Whats a good gaming rig. NO BUDGET!

Im looking to build a gaming rig. All suggestions are welcome. I want to know everything from CPU to an Aftermarket Heatsink or water cooling set. and there is no budget. i prefer a 3 way SLI or Crossfire. im looking forward to your suggestions. thank you
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  1. Hello Precision690FAN;

    This is ALWAYS a budget. It can be big or can be small or it can be REALLY big.

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  2. I agree, there has to be a budget. not going to waste my time giving you advice on a system that is way overboard on what you need or can really afford.

    what is your technical skill? ok with case modding, OCing and Liquid cooling?

    what kind of gaming? what resolution?

    with no budget i am thinking a Intel i-7 990X, 24GB of Ram, 3 way SLI with GTX 580 FTW Hydro Copper 2's, with everything cooled via liquid. Pushing 3 x 24"( or bigger) LCD's running in 3D/Surround. and a 2TB OCZ Z-Drive R2 P88 PCI, BR/dvd/cd writer.

    easy $14,000.

    Got a budget now? :D
  3. I'd suggest waiting for the release of Intel's Socket 2011 X68 chips. They're sure to be much faster than the 1155 P67 chips, and will be about the same price as the i7-900s were at launch.

    The GTX 590 release should also be right around the corner, and would be money well spent. I believe it is a dual GPU card as well.

    I don't suggest liquid cooling at first because it takes a long time to know what you need. You have to do a LOT of reading on what parts you need, how to set up the loop, etc.
  4. (what mobo and psu could handle all that?) 14k!? seriously.. O.O?? i'd rather buy a car with that money. gtx590. ah if only money grows on trees.
  5. tyraneth said:
    (what mobo and psu could handle all that?) 14k!? seriously.. O.O?? i'd rather buy a car with that money. gtx590. ah if only money grows on trees.


    That's the point I was making! I threw that out there to prove a point. the 2TB OCZ SSD card is like $8200 and yes, there is a MB that will run 4 PCIe Cards and a psu that will power them.
  6. Video
    EVGA 015-P3-1589-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) FTW Hydro Copper 2 x 3
    $700
    EVGA 015-P3-1589-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) FTW Hydro Copper 2 x 3
    $700
    EVGA 015-P3-1589-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) FTW Hydro Copper 2 x 3
    $700
    MB
    ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58
    $300
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.46GHz
    $1000
    RAM
    Patriot Viper Xtreme 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000)
    $240
    Patriot Viper Xtreme 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000)
    $240
    HD/SSD
    OCZ Z-Drive R2 P88 OCZSSDPX-ZD2P882T PCI-E 2 TB PCI Express
    $8200
    PSU (KAOS Case supports 2 PSU's)
    Antec High Current Pro HCP-1200 1200W
    $310
    Antec High Current Pro HCP-1200 1200W
    $310
    BR/DVD/CD
    LITE-ON Black 12X BD-R DVD/CD RW Blu-ray Burner
    $110
    LITE-ON Black 12X BD-R DVD/CD RW Blu-ray Burner
    $110
    CASE
    NZXT Khaos Series CS-NT-LEXA-BLB Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower/ Antec 1200 or what ever you case you want that support water cooling with some modding
    $400
    Liquid cooling set up for GPU's 1 360 triple rad or something like that/res/pump/fitings/FANS and hoses
    $450 (SWAG)
    Liquid Cooling set up for CPU and Chipset Single rad/res/pump/fitings/FANS and hoses
    $300 (SWAG)
    Monitors for NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround
    Ergotech Triple horizontal LCD monitor stand
    $300
    Asus VG236H 23" 2ms 1920x1080 Full HD 120Hz 3D or Alienware OptXTM AW2310 3D LCD Monitor
    $500
    Asus VG236H 23" 2ms 1920x1080 Full HD 120Hz 3D or Alienware OptXTM AW2310 3D LCD Monitor
    $500
    Asus VG236H 23" 2ms 1920x1080 Full HD 120Hz 3D or Alienware OptXTM AW2310 3D LCD Monitor
    $500
    ----------
    $16650
  7. The liquid cooling setup will need some work, but the hardware in there is some of the best money can buy.

    If we go X58, we may as well get the EVGA SR-2 an 2 1366 6-core Xeons.
  8. boiler1990 said:
    The liquid cooling setup will need some work, but the hardware in there is some of the best money can buy.

    If we go X58, we may as well get the EVGA SR-2 an 2 1366 6-core Xeons.


    sounds like an idea to me.
    I'm not much for advising on liquid cooling. I know what parts you need for it and just took a SWAG based on an evga form where a guy wanted to cool his 580's in 3way sli and they were discussing parts and costs. I do know that some case modding will need to happen.

    I haven't heard anything from Precision690FAN. I want to see him build it :)
  9. Well if you want to start including stuff like speakers, monitor mounts... well in that case I'll just throw in this for $40,000.

    http://www.novelquest.com/emperor_200.html

    Then tweak the integrated system into above builds, and I figure $50,000 at the end.
  10. Video
    EVGA 015-P3-1589-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) FTW Hydro Copper 2 x 3
    $700
    EVGA 015-P3-1589-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) FTW Hydro Copper 2 x 3
    $700
    EVGA 015-P3-1589-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) FTW Hydro Copper 2 x 3
    $700
    MB
    EVGA Classified SR-2 E-ATX Quad SLI Dual Xeon
    $580
    Intel Xeon X5690 Westmere-EP 3.46GHz
    $1700
    Intel Xeon X5690 Westmere-EP 3.46GHz
    $1700
    RAM (48GB)
    Patriot Viper Xtreme 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000)
    $240
    Patriot Viper Xtreme 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000)
    $240
    Patriot Viper Xtreme 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000)
    $240
    Patriot Viper Xtreme 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000)
    $240
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    $140
    HD/SSD
    OCZ Z-Drive R2 P88 OCZSSDPX-ZD2P882T PCI-E 2 TB PCI Express
    $8200
    PSU
    SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W
    380
    BR/DVD/CD
    LITE-ON Black 12X BD-R DVD/CD RW Blu-ray Burner
    $110
    LITE-ON Black 12X BD-R DVD/CD RW Blu-ray Burner
    $110
    CASE
    COOLER MASTER HAF X/932 or NZXT Phantom/TEMPEST EVO (E-ATX MB)
    150
    Liquid cooling set up for GPU's 1 360 double/triple rad or something like that/res/pump/fitings/FANS and hoses
    $450 (SWAG)
    Liquid Cooling set up for CPU and Chipset Single rad/res/pump/fitings/FANS and hoses
    $300 (SWAG)
    Monitors for NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround
    Ergotech Triple horizontal LCD monitor stand
    $300
    Asus VG236H 23" 2ms 1920x1080 Full HD 120Hz 3D or Alienware OptXTM AW2310 3D LCD Monitor
    $500
    Asus VG236H 23" 2ms 1920x1080 Full HD 120Hz 3D or Alienware OptXTM AW2310 3D LCD Monitor
    $500
    Asus VG236H 23" 2ms 1920x1080 Full HD 120Hz 3D or Alienware OptXTM AW2310 3D LCD Monitor
    $500
    ---------

    $18840

    $37,150 Emporer Workstation option (sans above monitors and stand) Retail $40,000
    ---------
    $55,990

    Dreams are nice
  11. You forgot the 4th 580 lolz.
  12. I'm so sad to seee that we don't have any feedback from our No budget builder :(
  13. boiler1990 said:
    You forgot the 4th 580 lolz.


    Need it for the PCIe 2TB SSD card.

    yeah, our "no budget man" is MIA
  14. tyraneth said:
    i'd rather buy a car with that money.


    I guess you missed the part where Xzibit was going to come in and figure out a way to install this system into a Hummer H2.
    "Yo dawg I heard you liked to own noobs, so I put a monster triple SLI gaming rig in your truck so you can own noobs while you drive."

    (est price for vehicle $65000, modifications say $2000)
  15. dang dudes...........i forgot about this thread......
    I know you guys are going to tear me apart (even though you already have) but the truth is that i posted this thread to see what kind of crazy computers people can come up with.....and i was right!!!
    i very sorry i made you waste your time, even though i had fun looking and reading at all the crazy computers you guys posted... you can troll on me all you want...i think i deserve it :P


    sorry again i kinda abused toms hardware.....i wont do it again
  16. Precision690FAN said:
    dang dudes...........i forgot about this thread......
    I know you guys are going to tear me apart (even though you already have) but the truth is that i posted this thread to see what kind of crazy computers people can come up with.....and i was right!!!
    i very sorry i made you waste your time, even though i had fun looking and reading at all the crazy computers you guys posted... you can troll on me all you want...i think i deserve it :P


    sorry again i kinda abused toms hardware.....i wont do it again



    hope we met your expectations. I actually have fun doing some of the research/shopping.
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