Dream PC

Discussion in 'Technology Talk & Help' started by iMatthew, Feb 29, 2012.

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  1. Just post the specs of your dream PC...
    I'll start...

    Main Components
    • Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme
    • CPU: Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition @3.9ghz LGA2011
    • RAM: 8x Corsair Dominator GT 4gb 2133 DIMMs (total of 32gb)
    • GPU: 4x NVIDIA GTX 680s (total of 8192MB vram, 6144 CUDA cores)
    • PSU: 2x Corsair AX850s (total of 1700w)
    • HDD/SSD 2x Intel 510 Series 120gb SSDs in RAID 0 and 2x Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5tb HDDs in RAID 0
    • Optical Drive: LG Black Blu-ray/CD drive OEM
    • Case: Mountain Mods Ascension (Black Power Coated) w/ EATX Motherboard Tray
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
    • Fans: 13x Enermax Magma 120mm
    • Fan Controllers: 2x Lamptron FC-8s
    • Fan Grills: 13x Mountain Mods Chrome Grills
    • CPU Waterblock: Swiftech Apogee HD
    • GPU Waterblock: 4x Danger Den GTX590
    • Pumps: 2x Danger Den 12V-D5 w/ Variable Speed
    • Reservoirs: 2x Swiftech MCRES Micro Rev2
    • Tubing: XSPC Red 3/8″ ID, 5/8″ OD Hose
    • Fittings: 12x XSPC G1/4″ to 3/8″ ID, 5/8″ OD Compression Fitting (Black Chrome) and 3x Danger Den CrossSLI Fittings
    • Radiators: 2x XSPC RX 360s
    • Liquid: PrimoChill PC Ice coolant
    • Monitors: 3x BenQ XL2420TX 24" 3D Monitors
    • Vision: Gunnar/SteelSeries Scope and NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 kit
    • Keyboard: Logitech G19 and Razer Nostromo
    • Audio: Razer Megalodon and Corsair SP 2500
    • Mouse: Razer Mamba
    • Surface: Razer Goliathus Extended Control Edition
    • Flight Controls: Saitek Pro Flight Commercial Pilot Bundle

    This would be an amazing setup. 3D Vision Surround on triple monitors would be cool from the 12gb vram octa core video card setup. I would also plan to run two completely separate water cooling loops. one just for the CPU and one for the 4-way SLI setup. The dual PSUs is slightly overkill, but kind of necessary for the beast. Black and Red color scheme looks amazing even though it clashes with the blue lit peripherals.

    Total Price
    The total price came out to around $12,000.00 keep in mind that this doesn't include shipping or tax and that all prices vary from where you buy it. I couldn't believe the price I think for just over $10k this setup is amazing... I was expecting it to be at least $15k

    Below, comment on my dream pc or tell us about your own :)
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2012
    Posted Feb 29, 2012
  2. I inspired you :D
    Posted Feb 29, 2012
  3. now I know what to get you for your b-day :D
    Posted Feb 29, 2012
  4. o, and btw. I have 3D vision with my computer
    Nivida 3D
    Imagine watching porn with 3D
    Posted Feb 29, 2012
  5. nub.... im talking BF3 with 3D surround which reminds me i need to add more accessories
    Posted Mar 1, 2012
  6. You know you can't have a 4-Way SLI with GTX 590, right?
    590 is a twin core GPU, 2+2 = 4, SLI technology supports up to 4 GPUs, so you can only have a 2-Way SLI with GTX 590.
    Posted Mar 30, 2012
  7. Bop,
    Just wish you win the lottery..
    Posted Mar 30, 2012
  8. I would have crossfired 7970s.

    P.S. I got dem G19z
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2012
    Posted Mar 30, 2012
  9. ... I fail i never looked into that... i guess if i did 2 way it would be dual Mars IIs, other than that it would be updated to quad 680s
    Posted Mar 30, 2012
  10. A_Hostage

    A_Hostage Member

    A monitor

    Posted Apr 16, 2012
  11. thats a couple thousand in parts nice but unrealistic for the average gamer,Id kill for one of those though
    Posted May 12, 2012
  12. Maz


    Posted May 13, 2012
  13. all the hardware i listed would probably not fit in those cases... plus i was thinking about it, i would need to add more radiators because there is so much heat being produced
    Posted Jul 17, 2012
  14. Geno


    Posted Jul 18, 2012
  15. i have 5 of those in my basement
    Posted Jul 19, 2012
  16. oh god root beer. that made my day haha
    Posted Sep 21, 2012

    Know what im sayin.
    Posted Sep 21, 2012
  18. Senor


    Posted Sep 22, 2012
  19. You do know that the Intel i7 line is a piece of crap right??? Get an AMD Opteron 12 core 8 GHz for $1,000. Its worth it in a Dream PC, also with the 32 GB of Corsair Ram, I'm sure it will amp up gaming performance and graphics trans-coding power ALOT. Also, if you want Windows 7 Ultimate, I would get the 64 bit version instead of the 32 because the 32 cant handle the specs of this dream PC. "2x Intel 510 Series 120gb SSDs in RAID 0 and 2x Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5tb HDDs in RAID 0" --DO NOT GET THE SSD's!-- It's fine to have a RAID setup, just do NOT do it with SSD's. Ive had problems with RAID setups before, I would DEFINITELY use a RAID setup with 2 TB HDD's, if it is a four drive RAID system. -HINT- Use either the HP Raid for performance or RAID 5.


    RAID 0 (block-level striping without parity or mirroring) has no (or zero) redundancy. It provides improved performance and additional storage but no fault tolerance. Hence simple stripe sets are normally referred to as RAID 0. Any drive failure destroys the array, and the likelihood of failure increases with more drives in the array (at a minimum, catastrophic data loss is almost twice as likely compared to single drives without RAID). A single drive failure destroys the entire array because when data is written to a RAID 0 volume, the data is broken into fragments called blocks. The number of blocks is dictated by the stripe size, which is a configuration parameter of the array. The blocks are written to their respective drives simultaneously on the same sector. This allows smaller sections of the entire chunk of data to be read off each drive in parallel, increasing bandwidth. RAID 0 does not implement error checking, so any error is uncorrectable. More drives in the array means higher bandwidth, but greater risk of data loss.
    In RAID 1 (mirroring without parity or striping), data is written identically to two drives, thereby producing a "mirrored set"; the read request is serviced by either of the two drives containing the requested data, whichever one involves least seek time plus rotational latency. Similarly, a write request updates the strips of both drives. The write performance depends on the slower of the two writes (i.e., the one that involves larger seek time and rotational latency); at least two drives are required to constitute such an array. While more constituent drives may be employed, many implementations deal with a maximum of only two; of course, it might be possible to use such a limited level 1 RAID itself as a constituent of a level 1 RAID, effectively masking the limitation.[citation needed] The array continues to operate as long as at least one drive is functioning. With appropriate operating system support, there can be increased read performance, and only a minimal write performance reduction; implementing RAID 1 with a separate controller for each drive in order to perform simultaneous reads (and writes) is sometimes called "multiplexing" (or "duplexing" when there are only two drives).
    In RAID 10 (mirroring and striping), data is written in stripes across the primary disks and then mirrored to the secondary disks. A typical RAID 10 configuration consists of four drives. Two for striping and two for mirroring. A RAID 10 configuration takes the best concepts of RAID 0 and RAID 1 and combines them to provide better performance along with the reliability of parity without actually having parity as with RAID 5 and RAID 6. RAID 10 is often referred to as RAID 1+0 (mirrored+striped).
    In RAID 2 (bit-level striping with dedicated Hamming-code parity), all disk spindle rotation is synchronized, and data is striped such that each sequential bit is on a different drive. Hamming-code parity is calculated across corresponding bits and stored on at least one parity drive.
    In RAID 3 (byte-level striping with dedicated parity), all disk spindle rotation is synchronized, and data is striped so each sequential byte is on a different drive. Parity is calculated across corresponding bytes and stored on a dedicated parity drive.
    RAID 4 (block-level striping with dedicated parity) is identical to RAID 5 (see below), but confines all parity data to a single drive. In this setup, files may be distributed between multiple drives. Each drive operates independently, allowing I/O requests to be performed in parallel. However, the use of a dedicated parity drive could create a performance bottleneck; because the parity data must be written to a single, dedicated parity drive for each block of non-parity data, the overall write performance may depend a great deal on the performance of this parity drive.
    RAID 5 (block-level striping with distributed parity) distributes parity along with the data and requires all drives but one to be present to operate; the array is not destroyed by a single drive failure. Upon drive failure, any subsequent reads can be calculated from the distributed parity such that the drive failure is masked from the end user. However, a single drive failure results in reduced performance of the entire array until the failed drive has been replaced and the associated data rebuilt. Additionally, there is the potentially disastrous RAID 5 write hole. RAID 5 requires at least three disks.
    RAID 6 (block-level striping with double distributed parity) provides fault tolerance of two drive failures; the array continues to operate with up to two failed drives. This makes larger RAID groups more practical, especially for high-availability systems. This becomes increasingly important as large-capacity drives lengthen the time needed to recover from the failure of a single drive. Single-parity RAID levels are as vulnerable to data loss as a RAID 0 array until the failed drive is replaced and its data rebuilt; the larger the drive, the longer the rebuild takes. Double parity gives additional time to rebuild the array without the data being at risk if a single additional drive fails before the rebuild is complete. Like RAID 5, a single drive failure results in reduced performance of the entire array until the failed drive has been replaced and the associated data rebuilt.


    I know my crap.
    Posted Sep 23, 2012
  20. Last edited: Sep 25, 2012
    Posted Sep 25, 2012
  21. Kool-Aid dafuq you talking about
    Posted Sep 26, 2012
  22. Processor: LGA1366 Intel Core i7 965 Extreme edition. Tho intel will be releasing 6 core i9's in the near future. For extream insaneness you could run a xenon server board which has room for 2 xenon processors. I don't know the market that well for those tho.

    Motherboard: ASUS Rampage II Extreme Intel X58. ROG Boeards tend to be more expensive than normal boards since they overclock so well. Not always the best value but sometimes its about extreme performance lol.

    Case: Antec twelve hundred is the best air cooling case out there atm IMO but for the ultimate setup you will want water cooling. Silverstone (cant fully remember the case name)or Lian Li PC-V1000Z are designed for water cooling.

    RAM: 2 sets of corsier Dominator DDR3 PC3-16000C8 RAM. should give you 12GB total.

    HDD: Go fro a solid state drive for your boot disk. This will give you the fastest hard disk for loading games and applications. You can then get a 1TB or some of the new 2TB hard disks released for file storage.

    Cooling: Water cooling all the way. Unfortunately your gonna have to mix and match parts and arrange them so they fit, So I can't really recommend. swiftech full watercooling kit tho is a good start tho.

    PSU: 1KW PSU minimum. Corsier, OCZ and BeQuiet are all good makes.

    Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium - Fatal1ty Professional Series 7.1 Sound Card. One of the best out there.

    CD Drive: Blu ray rewriter is the way to go.

    OS: Windows 7

    GFX: 2X (or maybe 3 if you want/can fit) MSI GTX285 HydroGen OC. Fastest single gpu Graphics card out there. Run In SLI for top performance. Tho in two weeks ATI will release there 5 series which is said to be 60% performance boost over the HD4 series. Until benchmarks and real world testing happens who knows. But in 2 weeks that spec list will be out of date.

    If you ask me the best specs for gaming is one that games at your resolution for the lowest value.
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/buyers-… will give you an Idea of value for money compenents. After all. What use is half those components if you game on a 19" and only play wow? Dawn of War II seems to be the the real test for games, So stop mentioning that your computer can play wow which is how old now? Even the sims3 is piss easy to play on any pc.

    Found this and seem good ima get one build.

    Right now im running on the most expensive Imac.
    Posted Sep 28, 2012
  23. I was thinking off getting an Mac or a alienware or aeus which one or is there a better one????
    Posted Jan 9, 2013
  24. 3_bit


    Yo dawg I heard you like running javascript. That Dream PC of yours should be enough to run some basic stuff.
    Posted Feb 23, 2013
  25. [MENTION=1066]Fernando[/MENTION] - It's called Xeon. I don't know why everybody feels the need to add an un-needed 'n', making it Xenon all of a sudden.

    I can't remember if i've posted here or not, but I'll do it again if I already have lol.


    PSU: CORSAIR HX Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V

    MoBo: ASUS Rampage IV Formula LGA 2011

    CPU: Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition 6-Core 3.50GHz

    RAM: 32GB DDR3 1600MHz (CORSAIR XMS3 or similar)

    GPUs: 2x EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW Signature2 2GB SLI

    SSD: Intel 240GB 520-Series SATA-III SSD (OS and Minecraft!)

    HDD 1: 1TB 10kRPM Western Digital Gamer/Enterprise SATA-III (Games)

    HDD 2: 1TB 7.2k Seagate SATA-III (Other Programs)

    HDD 3: 3TB 7.2k Seagate SATA-III (Recording & Editing)
    Posted Feb 23, 2013
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