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Old 12-15-2006, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have essentially $5000 to build the best gaming computer possible. Give me all your detailed suggestions with the best components possible. I may or may not decrease the amount I spend just for the sense of being realistic but I could go to $5000 if need be. I'd like to know what the top tier stuff is now, last time I built a PC AMD and Nvidia were offering the best technology. As we all know the PC times change rapidly.
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Hmm...

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 quad-core
4GB DDR2-1111 Corsair Dominator RAM
eVGA 680i SLI motherboard
2 x eVGA 8800GTX's
2 x Blu-Ray burners
2 x HD-DVD burners
4 x 150GB Raptors in RAID 0
2 x 750GB Seagates in RAID 0
2 x external 2TB storage arrays in RAID 1
1,000 PC Power and Cooling Power Supply
Water cooling kit
Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
30" Dell monitor
65" 1080p plasma HDTV
Optimus keyboard when it comes out
Logitech G7 wireless mouse

And the fastest most expensive shipping they have.
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Old 12-15-2006, 04:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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AGREEED!!!!

maybe drop the tv lol...
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Yeah, I already have a TV to be used. I appreciate the thoughts though, any ideas on watercooling. And possibly a really nice, large case with enough room. My last computer I realized how important having a large workable case is.
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dont pay 5000 bucks for a pc it wont be worth it. spend at the most around 3000 and use the rest for something more important.

i wouldnt get a blue ray ro hd dvd burner now anyways theres no telling which one of them are going to last
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For that kind of money just buy the most expensive pre built one you can, with as many of the above suggestions. You don't want to accidently fry $5000 of computer parts.
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There's a lot of extra convenience parts I may not even need. It may be more close to around $4000. I never found to need so many extra harddrives for example.
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5000 = too much. Cut it back and make it count!
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$2000-3500 sounds good. Then save the rest for upgrades for the future. If you spend $5k right now, next year theres already new tech coming out, and your $5k is outdated.
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Avoid going overkill on easily outdated items, like:

graphics card(s)
processor
motherboard (because of chipsets)


You CAN induldge on:

RAM
HDDs
Case
PSU
watercooling
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