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September 2, 2012 3:53:18 PM

Hello,
I need the fastest available motherboard/cpu available to the public. I have a multi-millionaire client who wants me to knock his socks off. Recommendations please......

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September 2, 2012 4:10:15 PM

He pretty much does whatever he wants. If he one day decides to do some hard-core gaming, I need to be covered. If he gets into hi-def video editing, i need to be covered. Right now hes into downloading movies and tv-shows, but he may become bored with this tomorrow and take up photography..... Now you see my dilema....
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September 2, 2012 4:18:24 PM

ddwimb said:
He pretty much does whatever he wants. If he one day decides to do some hard-core gaming, I need to be covered. If he gets into hi-def video editing, i need to be covered. Right now hes into downloading movies and tv-shows, but he may become bored with this tomorrow and take up photography..... Now you see my dilema....

2x GTX 690's
September 2, 2012 4:19:34 PM

I gotcha. I was just making sure he isn't trying to setup a server or something.

The following which I listed is the best of the best. The i7 3960x is the fastest CPU available to the public. The Asus motherboard is loaded with too many features to count.

He will be more than ready for any task with the combo I listed above. Just make sure you compliment the CPU and motherboard by surrounding it with other quality parts. Perhaps a GTX 690 or two? And maybe the NZXT Switch 810 case?

If you need help with the rest of the build, just let me know.
September 2, 2012 4:19:42 PM

32 gb of ram would be good too.
September 2, 2012 4:31:17 PM

He already has a server with about 10 externals connected to it for storing his collection of data. What about SSD's or HD's?
September 2, 2012 4:41:40 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V10 Hybrid TEC 90.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus IV Extreme (REV 3.0) EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($248.94 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: ATI FirePro V9800 4GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($2789.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: ATI FirePro V9800 4GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($2789.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: ATI FirePro V9800 4GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($2789.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: ATI FirePro V9800 4GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($2789.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Phoebus 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master 1500W ATX12V Power Supply ($388.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $12596.86

Rendering with this setup above, will be a breeze. Also your client would not need any Upgrades for a while. :sol: 
September 2, 2012 4:49:08 PM

Laziirz said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V10 Hybrid TEC 90.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus IV Extreme (REV 3.0) EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($248.94 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: ATI FirePro V9800 4GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($2789.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: ATI FirePro V9800 4GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($2789.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: ATI FirePro V9800 4GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($2789.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: ATI FirePro V9800 4GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($2789.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Phoebus 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master 1500W ATX12V Power Supply ($388.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $12596.86

Rendering with this setup above, will be a breeze. Also your client would not need any Upgrades for a while. :sol: 


Those GPUs aren't meant for gaming. You'd get better balance in both gaming performance and other tasks if you go with GTX 690s or Radeon HD 6990s/7990s.
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September 2, 2012 4:52:15 PM

ddwimb said:
Hello,
I need the fastest available motherboard/cpu available to the public. I have a multi-millionaire client who wants me to knock his socks off. Recommendations please......


Some ideas:

Yes, today's cpu chips and motherboards are insanely fast.
But, that is not what is going to impress your client.

1) Start with a 30" 2560 x 1600 monitor. They are all of the best quality.
I doubt that he is looking at three of them, although that should be a possibility .

2) Find a top quality case. Look at Lian li, Silverstone, NZXT for starters.
He might be impressed by the power you can put into a really small compact case.
Look at the Lian li PC-Q08 in RED for something different.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You need to pick a case with user input. Looks count.
I doubt he will be impressed by "bling".

3) There is not enough difference in the top sandy bridge-e from a 3770K overclocked to make it a real selection criteria.
X78 motherboards will all be large, and will restrict your options for picking a case. Remember, that it is the case that he will see and touch every day.

4) Use an Intel 520 480gb SSD. Samsung 830 is also good. Don't play with less reliable brands since price is no object.If you think you need more storage, a WD 1tb velociraptor.
A SSD is what makes a pc feel really quick, and larger SSD's are faster.

5) Such parts as keyboards and mice should be picked based on what feels good to the client. Take some samples so he can try them.

6) For a graphics card, Look at the EVGA GTX690. It is obviously top quality product.
September 2, 2012 4:58:29 PM

Quote:
Yes, today's cpu chips and motherboards are insanely fast.
But, that is not what is going to impress your client.

Start with a 30" 2560 x 1600 monitor. They are all of the best quality.
I doubt that he is looking at three of them, although that should be a possibility .

There is not enough difference in the top sandy bridge-e from a 3770K overclocked to make it a real selection criteria.
X78 motherboards will all be large, and will restrict your options for picking a case. Remember, that it is the case that he will see and touch every day.


Oops, I stand corrected as far as the Ivy bridge goes.

And +1 for the monitor.
September 2, 2012 4:59:11 PM

He already has a 32" monitor and keyboard and mouse. He wants fast no matter what he wants to do. He said he wants a full tower, and I think i'm going to go with liquid cooling for this build. I already have a corsair H70 in my personal $1200 machine that I built in 2009 and i'm very happy with the results. If there are better options out there, please let me know...
September 2, 2012 5:07:35 PM

To expand upon this a little, I'm an automotive mechanic as well as a computer tech, so building my own liquid cooling system would not be an issue if that would be the best way to go to keep this system cool and running for years to come. He leaves his system on 24/7. As far as looks, his tower sits under his desk so something flashy is not really important. He needs lots of USB 3.0 ports.
September 2, 2012 5:09:39 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V10 Hybrid TEC 90.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus IV Extreme (REV 3.0) EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($248.94 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1057.86 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1057.86 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Phoebus 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master 1500W ATX12V Power Supply ($388.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $3552.62


What about this one DeusAres
September 2, 2012 5:14:06 PM

ddwimb said:
He already has a 32" monitor and keyboard and mouse. He wants fast no matter what he wants to do. He said he wants a full tower, and I think i'm going to go with liquid cooling for this build. I already have a corsair H70 in my personal $1200 machine that I built in 2009 and i'm very happy with the results. If there are better options out there, please let me know...


If you want watercooling, I suggest going with something a bit stronger than a Corsair all in one. If your client is comfortable with tinkering with his computer and breaking down a custom watercooling loop, then this would be a better option...

XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 WaterCooling Kit
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xsra750rxwak.html

If your client would rather not bother with the computer's internals, then I suggest one of these...

Thermaltake CLW0217 Water 2.0 Extreme/All-In-One Liquid Cooling System
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you go with a Corsair H100 instead, I suggest you replace the stock fans that come with it with fans such as these in a push/pull configuration...

COUGAR CF-V12HB Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
September 2, 2012 5:16:10 PM

Laziirz said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V10 Hybrid TEC 90.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus IV Extreme (REV 3.0) EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($248.94 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1057.86 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1057.86 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Phoebus 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master 1500W ATX12V Power Supply ($388.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $3552.62


What about this one DeusAres


Looks decent. I'd switch out the PSU for something from SeaSonic. And for cooling, I'd go for either a custom watercooling loop or a high end all-in-one cooler.
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September 2, 2012 5:27:29 PM

ddwimb said:
To expand upon this a little, I'm an automotive mechanic as well as a computer tech, so building my own liquid cooling system would not be an issue if that would be the best way to go to keep this system cool and running for years to come. He leaves his system on 24/7. As far as looks, his tower sits under his desk so something flashy is not really important. He needs lots of USB 3.0 ports.


A 32" monitor will be 1080P or 1920 x 1080.
If price is no objective and space on the desk is sufficient get the 30" monitor. The detail available is significant.

I would avoid a all in one liquid cooler, particularly if noise may be an issue.
A top air cooler ,ike the noctua NH-D14 will cool just as well, and be quieter too.
Prolimatech megahalems or phantek is good too.

You can always add many front panel usb3.0 ports by using motherboard add-in cards.
If he needs constantly connected usb3.0 ports, then rear ports wuld be better.

Consider this build as disposable. In a year or two, there will be something better as always.
September 2, 2012 6:23:37 PM

CPU: Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.3GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 ($1,029.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Custom Water loop. Swiftec is a good company.
Motherboard: EVGA X79 Classified 151-SE-E779-K2 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 XL ATX Intel Motherboard ($444.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.SKILL Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: 2x EVGA 04G-P4-2699-KR GeForce GTX 690 Hydro Copper Signature 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 in SLi ($2,399.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA 04G-P4-2699-KR GeForce GTX 690 Hydro Copper Signature 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 dedicated to PhysX (1,199.99 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface 124 dB SNR / Headphone AMP Card ($171.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: LEPA G Series G1600-MA 1600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply ($309.99 @ Newegg)
Headset: A50 Wireless Headset Astro Edition ($299.99 @ Astrogaming.com)
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X ($194.99 @ Newegg)
HDD: 4x Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB in RAID 10 (1+0) ($1,039.96 @ Newegg)
SSD: 4x OCZ Octane OCT1-25SAT3-1T 2.5" 1TB SATA III 2Xnm Synchronous Mode MLC SSD in RAID 10 (1+0) ($4399.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $11851.84

My reasoning for picking an LGA 2011 board/CPU is because I'm pretty sure Intel will release Ivy Bridge-E CPU's so it makes sense to be prepared. If they don't, then you got the best CPU anyways :p .
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September 2, 2012 6:48:29 PM

Adding my thought:

I agree with the suggestions about upgrading the monitor. I've been dreaming on Newegg with the thought of having a $5K budget to build a workstation, and the first thing I added to the wish list was three 27" 2560X1440 monitors. Once you go multiple monitors, you never want to go back for the difference in productivity is night and day.
September 2, 2012 6:56:44 PM

runswindows95 said:
Adding my thought:

I agree with the suggestions about upgrading the monitor. I've been dreaming on Newegg with the thought of having a $5K budget to build a workstation, and the first thing I added to the wish list was three 27" 2560X1440 monitors. Once you go multiple monitors, you never want to go back for the difference in productivity is night and day.


I'd be satisfied with one of these...

HP ZR30w Black 30" 2560x1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 2, 2012 7:00:35 PM

I would be as well, DeusAres. It would be a huge step up for the client as well, who appears to be running a 32" 1080p screen.
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September 2, 2012 7:10:02 PM

time to unleash hell on pcpartpicker!



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($1019.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($429.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($389.00 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($409.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ Amazon)
Sound Card: HT Omega eClaro 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White/Red) ATX Full Tower Case ($128.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Silverstone 1500W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($299.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Plextor PX-LB950SA Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($144.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: HP ZR2740w 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($668.00 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit) ($178.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($47.52 @ B&H)
Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-2001-BLON1 Wired Optical Mouse ($20.32 @ Amazon)
Total: $6442.65
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-02 15:09 EDT-0400)
September 4, 2012 9:46:05 PM

Anonymous said:
time to unleash hell on pcpartpicker!



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($1019.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($429.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($389.00 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($409.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($999.99 @ Amazon)
Sound Card: HT Omega eClaro 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White/Red) ATX Full Tower Case ($128.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Silverstone 1500W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($299.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Plextor PX-LB950SA Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($144.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: HP ZR2740w 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($668.00 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit) ($178.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($47.52 @ B&H)
Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-2001-BLON1 Wired Optical Mouse ($20.32 @ Amazon)
Total: $6442.65
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-02 15:09 EDT-0400)


There's no reason you should have 32 gigs of ram, 8 is enough.
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