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May 22, 2012 11:56:13 PM

Hello everyone, I'm not intending on building a $7,250 dollar computer, but I thought it would be fun to put one together. Here is what I have come up with.

Processor: i7 3960X http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: 2x EVGA gtx 690 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: G.SKILL Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 2400MHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: COOLER MASTER COSMOS II http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: 4x Western Digital VelociRaptor 600gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: 2x Crucial M4 128gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: XFX PRO850W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mouse: Logitech G9x Black http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboard: Logitech G510 Black http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Speaker: Polk Audio Monitor40 Series II http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: Dell UltraSharp U3011 30" Black http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $7,223.81

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May 23, 2012 12:40:24 AM

I did too. The difference is this is sitting on my desk.
Intel 980x Extreme edition cpu
Gigsbyte Gi Assassin motherboard
24gb of Corsair Dominator ram
3x Evga GTX 580 3 gb Hydro Dopper 2 video cards
Samsung 830 256gb SSD
Western Digital Velociraptor 600gb sata3 HDD
Antec High Current Pdo 1200w psu
CoolerMaster Half X RC 942 case
LG Blue Ray burner
Pioneer dvd r/rw
LG 27" monitor
HP 30" monitor
Bose Companion 5 speaker system
V-Moda headset
Custom watercooling setup
Antec 1200w psu just for the water cooling , fans , pumps and lighting.
Kryos pure silver edition cpu water block
Bitspower ram water block
Aquatube chrome resivoir
2 pumps
2 radiators
7 Feser Triebwerk low speed fans
numerous fittings and clamps
Extreme custom modification of the case.

Price somewhere north of $7500
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May 23, 2012 1:27:43 AM

Why are you both being so cheap on SSD? Go all out with SSD RAID.
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May 23, 2012 1:44:36 AM

Oh come on, if you're just parting out a crazy expensive system for kicks, at least go all the way.

Motherboard
CPU x2

There's a nice $4,500 starting point for you.
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May 23, 2012 1:59:29 AM

dude, theres 1tb velociraptor drives out there. also the patriot wildfire 480gb drives will be better and faster.

just to tell you, the trident ram wont fit under the noctua heatsink
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May 23, 2012 2:06:46 AM

Picking the most expensive option in each category, doesn't necessarily produce improvements. Unless you are looking to be at the top of the chart on some benchmarking site, these $$ are wasted. You could cut the price and half and you wouldn't be able to tell which computer you were on.

For example, that Dell is a great monitor.... have one ..... but while IPS panel is perfect for photo editing......just average for gaming.

Kinda surprised the words gaming and RAID still appear in the same sentence.
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May 23, 2012 2:13:40 AM

All those GPUs horsepower and you're not planning multi-monitor setup?completely a waste..
And I don't think 850w PSU can handle GTX690 quad SLI..
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May 24, 2012 1:03:10 AM

gaweded said:
All those GPUs horsepower and you're not planning multi-monitor setup?completely a waste..
And I don't think 850w PSU can handle GTX690 quad SLI..


it can and will do it fine.
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July 29, 2012 3:52:32 PM

I built a fairly extreme PC in Dec. of 2010. I didn't go all out on the video cards but the ones I got suite my purposes just fine.

My system:

Tower and all internals

Corsair Obsidian Series 800D Black Aluminum/Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case______________279.99
Asus Rampage III Formula motherboard________________________________________________299.99
Asus OC Station___________________________________________________________________161.97
Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Six-Core Desktop Processor_____________________________ 999.99
CORSAIR Hydro H70 CPU Cooler______________________________________________________103.99
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 24GB (6 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 and Airflow II Fan_________________________359.99
2 x SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 @ $249.99ea___________________________499.98
HT | OMEGA eClaro 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card________________________184.99
2 x Corsair Force 120GB SATA II SSD's @ $234.99 ea____________________________________ 469.98
5 x SAMSUNG F4 HD204UI 2TB SATA II Hard Drives (1 spare) @ 99.99ea______________________499.95
ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1LT LightScribe Support____________________________119.99
ASUS 24X DVD Burner Black SATA Model DRW-24B3LT LightScribe Support_____________________19.99
Corsair 1000w HX Modular PSU_______________________________________________________229.99
Koutech Dual Channel USB 3.0 PCIe x1 Card (USB 3.0 X 2 internal) (for 2 additional front ports)_____34.99
3 x Vantec Thermoflow 120mm Double Ball Bearing Temperature Controlled Case Fans @ $12.99 ea___38.97
Vantec Stealth 120mm Double Ball Bearing Silent Case Fan___________________________________12.99
SAPPHIRE Active DisplayPort Adapter (DisplayPort to DVI Interface)____________________________26.99
12" Red Dual Cold Cathode Kit__________________________________________________________8.99
24 inch 3pin Case Fan Extension Cable - Black Sleeved_______________________________________4.98
18 inch 3pin Case Fan Extension Cable - Black Sleeved_______________________________________5.97
12 inch 3pin Case Fan Extension Cable - Black Sleeved_______________________________________5.97
4Pin PWM Extension 12inch Cable - Black Sleeved___________________________________________4.75
Computer Fan 3-pin "Y" Splitter Cable - Black Sleeved________________________________________2.49
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders______________________________179.99

Subtotal for tower and all internals (S&H not included)___________________________________$4,557.87


Peripherals:

3 X Asus VE248H 24" Full HD LED Backlight LCD Monitors @ $209.99 ea_______________________629.97
Logitech MX 5500 Revolution Bluetooth Cordless keyboard & Mouse __________________________149.99
Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 5.1 Computer Speakers W/cooling upgrade____________________________240.00
Audio-Technica ATH-A700 Headphones_________________________________________________119.25
CyberPower PP2200SW (Pure Sine Wave) 2200VA 1500W battery back-up_____________________483.52

Subtotal for Peripherals (S&H not included)___________________________________________$1,622.73

Total approximate S&H (S&H on most items was free)_____________________________________$75.00

Total System Cost in 2010________________________________________________________$6,255.60

Since I built this thing I have added some things including about $1,000 towards audio improvements.

Almost 2yrs later and I'm still very pleased with this system.
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