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Other $8,900 Theoretical Build

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TheMusician, 7 Jul 2010.

  1. TheMusician

    TheMusician Audio/Tech Enthusiast/Historian

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    For $8,900 I would get:

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    Case: Corsair Obsidian 800D
    Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D X58
    CPU: 3.3Ghz (at stock) Intel Core i7 980x
    RAM: 24GB DDR3-1600 (at stock speed)
    GPU: 3 x EVGA GeForce GTX480 1536MB GDDR5
    Storage: 2 x Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB SATA III in RAID 0, 4 x OCZ Vertex 2 200GB in RAID 5
    PSU: Silverstone ST1200 1200W Modular
    Audio: ASUS Xonar DX 7.1
    Optical Drives: Pioneer Blu-Ray Burner, ASUS 24x DVD Burner
    Cooling: CoolIT SYSTEMS Advanced CPU Liquid Cooling, 4 x 120mm LED 90CFM Fans, NZXT SEN-001LX Fan Controller

    I don't know anything about overclocking so I only stated the stock speeds.

    What would you change in this theoretical build?

    All in good fun.
     
  2. Xonar

    Xonar New Member

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    Would probably go for the EVGA SR-2 board with two Xeon's, ditch the CoolIT loop and go for a full custom loop for both CPU's and GPU's.

    And throw in a fourth GTX 480 (Physx) for good measure.
     
  3. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    ohh nice, a godbuild, haven't done one of these in a while. BBL :D

    Oh and just to be clear: i pretty much disagree with ALL of your choices :)
     
  4. Furymouse

    Furymouse Like connect 4 in dagger terms

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    Find this man. Give him the money. Then keep whatever hardwares inside updated a generation behind current ( lifes much cheaper that way:thumb: ).
     
  5. TheMusician

    TheMusician Audio/Tech Enthusiast/Historian

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    Do share yours!! :lol: These are always fun.
     
  6. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    After careful deliberation, i came to these conclusions:
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    CPU    : Intel 980X					1000
    RAM    : G.Skill Ripjaw 24GB kit DDR3-1600 CL9		 950
    MOBO   : Asus Rampage III Extreme			 380
    GPU    : 2x Asus Ares 					2200
    BOOT   : OCZ RevoDrive 240GB 				 700
    RAID   : Areca ARC1210					 300
    HDD    : 4x Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB			 440
    PSU    : Antec TPQ-1200 1200W				 240
    Case   : Mountain mods custom				1000   +
    ===================================================================
    Total							7310
    This leaves me with 1400 dollars for cooling. I suppose that is enough to buy me a phase-changer for the CPU and a nice quad-rad system for the HDDs and GPUs, plus some bells & whisles like an aqaero and/or an mCubed Tbalancer. A blueray drive and soundcard also fit in this budget.

    Some explanations:
    - I went with so many RAM so there is place to setup a ramdisk, which will give you lightning speed on anything you install there.
    - I stayed in the ATI camp because tree-monitor gaming isn't supported on 3Way-SLI.
    - I tried not to over-spend on storage, instead i chose a comparatively modest solution.
    - Mountain mods lets you customise their cases to an obscene amount. I allowed for 1000 dollars to be spent there, but realistically i won't spend more then 600-700. The rest is for some modding :D
     
  7. sheninat0r

    sheninat0r What's a Dremel?

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    Your build is really weak for a true god computer. Get an EVGA Classified SR-2, two 980X processors, 48GB RAM, four GTX 480 video cards, and a phase change cooling system. Put that all in a custom case designed by you and built by MountainMods - custom cases from them can reach $1000 and up, especially for a big or complicated case which doesn't use their drive bays and stuff. Consider a quality hardware RAID card and maybe, say, 16 high-quality SSDs in RAID 10 or something. Now we're talking.

    Quick edit: There's a Gigabyte X58 motherboard that's $700, but it's only single processor. Huh.
     
  8. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    The SR2 only supports Xeons not standard i7s.

    I like the rest though :D
     
  9. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    This isn't a true godbuild, it's one on a budget. You are WELL past the 10k mark with yours.

    Plus, good luck getting 980X cpus to work on an SR2 board, they only have one QPI link. You need the 5-series Xeons.
     
  10. sheninat0r

    sheninat0r What's a Dremel?

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    Eh, then replace the 980X with the appropriate top-end Xeon. I feel like an SR-2 build could still fit comfortably under $8900 though, I'm just too lazy to actually look up the build.
     
  11. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    This could go in so many direction as there are so many options. Dual CPU's is pointless as no game will use it, so only as a heavy render engine would work.

    You need to define a use first.

    Plus 4 x 480s + dual CPUs need more than 1400W!!!
     
  12. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Screw budgets, I'd make an ESX (or Hyper-V maybe) beast - Quad socket w/Nehalem-EX, 192GB Ram, a handful of GTX480s for some folding giggles. Maybe a pair of servers for good measure.

    I'd sod internal storage and get some entry/mid range SAN kit - 2x QLogic dual port 8Gb HBAs and a Hitachi AMS2500, 32GB cache and one dense tray of 48x 200GB SSDs.

    Use some imagination people, a mere 5 figures is pathetic!
     
  13. Rofl_Waffle

    Rofl_Waffle New Member

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    Have to be more realistic than just buying the most expensive stuff.

    Duo Xenons isn't going to give you a better game, nor does 24GB of memory.

    Also you would need dual power supplies or a server power supply for 4 GTX 480s and a AC unit to cool that, otherwise the room would be lit on fire.
     
  14. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    I beg to differ on the 24 GB of memory... have you even read my comment on the ramdisk?
    Have you ever launched or played a game located on a ramdisk? ALL load times are just eliminated, it's really an insane experience.
     
  15. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    I'd spend all that money to get internet like I have 24/7, trust me it changes everything...
     
  16. mecblade

    mecblade 14 year old Technophile

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    I can own u all..... Just with ssdd

    a 2tb one which costs 7500 pounds each
     

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