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Dream Computer

Discussion in 'General' started by MrWillyWonka, 8 Aug 2004.

  1. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    I thought it would be interesting to see what everyones dream computer would be if you had all the funding you needed...

    - Hardware specs
    - Case
    - Cost
     
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  2. acrimonious

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    Fully Squishware computer, OR a Quantum computer.

    (link might be dead until later today, DNS troubles)
     
  3. AnarKy

    AnarKy What's a Dremel?

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    FX55 (When its released)
    2GB OCZ Platinum Series (Dual Channel)
    MSI K8N nForce 3 Motherboard
    NVidia 6800 Ultra Gainward Sample FX (Watercooled)
    4x200GB WD IDE Hard-Drives
    Gigaworks Speaker Setup
    2x17" Hyundai TFT (LCD)
     
  4. SuperFreak

    SuperFreak What's a Dremel?

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    • Dual 2.5GHz PowerPC G5
    • 8GB DDR400 SDRAM (PC3200) - 8x1GB
    • 2x250GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
    • NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL
    • Apple Cinema HD Display (30" flat panel) x2
    • AirPort Extreme Card
    • Bluetooth Module
    • 8x SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
    • PCI-X Gigabit Ethernet Card
    • Fibre Channel PCI-X Card (w/SFP-SFP cable)
    • Apple Keyboard & Apple Mouse - U.S. English
    • Mac OS X - U.S. English
    • Final Cut Express 2 preinstalled
    • Keynote preinstalled
    • iSight
    • Logitech Z-680 THX 5.1 Speakers & Monster 2-meter Cable
    • AirPort Extreme Base Station (with modem and antenna port)

    Sounds great, ey? Just $16,711.95...=) Thats a real dream machine...

    (I really love Ctrl+C)
     
  5. ConKbot of Doom

    ConKbot of Doom Minimodder

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    Hmmm, lets put it this way, the CPU would be diamond-based semi-conductor. (I really hope cultured diamonds kill the prices of the diamond market) that way it would be really fast, and you would have a pretty much ideal di-electric connecting the CPU to the heatsink (or water block).

    It would be nice if the water block had a chunk of diamond too, for connecting it to the solid silver base of the block also.

    Cultured diamonds = fun
    :clap:

    oh and for the other stuff, whatever seems appropriate at the time.
     
  6. Lucifer

    Lucifer What's a Dremel?

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    yeah, like i'd buy anything from a company who can't configure a web server...
     
  7. acrimonious

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    and all websites are companies (with complete, no holds barred access to there entire server configuration at that)?
     
  8. slater

    slater Mummy Says Im Special

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    Er... without boring you with some kind of full spec list i would have to say it would be a SFF shuttlesque kind of thing with dual optrons or simlar and with 2x 16xpcix slots for sli. Cheiftec drogon kind of looks fast hdds in raid. or somethign along those lines anyway.

    I guess that would be kind of expencive ? :rolleyes:
     
  9. Liquid K9

    Liquid K9 Human programmer.. heh

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    my dream computer is not entirely a computer so much as it is a lifestyle. that is a computer so vast in operation and so complicated in design that it has a personality, feelings, moods, etc. It would help me manage my miserable life. it would calculate possible lottery combinations, for the best possible ticket to purchase. it would keep watch on my house with in built survailance etc.

    basically, I want a GOD for a computer... it'll happen someday, to someone, its just a matter of when and whom to which it will happen.

    in the meantime, I'd do with one that just plain works.
     
  10. Bruno_me

    Bruno_me Fake-ad‎min

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    I'd have to say, I want a cray

    I think they run unix, and I have linux pretty much down
     
  11. JinkzUK

    JinkzUK What's a Dremel?

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    You ever thought about the dead cpu's you could hang round your neck, bein diamonds n all!!
     
  12. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    well.. fist of all a full size Sun micro rack (the purple things with a nice tinted glass door)

    Some Lian Li Rack cases inside that thing...

    The system itself wil have a quad RAID setup with hotswap... A good 64bit system... (not sure on the exact parts... i'm to lazy to write down everything anyway)

    x800XT VIVO GFX cards (yeh, need more of them)... and the best soundcard i can get (i love good sound)

    about 10 LCD monitors (the huge units posted here on bit a couple of days ago...)

    The rack should also contain a few high-end stereo amplifiers... (NAD or something) A full surround speaker setup (powerful stuff) (infinity for good sound :) )

    A huge VFD display... a remote (i alredy have that one)...

    The whole system should be watercooled with a passive radiator, so that it's practicly noiseless...








    ...and so on and so forth...
     
  13. felix the cat

    felix the cat Spaceman Spiff

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    typewriter...works everytime! :duh:
     
  14. Hwulex

    Hwulex What's a Dremel?

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    One that doesn't make any noise. Nothing. Not a hoot. Nada.
    And at the same time, doens't double as a fan heater for my bedroom like my current freakin' one does. :grr:

    tbh, not that arsed so long as it'll play the odd game (but only very odd, see Doom3 article threat) and Photoshop huge images in good speed. :thumb:
     
  15. lcdguy

    lcdguy Minimodder

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    here is my DREAM Computer System

    [​IMG]


    BTW thats CDN Funds

    Thats

    20,684.96 USD
    16,877.93 EUR
    11,249.68 GBP
     
  16. Hamish

    Hamish What's a Dremel?

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    quad opterons and only a gig of ram, thats pitiful
    also i dont think that'd even work
    id want 4 gig, 8x512mb :D
     
  17. felix the cat

    felix the cat Spaceman Spiff

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    also, why bother with raptors???

    raid 5 some scsi drives and hey presto!
     
  18. lcdguy

    lcdguy Minimodder

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    why not go insane and just get something like a CRAY, DEEP BLUE, SGI, or 50 000 Gamecubes hooked together.

    I guess not, but okay.

    ok wait for my update then
     
  19. lcdguy

    lcdguy Minimodder

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    tell me is this better

    [​IMG]

    yes thats right, 32GB of ECC ram, and 4 14k SCSI drives raided on a 64BIT Raid Controller, 84 Inches of Screen Realestate.
     
  20. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders Minimodder

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    Honestly, you need more than a GB of RAM in there, more like 4GB. :) And slap in some 147GB 15000RPM Maxtor Atlas II SCSIs, I believe those are the fastest, largest, most reliable drives on the market today. :) (While, Hitachi might be faster, but also probbably less reliable...)

    L J
     

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