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Old 06-03-2007, 01:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Why's that?
They're designed to do server stuff, not gaming.



Anway an awesome high-end system would be(if that's what he's looking for):

Thermaltake Armor Full Tower
Q6600
ASUS P5N32-E SLI
2GB G.Skill DDR2-800 HZs
EVGA 8800GTX
Corsair 620HX
WD Raptor 150gb
Seagate 7200.10 320gb
Sony NEC Optiarc DVD burner
Samsung 226BW 22" monitor
Logitech G15 keyboard
Logitech MX518 mouse
X-Fi XtremeGamer sound card
Logitech Z-5500s sound system
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme w/fan

Comes to about $3k
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Old 06-03-2007, 01:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
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the bluegene computer wont play oblivion at max settings outside at 100fps
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Case: Thermaltake MozartTx VE1000SWA Silver $249.99
Newegg.com - Thermaltake MozartTx VE1000SWA Silver Aluminum Cube Tower Computer Case - Retail
Power PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1KW $519.99
Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1KW-SR EPS12V 1000W Continuous @ 50įC Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, cUL, CE, TUV, RoHS - Retail

Components

Motherboard: Asus Striker Extreme nForce 680i $309.99
Newegg.com - ASUS Striker Extreme LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX The Ultimate Gaming Motherboard - Retail
CPU: Core 2 Extreme QX6700 $968.00
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Kentsfield 2.66GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
Ram 1: CORSAIR Dominator 2GB $610.00
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Dominator 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1111 (PC2 8888) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Ram 2: CORSAIR Dominator 2GB $610.00


Graphics 1: BFG Tech GeForce 8800GTX 768MB $939.99
Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGR88768GTXOCWCE GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Water Cooled Edition HDCP Video Card - Retail
Graphics 2: BFG Tech GeForce 8800GTX 768MB$939.99

Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite 7.1 $259.99
Newegg.com - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
Lan: LINKSYS WMP54GX $99.99
Newegg.com - LINKSYS WMP54GX IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Wireless-G Adapter with SRX up to 108Mbps Data Rates WPA, WPA2, 64/128bit WEP, and 802.1x - Retail

Drives

Hard Drive 1: Western Digital Raptor X $209.99
Newegg.com - Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
Hard Drive 2: Western Digital Raptor X $219.99

Optical 1: Sony Blu-Ray $659.99
Newegg.com - SONY 8X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 4X DVD+R DL 8X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 2X BD-R 2X BD-RE 2X BD-ROM 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-R 16X CD-RW 32X CD-ROM 8M Cache P-ATA/E-IDE Blu-ray DVD Burner - Retail
Optical 2: Sony Blu-Ray $659.99

Cooling

Pump Swiftech MCP655 $76.99
Swiftech MCP655 Water Pump: CrazyPC Computers
Reservoir Thermaltake AquaBay Res $29.99
Thermaltake AquaBay M3 Liquid Tank CL-W0031: CrazyPC Computers
Radiator Thermaltake Aqua TMG2 $64.9
Thermaltake Aqua TMG2 Radiator CL-W0098: CrazyPC Computers
CPU Cooling Prometeia Mach II GT Cooler Unit $899.99
Prometeia Mach II GT Cooler Unit: CrazyPC Computers
HD Cooler Thermaltake Aquabay HD $34.99
Thermaltake Aquabay M4 HDD Waterblock CL-W0082: CrazyPC Computers
Ram Cooling 1 RAM-30-V06 $49.99
RAM-30-V06 (Dual DDR/DDR2/SD) [6mm, 1/4"] - Water cooling systems, pc liquid cooling kit, cpu, video card, hard drive
Ram Cooling 2 RAM-30-V06 $49.99

Accessories

Monitor: SyncMaster 305T 30" $1,489.95
Samsung SyncMaster 305T 30" Widescreen LCD Computer Monitor (Black)
[b] Mouse: Logitech G7 $69.99
Newegg.com - Logitech G7 Black 6 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB RF Wireless Laser Mouse - Retail
Pad: iCEMAT 2nd Edition $29.99
Newegg.com - iCEMAT 2nd Edition 10013 SILVER Mouse Pad - Retail
Keyboard: Logitech G15 2-Tone 104 $71.99
Newegg.com - Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard - Retail
Speakers: Creative GigaWorks G550W $335.99
Newegg.com - Creative GigaWorks G550W 310 W 5.1 Speaker - Retail

Total: $10,462.73 + shipping
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^^lol^^ give him this list and then charge him the other 9k as a "consulting fee".
dude, people who just have to spend that mcuh money on a computer and then DONT EVEN TAKE THE TIME TO RESEARCH IT make me want to vomit. or, beat them senseless and take their 20k.
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what?!? Xeons are just as good as C2Ds for gaming...
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what?!? Xeons are just as good as C2Ds for gaming...
But the motherboards they go on are not. I will be happy to explain why if you want/need.
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But the motherboards they go on are not. I will be happy to explain why if you want/need.

You can clock a clover pretty well on some boards. It would handle gaming easily.

Explain away if you wish...
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You can clock a clover pretty well on some boards. It would handle gaming easily.

Explain away if you wish...
Its not about the CPU speed. Its about the motherboard bottlenecking the entire computer for gaming.

For starters, the motherboards that support Duel Xeon 771 Do not support SLI (link below of Duel Socket 771 Motherboards). So now, our duel CPU computer is already limited to 1 graphics card. The advantages of the server style motherboard are more ram, and two CPUs. Both of which will never make up for the fact that your running 1 graphics card. This has be proven when a single 8800gtx was put with a kentsfield (more or less the same as clovertown) and the CPU bottleneck was not hit (even with dry ice cooling and overclocking) until the second graphics card was added. The Builder then stated "it's all CPU bottlenecked now" (link below). It addition to the graphics card issue, the server motherboards that handle the Xeon CPU's are not the greatest at overclocking, usually reaching slower speeds then the LGA775 boards. Server boards have more ram, but in gaming, it not important because they are running at slower speeds, typically 667. A game is bottlenecked by speed of the ram, not the size. So for the typical gamer with tons of money, a single CPU solution would be much more desirable then a Duel CPU. I can think of many cases that I'd rather have a duel server style computer, but gaming is not one of those cases.

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Plus getting a server motherboard and CPU for gaming, is more expensive.
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Why buy any multicore processor for gaming then? There still isn't a single gaming engine that supports native parallel threading
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