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June 30, 2012 12:33:36 AM

Hi guys. First of all, i am thankful for all the help you guys provide. i have been visiting this thread for quite some time but this is my first post. I am building a new computer which i will be using primarily for data processing. I need something that is very powerful and can store large amounts of data and is very fast. Below are more details:

Approximate Purchase Date: As Soon as Possible

Budget Range: $6000-$7000 (+/- 1000)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (running memory/processor intensive processes, surfing web, gaming)

Parts Not Required: Building from scratch. Everything is required.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Standards website such as newegg.com or tigerdirect.com. Prefer ordering everything from one website.

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU/GPU

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: no preference. as good as it needs to be.

Additional Comments: I would like a cool case like alienware's. Lots of lighting and definitely want hydro-cooling.

I would like to spend most money on CPU/Memory/SDD. Atleast 16GB memory and 1.5 TB storage. I am rather new to computer building so please suggest the best configuration for the money. Thank you in advance :D 

More about : 6000 7000 build

June 30, 2012 1:01:06 AM

Here you go:

Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II - $299.99
PSU: Silverstone St 1500 - $299.99
Motherboard: EVGA Classified SRX - $649.99
CPU: 2 x Intel Core i7-3930K - $599.99 each
Cooler: Swiftech Edge HD Triple Fan Configuration - $269.99
Block: Swiftech Apogee HD - $74.99
RAM: 64GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $399.99
SSD: 256GB Plextor PX-M3 - $239.99
HD: HGST Ultrastar 4TB 7200 RPM - $529.99
Optical: LG Blu Ray Burner - $69.99
Video Card: 2 x EVGA Geforce GTX 680 - $629.99 each ($1,259.99 total)
OS: Windows 7 Pro - $139.99

Total: $4,594.89

Add whatever monitor and peripherals you want. I don't include those things on builds as they're entirely personal preference. The cooler is a custom liquid loop which you will need for a dual CPU configuration - no combination of air coolers will come remotely close.
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June 30, 2012 1:04:32 AM

What kind of data processing? Can that data be processed using parallel instructions? If yes, OpenCL or Cuda?
June 30, 2012 4:36:34 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Here you go:

Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II - $299.99
PSU: Silverstone St 1500 - $299.99
Motherboard: EVGA Classified SRX - $649.99
CPU: 2 x Intel Core i7-3930K - $599.99 each
Cooler: Swiftech Edge HD Triple Fan Configuration - $269.99
Block: Swiftech Apogee HD - $74.99
RAM: 64GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $399.99
SSD: 256GB Plextor PX-M3 - $239.99
HD: HGST Ultrastar 4TB 7200 RPM - $529.99
Optical: LG Blu Ray Burner - $69.99
Video Card: 2 x EVGA Geforce GTX 680 - $629.99 each ($1,259.99 total)
OS: Windows 7 Pro - $139.99

Total: $4,594.89

Add whatever monitor and peripherals you want. I don't include those things on builds as they're entirely personal preference. The cooler is a custom liquid loop which you will need for a dual CPU configuration - no combination of air coolers will come remotely close.


Thank you very much for the config and your time. its a solid system. I have made some changes below. please let me know of your thoughts.


Cases:
Custom Silverstone RAVEN RV02 Full Tower Case w/ Window

$1049

SSD:
Plextor M3 Pro Series PX-512M3P 2.5" 512GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:
2 x Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s $269 each

Notes:
I haven't done water cooling before but if you have 2 cpu's, how will it work? the Case itself already has an inbuilt water cooling system.

Also, i forgot to mention before, I will be installing Ubuntu as the main operating system. I will still have windows 7 but it will not be the primary OS. So, would all the parts be compatible with Ubuntu?

Thank you very much.
June 30, 2012 4:37:25 PM

vitornob said:
What kind of data processing? Can that data be processed using parallel instructions? If yes, OpenCL or Cuda?


Yes it will be parallel processing. I am also trying to get into GPU processing so i am reading about CUDA.
June 30, 2012 4:44:08 PM

2fast4thetown_down said:
Here is an alienware with an extreme i7,2 680's and it is less than your budget I would get a 3d gaming monitor and a nice gaming mouse with the money you save like these

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

or this

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


and this mouse

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...


Even thought i will be doing some gaming, the primary use of the computer is data processing. So, I have a feeling that a 3d monitor won't really be used much. However, what you think of this?

Love the mouse :) 

Thank you for your suggestions
June 30, 2012 5:16:34 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Here you go:

Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II - $299.99
PSU: Silverstone St 1500 - $299.99
Motherboard: EVGA Classified SRX - $649.99
CPU: 2 x Intel Core i7-3930K - $599.99 each
Cooler: Swiftech Edge HD Triple Fan Configuration - $269.99
Block: Swiftech Apogee HD - $74.99
RAM: 64GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $399.99
SSD: 256GB Plextor PX-M3 - $239.99
HD: HGST Ultrastar 4TB 7200 RPM - $529.99
Optical: LG Blu Ray Burner - $69.99
Video Card: 2 x EVGA Geforce GTX 680 - $629.99 each ($1,259.99 total)
OS: Windows 7 Pro - $139.99

Total: $4,594.89

Add whatever monitor and peripherals you want. I don't include those things on builds as they're entirely personal preference. The cooler is a custom liquid loop which you will need for a dual CPU configuration - no combination of air coolers will come remotely close.


The mobo only supports xeon procecors
June 30, 2012 5:34:52 PM

i seriously don't know why but every time i read 2fast's reply's on builds, he always give people trash equipment

i like laugh the whole day seeing someone has less common sense than a 5 year old with an ipad

but all in all if you are going this big, go with g-units build but i do not really like the 680 for handling the video rendering/ processor as they are more for gaming

i would get something more for professional use like AMD firepro or Nvidia Quadro series

they are not much for gaming but give the most performance,

since i like to save money and game, i would go with the 680s/670s like maybe 3x 670 instead of 2x 680 will be a +$300 but i think you could spare that much

for monitor get 3x monitors for gaming and get 1x IPS monitor or you can just get 3x IPS monitors for gaming and video work
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 30, 2012 5:36:44 PM

ggil24 said:
The mobo only supports xeon procecors


Really? I've heard the opposite.
June 30, 2012 6:16:37 PM

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g-unit1111 said:
Really? I've heard the opposite.

CPU Type:
Dual Socket 2011 Intel Xeon E5 Processors

June 30, 2012 6:28:23 PM

psunak99 said:
Even thought i will be doing some gaming, the primary use of the computer is data processing. So, I have a feeling that a 3d monitor won't really be used much. However, what you think of this?

Love the mouse :) 

Thank you for your suggestions


Okay then get the alienware,mouse and the monitor you posted and you will be good.
June 30, 2012 8:56:28 PM

2fast4thetown_down said:
Okay then get the alienware,mouse and the monitor you posted and you will be good.


hehehe gotta laugh at this again

if you want to buy an overpriced computer like alienware at least go in style and get a Maingear

huge case Custom Watercooling for GPU and CPU, quiet, nice color to them, organization level over 9000, and is just nice overall

if it was me i would just do the watercooling myself, get 2x xeon chips, EVGA SRX board, "Big case" that supports SRX boards, 64GB RAM at 1600 speed, and 3x 670s

HDD and SSD is all preference in a big build like this, i think you will be doing some heavy duty stuff so 4TB HDD and 256GB SSD
July 1, 2012 11:18:07 PM

Which Xeon CPU is the best for the money? I see many different ones around. Below are two which i dont really understand the difference. Why does one cost higher than the other? Also, which one will be compatible with the above motherboard (EVGA SRX)? Im planning to get 2 CPU chips.

Intel Xeon E5-2640 Sandy Bridge-EP 2.5GHz (3GHz Turbo Boost) 15MB L3 Cache server processor

Intel Xeon L5640 Westmere 2.26GHz 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 60W Six-Core Server Processor

Thank you guys for all your help again. :) 
July 1, 2012 11:27:15 PM

boulbox said:
i seriously don't know why but every time i read 2fast's reply's on builds, he always give people trash equipment

i like laugh the whole day seeing someone has less common sense than a 5 year old with an ipad

but all in all if you are going this big, go with g-units build but i do not really like the 680 for handling the video rendering/ processor as they are more for gaming

i would get something more for professional use like AMD firepro or Nvidia Quadro series

they are not much for gaming but give the most performance,

since i like to save money and game, i would go with the 680s/670s like maybe 3x 670 instead of 2x 680 will be a +$300 but i think you could spare that much

for monitor get 3x monitors for gaming and get 1x IPS monitor or you can just get 3x IPS monitors for gaming and video work
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I am thinking about 2x Quadro 4000. Do you think that's a good choice? will that be compatible with ubuntu? Thank you for your suggestions.
July 2, 2012 1:21:24 AM

boulbox said:
i seriously don't know why but every time i read 2fast's reply's on builds, he always give people trash equipment

i like laugh the whole day seeing someone has less common sense than a 5 year old with an ipad

but all in all if you are going this big, go with g-units build but i do not really like the 680 for handling the video rendering/ processor as they are more for gaming

i would get something more for professional use like AMD firepro or Nvidia Quadro series

they are not much for gaming but give the most performance,

since i like to save money and game, i would go with the 680s/670s like maybe 3x 670 instead of 2x 680 will be a +$300 but i think you could spare that much

for monitor get 3x monitors for gaming and get 1x IPS monitor or you can just get 3x IPS monitors for gaming and video work
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


He said he wanted an alienware so i built a good alienware.
July 2, 2012 4:34:10 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Here you go:

Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II - $299.99
PSU: Silverstone St 1500 - $299.99
Motherboard: EVGA Classified SRX - $649.99
CPU: 2 x Intel Core i7-3930K - $599.99 each
Cooler: Swiftech Edge HD Triple Fan Configuration - $269.99
Block: Swiftech Apogee HD - $74.99
RAM: 64GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $399.99
SSD: 256GB Plextor PX-M3 - $239.99
HD: HGST Ultrastar 4TB 7200 RPM - $529.99
Optical: LG Blu Ray Burner - $69.99
Video Card: 2 x EVGA Geforce GTX 680 - $629.99 each ($1,259.99 total)
OS: Windows 7 Pro - $139.99

Total: $4,594.89

Add whatever monitor and peripherals you want. I don't include those things on builds as they're entirely personal preference. The cooler is a custom liquid loop which you will need for a dual CPU configuration - no combination of air coolers will come remotely close.


I would just get 1 gtx 690, its cheaper, less fan noise, and cost less but its the same as 2 gtx 680 basically
July 2, 2012 5:52:45 PM

2fast4thetown_down said:
He said he wanted an alienware so i built a good alienware.


1st of all, last i checked you didn't post anything with an alienware link

2nd, if he is going for professional use why would you recommend a gaming computer

3rd, alienware computers are trash, you can get a better laptop from a better brand and for desktop, you can build your own at the price they try to make you pay

4th, there is no such thing as a good alienware build, they just give you a limited amount of items to put inside the case and most of that stuff is overpriced or don't even need it.



also @OP if you want to game a little bit more than the professional use of 2x Quadro 4000, just switch it out with 3x670's and it should be ok for the most part for professional use with some gaming action

CPU: depends if you want to save money or not the best of the best is an 8-core processor for almost 2k each which i don't really recommend since you are buying 2xCPUs
Intel Xeon E5-2630 Sandy Bridge-EP $634.99 Ea

these will worth with G-unit's build just switch out his CPU with these and you can take the rest of the stuff out of his build
July 2, 2012 6:04:32 PM

psunak99 said:
Thank you very much for the config and your time. its a solid system. I have made some changes below. please let me know of your thoughts.


Cases:
Custom Silverstone RAVEN RV02 Full Tower Case w/ Window

$1049

SSD:
Plextor M3 Pro Series PX-512M3P 2.5" 512GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:
2 x Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s $269 each

Notes:
I haven't done water cooling before but if you have 2 cpu's, how will it work? the Case itself already has an inbuilt water cooling system.

Also, i forgot to mention before, I will be installing Ubuntu as the main operating system. I will still have windows 7 but it will not be the primary OS. So, would all the parts be compatible with Ubuntu?

Thank you very much.

Have you ever heard one of those high RPM hard drives spinning it sounds like a cat in a tumble drier
July 2, 2012 8:18:26 PM

diarmuid said:
No here is a i7 2011 socket
And another
And yet another


Thank you for that. How do you think the Intel Core i7-3930K compare upto Intel Xeon E5-2630 Sandy Bridge-EP? (not considering the money)
July 2, 2012 8:19:33 PM

diarmuid said:
Have you ever heard one of those high RPM hard drives spinning it sounds like a cat in a tumble drier


Thanks for that comment. i will steer clear of those! maybe just get a 7200 RPM 1 TB drives. Can you suggest any good ones which are quiet?
July 2, 2012 8:36:51 PM

boulbox said:
1st of all, last i checked you didn't post anything with an alienware link

2nd, if he is going for professional use why would you recommend a gaming computer

3rd, alienware computers are trash, you can get a better laptop from a better brand and for desktop, you can build your own at the price they try to make you pay

4th, there is no such thing as a good alienware build, they just give you a limited amount of items to put inside the case and most of that stuff is overpriced or don't even need it.



also @OP if you want to game a little bit more than the professional use of 2x Quadro 4000, just switch it out with 3x670's and it should be ok for the most part for professional use with some gaming action

CPU: depends if you want to save money or not the best of the best is an 8-core processor for almost 2k each which i don't really recommend since you are buying 2xCPUs
Intel Xeon E5-2630 Sandy Bridge-EP $634.99 Ea

these will worth with G-unit's build just switch out his CPU with these and you can take the rest of the stuff out of his build


Yes i did look at alienware and what they were offering was pretty limited. plus a $5000 alienware was really only $3000ish when built myself. I am not that concerned about the money. I just want a computer that is top of the line and can handle heavy duty data processing softwares. Once i build this, i probably won't make any big changes to it for at least 4 years or so. So i need a build which is pretty solid and future proof.

The reason i am trying to go with the more expensive GPU's is because i will be getting into GPU programming and having a top of the line GPU will help. However, would there be much difference between 2x Quadro 4000 (or 2000) vs. 3x670s?

I agree with you that the 8-core Xeon is not very cost effective. Your suggestion is very good. is there anything more in the E5-2640?

Also, i asked a question before which wasn't answered. The case comes with a pre installed hydrocooling, but how would i work for 2 cpu's? is the block big enough to cover 2 cpu's?

Thank you very much for your informative post.
July 2, 2012 9:13:54 PM

psunak99 said:
Thank you for that. How do you think the Intel Core i7-3930K compare upto Intel Xeon E5-2630 Sandy Bridge-EP? (not considering the money)

Sorry for the delayed response. The i7-3930k would be better and with the amount of money you are spending you could afford two! that would be an amazing system.
July 2, 2012 9:23:00 PM

psunak99 said:
Thanks for that comment. i will steer clear of those! maybe just get a 7200 RPM 1 TB drives. Can you suggest any good ones which are quiet?

The samsung f4 would be a good choice you could buy 4 of these and turn them on as you needed them. I don't recommend going for one bg hard drive like somebody mentioned earlier as if it fails all 4 tb is gone and that drive is about $500 and you can buy 4 of these samsung f4's for $480 and you will have 8tb. And if you bought 5 you could put them in raid 6, it would work with 4 but 5 would be nicer. Raid six would allow you to lose 2 of the 4/5 and still lose none of your data. although this all depends on how safe you want to keep your data. You could also have those 4 drives and the fifth drive kept for music/photos/documents etc.... and keep the important things on your ssd because no matter how much you spend on the ssd the more files on it the slower so you be best keeping your large amounts of data like you users file on the fifth HDD or you could just buy a second ssd but that would be expensive just because you have a lot to spend doesn't mean you have too, maybe buy some nice 3D monitors.
July 2, 2012 10:30:37 PM

the main and biggest difference between i7 3930k vs xeon e5 is that xeon e5 can run dual CPU and the i7 can not

also that i7 is a desktop CPU and the xeon is a server CPU

if you want to play few games(which i think you will) go with a x79 board and a i7 3930k, the quadro 4000 series is a few generations old compared quadro 6000 and the 670s

i still think 3x 670 will do fairly well with a gaming/workshop build with an i7 3930k and 64GB of ram

now for the question for the water cooling, yes the watercooling is preinstalled, but for the GPU cooling, only certain cases/products has the option of having the GPU water cooled.

as for the HDD as i am reading now

i would suggest a 7200 RPM drive with at least 1+TB if you need more you can just buy more, and if you need to take the things some where i suggest getting a external Hard drive to place your work inside
July 3, 2012 4:34:03 PM

boulbox said:
the main and biggest difference between i7 3930k vs xeon e5 is that xeon e5 can run dual CPU and the i7 can not

also that i7 is a desktop CPU and the xeon is a server CPU

if you want to play few games(which i think you will) go with a x79 board and a i7 3930k, the quadro 4000 series is a few generations old compared quadro 6000 and the 670s

i still think 3x 670 will do fairly well with a gaming/workshop build with an i7 3930k and 64GB of ram

now for the question for the water cooling, yes the watercooling is preinstalled, but for the GPU cooling, only certain cases/products has the option of having the GPU water cooled.

as for the HDD as i am reading now

i would suggest a 7200 RPM drive with at least 1+TB if you need more you can just buy more, and if you need to take the things some where i suggest getting a external Hard drive to place your work inside


Ok i see that the i7 does not support 2 cpus. However, raw computation power is very important to me. I need at least 12 cores. Also, i looked up the x79 board and it looks great but it only supports 32gb RAM. I would like to have a dual CPU setup unless there is something which can provide equal power. Is there a problem if the xeon is used in a non-server environment?

I looked at GeForce 670 and it does look fairly powerful and i think 3 of them would be very powerful. So i think I'm going to stick with the 3x 670 as you suggested.

The case is the following: Custom Silverstone RAVEN RV02 Full Tower Case w/ Window. If you can please comment on the case as well. Do you think it will do justice for this config? I believe it has only CPU cooling. But would the GPU's really need cooling?

Also do yo think the RAM needs to be cooled? There are water coolers available and also air coolers. Can you comment on these?

Thank you very much! This is very helpful.

July 3, 2012 4:37:35 PM

diarmuid said:
The samsung f4 would be a good choice you could buy 4 of these and turn them on as you needed them. I don't recommend going for one bg hard drive like somebody mentioned earlier as if it fails all 4 tb is gone and that drive is about $500 and you can buy 4 of these samsung f4's for $480 and you will have 8tb. And if you bought 5 you could put them in raid 6, it would work with 4 but 5 would be nicer. Raid six would allow you to lose 2 of the 4/5 and still lose none of your data. although this all depends on how safe you want to keep your data. You could also have those 4 drives and the fifth drive kept for music/photos/documents etc.... and keep the important things on your ssd because no matter how much you spend on the ssd the more files on it the slower so you be best keeping your large amounts of data like you users file on the fifth HDD or you could just buy a second ssd but that would be expensive just because you have a lot to spend doesn't mean you have too, maybe buy some nice 3D monitors.


I completely agree with your point. It would be better to get 5x 1 TBs. I looked at the hard drive you suggested and it says that it is 3 Gbps not 6 Gbps. the Motherboard is 6gbps compatible so do you think i should get 6gpbs hard drives? The setup i wanted was have 2-3 data drives and have a drive which is primarily a backup drive. This way if one of the hard drives fail, i can restore. Could you suggest a setup for this?

Thank you very much for your comments
July 3, 2012 4:48:39 PM

Atm, only SATA 1.5GBps is saturated. It will be years before SATA 6GBps is utilized.
July 3, 2012 4:49:39 PM

I hear liquid nitrogen cooling is cool these days
July 3, 2012 5:06:16 PM

Whalen207 said:
I hear liquid nitrogen cooling is cool these days


Lmao nice. Maybe when i build a personal gaming computer one day i will use that! :) 
July 3, 2012 5:07:22 PM

azeem40 said:
Atm, only SATA 1.5GBps is saturated. It will be years before SATA 6GBps is utilized.


Ok that sounds good. i will stick with the samsung f4s then. Thank you
July 3, 2012 5:35:14 PM

this board

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

can use 64GB of RAM

the i7 uses 6 Physical cores and 12 Virtual Cores with hyper thread

this board can use Xeon E5 cores as a desktop computer

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

SR-X board from EVGA

and get 2x XEON E5 CPU's of your choice depending on which one fits your needs more, such as higher clock or higher MB

i would personally go with this one as it has an "OK" clock rate with 15MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for the case i would personally do the things myself since i like to experiment but buying a premade one is also good if you are new to doing it or just lazy

the biggest problem you might have is trying to fit in a SR-X board and you need to find a case that supports it too
July 3, 2012 6:37:56 PM

Your motherboard won't have enough sata3 6g/bit's. To have 5 or 6 drives running off of it.
A lot of people forget about the difference between bit and byte!!! 6 gigabits is only 768 megabytes!! And SSD's these days utilize nearly all of that at about 600megabytes per second.
64 gigabytes is insane 16 gigabytes is loads. what are you going to be using it for?

Sorry but that case is no good.... It just way too overpriced. It doesn't even have USB 3.0 on the front panels.
Go with the Cooler Master Cosmo's II, Its amazing and will be great for the HDD's you want to install.
Don't bother going with two Xeon processors go with one i7 extreme edition.

If you message me I will give you a complete breakdown of everything I think should go into it I will also give you a price.
July 3, 2012 7:39:58 PM

okay this is what I came up with



CPU: Intel Core i7 Extreme i7-3960X 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($1019.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Gene Micro ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung 830 Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($658.87 @ B&H)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($559.93 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($559.93 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($341.56 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Silverstone 1500W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($55.35 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit) ($173.90 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Wired Gaming Keyboard ($144.98 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($48.99 @ Mac Mall)
Total: $6893.34
July 6, 2012 5:43:12 PM

diarmuid said:
okay this is what I came up with



CPU: Intel Core i7 Extreme i7-3960X 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($1019.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Gene Micro ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung 830 Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($658.87 @ B&H)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($559.93 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($559.93 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($341.56 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Silverstone 1500W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($55.35 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit) ($173.90 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Wired Gaming Keyboard ($144.98 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($48.99 @ Mac Mall)
Total: $6893.34


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