64GB RAM > 2X G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (8 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9Q2-32GBZH ($319.99 each) $639.98

4. CORSAIR Hydro Series H110 Water Cooler $129.99

5. 2X OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 series RVD3X2-FHPX4-480G PCI-E 480GB PCI-Express 2.0 x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) RAID 0 $1,628.

6. 2X EVGA 06G-P4-2793-KR GeForce GTX TITAN SuperClocked Signature 6GB $2,128

7. LSI MegaRAID LSI00335 (9286CV-8eCC) PCI-Express 3.0 x8 Low Profile SATA / SAS RAID Controller $639.99

8. 5X Western Digital RE WD2001FYYG 2TB 7200 RPM SAS 6Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $1,140. ($228.99 each)

9. Digigram VX-222HR PCI Stereo Sound Card for PC $525.

10. LIAN LI PC-D8000 Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case $331.99

11. Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-1475M 1475W ATX 12V 2.3 & SSI EPS 12V 2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified $329.99

CPU Subtotal = $9010.

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12. Netstor NA255A External GPU Unit $2,200.
1. http://www.netstor.com.tw/_03/03_02.php?MTEx

13. 3X NVIDIA TESLA K20 (900-22081-2220-000) GK110 5GB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 $14,000 ($3,499.99 each)

GPU Subtotal = $16,300

Monitor>

14. Planar UltraRes Series Professional 4K LCD Display 84" Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) $39,900.

Monitor subtotal = $39,900.

Sound Components >

15. Marantz AV7701 home theater preamp/processor $1,450.

16. 6X Triangle Floorstanders Speakers (2F, 2S, 2R) $4,950. ($825. each)

17. 2X Vandersteen V2W subwooder $2,500. ($1,250 each)

18. Triangle Color center speaker $650.

Subtotal Sound = $7,050

Seating

19. 3X Boeing 747 Pilot's Chairs $7,250 (Salvage)

CPU = $9010.
GPU = $16,200.
Monitor = $39,900.
Sound = $7,050.
Seating = $7,250
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TOTAL= $79,210.
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June 1, 2013 6:25:01 PM

As my previous entry at about $80,000 has so many deficiencies and missed opportunities, I've revised my configuration >

BambiBoom Gaming Pixel Cannon ®©™ 3000 Superclock Extreme Oversignature Maxiapocalypse ®©™ Overkill Fusion 2

CPU

1. 4 X Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-4650 (20M Cache, 2.70 GHz $15,600 ($3,899. Ea)

2. Supermicro X9QR7-TF+ Motherboard $2,556.
a. http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/Xeon/C60...

3. 32 X KCS-B200ALLQ/32G Kingston 32GB 1x32GB 1333mhz Pc3-10600 Quad Rank Ecc DDR3 SDRAM = 1024 GB RAM $31,360 ($980 Ea)

4. Custom 4 CPU liquid cooling system $700.

5. 2X OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 series RVD3X2-FHPX4-480G PCI-E 480GB PCI-Express 2.0 x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) RAID 0 $1,628.

6. 2X EVGA 06G-P4-2793-KR GeForce GTX TITAN SuperClocked Signature 6GB $2,128

7. LSI MegaRAID LSI00335 (9286CV-8eCC) PCI-Express 3.0 x8 Low Profile SATA / SAS RAID Controller $639.99

8. 10X Western Digital RE WD2001FYYG 2TB 7200 RPM SAS 6Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $2,280. ($228.99 each)

10. MountainMods Custom Case, fans $1,770.

11. 2X Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-1475M 1475W ATX 12V 2.3 & SSI EPS 12V 2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified $658.99

CPU subtotal > $57,399.98

GPU > Separate Enclosure >

1. Netstor NA255A External GPU Unit $2,200.

2. 4X NVIDIA TESLA K20X (900-22081-2220-000) GK110 6GB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 $17,950 ($4,490 each)

GPU Subtotal = $20,160

Monitor>

1. Planar UltraRes Series Professional 4K LCD Display 84" Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) $39,900.

Monitor subtotal = $39,900.


Sound

1. Apogee Symphony I/O with 8x8 Analog I/O + 8x8 AES/Optical I/O $4,490.

2. Arcam FMJ AV8 7.1-channel preamplifier-processor $4,995.

3. 7X Audio Research DS450M Monaural Power Amplifier $56,000 ($7,995. Ea.)

4. 3 Pair > Vandersteen Model 7 Speakers > $135,000 ( $45,000 Ea PR).

5. 2X Vandersteen VCC5 center speaker $4,000 ($2,000.)

6. 6X Audioquest Flat rock K2 speaker cables 12' pair $31,600 ( $5,300 Ea)


Sound Subtotal > $236,085.


Seating >

1. 19. 3X Boeing 747 Pilot's Chairs $7,250 (Salvage)

CPU = $57,399.98
GPU = $20,160.
Monitor = $39,900.
Sound = $236,085.
Seating = $7,250

____________________________________________
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TOTAL= $360,794.98

You can always depend on an architect to spend other people's money wisely and completely.

Cheers,

BambiBoom
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June 1, 2013 8:53:06 PM

Might I suggest replacing your puny monitor with something more along the lines of the Beovision 4-103 which goes for about $100,000.
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June 2, 2013 3:59:13 AM

thesuperguy said:
Might I suggest replacing your puny monitor with something more along the lines of the Beovision 4-103 which goes for about $100,000.


thesuperguy,

Perhaps 3-4 years ago, I saw an 85" version of the Beovision and this was quite good- I 've always liked the extreme refresh rate of plasma more than LCD or LED. However, the image quality to me was substandard- "thin" and narrow viewing angle- plus these do not have DVI, Displayport, or HDMI connectors- only VGA -far too noisy- and could not be used properly from a computer source.

Bang and Olufsen has always been intriguing as they are wonderfully stylish, but never seem to spend much time on the technology. If you look inside their audio components, the quality of the boards and components is no better than mid-range Sony and their mechanical components have a poor reputation for reliability. > A triumph of style over substance and despite being really expensive, I'd much rather use the Planar.

If I were to imptove the BambiBoom Gaming Pixel Cannon ®©™ 3000 Superclock Extreme Oversignature Maxiapocalypse ®©™ Overkill Fusion 2, I would add a an 8-discrete track digital recorder / mixer / preamp, player, a turntable / arm / cartridge , CD player , and tuner source so it could be used separately as a sound-only system and replace the astoundingly good Vandersteen 7's with Wilson Alexandria XLF speakers.

This system would then be >

BambiBoom Gaming Pixel Cannon ®©™ 3000 Superclock Earthcrack Oversignature Maxiapocalypse ®©™ Overkill Fusion 3

CPU

1. 4 X Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-4650 (20M Cache, 2.70 GHz $15,600 ($3,899. Ea)

2. Supermicro X9QR7-TF+ Motherboard $2,556.
a. http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/Xeon/C60...

3. 32 X KCS-B200ALLQ/32G Kingston 32GB 1x32GB 1333mhz Pc3-10600 Quad Rank Ecc DDR3 SDRAM = 1024 GB RAM $31,360 ($980 Ea)

4. Custom 4 CPU liquid cooling system $700.

5. 2X OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 series RVD3X2-FHPX4-480G PCI-E 480GB PCI-Express 2.0 x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) RAID 0 $1,628.

6. 2X EVGA 06G-P4-2793-KR GeForce GTX TITAN SuperClocked Signature 6GB $2,128

7. LSI MegaRAID LSI00335 (9286CV-8eCC) PCI-Express 3.0 x8 Low Profile SATA / SAS RAID Controller $639.99

8. 10X Western Digital RE WD2001FYYG 2TB 7200 RPM SAS 6Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $2,280. ($228.99 each)

10. MountainMods Custom Case, fans $1,770.

11. 2X Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-1475M 1475W ATX 12V 2.3 & SSI EPS 12V 2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified $658.99

CPU subtotal > $57,399.98

GPU > Separate Enclosure >

1. Netstor NA255A External GPU Unit $2,200.

2. 4X NVIDIA TESLA K20X (900-22081-2220-000) GK110 6GB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 $17,950 ($4,490 each)

GPU Subtotal = $20,160

Monitor>

1. Planar UltraRes Series Professional 4K LCD Display 84" Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) $39,900.

Monitor subtotal = $39,900.


Sound

1. Becklin U78-2950 8-channel 24 /192 playback / mixer / preamplifier $29,800

2. Apogee Symphony I/O with 8x8 Analog I/O + 8x8 AES/Optical I/O $4,490.

3. LP turntable / arm / cartridge> Oracle Delphi V / SME V / Koetsu Rosewood $14,560 ,

4. CD player > Audio Research CD6 REF $13,000

5. FM tuner > Day Sequerra I (vintage) $6,500

6. Arcam FMJ AV8 7.1-channel preamplifier-processor $4,995.

7. 7X Audio Research DS450M Monaural Power Amplifier $56,000 ($7,995. Ea.)

8. 3 Pair > Wilson Alexandria XLF 7 Speakers > $600,000 ( $200,000 Ea PR). BTW, each speaker weighs over 600 lbs.

9. 2X Vandersteen VCC5 center speaker $4,000 ($2,000.)

10. 6X Audioquest Flat Rock K2 speaker cables 12' pair $31,600 ( $5,300 Ea)


Sound Subtotal > $759,950.


Seating >

1. 3X Boeing 747 Pilot's Chairs $7,250 (Salvage)

Seating subtotal > $7,250


CPU = $57,399.98
GPU = $20,160.
Monitor = $39,900.
Sound = $759,950
Seating = $7,250

____________________________________________
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TOTAL= $884,659.98

Now, there's some proper conspicuous consumption!

Cheers,

BambiBoom
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June 2, 2013 6:14:04 PM

*or you could buy a house
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June 2, 2013 6:35:05 PM

Or just buy a supercomputer that costs around $150,000,000 and put it in your house

@bambiboom o.O nice build but he said for home use, who would a but a 1ton of speakers in his house?
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June 2, 2013 8:06:40 PM

khaledegy200 said:
Or just buy a supercomputer that costs around $150,000,000 and put it in your house

@bambiboom o.O nice build but he said for home use, who would a but a 1ton of speakers in his house?


khaledegy200,

This system is perfectly appropriate to a home- it only depends on the home. I've designed several houses over the years that could accommodate this system. An example is an 18,000 square foot house on 16 acres in Malibu built in 1991 and sold for $40M in 2006, 16,000 square feet in Bel-Air, and a number of houses 10-13,000 square feet. The Malibu house had a 30 seat home theatre containing equipment that cost $120,000 in 1991 and there was a Bosendorfer Imperial grand in the corner- $170,000.

It's not necessary to spend even close to $150,000,000 on a supercomputer. The fastest computer in the World today is the Oak Ridge "Titan", which uses 18,600 Tesla K20X's and cost a mere $97,000,000. There are some interesting YouTube videos of that one, including a time-lapse of some assembly.

The amounts that things can cost seems impossible, but you can spend $2,400,000 on a new car (Bugatti Veyron SS) and there have a number of vintage cars that have sold for over $10M. So, yes, while an $884,000 home computer gaming and sound system is not necessary, it's not inconceivable- there are a few lucky bastards that seem to be able to buy just anything.


Cheers,

BambiBoom

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June 7, 2013 5:07:48 AM

This is probably to expensive for bill gate but here goes....

Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8870
(30M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 6.40 GT/s Intel® QPI) TIMES 2

ASUS Rampage Extreme LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard

EVGA 06G-P4-2790-KR GeForce GTX TITAN 6GB 384-bit GDDR5 SLI Support Video Card IN 4 WAY SLI!!

G.SKILL Trident X Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2666 (PC3 21300) Desktop Memory Model F3-2666C12Q-32GTXD COMING AT 2.6 Ghz AND QUAD CHANNEL!!

SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD512BW 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) IN 4 way RAID!!!!

THAT'S 2TB of SSD storage!!

COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

LEPA G Series G1600-MA 1600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply

Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST4000NM0023 4TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SAS 6Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive FOR LOTS OF DATA

Phanteks PH-TC14PE_RD 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) CPU Cooler

Coming in at around 13,000$
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June 7, 2013 6:44:24 AM

Prithvi Boinpally,

A couple of points and some missed opportunities.

1. The E7-8870 may be used at up to 8 CPU's, so at about $4,700 each, so you could have specified $37,600 for the processors. The E7-8870 is 10 core and runs at 2.4 / 2.8GHz and can not be overclocked.

2. An E7-8870 configuration may use up to 4,096GB of RAM. Each of the 8 CPU's supports 16 memory slots so this can use 128 X 32GB modules ($900 each) of 1333 ECC which could cost $115,000.

3. The "ASUS Rampage Extreme LGA 775 Intel X48" motherboard does not have the LGA 1567 CPU socket necessary for the E7-8870. A proper 8X CPU motherboard can cost $3,000-4,000.

4. You could have used 4 large enterprise drives ($2,500 each) on a RAID controller internally-and an outboard server housing 20-40 high speed storage drives> $50,000-100,000.

As games are single threaded for the most part and can not take advantage of the 80 cores / 160 threads, the clock speed would not be very good for gaming. However, this system would be very good at 3D models of molecular biology, the World's ocean currents, or if someone wanted to start your own weather service.

A good try, but could have been much more expensive!

An excellent exercise to consider what constitute the highest performance components-and for which purposes.

It's almost too much fun-a virtual shopping spree !


Cheers,

BambiBoom
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July 1, 2013 5:04:54 AM

Try my Aventum II it's more than USD14,000!
i order it from Digital Storm Online.
Here the specs:
Case: Black OPS Aventum II
Processor: Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 3970X 3.5GHz (stage 1 overclocked to 4.0 - 4.4 GHz)
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme X79
System Memory: 8x8GB DDR3 1866MHz Corsair Dominator Platinum DHX
Power Supply: 1500W EVGA SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified
Expansion Bay: Internal Digital Media Card Reader (Black)
Hard Drive Set 1: 2x480GB Corsair Neutron GTX SSD
Hard Drive Set 2: 2x480GB Corsair Neutron GTX SSD
Hard Drive Set 3: 2x480GB Corsair Neutron GTX SSD
Optical Drive 1: Blu-Ray Player/DVD Writer
Optical Drive 2: N/A
Internet Access: ASUS PCE-N15
Video Card: 3x SLI Triple NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN 6GB w/PhysX
Add-on Card: USB 3.0 4-Port PCI Express Card
Sound Card: Creative Labs Recon3D Fatal1ty Champion 5.1
Cooling: Digital Storm Aventum Copper Pipe Liquid Cooling System: CPU + Video Cards + Chipset
Chassis Mods: Processor & Video Card Area: Drill and Mount Two Side Window 140mm Fan Blow-Holes
Noise Reduction: Noise Suppression Package Stage 2 (Optimized Airflow & Fan Speeds with Noise Dampening Material)
Graphics Boost: Yes
Memory Boost: Memory Fan Kit Only
OS Boost: Yes
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit
Virus Protection: McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2013
Office: Microsoft Office 2013 Pro (PC Attach Key PKC Only, No Pre-install)
Display: Asus 24 inch VG248QE Series (144Hz Refresh Rate) (Black) (1ms Response Time) (LED Backlight)
Surge Shield: APC BX1500G Uninterruptible Backup Surge Conditioner (Recommended)
Chassis Airflow: Digital Storm Aventum Automatic Response to Excess-Heat System (ARES)
Internal Lighting: Digital Storm Aventum RGB LED Lighting System
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August 24, 2013 3:06:43 PM

WE MUST GO DEEPER.
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September 2, 2013 7:30:58 PM

oh ya my computer 1 mb hard drive 1 mb ram 1 m video memrory infel prosessor 0.00001 ghz and windows 0 for 1 dollar
subtotal:1 dollar
i buy 100000000 of it
total:100000000 $ :) 
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September 2, 2013 11:00:03 PM

OmgNoob said:
oh ya my computer 1 mb hard drive 1 mb ram 1 m video memrory infel prosessor 0.00001 ghz and windows 0 for 1 dollar
subtotal:1 dollar
i buy 100000000 of it
total:100000000 $ :) 


Then you linked them together into a super computer :D 

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October 3, 2013 1:13:50 AM

andrern2000 said:
Just curious, a food for thought, for fun, for cheering up the forum, and lockable topic anytime.

"How much is the most expensive gaming rig that you can build." Assume you have cash is of no matter to you. Assemble it and put the price..? Note for home use, not server, government simulator, no.


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October 12, 2013 7:09:30 AM

External Water Cooling System;
Aquacomputer Aquaduct 720 XT Mark IV Ceramic
Customized Watercooled Case;
BitFenix Shinobi Extreme Watercooled Performance Gaming Chassis
Red lights exterior and UV lights interior
2 x LED Fan - 230mm - Red/Blue
1 x LED Fan - 140mm - Blue/Red/Green/White
4 x LED Fan - 120mm - Blue/Red/Green/White
3 x LED Fan - 120mm - Blue/Red
Highest Performance Radiator XSPC AX360 Triple-Fan
Highest Performance Radiator Phobya XTREME 200
Highest Performance Radiator Black Ice® GTS Gen Two Stealth 140
Reservoir Koolance TNK-501 Single 5.25" Bay
Reservoir Phobya Balancer 250
Reservoir Phobya Balancer 150
Designs Infinite Pumps Bracket Vertical Version Black
2 x XSPC Premium Laing Double DDC Clear Acrylic Top
4 x Laing DDC 3.25 pump 12V
Blu-ray Burner ASUS Black BW-16D1HT
DVD Burner ASUS Black DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS
Ultra MD3 Media Dashboard 5.25" Bay
Bitfenix Hydro Pro5 Channel 30W Fan/Led Controller 5.25" Bay
Motherboard, PSU, CPU, GPU, RAM, HDD & SSD;
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme, SLI & X-Fire, SATA3, USB 3.0, Bluetooth, GB LAN, PCI-Express
Power Supply 1500W Cooler Master Silent Pro M2
NEW Intel Core i7-4960X (BX80633I74960X) Extreme Edition Ivy Bridge-E
4 x EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN 6GB
4 x EK-FC Titan Backplate - Black
2 x 16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum (PC3 2400MHz) CMD16GX3M4A2400C9 Cas Latency: 9
2 x Samsung 840 PRO 512GB in Raid 0 ~ Primary hard disk
3+2TB on HHD
Innovation Cooling Diamond "24 Carat" Thermal Compound (only)
Water Blocks for Motherboard, CPU, GPU, RAM;
EK-FB KIT RE4 - Nickel CSQ Rampage IV Extreme
Aquacomputer Cuplex Kryos XT Series - .925 Silver Edition - Socket LGA 2011
4 x EK Geforce GTX Titan VGA Liquid Cooling Block - Nickel (EK-FC Titan - Nickel)
8 x Koolance RAM-33 Water Blocks (run liquid along both sides of every DDR3 )
Tubing Fittings & Connectors;
Clear UV TUBING and Not-Conductive Fluid UV Green Clear
8 x Koolance QD2 Quick Disconnect No-Spill Coupling Male, Threaded G 1/4
8 x Koolance QD2 Quick Disconnect No-Spill Coupling, Female Compression
6 x Koolance Sliding 180-Degree "U" Connector;
10 x Koolance Nozzle Single, 1/4;
10 x Koolance Nozzle Single, Swivel Angled 1/4
3 x Koolance Nozzle Coupling adapter Male-Male
3 X Koolance Dual VID Connector
Operating Systems: Windows 8 Pro 64-bid
System components rate:
Processor 8.8
Memory (RAM) 8.8
Graphics 8.4
Gaming graphics 8.4
Primary hard disk 8.4

Comes to a total of 15,000
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May 7, 2014 7:03:30 AM

Lol yeah, is BambiBoom a real or fictional company?
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June 19, 2014 12:54:06 PM

Processor: Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition 3.6 GHz six-core processor ($1,029.99)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling MX-2 ($32.77)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Eisberg 240L Prestige 60.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($159.99)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme11 EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($597.99)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 64 GB DDR3 @ 2400 MHz ($999.99)
Storage: Seagate 6 TB 3.5" 7200 rpm internal HDD ($287.70)
Plus: Crucial M550 1 TB 2.5" SSD ($489.99)
Video Card: GTX Titan Z 12 GB in dual SLI ($5999.98)
Power Supply: Silverstone 1350 Watt (yes, that's 1.35 gigawatts) ($229.99)
Monitor: Asus PB287Q 60 Hz monitor (28" at 4K resolution) ($648.99)
Operating System: Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit ($199.98)
Optical Drive: I/O Magic IDB1 ($109.99)

Accessories:
Keyboard/Mouse: Logitech Wave Pro Wireless Desktop Ergonomic Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($299.95)
Headphones: Sennheisher HD800 ($1479.99) yes, $1480 headphones
Speakers: Audioengine A5+Bamboo ($469.99)


Total Price:
*drumroll*
$13,413.70


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