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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
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    Disk Drive: ASUS 24X DVD
    OS: Microsoft Windows XP 32x SP3.

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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.
    "Why is it that one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a barbecue?" Anonymous

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    I'm already building it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blak Majyk View Post
    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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    Look! My Spine! RubenX's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    I'm already building it.
    Something tells me your pc is gonna be sweet.
    "Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    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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    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

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    The current Mac Pro. 12 cores and four 512 GB solid state drives.
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    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    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.
    Don't forget the cost of dremel cutting discs
    "Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes

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    My first thought was what "stereo" (now home theater) system. I'd start with McIntosh electronics.

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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
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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