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    What is your Dream Rig and How Much To Build It?

    Just thought i'd try this one for some ideas on what is out there.

    Don't bother with monitors or peripherals. Just the case and contents.

    Should be interesting so im off to put mine list together now.

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    haha i actually did that a few weeks and it came to over £15k. I dont dare go through that ordeal again it was heartbreaking...

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    I doubt you could build my dream rig for at least another 15 years....

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    If I was spending a lot of money, it would be a Mac Pro with 2x30" Apple Cinema displays. Usually comes to 12-15k, plus the Xserve you have to have to store data

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    Where did you get 15K from...go on tell us

    3.5 - 4K would see you with the best pc money can buy and build yourself with consumer products

    ie. Quad core, 680i mobo,dual 8800 GTX's 4gb pc8500 RAM, couple of Raptor X's and 500gb of extra space, couple of dvd writers, decent case and a psu to run it all.
    Last edited by staffsMike; 23-02-2007 at 03:30 PM. Reason: forgot the all important GTX's

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    Anyone who buys a mac pro is just a spoil sport like playing poker against a homeless person and out bidding them

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    Custom modded Lian Li G70b
    QX6700 overclocked ~4GHz
    2 x 2gb RAM (they're coming out now)
    abit IN9 32x Max mobo
    8800GTX SLI
    Creative Labs X-Fi (top card canner remember name)
    Ageia PhysX PCI-e (when they're out...and just for the bragging rights)
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    3 x RaptorX 150gb in RAID 5 for OS
    2 x RaptorX 150gb in RAID 0 for Gaming
    2 x 750gb Seagate 7200.10's in RAID 1 for storage/backup

    Should be a nice PC

    That would cost quite a lot ~£6000
    Last edited by kempez; 23-02-2007 at 03:28 PM.
    Check my project <<| Black3D |>>
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    Why stop at Raptors - get enterprise level 15k SCSI drives

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    SCSI!!... *SPITS* lol

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    Hmm then we'd have no PCI slots left at all

    But ye if poss a SCSI card and some Cheetah's
    Check my project <<| Black3D |>>
    Quote Originally Posted by hexah
    Games are developed by teams of talented people and sometimes electronic arts

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    Or even go for SAS

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    Or even go for SAS
    Who dares wins

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    Indeed

    (Serial attached SCSI for the un-initiated)

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    Dream rigs with no budget run into interesting problems. Like deciding to put in 10x750gig drives just because it is an option, rather than any likely need.

    Even if I won the lottery, I'd still want relative value for money and not complete overkill.

    kempez and staffsMike have about what it would be reasonable getting.

    Quad core intel
    2x2gig ram
    nf680 motherboard
    2x 8800gtx sli
    1kw PSU
    2x150gig raptors in raid 0
    2x150gig raptors in raid 1
    2x750gig seagates
    1 plextor dvd burner
    1 bluray or HD-DVD burner
    Custom case
    Emu sound card

    Liquid Nitrogen cooling...
    Asus Z170 Pro Gaming. i5-6500. 16gig Ripjaw 2400. Samsung 950pro NMVe 250gig. GTX Titan. Enermax MaxPro 600W.



    939 3800 X2 | 2gig corsairXMS 3200C2
    1950XT | 500gig,320,200,160
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    Things have moved on since I first joined...

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    Liquid Nitrogen Cooling isn't something you can run 24/7, hence why I put phase change in there.

    My setup had a Blu-ray burner

    Never heard of Emu sound cards
    Check my project <<| Black3D |>>
    Quote Originally Posted by hexah
    Games are developed by teams of talented people and sometimes electronic arts

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