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July 29, 2012 9:43:14 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($142.27 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($1007.86 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 650W ATX12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Samsung S27A850D 27.0" Monitor ($858.98 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Das Keyboard DASK3ULTMS1SI Wired Standard Keyboard ($135.00 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer Naga Hex Wired Laser Mouse ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $3284.03
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-29 17:42 EDT-0400)

I'd play at the highest quality with everything turned on. Post yours! :) 

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July 29, 2012 9:47:24 PM

Razer mouse !!?? YEUGUGGHH!!

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July 29, 2012 9:47:38 PM

Lol wouldn't you just have like 3 42in plus tvs with quad SLI GTX 690s one of them dual CPU MoBo with like extreme overclock extreme i7. And for me personally steel series peripherals and surround sound. Kinda busy or wouldve done pc part picker
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July 29, 2012 9:48:53 PM

I don't have a preference for mouse as I've been using a dynex mouse for 5 years lol. xD
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July 29, 2012 9:51:08 PM

Lol I really like the steel series mouse I have but saving money for new computer build. I love their syberia v2 white headset
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July 29, 2012 9:52:15 PM

I've been on the standard keyboard, mouse, crappy earphones, and dell speakers for a long time lol.
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July 29, 2012 10:17:39 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/dmxV
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/dmxV/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/dmxV/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 PRO ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($300.74 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($201.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.79 @ DirectCanada)
Hard Drive: Plextor M3 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($679.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($398.21 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($398.21 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($398.21 @ DirectCanada)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($209.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 1250W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($279.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DVDE818A7T/BLK/B/GEN CD Reader, DVD Writer ($18.46 @ DirectCanada)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($109.99 @ Memory Express)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M90 Wired Laser Mouse ($59.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $3530.54
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-29 18:16 EDT-0400)
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July 29, 2012 10:18:33 PM

I am fine with one 690 for 2560x1440. :) 
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July 29, 2012 10:26:34 PM

Mine would be what I currently have now but with the following upgrades:

1. Second GTX 670 in SLI

2. at least 512GB of SSD storage (maybe even dual 512gb M4s)

3. A total of either 16 or 32gigs of ram

Luckily I planned my system from the start to accommodate these future upgrades. I won't be surprised if 6 months from now a 512gb SSD costs $200. Hopefully in a year I'll be able to SLI another 670 for well under what I paid for the first one.
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July 29, 2012 10:28:31 PM

I am not interested in SLI personally as the 690 should handle the max resolution I prefer. :) 
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July 30, 2012 12:17:38 AM

Here's mine:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($429.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Redline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Hard Drive: Plextor M3 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($679.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Plextor M3 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($679.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($459.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($459.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($459.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($359.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Silverstone 1500W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($313.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Plextor PX-LB950SA Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($149.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: NEC PA301W-BK-SV 30.0" Monitor ($2609.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: NEC PA301W-BK-SV 30.0" Monitor ($2609.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: NEC PA301W-BK-SV 30.0" Monitor ($2609.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($123.49 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer RZ01-00650100-R3M1 Wireless Optical Mouse ($144.98 @ Newegg)
Other: Swiftech Triple Fan Edge HD Radiator
Total: $13051.78
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-29 20:16 EDT-0400)

This is the cooling solution I'd use: http://www.swiftech.com/H2O-x20-Edge-HD.aspx
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July 30, 2012 12:32:00 AM

Btw, 1500W is overkill for 3 670s. 1000W is plenty. :)  Maybe use the $ saved on another Hard Drive? :p 
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July 30, 2012 1:16:50 AM

azeem40 said:
I don't have a preference for mouse as I've been using a dynex mouse for 5 years lol. xD


i used to use dynex. gave it to my dad and he likes it.

i got a microsoft comfort mouse 3000 instead -__-
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July 30, 2012 1:20:40 AM

l0v3rboi said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/dmxV
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/dmxV/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/dmxV/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 PRO ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($300.74 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($201.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.79 @ DirectCanada)
Hard Drive: Plextor M3 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($679.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($398.21 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($398.21 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($398.21 @ DirectCanada)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($209.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 1250W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($279.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DVDE818A7T/BLK/B/GEN CD Reader, DVD Writer ($18.46 @ DirectCanada)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($109.99 @ Memory Express)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M90 Wired Laser Mouse ($59.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $3530.54
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-29 18:16 EDT-0400)


Why would you suggest a 90$ cooler with non k series CPU?
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July 30, 2012 1:22:29 AM

AyuX said:
Why would you suggest a 90$ cooler with non k series CPU?


you can up the base clock a bit so you can get 4.5ghz out of the 3820

he also might be looking for 50c at full load
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July 30, 2012 1:24:15 AM

AyuX said:
Why would you suggest a 90$ cooler with non k series CPU?

Quieter operation.
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July 30, 2012 1:30:11 AM

Sakkura said:
Quieter operation.


Noctua NH d14 has one 140mm fan and another 120mm fan. It is as big as your head. Why would you possibly need it for a non k processor!!
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July 30, 2012 1:32:37 AM

OMG this is your dream build I thought it would be at least i7 extreme or something.
My friend had me build a quad sli gtx 690 build, cost about 20 grand :o  thats including his crazy speakers and monitors. I can't recall what monitors he had, he had 3, maybe 30 inch 1440p or 1600p don't really know :??: 

He has a video of his rig on youtube called jjuubb's ultimate gaming machine

These are his specs;

Case: An extremely modded NZXT Phantom full tower Anodised Blue

PSU:LEPA Gold G1600-MA 1600W Power Supply 80 PLUS® Gold,

MoBo: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme

Processor: INTEL Core i7-3960X Extreme Six-Core

Liquid Cooling: CUSTOM Premium 1xCPU + 4xGPU Liquid Cooling Kit

Memory: CORSAIR 16GB (4 x 4GB) Dominator-GT DHX Pro DDR3 2133MHz

Graphics Card's: DUAL SLI ASUS GTX 690-4GD5, GeForce® GTX 690

Sound Card's: ASUS Xonar Phoebus Sound Card, 24-bit 192KHz

Network Card: BIGFOOT NETWORKS Killer™ 2100 Network Card

Hard Drive ( bay 1,2,3,4,5 and 6): CORSAIR 480GB Force Series™ GT SSD, MLC SandForce 555/525MB/s

Hard Drive Bay 7: WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB WD VelociRaptor®, SATA 6 Gb/s, 10000 RPM

Optical Drive 1 and 2: PLEXTOR PX-LB950SA 12x/16x/48x BD/DVD/CD Blu-ray Disc

Mouse: MAD CATZ R.A.T. 9 Gaming Mouse

Keyboard: RAZER BlackWidow™ Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Speakers: PEACHTREE AUDIO Nova Stereo Amplifier High-End Speakers

Headphones: Razer Tiamat 7.1 Elite Surround Sound Gaming Headset

:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o 



There you have it the most extreme, overkill and ultimate rig in the universe :o 

NC
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July 30, 2012 1:47:45 AM

AyuX said:
Noctua NH d14 has one 140mm fan and another 120mm fan. It is as big as your head. Why would you possibly need it for a non k processor!!

Because those big-ass fans will only have to spin very slowly to cool the processor, meaning practically zero noise.

Probably still a bit overkill. I think a cheaper custom cooler would still cut the noise to practically nothing.
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July 30, 2012 2:08:34 AM

azeem40 said:
I am not interested in SLI personally as the 690 should handle the max resolution I prefer. :) 


Lol I just find that statement ironic since the 690 IS SLI
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July 30, 2012 2:39:09 AM

azeem40 said:
Btw, 1500W is overkill for 3 670s. 1000W is plenty. :)  Maybe use the $ saved on another Hard Drive? :p 


If money were no object, overkill wouldn't be an issue. :lol: 

I would also have the Cosmos II modified steam punk style and audio would be a completely different budget - especially with 3 30" monitors in portrait mode.

Quote:
Why would you suggest a 90$ cooler with non k series CPU?


The 3820 has an unlocked multiplier.
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July 30, 2012 2:53:38 AM

I would just keep my system... Hopefully a faster FX comes out though...
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July 30, 2012 2:56:23 AM

nc7v7 said:
OMG this is your dream build I thought it would be at least i7 extreme or something.
My friend had me build a quad sli gtx 690 build, cost about 20 grand :o  thats including his crazy speakers and monitors. I can't recall what monitors he had, he had 3, maybe 30 inch 1440p or 1600p don't really know :??: 

He has a video of his rig on youtube called jjuubb's ultimate gaming machine

These are his specs;

Case: An extremely modded NZXT Phantom full tower Anodised Blue

PSU:LEPA Gold G1600-MA 1600W Power Supply 80 PLUS® Gold,

MoBo: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme

Processor: INTEL Core i7-3960X Extreme Six-Core

Liquid Cooling: CUSTOM Premium 1xCPU + 4xGPU Liquid Cooling Kit

Memory: CORSAIR 16GB (4 x 4GB) Dominator-GT DHX Pro DDR3 2133MHz

Graphics Card's: DUAL SLI ASUS GTX 690-4GD5, GeForce® GTX 690

Sound Card's: ASUS Xonar Phoebus Sound Card, 24-bit 192KHz

Network Card: BIGFOOT NETWORKS Killer™ 2100 Network Card

Hard Drive ( bay 1,2,3,4,5 and 6): CORSAIR 480GB Force Series™ GT SSD, MLC SandForce 555/525MB/s

Hard Drive Bay 7: WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB WD VelociRaptor®, SATA 6 Gb/s, 10000 RPM

Optical Drive 1 and 2: PLEXTOR PX-LB950SA 12x/16x/48x BD/DVD/CD Blu-ray Disc

Mouse: MAD CATZ R.A.T. 9 Gaming Mouse

Keyboard: RAZER BlackWidow™ Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Speakers: PEACHTREE AUDIO Nova Stereo Amplifier High-End Speakers

Headphones: Razer Tiamat 7.1 Elite Surround Sound Gaming Headset

:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o 



There you have it the most extreme, overkill and ultimate rig in the universe :o 

NC



Interesting Build you did for your friend. Considering it would have been less then 8gs for the GPU's and 3 high end monitors what the hell did you spend the other 12gs on?????? BS
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July 30, 2012 2:59:29 AM

zloginet said:
Interesting Build you did for your friend. Considering it would have been less then 8gs for the GPU's and 3 high end monitors what the hell did you spend the other 12gs on?????? BS



He must be rich or a drug dealer LOOOOL
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July 30, 2012 3:16:36 AM

guerrero said:
He must be rich or a drug dealer LOOOOL



Um, not what I meant.... I am trying to figure out how that even got to 20,000.... Has to have 2x XEONs in a SR2 board etc but only 2x 690s doesn't make sens to hit that high of a value with low end monitors
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July 30, 2012 4:21:35 AM

unksol said:
Lol I just find that statement ironic since the 690 IS SLI

It is a dual-PCB card. Dual-PCB can still be SLId with another 690. It would be called Quad SLI but still be CFing two GPUs.
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July 30, 2012 4:22:42 AM

I should have been more specific, but I'll be specific now. Make sure the system is realistic. :p 
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July 30, 2012 4:44:40 AM

azeem40 said:
I should have been more specific, but I'll be specific now. Make sure the system is realistic. :p 


Considering mine costs as much as a Hyundai Elantra, realistic is not the term I'd use. :lol: 
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July 30, 2012 4:49:04 AM

I never said yours was. :p 
I said, "Make sure the system you post is realistic". :) 
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July 30, 2012 5:10:39 AM

Ahhhh a dream build...well here goes nothing
i7 990x
ASUS Rampage III Gene
2x 7970's 6GB Edition or 2x GTX 690's
G. SKILL Ripjaws 16GB @1600MHz
Antec HCP Platinum 1000 watts
Windows 8 64 bit(won't be able to do this while 7's around lol)
Cooler Master HAF X RC-942-KKN1
Western Digital Cavier Green 2TB
OCZ Vertex 2 160GB SSD
CORSAIR H100 Water Cooler
To scared to post prices...
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July 30, 2012 5:31:54 AM

hunterpostit88 said:
Ahhhh a dream build...well here goes nothing
i7 990x
ASUS Rampage III Gene
2x 7970's 6GB Edition or 2x GTX 690's
G. SKILL Ripjaws 16GB @1600MHz
Antec HCP Platinum 1000 watts
Windows 8 64 bit(won't be able to do this while 7's around lol)
Cooler Master HAF X RC-942-KKN1
Western Digital Cavier Green 2TB
OCZ Vertex 2 160GB SSD
CORSAIR H100 Water Cooler
To scared to post prices...


Do you think you can play Minecraft on "fancy" with that?
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July 30, 2012 11:50:55 AM

hunterpostit88 said:
Ahhhh a dream build...well here goes nothing
i7 990x
ASUS Rampage III Gene
2x 7970's 6GB Edition or 2x GTX 690's
G. SKILL Ripjaws 16GB @1600MHz
Antec HCP Platinum 1000 watts
Windows 8 64 bit(won't be able to do this while 7's around lol)
Cooler Master HAF X RC-942-KKN1
Western Digital Cavier Green 2TB
OCZ Vertex 2 160GB SSD
CORSAIR H100 Water Cooler
To scared to post prices...



the vertex 2 and the 990x is last last gen stuff.
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July 30, 2012 11:53:38 AM

g-unit1111 said:


The 3820 has an unlocked multiplier.


technically no. you have to increase the base clock in order to add clockspeed. most people can get their 3820s running at 4.2ghz
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July 30, 2012 12:40:33 PM

Gah, haven't even thought what my dream rig would be.

After approximately 30 seconds of thought, this is what I'v come up with.

Probably a custom made or heavily modified HAF-X case to hold all this. Probably the Temjin Bigtroll chose.
i7-3930k
ASUS Rampage IV
x4 Sapphire Radeon HD7970 6GB GHZ edition cards with Water cooling blocks. (6GB cards do exist)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4VD6l0R7Ts
32GB of 1866Mhz RAM (As above that you start sacrificing timings)
x4 512GB OCZ Vertex 4 in RAID 10
x4 3TB Raptors (do they come in 3TB models?) in RAID1
Seasonic-X Gold 1200W
9x1080p monitors, if possible 120Hz (that's why 6GB graphics cards)
Mechanical keyboard (unsure which one to get currently)
Razer mouse (eh, my Deathadder is pretty good so far)
Windows ME 7 Ultimate 64bit.
Custom water cooling loop.
All inside an industrial refrigerator to keep it cool.

I suspect this could cripple the economy of a small nation, wont even attempt to guess how much.

Hopefully a mini-fridge if I can afford it.

I think I built the uber-overkill system, not a dream rig. Maybe I'd be better off stealing the Folding@Home servers and redirecting all that precious compute power to my laptop.
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July 30, 2012 12:47:52 PM

manofchalk said:
Gah, haven't even thought what my dream rig would be.

After approximately 30 seconds of thought, this is what I'v come up with.

Probably a custom made or heavily modified HAF-X case to hold all this. Probably the Temjin Bigtroll chose.
i7-3930k
ASUS Rampage IV
x4 Sapphire Radeon HD7970 6GB GHZ edition cards with Water cooling blocks. (6GB cards do exist)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4VD6l0R7Ts
32GB of 1866Mhz RAM (As above that you start sacrificing timings)
x4 512GB OCZ Vertex 4 in RAID 10
x4 3TB Raptors (do they come in 3TB models?) in RAID1
Seasonic-X Gold 1200W
9x1080p monitors, if possible 120Hz (that's why 6GB graphics cards)
Mechanical keyboard (unsure which one to get currently)
Razer mouse (eh, my Deathadder is pretty good so far)
Windows ME 7 Ultimate 64bit.
Custom water cooling loop.

Hopefully a mini-fridge if I can afford it.

I think I built the uber-overkill system, not a dream rig. Maybe I'd be better off stealing the Folding@Home servers and redirecting all that precious compute power to my laptop.


raptors only come it 1tb models. i would have gotten seagate cheetahs if i had some sas ports
seasonic has x1250w but not the 1200w
i doubt they support more than 6 monitors
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July 30, 2012 12:48:27 PM

the mini fridge is a bonus
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July 30, 2012 12:55:42 PM

Again, almost no research done on the components. So little details like that evaded me.

I'm pretty sure you can get 9 monitors working, each card has 5 outputs on its own and Eyefinity supports up to (oh wait, 6 monitors. How do you know this stuff?)
http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-eyefini...

Technically you could have 9 monitors with Display port splitters, but then its just the same image on multiple screens so whats the fun in that?
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July 30, 2012 1:03:29 PM

i just heard it somewhere....

also, when amd does their eyefinity demos, they never use more than 6 monitors so yeah....
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July 30, 2012 4:24:57 PM

azeem40 said:
I never said yours was. :p 
I said, "Make sure the system you post is realistic". :) 


It's definitely better than that ridiculous 11 SSD setup I saw a while back. :lol: 
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July 30, 2012 4:31:46 PM

TheBigTroll said:
the vertex 2 and the 990x is last last gen stuff.

lol I'm not really Intel so I don't know much. Here is the CPU i7 3960k
MOBO: ASRock X79 Extreme 9 LGA 2011(I'm aware)
GPU: 3x GTX 680's
Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT
RAM: G. SKILL Ripjaws OR CORSAIR Vengence 32GB(4x8)
PSU: SeaSonic X-1250
OS: Windows 8 64 bit
CPU Cooler: CORSAIR H100
HDD: Western Digital Cavier Green 2TB
SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4 256GB
Hope that's somewhat better. Like I said I've never worked Intel but always AMD.
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July 30, 2012 7:15:16 PM

zloginet said:
Interesting Build you did for your friend. Considering it would have been less then 8gs for the GPU's and 3 high end monitors what the hell did you spend the other 12gs on?????? BS


Actually you'll be surprised, lets add it all up.

Forgot to mention the UPS which costs over 2k, 2k for those speakers and again 2k for the processor.

We're already at 6k.

Then over 3k for all those hardrives plus 1k for the watercooling.

Thats 10k.

Then add up all the other things MoBo, ram, sound card,network card,optical drives,power supply,OS,Microsoft office,other custom softwares, fan controller,led lighting and NVIDIA 3D Vision Stereoscopic Glasses thats almost 3k.

There you have it 20 grand, not well spent.
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July 30, 2012 7:20:03 PM

azeem40 said:
I should have been more specific, but I'll be specific now. Make sure the system is realistic. :p 



Lol realistic??? This build is real I put it together myself :p 
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July 30, 2012 7:27:30 PM

zloginet said:
Um, not what I meant.... I am trying to figure out how that even got to 20,000.... Has to have 2x XEONs in a SR2 board etc but only 2x 690s doesn't make sens to hit that high of a value with low end monitors


Not low end high end monitors.
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July 30, 2012 8:13:15 PM

nc7v7 said:
Actually you'll be surprised, lets add it all up.

Forgot to mention the UPS which costs over 2k, 2k for those speakers and again 2k for the processor.

We're already at 6k.

Then over 3k for all those hardrives plus 1k for the watercooling.

Thats 10k.

Then add up all the other things MoBo, ram, sound card,network card,optical drives,power supply,OS,Microsoft office,other custom softwares, fan controller,led lighting and NVIDIA 3D Vision Stereoscopic Glasses thats almost 3k.

There you have it 20 grand, not well spent.


$2K for a UPS???? That's definitely not well spent. :heink: 
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July 30, 2012 8:22:46 PM

most items have free shipping.

i could buy another computer for 2k
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July 30, 2012 9:03:30 PM

TheBigTroll said:
most items have free shipping.

i could buy another computer for 2k


You could buy a whole network of these for $20K plus the servers and appropriate cabling and network hardware:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 950W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PA238Q 23.0" Monitor ($238.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech MK550 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1701.85
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-30 17:02 EDT-0400)

You could buy 9 of these at $15,316.65 - setup a very killer network, have $3K leftover for the server, and another $1K for cabling and routers. That would be a much wiser investment.
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July 30, 2012 9:07:12 PM

true and it would have more processing power. folding would be pretty darn fast
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July 30, 2012 9:13:21 PM

TheBigTroll said:
true and it would have more processing power. folding would be pretty darn fast


Not to mention killer LAN parties. :bounce: 
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