Originally Posted by Poizen22
you should go with nehalem, i saw one of those chips break 7k when oced to like 4.0 i think not sure but yea very very very nice score.
I am going with Nehalem when the 32nm chips comes out next year. So I might have a new build by Q2-Q4 2010 depends if I need it by that time.
Originally Posted by zmatt
If you have $4500 to spend, you might as well go skull trail.
Skulltrail is too expensive.
2 QX9775 = $2,000 (2 x $1000 each)
Skulltrail Motherboard = $500
HD 4870 X2 Quad Crossfire = $900 (2 x $450 each) or GeForce GTX 280 Tri-SLI = $1050 (3 x $350 each)
Those are the cheapest prices I can currently find. Thats around $3500 for those parts. The only money I will have left will be $1000 for monitor, keyboard, mouse, WC, ram, hdd, case, dvd burner, psu, speakers, sound card, os, etc...
While I can get 4870X2 Quad ($900), QX9650 ($600), Rampage Formula ($200) for $1700, half the cost of skulltrail.