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August 19, 2011 8:39:37 AM

one of my freinds was thinking of trying to build the most powerfull gaming computer . i would like to know if you have any suggestions on this build.
motherboard
cpu's x2
gpu's x2
case
optical drive
cpu cooler
ssd
hdd x2
ram x2
sound card
psu
i dont think the power supply will power this so he might get 2
cost without monitor and keyboard :$12200
August 19, 2011 8:53:40 AM

Rename the thread 'Ultimate Troll Build' and you'll get further....

It's hardly and ultimate games rig, I have pretty much the same setup and have had it for around 2 years now, and yes 1 PSU will easily power all of that.
got 4 sticks of ram, 2 gpu's 4 hdd's + 1 ssd, quad core cpu oc'd, 3 optical drives and a water cooler running off 1x 850watt psu without issue.

Moreover it was wayyyyyy under $12200 lol, more like £1500 total, inc 25" HD monitor + my amp and speaker setup.
August 19, 2011 9:11:51 AM

Go on mate. :p 

With 2 x Six-core XEONs, you'll be able to Battlefield 100. :p 
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August 19, 2011 9:25:15 AM

plasmastorm said:
Rename the thread 'Ultimate Troll Build' and you'll get further....

It's hardly and ultimate games rig, I have pretty much the same setup and have had it for around 2 years now, and yes 1 PSU will easily power all of that.
got 4 sticks of ram, 2 gpu's 4 hdd's + 1 ssd, quad core cpu oc'd, 3 optical drives and a water cooler running off 1x 850watt psu without issue.

Moreover it was wayyyyyy under $12200 lol, more like £1500 total, inc 25" HD monitor + my amp and speaker setup.


what do people always have to hate :sarcastic:  .although i still want to know what youve got inside it (in detail)
August 19, 2011 9:45:09 AM

the mars ii has 2 gpu's inside it so it makes it 4 and i doubt you've got 2 cpu's.
August 19, 2011 4:04:29 PM

Putting aside the (lack of) wisdom of this build, you would definitely need more than 1200w for that thing, if you really want it to be "ultimate". The MARS II can draw...wait for it... over 500w. So (2 x 500w) + (2 x 130w CPU) is already 1260w. That's without fans, drives, RAM, and anything else that draws power. But don't go for 2x 1200w, just get one of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 20, 2011 8:09:48 AM

ofcourse theres a lack of wisdom thats why this topic is here ...to gain it
August 21, 2011 3:40:42 AM

Heh two CPU's is way way too much for gaming...if you want the ultimate gaming machine just go with this:

Intel Core i7 990X 3.4Ghz Six Core
ASUS Rampage III Extreme Black Edition Mobo
12GB DDR3 Triple Channel Ram @ 2000Mhz
Two Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD's Raid 0
Coolermaster HAF X Case
Two Nvidia GTX 590's in SLI or Two AMD 6990's (if you can find them)
Corsair AX1200w PSU
Bluray Burner
27" ACER LED Moniter
Full on dual loop liquid cooling system

This rig would run better for gaming and cost a few grand less plus that rig you posted is built for a server not really for gaming...you could game with it but you would be wasting over 5k just running it!
For the SSD you have posted just run two to four of the Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD's in Raid or seperate and you will have better performance combined than that single OCZ drive!
August 21, 2011 4:04:50 AM

thanks for the help I'm not the one making this my friend is. if I had to build a high end PC it would be for 2grand or a bit more.will your rig do better for gaming
August 21, 2011 4:14:35 AM

Psh I have a Core i7 950 OC 4.0GHz
12GB Ram 1600Mhz
EVGA mobo
MSI HD 6950 2GB card
850w PSU
Win 7 x64
Corsair H50
Two 500GB HDD's
One OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD

My pc runs great for games and even with the Battlefield 3 alpha testing the game ran great with this pc no hiccups! I spent just under 2k.

I would call your friend and say hey build me the 990x rig instead and save him a few grand!
August 21, 2011 5:18:25 PM

9_breaker said:
one of my freinds was thinking of trying to build the most powerfull gaming computer . i would like to know if you have any suggestions on this build.
motherboard
cpu's x2
gpu's x2
case
optical drive
cpu cooler
ssd
hdd x2
ram x2
sound card
psu
i dont think the power supply will power this so he might get 2
cost without monitor and keyboard :$12200

what resolution will you be playing at first off?
August 22, 2011 11:59:28 AM

1920x1080
September 3, 2011 3:45:33 PM

i dont even know what to say.... are you crazy quad gtx 580 sli for 1920x1080p gaming!!!

your friend needs to check his brain.

3 of these screens- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 3 1920x1200= 5670x1200
i5 2500k
asrock z68 extreme7 gen3
8gb 1866mhz ram
corsair h80 with 2 of these fans- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (cheaper at amazon)
corsair ax1200 psu- best psu on the market
Silverstone Raven RV03- cheapest at amazon
2 samsung spinpoint f3 1tb
1 plextor px-m2 240gb ssd big fast and very reliable
sound card- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
speakers- corsair sp2500 great set of speakers
asus blu ray burner- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
asus dvd burner- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... blu ray burners are actually slower (loading games etc.) than dvd burners with dvd's
keyboard- http://www.amazon.com/Razer-BlackWidow-Mechanical-Gamin...
mouse- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 6400 dpi!
EVGA GTX 590- http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Classified-Graphics-... get 2 of these

this rig will be way better because you have such a high resolution setup. it will actually give you an edge gaming because you will be able to see more. it will actually be faster too because of the bigger ssd you can put more things on it and they are so much faster than hdd's
!