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Your "dream" PC? If you had unlimited budget- what would you build ?

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December 23, 2011 1:01:35 PM

Your granted an unlimited budget to build the PC of your dreams. Only rule is you have 30 days to purchase the components. You can spend as much as you want- but all component must be purchased online and be consumer available. If you complete your build in 30 days your given a $500 bonus and you can keep the PC.

What components would you use?

Case?
PSW?
MOBO?
CPU?
SSD?
HDD's?
Videocards?
Accessories?
a b B Homebuilt system
December 23, 2011 1:44:39 PM

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Silverstone SST-TJ11B-W TEMJIN
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/silverstone-tj11b-w-full...

Enermax EPM1500EGT Platimax 1500W
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1500w-enermax-platimax-e...

Gigabyte GA-G1-ASSASSIN2 Intel X79
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-g1-assassin2...

Intel CPU Core i7 3930K Enthusiast Unlocked
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i7-3930k-enth...

Crucial 512GB m4 Slim 7mm SSD (X2)
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/512gb-crucial-m4-slim-7m...

EVGA 3GB GeForce GTX 580 Classified Hydro Copper (X3)
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-evga-gtx-580-classif...

Corsair Memory Dominator 32GB DDR3 1600
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/32gb-(4x8gb)-corsair-ddr3-dominator-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-10-10-10-27-dhx-technolo

Swiftech Apogee HD Universal CPU Waterblock
http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/Swiftech-A...

XSPC Dual Bay Reservoir with DDC Ultra 18W Pump
http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/XSPC-Dual-...

Mayhems Dye 10ml Dropper Bottle : Green / UV Green
http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/Mayhems-Dy...

Bitspower 1/4" Thread 45 Degree Rotary Compression Fitting for 1/2" ID - 5/8"
http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/Bitspower-...

Primochill PrimoFlex Pro LRT 3/8" ID - 1/2" OD (10-13mm) Tubing : Clear
http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/Primochill...

Koolance Hose Clamp for 5/8" (16mm) OD Tubing : CLM-13
http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/Koolance-H...

XSPC RX Series 360mm Triple Radiator : RX360 (GPU's)
http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/XSPC-RX-Se...

XSPC RX Series 240mm Dual Radiator : RX240 (CPU)
http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/XSPC-RX-Se...

Phobya Nano-G 12 Silent Waterproof 120mm Case Fan 1500rpm (X8)
http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/Phobya-Nan...

Accesories:
Full Green internal cabling.
Full Exterior paint scheme based on military (Parachute regiment)



nice choice.i know you are an ex-paratrooper that's why you like military things.nice man!dedication towards country is great.
dont you think that this thread is a troll???? :heink: 
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 23, 2011 2:01:18 PM
December 23, 2011 7:54:13 PM

does the revodrive make much difference?
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December 23, 2011 8:28:54 PM

Within 30 days? Dayam.....

Caselabs TH10 case with the extension box.
Full custom liquid cooling, to include
-two of those 300 dollar pumps
-300+ all-copper quad radiations (2 quad 560s, 4 quad 480s)

Motherboard: Rampage IV Extreme
CPU: i7 3960X
RAM: max out all slots with 2300Mhz Corsairs
Video: 3X EVGA Classified 3GB 580s, with coolers mercilessly ripped off and replaced with full water blocks
Power: 2X Corsair AX1200
Sound card: X-Fi Titanium Champion bla bla, the one with the front bay (what I have now)
Storage: 1 SSD for every available SATA port, max capacity/speed (HD need not apply at all, that's what file servers are for)
Displays: 3x Dell 3007wfp-hc (that model specifically, low input lag)
Sound: Some expensive home theater 5.1 or 7.1 system (doesn't matter which one, I'd probably purchase the most expensive one I can get)

Did I miss anything?

*EDIT: If I had 6 months instead of 30 days I would not buy anything right now.
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December 23, 2011 11:12:42 PM

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Wth people... He said 30 days to purchase

which means the 7970s will be out already.. Which means 3-way 7970s...

Yet I see 3 builds all with 580 hydros lol...


There's a very good reason for that. Take it from a guy who ran high end trifire for the past 2 generations. Unless AMD does a 180 with their driver support I'm going nvidia and never looking back. I bitterly regret going 6970 xfire over tri sli 580s.
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December 23, 2011 11:50:54 PM

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I would rather setup a ton of raid patriot wildfires lol


What is that?
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December 23, 2011 11:51:14 PM

intel4eva said:


*EDIT: If I had 6 months instead of 30 days I would not buy anything right now.

Why?

IVY?
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December 24, 2011 1:04:34 AM

Mfusick said:
Why?

IVY?


Mainly Kepler, but also Ivy. If this challenge had an unlimited time frame, I would wait for Ivi-E (or whatever they will call it) and most likely Kepler.
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December 24, 2011 1:07:47 AM

Mfusick said:
What is that?


Those are regular SSD drives that you plug into a SATA port, as opposed to the Revo drives that are a pci-express card. The Wildfires are Patriot's performance line of SSDs, IIRC.
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December 24, 2011 2:17:03 AM

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I don't know about you but buying my two radeon 6950 2GB Twin Frozr III cards was the best choice I could have ever made for BF3

Perfect Vsync 60fps with low gpu usage with the highest overclock I have ever gotten because of amazing low temps lol

two 7970s would be like heaven.. I mean literally I would be running BF3 like its my BEACH



The reason your 6950 overclocks like a dream and has low temps is that it's actually a 6970 that's been gimped with firmware that disables shaders and lowers clocks. I know because I have both actual 6970s and 6950s that have been flashed, and they perform and overclock exactly the same.

The issue isn't with FPS. I can't stand Vsync because of input lag (few developers implement triple buffering properly to reduce/eliminate input lag - blizzard is an example that does do that well). At 130 fps, BF3 feels laggy on ultra, even without AA. I have to knock everything down to low to eliminate input lag. I have confirmed GTX 580s in SLI do not have this problem. Fps is not everything, if 3 frames come in rapid sucession, then 20 or more miliseconds pass before the next one, causing it to skip a frame and jar my freaking brain right out of the illusion of motion. Baaah!
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December 24, 2011 4:07:09 AM

Running my dream machine. The only I will be adding is Water Cooling for my 6950's. Run all my games with vsync and have never had a problem with input lag not once.
OS: Windows 7 x64
CPU: AMD FX-8120 8-Core Black Edition : Motherboard: MSI 890FXA-GD70
Case: In Win Dragon Rider : Video Card: 2x SAPPHIRE HD 6950 (flash to 6970) 2GB
Monitors: 3x Asus VK278Q Black 27 : Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 1600
SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 3.5" 90GB : HDD: 5x Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 64MB Cache
Optical Drive: LG WH10LS30K 10X Blu-ray Burner : Mouse: Logitech Performance Mouse MX
Keyboard: Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard
Water Cooler: XSPC Rasa 750 RS240
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 24, 2011 5:17:16 AM

allright guys don't you think that this is a troll?
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December 24, 2011 12:52:47 PM

hellfire24 said:
allright guys don't you think that this is a troll?


me?
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 25, 2011 5:07:47 AM

no offence brother but yes i am talking about you.cause peeps are posting rigs worth atleast 5k+.if you are a super rich than go ahead otherwise.......it is your wish:) 
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December 25, 2011 5:54:51 AM

This will be my rig:
MoBo:ASUS Rampage IV Extreme X79.

CPU:Intel Core i7 3930K X79 CPU

GPU: Zotac GeForce GTX 590 in 2-way SLI.

RAM:G.Skill RipJaws 1600MHz 4GBx8.

HDD: WD Velociraptor 600GB, 10,000RPM x4.

PSU:Cooler Master RSD00-SPHAD3-US Silent Pro Hybrid Power Supply.

Case:ThermalTake Level 10 GT.

Accessories: 1. Alienware OptX 3D Monitor x2.
2. Alienware TactX Keyboard & Mouse.
3. Sennheiser HD800.
4. ASUS Xonar Essence STX Sound card.

SSD: Kingston SH100S3/240G HyperX 2.5" Solid State Drive - 240GB x2.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 25, 2011 9:48:22 AM

any good reason for Level 10 GT case?
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December 25, 2011 1:50:58 PM

hellfire24 said:
any good reason for Level 10 GT case?


1. Multi-GPU setup
2. Money to burn
3. Great for taking it into LAN parties.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 25, 2011 2:31:24 PM

what do you think about TJ11B?it is more expensive,large and sexy case.
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December 25, 2011 5:48:33 PM

hellfire24 said:
no offence brother but yes i am talking about you.cause peeps are posting rigs worth atleast 5k+.if you are a super rich than go ahead otherwise.......it is your wish:) 


I never said I was building anything or that I am rich.

This thread was about people's dream PC.


I am building an i5/LGA1155 FYI
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December 25, 2011 6:15:12 PM

varun706 said:

Accessories: 1. Alienware OptX 3D Monitor x2.
2. Alienware TactX Keyboard & Mouse.
3. Sennheiser HD800.
4. ASUS Xonar Essence STX Sound card.


I strongly advise against the TactX Keyboard. Cheap miserable piece of soft rubbery plastic with no feel to the keys, macro keys in a really awkward position, and the worst software/driver support since Razer mice. Stay away.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 26, 2011 1:47:17 AM

nothing beat the G19 IMO.
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December 26, 2011 5:32:41 PM

hellfire24 said:
nothing beat the G19 IMO.


What is this?
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December 27, 2011 2:10:19 PM

thanks
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December 27, 2011 5:30:49 PM

150 bucks for that?
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December 27, 2011 6:06:49 PM

lol
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January 2, 2012 11:04:22 PM

I like my Razer keyboard.. a bit pricy but works well.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 3, 2012 1:21:33 AM

i also use lycosa lo............
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 3, 2012 2:59:04 PM

hey what do you guys think about corsair products???(keyboards and all)
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January 3, 2012 7:25:15 PM

Corsair makes a nice case... The obsidian. And great DDR3 ....
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 4, 2012 1:37:49 AM

i was talking about gaming gears lolllllllllllllll
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January 11, 2012 12:47:16 AM

hellfire24 said:
any good reason for Level 10 GT case?


my next case will be a COSMOS II
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 11, 2012 1:13:10 PM

all the best!
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January 11, 2012 2:17:06 PM
a b B Homebuilt system
January 11, 2012 3:33:10 PM



64 cores @ 2.6Ghz? That would be a bottleneck for any high-end GPUs in SLI / CF even if you were to overclock... Also not sure where / how you would use 256GB of RAM outside of a server role / hosting / RAM drive.
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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
January 11, 2012 9:40:27 PM

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: 3.2GHz Intel Core i7-3930K - $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 - $599.99
SSD: 2 x Plextor PX-M3 256GB - $339.98 each (679.97 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: $15,473

Some notes:

Case: The Cosmos II is the same one featured in last year's Maximum PC Dream Machine. Cooler Master's engineers really went all out with this one and it shows. It's actually an XL-ATX case made for the biggest motherboards like the Classified series from EVGA.
PSU: This thing can power a small car. Or 3 Smart Cars. Or 1,000 iPads. :lol: 
Motherboard / CPU: Yeah it's overkill but what in this system isn't? The 3930K is the new 990X, a massive piece of overkill meant for only the most 1337 gamers.
RAM: Some people when asked about 64GB RAM will respond "WHY???", if money is no object, I respond: "Why not?"!
Storage: 500GB of solid SSD space from one of the most reliable drive makers on the planet, comined with more storage than the entire Library Of Congress.
Video: The crown returns to Radeon with the 7970, so triple Crossfire? You betcha!!
Monitors: 3 x NEC - the depth of this display is awe-inspiring plus it has the unique ability to go into portrait mode.
Sound: Yeah I know I always talk about how sound cards are useless, but in this case money is no object, and some times you got to crank the volume way past 11. :lol: 
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January 11, 2012 9:50:29 PM

All I ask for is money to dig a large 15+ meter deep lake, a flood pump, a gigantic diamond heatsink to dissipate heat to the lake, some large pipes and some much smaller diamond heatsinks for the CPU, GPU, RAM, PSU and Southbridge.

Budget? Probably above 100k mostly because manufacturing diamond heatsinks cost all of your limbs. But hey, the only way someone is going to beat me in overclocking is if they are rocking with an insane chiller or liquid nitrogen cooling.
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January 11, 2012 10:02:37 PM

yeah.. I love the COSMOS II. Glad to see some people mentioning it...
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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
January 11, 2012 10:14:16 PM

Mfusick said:
yeah.. I love the COSMOS II. Glad to see some people mentioning it...


It's an unbelievably sweet case but... too rich for my blood. :lol: 
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January 11, 2012 10:20:05 PM

g-unit1111 said:
It's an unbelievably sweet case but... too rich for my blood. :lol: 



I just pre-ordered it from NewEgg.

I must have it.

Replacing my ThermalTake Armor 10 bay full tower... :) 
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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
January 11, 2012 10:31:28 PM

A Bad Day said:
All I ask for is money to dig a large 15+ meter deep lake, a flood pump, a gigantic diamond heatsink to dissipate heat to the lake, some large pipes and some much smaller diamond heatsinks for the CPU, GPU, RAM, PSU and Southbridge.

Budget? Probably above 100k mostly because manufacturing diamond heatsinks cost all of your limbs. But hey, the only way someone is going to beat me in overclocking is if they are rocking with an insane chiller or liquid nitrogen cooling.


"Welcome to Aperture Science - a proud participant in the 2015 senate hearings on missing astronauts..." :lol: 

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I just pre-ordered it from NewEgg.

I must have it.


I'd get one in half a second but I'm kind of broke right now so I'll have to wait. Plus the last thing I need is more empty cases lying around. :lol: 
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January 12, 2012 12:15:55 AM

I also forgot to include a -150 C phase change cooler that removes the heat from the pipes and into the giant diamond heatsink. Might add a few more thousand dollars into the cost, but still negligible compared to the diamond heatsinks.

6 GHz CPU, here I come...
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January 12, 2012 1:06:56 PM

xxyougotownedzz said:
EVGA SR-2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
2X Intel Xeon X5690
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4X Mushkin 3x8GB DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4X AMD radeon HD 7970 XFX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Silverstone case
-Custom Wathercooled by Swivtech
-Dual 1500W PSU


I don't know what the hell it is with Toms hardware forums and noobies coming in at like 16 years of age and completely new to pc hardware, coming up with obnoxious server-based builds that do nothing but hinder gaming. Seriously, this was amusing at first but now it's everywhere. I'm tired of kids posting on this forum with their "moar is better" builds that show a contemptuous lack of knowledge. :pfff: 

/rant
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 12, 2012 1:29:25 PM

oh! that was awesome intel4eve! so why don't you give some of your 'adult knowledge'?:) .
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January 12, 2012 3:04:24 PM

lol

The lollies.

This thread has them.
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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
January 12, 2012 3:56:13 PM

intel4eva said:
I don't know what the hell it is with Toms hardware forums and noobies coming in at like 16 years of age and completely new to pc hardware, coming up with obnoxious server-based builds that do nothing but hinder gaming. Seriously, this was amusing at first but now it's everywhere. I'm tired of kids posting on this forum with their "moar is better" builds that show a contemptuous lack of knowledge. :pfff: 

/rant


Well... they could be basing it off this: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/home/dream_machine_201... :lol: 
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