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Old 04-28-2012, 07:09 PM   #21 (permalink)
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you are going to spend over 2k on monitors?...
is anyone going to answer my question or are you going to just rip on my choices? I asked if I could get a recommendation for mobo, cpu, and ram but no one seems to be helping me.
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is anyone going to answer my question or are you going to just rip on my choices? I asked if I could get a recommendation for mobo, cpu, and ram but no one seems to be helping me.
$10K is way over the top for a personal computer. A server? Maybe. but not a gaming PC.

Honestly, the biggest/most expensive is not always the best choices. why get more RAM than you could currently use... even if you completely loaded THE OS and all your running programs into it. Once you cross 16/32GB it gets to be excess baggage.

Monitors are a different story, though, as screen real estate is something you can't have too much of.

My recommendation would be to go with an upper end Intel CPU, a decent mobo that has the features you want, a RevoDrive (newest version, at least 128GB), a couple of other drives, 32GB of RAM (with at least half set aside to be used as a RAMdisk), and probably a set of 78xx series GRX cards set up in crossFireX to make use of Eyefinity.
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Spending 10k on a computer is crazy I rather spend like 2k then get a nice car
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$10K is way over the top for a personal computer. A server? Maybe. but not a gaming PC.

Honestly, the biggest/most expensive is not always the best choices. why get more RAM than you could currently use... even if you completely loaded THE OS and all your running programs into it. Once you cross 16/32GB it gets to be excess baggage.

Monitors are a different story, though, as screen real estate is something you can't have too much of.

My recommendation would be to go with an upper end Intel CPU, a decent mobo that has the features you want, a RevoDrive (newest version, at least 128GB), a couple of other drives, 32GB of RAM (with at least half set aside to be used as a RAMdisk), and probably a set of 78xx series GRX cards set up in crossFireX to make use of Eyefinity.
Why not a 79xx?
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Why not a 79xx?
That's what I meant. I posted that at the end of a long work day.
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That's what I meant. I posted that at the end of a long work day.
No hate. If you're building a $10k PC, I expect to see either a dual GPU (690/590), or SLI/CrossfireX.
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$10k is way too much.

the gpus you picked out are out of stock. get a single gtx 690 due out on may 3rd for 1k, which will free up a slot.

spend the bulk of the money on very nice monitors and a long rifle. say some tft panels and an m-4 or an ak-47 (with a milled action, not stamped.)
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With having that much of a budget to spend, do your homework. Dollar signs don't necessarily mean you are getting the best component. Read newegg reviews, check out Anandtech.com for reviews, etc. etc.

Further suggestions that I have:

CASE: You MIGHT want to look at a different case. I assembeled my brothers computer this weekend, and he got the Antec P280 mid tower case. I have worked with MANY cases before, and if you are wanting to route cables BEHIND the motherboard try to keep the inside looking nice and tidy, get a case which is similar to the Antec P280. It has the DEEPEST back of the case I have ever seen. It's a good inch or inch and a half maybe. I would have to measure it. Compare that to my Antec 900 which I literally cannot get the back panel of the case on because there are too many cables back there, because it only has a fraction of an inch for routing cables. For comparison, pull up Photos of the case you selected, and the Antec P280, compare the photo of the back of the cases. Look at the amount of space between the bottom of the Motherboard I/O panel and the back of the case, this will give some indication of how deep it is behind the mobo tray. Personally, I will NEVER use a case with a shallow area back there.

SSD/HDD: My suggestion here would be to get a couple of SSD's, say a pair of 128 gig, or 240/256 gig drives to use for your OS install, and any installed programs, along with any frequently used large documents or anything like that. Then for storage, pick up a couple of Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ (10,000 rpm 1tb drives).

Good luck with the build, hope it goes well!!


To give you perspective, that you can get lots for your money if you spend wisely, here is a list of every order I have placed through Newegg over almost 10 YEARS, and I haven't even hit $7000.00 total yet.

Here is the list. I used (code) so that it didn't take up 3 pages of posts.... lol. Funny to see how prices have changed over time...

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I actually just noticed that it looks like Newegg updates the product descriptions over time... Look at the description for the Antec 900 case I got back in 2007..... USB3.0? I think NOT... hahaha.
"1 x Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0"
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1 x CASE CHEF|AX-01BLD SPX2 U2F BLUE 0W 
2 x CASE FAN|ANTEC 8025MM 77038 
1 x CABLE FD|FLOPPY18"RD 2C GOLDEN-CL% - OEM 
2 x GENERIC 24" Clear IDE Round Cable, Internal IDC 34, Booted, 3-Connector Model 21AT-R1324-CL - OEM 
1 x Antec TRUE430 430W ATX Power Supply 



01/23/2003 - $1438.89 (SFF PC Build)
1 x SAPPHIRE 100600L-Red Radeon X800PRO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card 
1 x AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 2.2GHz Socket 939 Single-Core Processor ADA3500BPBOX 
1 x CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWINX2048-3200PRO 
1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3300831AS 300GB 7200 RPM SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive 
1 x PLEXTOR DVD Burner Black SATA Model PX-712SA/SW-BL 
1 x Shuttle SN25P AMD Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 / Sempron AMD Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra none Barebone 
1 x Skype VOIP Starter Pack 



03/16/2006 - $44.97 (purchase for brother)
1 x Logitech X-230 32 Watts 2.1 Black Speakers 



11/24/2006 - $308.01 (for me)
2 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive (Perpendicular Recording) -Bare Drive 



12/19/2006 - $333.69 (upgrade for me)
1 x HIS H195XTQT256DVN-R Radeon X1950XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support IceQ3 Turbo Video Card 
1 x Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM 



03/02/2007 - $95.40 (rebuilding dead PC for friend)
1 x Foxconn K8S755A-6EKRS 754 SiS 755 ATX AMD Motherboard 
1 x AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 2.2GHz Socket 754 59W Single-Core Processor ADA3200AI04BX - OEM 



11/20/2007 - $179.98 (upgrade for me)
2 x Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA804 



11/22/2007 - $119.99 (upgrade for me after Overclock attempt killed my Shuttle PC)
1 x Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0 



11/23/2007 - $707.95 (upgrade for me after Overclock attempt killed my Shuttle PC)
1 x GIGABYTE GA-X38-DQ6 LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Ultra Durable 2, Ultra Cooling Intel Motherboard 
1 x CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-520HX 520W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply 
1 x Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80557E6750 
1 x Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU Heatsink 
2 x Scythe S-FLEX SFF21D 120mm Case Fan 
1 x RjTECH UNO-02DVD compact slim DVD player 



11/25/2007 - $30.30 (for me)
3 x ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound 



11/25/2007 - $17.83 (cheap DVD player for me)
1 x RjTECH UNO-02DVD compact slim DVD player 



12/08/2007 - $242.97 (for me)
2 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 



01/20/2008 - $60.81 (for 2 of my desktops)
1 x PHILIPS 4.7GB 16X DVD-R LightScribe (Version 1.2) 25 Packs Disc Model DM4L6B25F/17 - OEM 
1 x ASUS 20X DVDR DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T LightScribe Support 



02/24/2008 - $64.99 (gift for friend)
1 x Logitech QuickCam Communicate Deluxe 1.3M Effective Pixels USB 2.0 WebCam 



07/25/2008 - $196.36 (for home network)
1 x D-Link DGS-1024D 10/100/1000Mbps Rackmountable Switch 24-Port Green Technology 



10/23/2008 - $365.95 (external backup for wife, HDD's for me)
1 x Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 500GB External Hard Drive ST305004FDA1E1-RK 
4 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 



03/02/2009 - $462.36 (GPU upgrade for me, parts to build 2nd desktop for wife - Patroit RAM was RMA'd 4 times through NewEgg, bad EVERY time, RMA'd through Patriot another 4 times before getting a good pair that went bad after a year, replaced with Corsair ram in 2012)
1 x XFX HD-487A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card 
1 x SILVERSTONE ST70F 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified 100% Modular Cables Active PFC Power Supply 
1 x Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PVS24G6400LLK 
4 x SilenX IXP-54-14 80mm Case Fan 



06/07/2010 - $71.49 (printable CD's for wedding favors)
3 x imation 700MB 52X CD-R White Inkjet Printable 100 Packs Disc Model 17334 



06/08/2010 - $45.78 (replacement HDD for friend)
1 x Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 



08/24/2010 - $299.97 (upgrading 2x500 drive NAS with these, 1 for desktop backup)
3 x Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 



09/21/2010 - $175.94 (Replacement PSU for friends PC)
1 x SILVERSTONE DA700 700W ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply 
1 x Mushkin Enhanced Mulholland 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDMH32GB 



01/08/2012 - $349.55 (build for my dad)
1 x COOLER MASTER Elite 330 Upgraded RC-330U-KKN1 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 
1 x EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card 
1 x OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom 
1 x CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5C 
1 x Rosewill RK-200 Black USB Wired Standard Keyboard 
3 x Scythe SY1225SL12SL 120mm "Slipstream" Case Fan 
1 x Newegg Promotional Gift Card 



01/14/2012 - $0.99 (build for my dad)
1 x OKGEAR Model ATX-4P-EX 12" ATX 4 Pin Extension Cable 
2 x OKGEAR Model FC333-6BKS 6" 3 Pin Y Cable W/ Black Sleeved 
3 x BYTECC Model SATA-118D 18" Serial ATA-150/300 Cable L Shape plug w/Locking Latch 



02/22/2012 - $54.99 (dad's build got bad ram but tossed packaging unable to RMA, got this so we had a package to RMA, used RAM for wifes PC to replace Patroit memory)
1 x CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5C 



04/21/2012 - $740.59 (Brothers build)
1 x LG Black 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback & M-DISC Support SATA WH12LS39 LightScribe Support - OEM 
1 x OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 
1 x Linkworld Model 24-24 33cm ATX power supply 24 pin to 24 pin extension/adapter Cable 
2 x crucial Gift - Ballistix Grey Shirt 
1 x OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom 
1 x AMD Gift - Dirt3 Game Coupon - OEM 
1 x Athena Power Model Cable-AD10 12" EPS-12V (8Pin) connector Extension Cable - OEM 
1 x ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS 
1 x XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card 
2 x Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00 
2 x Scythe SY1225SL12L 120mm "Slipstream" Case Fan 



04/21/2012 - $119.99 (Brothers build)
1 x Antec P280 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 

 

04/21/2012 - $5.99 (Brothers build)
1 x Belkin Model F2N504-01 12" Disk Drive Power Extension Cord
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Woah, buddy i think you're better off ordering yourself the best PC from alienware, and even then it's a bit overkill unless you're planning to run the Matrix or something... (sarcasm is an art form). I would suggest you keep the graphics card, bring it down on the motherboard a bit you really don't need it, processor is legit but really pricey, I'm sure you can find similar performance for almost half the price, maybe go up to 12 or 16 gigs of ram, and set yourself up a good Raid 0+1 system. And that samsung monitor is expensive.... a 300 dollar screen will do the job haha, or buy yourself a nice projector or multiple monitors.
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