$7,250 dollar build

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=N82E16819116491

Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131802

GPU: 2x EVGA gtx 690 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130781

Memory: G.SKILL Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 2400MHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231590

Case: COOLER MASTER COSMOS II http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119252

Hard Drive: 4x Western Digital VelociRaptor 600gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136555

SSD: 2x Crucial M4 128gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442

CPU cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608024&Tpk=noctua%20cpu%20cooler%20lga%202011

PSU: XFX PRO850W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207017

Mouse: Logitech G9x Black http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104261

Keyboard: Logitech G510 Black http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126100

Speaker: Polk Audio Monitor40 Series II http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290202

Monitor: Dell UltraSharp U3011 30" Black http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260028

Total: $7,223.81
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  1. 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
  2. Why are you both being so cheap on SSD? Go all out with SSD RAID.
  3. Oh come on, if you're just parting out a crazy expensive system for kicks, at least go all the way.

    CPU x2

    There's a nice $4,500 starting point for you.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. Ran through this myself a couple weeks back.

    Here's that thread

    -Wolf sends
  7. 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..
  8. 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.
  9. 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


    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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