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    I built a BEAST PC and I need your opinion

    So here are the specs:

    Motherboard Intel D5400XS "Skulltrail" Intel 5400 eATX (Socket 7
    CPU 1 Intel Core™2 Extreme QX9775, S 771, 3.2 GHz, 1600MHz
    CPU 2 Intel Core™2 Extreme QX9775, S 771, 3.2 GHz, 1600MHz
    Memory 8 GB ( 4 x 2 GB ) - FB-DIMM - DDR II - 800 MHz / PC2
    HDD1 64GB Samsung MCBQE64GBMPP-03A Solid State HDD SATA I
    HDD2 64GB Samsung MCBQE64GBMPP-03A Solid State HDD SATA I
    HDD3 64GB Samsung MCBQE64GBMPP-03A Solid State HDD SATA I
    HDD4 300 GB Western Digital WD3000GLFS VelociRaptor, SATA
    GFX1 1GB BFG Tech GTX 280 OC, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), Mem 2214MH
    GFX2 1GB BFG Tech GTX 280 OC, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), Mem 2214MH
    Sound Card Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty Pro
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    Overclocking Moderate Dual CPU
    Color Modding Full - Lighting + Fans + Cable Braiding Green
    Operating System Windows XP Professional SP3

    I think it is a dream machine, tell me what you think, preferably people who already own a BEAST can tell me what they think.

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    Re: I built a BEAST PC and I need your opinion

    I could be wrong but I don't think anyone on this forum has quite such a beasty PC...

    Personally I think something that mad would be a total waste of money. On the other hand, if you have the money to waste then it's one hell of a machine.
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    Re: I built a BEAST PC and I need your opinion

    I would like to see benchmarks

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    Re: I built a BEAST PC and I need your opinion

    That's one big e-peen

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    Re: I built a BEAST PC and I need your opinion

    lol
    That's overkill!

    Seriously, why not go straight away for Tri-SLI GTX280 ;P

    If you have the money for that, bother to give me some extra cash for my new build =p I need a little more to get 4 GB of RAM and a diff Motherboard, also thinking of getting a Quad core instead of Dual!

    Anyhow, that's one heck of a machine lol
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    Re: I built a BEAST PC and I need your opinion

    8GB Of ram with windows xp?

    I'll believe it when I see photos...

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    Re: I built a BEAST PC and I need your opinion

    I don't have a beast (currently), but my opinion:

    Quote Originally Posted by sephir12 View Post
    Motherboard Intel D5400XS "Skulltrail" Intel 5400 eATX (Socket 7
    I think this is a bad platform choice personally - it did it's job to prove an engineering point but it has numerous downsides. If you're after uber top end you need a chipset that can do triple SLI or Quad-Xfire, this can't do either.
    CPU 1 Intel Core™2 Extreme QX9775, S 771, 3.2 GHz, 1600MHz
    CPU 2 Intel Core™2 Extreme QX9775, S 771, 3.2 GHz, 1600MHz
    Good choice if you need it now, Bloomfield based will take the top end performance quite easily soon though.

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    HDD3 64GB Samsung MCBQE64GBMPP-03A Solid State HDD SATA I
    HDD4 300 GB Western Digital WD3000GLFS VelociRaptor, SATA
    Poor choice IMHO - there are faster solid state discs around - either the top end from MTRON for ultimate performance, or newer ones from the likes of OCZ which are still faster and cheaper.

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    The new Asus cards are better IMO.


    Operating System Windows XP Professional SP3
    How much RAM were you trying to run again?

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    Re: I built a BEAST PC and I need your opinion

    Have you actually built this or is it just a dream spec?

    Cos I demand that you immediately join the Hexus folding team if it's real...
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    Re: I built a BEAST PC and I need your opinion









    I uttered several explictives when I saw that specification... my god! did you re-mortage your house?! thats gonna use a lot of electricity!

    Saying that... thats amazing, post the bench marks please its looks incredible.

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    Re: I built a BEAST PC and I need your opinion

    This looks like it could be something like a Vadim custom spec pc - build saver, premium cable management etc. - in which case due to their liquidation, it ain't going to happen.

    edit: Of course it's not likely someone would just hop on their site, spec the bottom off something, register here and post it just for giggles, is it?
    Last edited by pollaxe; 08-07-2008 at 02:11 PM.

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    Re: I built a BEAST PC and I need your opinion

    If your going to throw such obscene amounts of money around, at least get a proper PCI-E hardware RAID controller for those SSDs.....
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    Re: I built a BEAST PC and I need your opinion

    So, someone posts the above with their first post, and very little info about themselves.
    And that setup- is going to cost....what....around £5k, a little higher?

    Riiiiiight.... of course you have built all that.
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    Re: I built a BEAST PC and I need your opinion

    hey pollaxe - did you google their name too? i did.. they registered on vadim computers on 7-july, not posted anything yet - hardly surprising since the forums have closed..

    anyways.. sephir12 - i challenge you to a crysis deathmatch.. your PC versus mine - for those of you who can't click 'my system' its:--

    athlon xp 2500+ barton..
    as yet unknown socket-a nforce 2 mobo.
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    you stick to your 54mbs wifi LAN.. i'll stick with my 1gbs lan..

    when would you like a match? I'm free all week..

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    Re: I built a BEAST PC and I need your opinion

    ^I didn't, I just thought I recognised a couple of Vadim-style descriptions in the blurb (I own a Vadim system, a treat for myself a few years ago.)

    My money's on you Stevie, at least your system exists!!

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    Re: I built a BEAST PC and I need your opinion

    yeah but sephir's PC is likely to last longer in their imagination than mine will in real life, so they might actually win ..

    (if i could remember photobucket login - the crysis benhcmark i printscreened will be posted in all its glory of 15fps in low detail! woo!!)

    oh well.. of to try that unreal demo I downloaded.. and see if it joins in TAKTAK's fragfest gaming sessions..

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    Re: I built a BEAST PC and I need your opinion

    I wonder what applications are going to make good use of all that computing power...
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