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Other If I had $6420 that had to be spent on a PC

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TheMusician, 13 Sep 2009.

  1. TheMusician

    TheMusician Audio/Tech Enthusiast/Historian

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    If I had $6420 that had to be spent on a PC. Regardless of if anything is a terrible deal or not (such as the RAM)

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    In short:
    Core i7 975
    EVGA 141-BL-E769-A1 X58(4x PCI-E 2.0 x16)
    24GB Kingston DDR3-1600
    3 x EVGA GTX285 1GB (3GB VRAM total)
    2 x WD 1TB 7200RPM (2TB total or 1TB in RAID 1)
    ASUS Xonar D2X 7.1
    Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1800
    XCLIO Windtunnel Full Tower

    Procrastination is fun.
     
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  2. DorkSterr

    DorkSterr Hakuna Matata

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    No SSD's?
     
  3. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    Pfft, you could use your money way better than that.

    Get a dual-CPU workstation with a decetly priced graphics card, NOT a card that costs a grand.

    Oh, and you could use MS Paint or Paint.NET, or even buy Photoshop instead of using a warez version if you had that kind of money. :p
     
  4. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    you got no 9800gt for the phyx's and you forgot the power supply!!!
     
  5. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    But he's got 3 of the 285s:D
     
  6. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    so it still isn't the ultamate set up and i would have chosen 2 asus mars so you have 4 285's
     
  7. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    285 > 9800
     
  8. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

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    $6k and that's the best you can do, and you managed to forget a power supply?
    For shame.
     
  9. Sh0cKeR

    Sh0cKeR a=2(s-ut)/t²

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    6000 dollars has nothing on 6000 pounds.. Wheres the full system watercooling anyway?
     
  10. smc8788

    smc8788 ...at least I have chicken

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    I honestly can't believe you'd spend nearly half of that $6000 on RAM. The graphics card choices are the least of you worries when you're spending $2,400 on some overpriced memory. You really do pay through the nose for 4GB DIMMs - that's $400 per stick FFS!

    And to top it off you've only spent $110 on a cheap, tacky case. Where's the ATCS 840 and Lian-Li PC-P80?
     
  11. sheninat0r

    sheninat0r What's a Dremel?

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    That is sort of weak sauce. I've seen threads where people routinely go over $20k creating "ultimate computers". They generally feature dual-socket motherboards with high-end Xeons, 3xGTX285 plus a PhysX card (or 2xMARS, actually...), as much RAM as can fit on the board, piles of SSDs paired with 24-channel RAID controllers, and assorted other overkill.

    Also, shocker, watercooling is weak when you have infinite money and can afford a continuous stream of liquid nitrogen.
     
  12. TheMusician

    TheMusician Audio/Tech Enthusiast/Historian

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    LOLS.
    Good thing I only compiled this build out of fun.

    Whoops, forgot the power supply. LOL.
     
  13. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Over $6000 budget and you choose an Xclio case?

    :wallbash:
     
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  14. Sh0cKeR

    Sh0cKeR a=2(s-ut)/t²

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    You'd really want to keep refilling the ln2 pots every minute?, with your PC looking like a waste disposal site with all the ugly dull copper in the chassis. A 6k pc is even more pointless than a 3k one it seems...
     
  15. doggeh

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    :eek: That is one truly FUGLY case!
     
  16. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    I would rep this. But there was no need...

    I'll do it anyways.

    By the way, $6000 and I can tell you that I can make a god of a computer.
     
  17. Von Lazuli

    Von Lazuli I get by fine with a jig-saw.

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    [​IMG]


    I went a little over budget... and I am missing some things (Like a case, Blu-ray player, storage drives, watercooling components....)

    Plus, I am not sure how much SLI support that board has. Tyan only lists SLI enabled for two high end Quadro cards and not for anything else. That may just have been what they were testing with though.

    Laz
     
  18. sheninat0r

    sheninat0r What's a Dremel?

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    Infinite budget means no regard to practicality :D. Of course, with "only" $6000 to throw around I'd go for a chiller or chilled water cooling.
     
  19. bassboi72

    bassboi72 My dremel is broken.

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  20. Von Lazuli

    Von Lazuli I get by fine with a jig-saw.

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    One flaw, but it is a very very nice fileserver build... I couldn't quite justify such a monster RAID card on my one...

    The i7 975 only has one QPI link, meaning it won't work in a dual processor config. You need to go with a Xeon 5400 or 5500 series instead.
     

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