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Old 12-04-11, 04:29 PM   #1
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Your Dream System?

Basically, a thread to show your ideas for your perfect computer.

Case: XClio A380 Plus
Monitor: ASUS 27"
Power Supply: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Motherboard: MSI 870A Fuzion
Video Card: ASUS MARS II GeForce GTX 580
CPU: Intel Knight's Ferry
HDD: Maxtor 80GB primary, Cisco 2tb secondary.
Sound Card: ASUS 90-YAA0E0-0UAN00Z
Audio Device: ASUS Vulcan
Cooling: Thermaltake BigWater 760 Plus
Keyboard: Logitech G19
Mouse: Razer Naga
Disk Drive: ASUS 24X DVD
OS: Microsoft Windows XP 32x SP3.
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Old 12-04-11, 07:17 PM   #2
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A computer that does what I want it to do.

Not what I tell it to do, what I Want it to do.
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I'm already building it.
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Basically, a thread to show your ideas for your perfect computer.

Case: XClio A380 Plus
Monitor: ASUS 27"
Power Supply: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Motherboard: MSI 870A Fuzion
Video Card: ASUS MARS II GeForce GTX 580
CPU: Intel Knight's Ferry
HDD: Maxtor 80GB primary, Cisco 2tb secondary.
Sound Card: ASUS 90-YAA0E0-0UAN00Z
Audio Device: ASUS Vulcan
Cooling: Thermaltake BigWater 760 Plus
Keyboard: Logitech G19
Mouse: Razer Naga
Disk Drive: ASUS 24X DVD
OS: Microsoft Windows XP 32x SP3.
You forgot to add a second card in SLI and 2 extra monitors for left & right.
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Old 12-04-11, 08:17 PM   #5
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I'm already building it.
Something tells me your pc is gonna be sweet.
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Old 12-04-11, 08:46 PM   #6
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If cost were no object, mine would include 3D stereo, probably nVidia's new 3DVision 2 shutterglasses setup. What I have at the moment is pretty good for my needs, though, typical i5-2500k gaming rig with an SSD boot drive, 16GB RAM, 64-bit Win7 Ultimate, and a GTX460 @ 1920x1080 (which is about to get SLI'ed next week). AND it has an authentic IBM M-series mechanical keyboard!
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Something tells me your pc is gonna be sweet.
Well, I think so too, but it's also a bit of a PITA since I've been working so much. I don't have much time for myself, though today I did get a chance to make some room in the shop. I'm adding a radbox on the top of my PC-V354A which will be custom fabbed out of aluminum sheet. Very tough to be artistically inclined when under time pressure, so it will take some time. Right now I have both radiators, the pump (Swiftech MCP35X PWM-controlled), tubing (3/8" ID, 5/8" OD translucent red from Danger Den), some fittings (all matte black Bitspower stuff), two 180mm Silverstone FM181 fans, a Sunbeamtech Rheosmart 3 Fan Controller (PWM control of non-PWM fans) and some plans for waterblocks. Shopping blocks today I found will cost me an additional $350, mainly because I'll be liquid cooling RAM and Mosfets in addition to CPU and GPU...even more when I add a second GTX580.
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The current Mac Pro. 12 cores and four 512 GB solid state drives.
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The thing that worries me about my custom setup is the CPU. And yes, I know it's overkill.
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Well, I think so too, but it's also a bit of a PITA since I've been working so much. I don't have much time for myself, though today I did get a chance to make some room in the shop. I'm adding a radbox on the top of my PC-V354A which will be custom fabbed out of aluminum sheet. Very tough to be artistically inclined when under time pressure, so it will take some time. Right now I have both radiators, the pump (Swiftech MCP35X PWM-controlled), tubing (3/8" ID, 5/8" OD translucent red from Danger Den), some fittings (all matte black Bitspower stuff), two 180mm Silverstone FM181 fans, a Sunbeamtech Rheosmart 3 Fan Controller (PWM control of non-PWM fans) and some plans for waterblocks. Shopping blocks today I found will cost me an additional $350, mainly because I'll be liquid cooling RAM and Mosfets in addition to CPU and GPU...even more when I add a second GTX580.
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My first thought was what "stereo" (now home theater) system. I'd start with McIntosh electronics.
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Old 12-07-11, 10:12 PM   #12
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I built a pretty good machine for myself about 2 years ago-
Gigabyte motherboard
Intel Q9400 quad core processor, overclocked to 3.8GHz
4GB ram
WD 750GB Black hard drive
Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Antec 300 case
Xigmatek cpu cooler and 2 added case fans

I don't game so I don't need a fancy video card. This machine is very fast and there is no need to upgrade any of it, except possibly to add an SSD as a boot drive.

If I built a new machine for home now I would probably use the latest Intel Sandy Bridge quad core- i5 2500k, and I would probably use an SSD for the boot drive. Everything else could stay the same.

I do intend to build a new CAD workstation for my office relatively soon. I would use the Intel i5 2500k, or maybe the i7 2600k. For my CAD apps I would go with at least 16GB of ram, and 64bit Windows 7. I would definitely use a 128GB SSD for the boot drive and probably 2 separate mechanical drives for storage and backup.

I have 2 laptops, and my wife and daughter each have one. I have a real fast laptop for CAD use and I have upgraded it to an SSD. I need to upgrade the others as well.
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I just put a Corsair Force GT SSD and a Radeon HD 6770 in my computer. I guess I'm good for a few more years.

By the way, if anyone is short on it, DDR3 is obscenely cheap right now.
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A new laptop. My needs are few.
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i7, triple channel version
some gigabyte mobo with intel chipset
3x2GB DDR3, something with low latency
240GB SSD from intel.
some high end videocard that can be silently cooled.
case from antec, corsair or silverstone
corsair modular PSU
win7 64bit

dell 27" ultrasharp
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