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March 20, 2012 11:30:30 AM

Lets imagine we have no budget, just for fun. Lets build an overkill GAMING (so no Xeons or anything stupid) PC that would last for decades. I start.
Asus ROG Rampage IV Extreme
Intel Core i7 3960X
2x EVGA Hydrocopper (water cooled) GTX 590 in quad SLI
4x 120 GB Intel 520 Series (Currently the fastest SSD in the world) in Raid 10
NZXT Switch 810
Everything water cooled!

Go on guys! Discussions of which is better are welcome.

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March 20, 2012 3:28:58 PM

Too many of these threads already. Use the search option.

Those SSD's in RAID aren't going to help your gaming performance, and certainly aren't the fastest in the world.

I'm also thinking QUADFIRE 7970's would out perform those two 590's but don't quote me on that one.
March 20, 2012 4:31:45 PM

Here's how you do an ultimate build:

Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II - $349.99
PSU: Silverstone Strider ST1500 - $389.99
Motherboard: EVGA Classified SR-X - $648.99
CPU: 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2690 - $2,038.99 each ($4,079.99 total)
Cooler: Danger Den Custom Liquid Loop - ~$1100
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw Z 64GB (8 x 8GB) 2400MHz 1.5V - $999.99
SSD: 2 x Plextor PX-M3 512GB - $679.99 each ($1,359.89 total)
HD: 3 x Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB - $429.99 each ($1,289.87 total)
Video Card: 3 x Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 - $559.99 each ($1,604.97 total)
Optical: Plextor B950 - $159.99
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90 - $129.99
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M90 - $69.99
Monitor: 3 x NEC PA-301 - $2,331.99 each ($6,993.97 total)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence - $209.99
Speakers: Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 - $229.99
OS: Windows 7 Professional - $274.99

Total: $20.998.58

There you go - I officially priced a computer that costs as much as an entry level Hyundai Sonata.

16 cores, 64 threads, 64GB RAM, 10TB of storage, 9GB VRAM, 3 30" monitors.
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March 20, 2012 6:01:59 PM

If you're looking to blow more than a car on this PC...

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Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II - $349.99

I'd going with a MountainMods or Caselabs custom case here. Gonna need the space.

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PSU: Silverstone Strider ST1500 - $389.99

Might wanna make them redundant with a good UPS just in case.

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Motherboard: EVGA Classified SR-X - $648.99
CPU: 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2690 - $2,038.99 each ($4,079.99 total)

Really a no-brainer here. ;) 

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Cooler: Danger Den Custom Liquid Loop - ~$1100

I'm building my own here - hard tubed with copper piping or acrylic, full cover waterblocks, and huge radiators like the Phobya Xtreme 1080


I think you could buy matched 8GB sticks/multiples for less than that. Maybe...

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SSD: 2 x Plextor PX-M3 512GB - $679.99 each ($1,359.89 total)
HD: 3 x Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB - $429.99 each ($1,289.87 total)

I'm going with Intel's 710 enterprise SSDs and WD's Enterprise HDDs. Much better quality for an incredibly high price!

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Video Card: 3 x Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 - $559.99 each ($1,604.97 total)

You forgot one ;)  Need 4.

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Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90 - $129.99

Getting a custom WASD Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry MX Browns.

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Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M90 - $69.99

Cyborg RAT 7 all the way. The RATs are the most comfortable mice I've ever used.
Need to pair it with a good metal mouse mat. I love my SteelSeries SX and wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.

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Monitor: 3 x NEC PA-301 - $2,331.99 each ($6,993.97 total)

I'd probably go with 6 Dell U2412s here. Or maybe 6 of these NECs.

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Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence - $209.99

Might go with the ST here...

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Speakers: Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 - $229.99

You're joking right? 2.1? You need at least 5.1 with this baddy ;) 

I'd probably invest in a good 7.1 set from Klipsch, or for those who need to keep it quiet you could go with the new Razer 7.1 headset.
March 20, 2012 6:23:29 PM

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You forgot one ;)  Need 4.


True - I did forget that. :lol: 

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You're joking right? 2.1? You need at least 5.1 with this baddy ;) 


2.1 yes - but the reviews I keep reading suggest they're louder than some home theater systems if setup correctly.

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I'd probably go with 6 Dell U2412s here. Or maybe 6 of these NECs.


Assuming you could find a large enough desk for it, *OR* you could run two of these: http://www.crvd.com/ :lol:  :lol: 

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Cyborg RAT 7 all the way. The RATs are the most comfortable mice I've ever used.
Need to pair it with a good metal mouse mat. I love my SteelSeries SX and wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.


I've never been a fan of mouse mats but that does sound like a sweet setup.

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I'm going with Intel's 710 enterprise SSDs and WD's Enterprise HDDs. Much better quality for an incredibly high price!


I'm not recommending things that the average person couldn't buy from Newegg or elsewhere... that could double the price of the system just with storage. :lol: 

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I think you could buy matched 8GB sticks/multiples for less than that. Maybe...


The Classified SR-X actually supports 96GB so you'd need 12 x 8GB chips in order to take maximum advantage of the SR-X's monster RAM capacity.

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I'm building my own here - hard tubed with copper piping or acrylic, full cover waterblocks, and huge radiators like the Phobya Xtreme 1080


As much as I usually don't approve of liquid cooling I would *NOT* trust myself to build my own block - I'd rather let the pros do it.

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I'd going with a MountainMods or Caselabs custom case here. Gonna need the space.


Plus you'd probably need a second PSU if you're gonna run the SR-X which the Cosmos II doesn't have space for.

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I'd probably invest in a good 7.1 set from Klipsch, or for those who need to keep it quiet you could go with the new Razer 7.1 headset.


Hey - if money is no object you got to crank it way past 11, we can't be going quiet here! What would Spinal Tap do? :lol: 

Back to the drawing board, I guess!
March 20, 2012 9:24:52 PM

After going back to the drawing board, I give you a custom build I dub "The Crystal Ship" after the Doors song:

Case: Mountain Mods Crystal Ship - $459.99
PSU 1: Silverstone Strider ST1500 - $389.99
PSU 2: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 500W - $79.99
Motherboard: EVGA Classified SR-X - $648.99
CPU: 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2690 - $2,038.99 each ($4,079.99 total)
Radiator: 2 x Danger Den Black Ice - $147.99 each
Tubing: 2 x Danger Den Dreamflex Blue - $29.99 each
Reservoir: Monsoon D5 - $129.99
Pump: Danger Den DD12V5 Pump - $99.99 each
Mounting Bracket: 2 x Danger Den CPU Mounting Blocks LGA 2011 - $47.99 each
Block: 2 x Danger Den DD-M6 - $42.99 each
SSD: 2 x Plextor PX-M3 512GB - $679.99 each ($1,359.89 total)
HD: 3 x Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB - $429.99 each ($1,289.87 total)
RAM: 12 x 8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport (96GB total) - $639.99
Video Card: 4 x Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 - $559.99 each ($1,604.97 total)
Optical: Plextor B950 - $159.99
Keyboard: Cherry Advanced Performance Line - $247.99
Mouse: Cyborg R.A.T. 9 - $149.99
Monitor: 2 x Ostendo Curve - $6,500 each
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence - $209.99
OS: Windows 7 Professional - $274.99

Total: $24,674.89

Notice I didn't include audio this time around - if I had money to blow on a killer audio system, you'd bet it would be a killer audio system. :lol: 

I hope I have everything needed for the liquid blocks - I'm not really good at that part.
March 20, 2012 9:31:13 PM

Ivy Bridge equivalent to 3980X(unreleased)
64 GB of 2400 MHz RAM
2 AMD 7990
Mineral oil cooled
4 500GB SSD
3x 2500x1600 monitors in Eyefinity
March 20, 2012 10:15:13 PM

One problem, none of these can wash your dishes.
March 20, 2012 10:49:09 PM

Why settle for H2O cooling? Liquid nitrogen would give you more OC headroom...
March 20, 2012 11:55:19 PM

Those MountainMods cases are nice, huh?

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As much as I usually don't approve of liquid cooling I would *NOT* trust myself to build my own block - I'd rather let the pros do it.

Haha, I meant I would build my own custom loop, not the blocks. All I have at my disposal is some screwdrivers lol :) 

Any reason you go with DangerDen? They make pretty good stuff, but I'm a bit partial to Swiftech and EK for blocks and I'd go with XSPC for normal rads and Phobyas for the bigger ones.

If we were actually spending this kind of money, we could probably invest in a water chiller for the loop and some solar panels to generate the electricity for this build ;) 


These are the drives I'd get. The RE4s are actually not that much more than hard drives right now (~70% more vs ~150% before the flooding), so anyone needing long-term storage drives should get those. Enterprise HDDs have to be able to run perfectly for 1 million hours, 24 hrs/day, in order to be classified as enterprise hard drives. I'm building a storage server soon and although I want drives that use less power, the security of these drives is hard to pass on.


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Ivy Bridge equivalent to 3980X(unreleased)
64 GB of 2400 MHz RAM
2 AMD 7990
Mineral oil cooled
4 500GB SSD
3x 2500x1600 monitors in Eyefinity

Not to be a buzzkill, but the mineral oil cooling doesn't really work well - it takes a lot of time, planning, work, and parts to get it circulating the oil properly, and dealing with that oil is a mess. We've gotten a lot of people asking about it in the WC section, so if you'd like to read more it's there.


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Why settle for H2O cooling? Liquid nitrogen would give you more OC headroom...

But you have to keep filling the LN2 blocks to run your PC. That's why they only use it for benching. I want to build a closed loop system, but I'd need some massive compressors...
March 21, 2012 12:00:29 AM

Also, make the case the shape of a pyramid and fill it with liquid nitrogen.
March 21, 2012 1:34:20 AM

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Any reason you go with DangerDen? They make pretty good stuff, but I'm a bit partial to Swiftech and EK for blocks and I'd go with XSPC for normal rads and Phobyas for the bigger ones.


Like I said - I'm kind of ignorant when it comes to liquid cooling. I know Danger Den because I've seen their name in Maximum PC but in this I've never built a custom water block before so I'd definitely be open to suggestions.

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Those MountainMods cases are nice, huh?


Yeah they are - not does the Crystal Ship look nice but you've already got a great entrance song that goes with it. :lol: 
March 21, 2012 9:36:05 AM

Great. Ill use all these, no cases, 6 displays, a huge desk, liquid nitrogen, and 6.0 GHz CPU overclock :D 
March 21, 2012 12:44:41 PM

a ln2 build not not ment for long usuage as it has many problems and cause system failure within 24 hrs :o 



March 21, 2012 1:35:58 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Here's how you do an ultimate build:

Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II - $349.99
PSU: Silverstone Strider ST1500 - $389.99
Motherboard: EVGA Classified SR-X - $648.99
CPU: 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2690 - $2,038.99 each ($4,079.99 total)
Cooler: Danger Den Custom Liquid Loop - ~$1100
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw Z 64GB (8 x 8GB) 2400MHz 1.5V - $999.99
SSD: 2 x Plextor PX-M3 512GB - $679.99 each ($1,359.89 total)
HD: 3 x Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB - $429.99 each ($1,289.87 total)
Video Card: 3 x Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 - $559.99 each ($1,604.97 total)
Optical: Plextor B950 - $159.99
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90 - $129.99
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M90 - $69.99
Monitor: 3 x NEC PA-301 - $2,331.99 each ($6,993.97 total)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence - $209.99
Speakers: Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 - $229.99
OS: Windows 7 Professional - $274.99

Total: $20.998.58

There you go - I officially priced a computer that costs as much as an entry level Hyundai Sonata.

16 cores, 64 threads, 64GB RAM, 10TB of storage, 9GB VRAM, 3 30" monitors.


Replace the 3 monitor with by 3 1080p 3d projector. If your going to play on a 20000$ PC you don,t want to have screen bazel
March 22, 2012 2:12:00 PM

venur said:
Replace the 3 monitor with by 3 1080p 3d projector. If your going to play on a 20000$ PC you don,t want to have screen bazel

Heck yea. Lets go for 11 enterprise SSDs with a 500 dollar raid card, and add random stuff to make it 35,000?
March 22, 2012 2:32:20 PM

why 500 make it 2k raid card :lol: 
March 22, 2012 2:57:49 PM

serialkiller said:
why 500 make it 2k raid card :lol: 

WOOOT!
March 22, 2012 3:05:04 PM

gxavier38 said:
Heck yea. Lets go for 11 enterprise SSDs with a 500 dollar raid card, and add random stuff to make it 35,000?


Can you imagine the heat that those SSDs will generate? I don't even think Mountain Mods builds a case big enough that will allow for a decent SSD cooling solution.

And now that we've actually seen Keppler - substitute the graphics card for 4 x EVGA Superclocked GTX 680 cards.
March 22, 2012 4:01:21 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Can you imagine the heat that those SSDs will generate? I don't even think Mountain Mods builds a case big enough that will allow for a decent SSD cooling solution.

We were going for no case, liquid nitrogen, remember?

g-unit1111 said:
And now that we've actually seen Keppler - substitute the graphics card for 4 x EVGA Superclocked GTX 680 cards.

NO. Theyre still making a dual-gpu version of the 680. Now take those, EVGA classified, X4.
OHOHOHOHO SANTA?
March 22, 2012 4:03:02 PM

gxavier38 said:
We were going for no case, liquid nitrogen, remember?


NO. Theyre still making a dual-gpu version of the 680. Now take those, EVGA classified, X4.
OHOHOHOHO SANTA?


Yeah but if past designs are any indication you won't be able to SLI the dual-GPU configurations as they're already SLI'd.

I don't like the "no case" approach - way too many things could go wrong and if we're spending as much on this PC as we would an entry-level Lexus, we'd want to make sure our components were protected, right?
March 22, 2012 4:06:08 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Yeah but if past designs are any indication you won't be able to SLI the dual-GPU configurations as they're already SLI'd.

I don't like the "no case" approach - way too many things could go wrong and if we're spending as much on this PC as we would an entry-level Lexus, we'd want to make sure our components were protected, right?

1: *X2
2: I guess? CUSTOM BUILT CASES OUT OF TOP NOTCH STUFF THAT WILL SUPPORT EVERYTHING FTW!!!!!
March 22, 2012 4:32:29 PM

gxavier38 said:
1: *X2
2: I guess? CUSTOM BUILT CASES OUT OF TOP NOTCH STUFF THAT WILL SUPPORT EVERYTHING FTW!!!!!


I base this off the EVGA 560 2 WIN card which is probably an indication of what the 680s will bring - it's essentially the dual-GPU-on-one-card configuration like your'e talking about:
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=02G-P3-156...
March 22, 2012 6:01:54 PM

:pfff:  this thread is a troll and we are wasting our time :pfff: 
March 23, 2012 3:29:21 PM

Really? Or ASUS MARS 3? 2x 690 overclocked?
March 23, 2012 3:39:14 PM

gxavier38 said:
Really? Or ASUS MARS 3? 2x 690 overclocked?


I have no idea - until we see the actual 690 and whether or not it can be SLI'd remains to be seen, the 590 cannot be, I'm guessing the 690 won't be able to either.
March 23, 2012 8:44:26 PM

2 690s SLI/2 7990 crossfire. Should be enough Crysis on lowest settings.
March 24, 2012 2:12:36 AM

g-unit1111 said:
I have no idea - until we see the actual 690 and whether or not it can be SLI'd remains to be seen, the 590 cannot be, I'm guessing the 690 won't be able to either.

The 590 can be quad SLId, as in 2x 590 so 4 GPUs.
March 24, 2012 1:03:51 PM

this is my gaming pc (but i use it more as work pc)

Intel i7 3960X
G.SKILL RipawsZ 8X4GB 1600mhz
msi x79a-gd65 8d
sapphire hd 7970 in tri fire
seasonic x-1250 1250w 80plus gold
cosmos II case
noctua nh-d14 cooler (not using water cooling since i carry this around once a week)
using a triple samsung 27" 3d ready monitor
razer mamba 2012 6400DPI
razer lycosa mirror
razer vespula mouse pad
creative speaker surround

I want to buy 3 or 4 msi/asus 680 for my asus rog rampage mobo bf3 edition i didn't use it and went msi and want to use it out of the box with 680
March 25, 2012 10:05:54 AM

Tavo_Nova said:
this is my gaming pc (but i use it more as work pc)

Intel i7 3960X
G.SKILL RipawsZ 8X4GB 1600mhz
msi x79a-gd65 8d
sapphire hd 7970 in tri fire
seasonic x-1250 1250w 80plus gold
cosmos II case
noctua nh-d14 cooler (not using water cooling since i carry this around once a week)
using a triple samsung 27" 3d ready monitor
razer mamba 2012 6400DPI
razer lycosa mirror
razer vespula mouse pad
creative speaker surround

I want to buy 3 or 4 msi/asus 680 for my asus rog rampage mobo bf3 edition i didn't use it and went msi and want to use it out of the box with 680

WHY are you using that as a work PC??!!
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