Build your dream system!

Crashman

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Former Staff
Hey guys,

I'm normally around to answer questions, but now I have one for you: What would you put in a dream system? Keep in mind that even billionares have some idea of value: Most would rather own a private plane than a stack of SSD's. So pretend you're wealthy but not foolish.

One other, slightly bigger problem: My Newegg credit doesn't work at FrozenCPU.com
 
ABS Canyon 695 4 x140mm Fan Multiple Heat Zones Full Aluminum Super Tower Computer Case - Retail
1x $599.99 $599.99

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-EXTREME LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
1x $328.99 $328.99

Dual VisionTek 900250 Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
2x $529.99 -$40 Save $1,019.98

ABS Tagan BZ Series BZ1300 1300W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Patent Piperock Modular Power Supply - Retail
1x $499.99 $499.99

Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 965 3.2GHz LGA 1366 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601965 - Retail
1x $1,059.99 $1,059.99

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C9 - Retail
(2x so 12gb total)
2x $299.00 $598.00

3ware 9650SE-4LPML PCI Express Lanes: 4 SATA II Controller Card - Retail
1x $339.99 -$20.00 Instant $319.99

Intel® X25-E Extreme High Performance Solid State Drive - 32GB, SLC flash technology, 2.5” form factor, SATA (3.0Gb/s) - Retail
(configured in raid 0 on the 3ware raid controller)
3x $719.00 $2,157.00

StarTech BRACKET25 Adapter Kit to Mount 2.5" HDD in 3.5" Drive Bay - Retail
3x $18.99 $56.97

SAMSUNG Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP - OEM
1x $7.49 $7.49

Logitech G15 2-Tone USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard - Retail
1x $89.99 $89.99

Logitech G9 Black 5 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse - Retail
1x $89.99 $89.99

XTRAC Ripper Optical Mouse pad - Retail
1x $13.99 $13.99

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q - OEM
1x $27.99 $27.99

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series 70SB088600007 7.1 Channels PCI Express Interface Sound Card - Retail
1x $209.99 -$10.00 Instant $199.99

Logitech 980186-0403 Silver USB Connector USB Desktop Microphone
1x $19.99 $19.99

CyberPower OR2200LCDRM2U 2000VA 1320W UPS - Retail
1x $439.99 -$70.00 Instant $369.99

Logitech Z-5500 505 Watts 5.1 Speaker - Retail
1x $302.99 $302.99

SAMSUNG SyncMaster 305T Black 30" 6ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
1x $1,199.99 $1,199.99

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit English 1pk DSP OEI DVD for System Builders - OEM
1x $179.99 $179.99

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
1x $5.99 $5.99

Subtotal: $9149.28
 

jcknouse

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Then I can't pretend to be Bill Gates :lol:

Dream System with common sense(?)...

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129043 Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail $179.99

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131363 ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $189.99

RAM: 2x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145206 CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1800 (PC3 14400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1800C8DF - Retail 2x$284.00 = $568.00

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649 AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor Model HDZ720WFGIBOX - Retail $147.00

GPU: 2x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102768 SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail 2x$399.99 = $799.98

Sound: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102019 Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional 70SB088600002 7.1 Channels PCI Express Interface Sound Card - Retail $139.99

HDD: 3x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136322 Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM 3x$229.99 = $689.97

DVD 1: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129037 Pioneer Black 8X Blu-Ray DVD Burner w/ Software SATA Model BDR-203BKS - Retail $199.99

DVD 2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136154 LG Black LG Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner SATA Model GGC-H20LK - OEM $94.99

HSF: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118020 ZALMAN CNPS 9700 NT 110mm 2 Ball Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler - Retail $59.99

CPU paste: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020 ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail $6.99

Backup: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16840121056 Quantum BCBBH-EY Black 320GB Tabletop USB 2.0 / eSATA Interface DLT-V4 Tape Drive - Retail $839.99

Card Reader: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820300608 SABRENT CRW-UINB 68-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader w/ USB 2.0 Port supports SDHC/VISTA - Retail $12.99

Monitor: 2x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009125 Acer P243WAid Black-Silver 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support - Retail 2x$259.99= $519.98

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703012 PC Power & Cooling T12W 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail $549.99

UPS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16842102090 CyberPower OR2200LCDRM2U 2000VA 1320W UPS - Retail $399.99

Printer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16828104693 HP Color LaserJet CP3505dn CB443A Up to 22 ppm 1200 x 600 dpi Color Laser Printer - Retail $999.99

KB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823139017 Fellowes 9892901 Black 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Standard Microban Basic Keyboard - Retail $19.99

Mouse: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153007 RAZER DeathAdder RZ01-00150100-R3M1 Black 5 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Optical High Precision Gaming Mouse - Retail $49.99

OS: Microsoft Win XP Pro x64 NFR $80.63

Total: $6,550.42 (+ s/h lol)

That system should handle anything. I can do programming, games, etc. I can use it for business, maintain backups, etc. Plus, it is ready for the upgrade to the newer CPU in April from AMD.

I think I got everything needed. But, I'm probably wrong. :lol:
 
So far our billionaires didn't want GTX 295 SLI or GTX 285 Tri-SLI. Wouldn't that be better than HD 4870 X2 CrossfireX?

Also, why the OEM operating system? If you're a billionaire and (presumably) earn a million bucks an hour, buy retail and don't risk spending an hour on the phone with Support when you upgrade the hardware.


 

nightmaresmk

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^^Good but not Quite their.

But LIAN LI PC-P80 Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
1x$379.99 $379.99

EVGA 141-BL-E759 LGA 1366 Intel X58 Intel Motherboard - Retail
1x $469.99 $469.99

Dual VisionTek 900250 Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
2x $529.99 -$40 Save $1,019.98
Depends on the games being played 2x Nvidia GTX295s are more powerfull and personal prefrence to nvidia drivers over ati.
BFG Tech BFGEGTX2951792E GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail 2x519.99 1039.98

PC Power & Cooling T12W 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply -1x$549.99 $549.99

Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 965 3.2GHz LGA 1366 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601965 - Retail
1x $1,059.99 $1,059.99

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C9 - Retail
(2x so 12gb total)
2x $299.00 $598.00

3ware 9650SE-4LPML PCI Express Lanes: 4 SATA II Controller Card - Retail
1x $339.99 -$20.00 Instant $319.99

Thats nice but 4x Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive Raid 5
4x 299.99 $1199.96
Also add 2X Western Digital WD20EADS 2TB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
2x $299.99 $599.98

SAMSUNG Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP - OEM
1x $7.49 $7.49

Logitech G15 2-Tone USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard - Retail
1x $89.99 $89.99

Logitech G9 Black 5 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse - Retail
1x $89.99 $89.99

XTRAC Ripper Optical Mouse pad - Retail
1x $13.99 $13.99

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q - OEM
2x $27.99 $55.98

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series 70SB088600007 7.1 Channels PCI Express Interface Sound Card - Retail
1x $209.99 -$10.00 Instant $199.99

CyberPower OR2200LCDRM2U 2000VA 1320W UPS - Retail
1x $439.99 -$70.00 Instant $369.99

Logitech Z-5500 505 Watts 5.1 Speaker - Retail
1x $302.99 $302.99

ASUS VW266H Black 25.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
2x $339.99 $679.98

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit English 1pk DSP OEI DVD for System Builders - OEM
1x $179.99 $179.99

CoolIT Domino A.L.C. CPU Cooler
1x $79.99 $79.99

Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail
1x $4.99 $4.99

Subtotal: $8293.23
 

jcknouse

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I tried to keep it in realism. Last I read, the AM3 boards are all Crossfire. No SLi mobos yet that I'm aware of. Could be wrong.



last i heard, MS gives you the lesser of 2 or 3 support calls with a retail install within a 1 year timeframe, whichever comes first. I can do my own support. Don't need to pay MS $300 an hour after the first 2 or 3 calls :lol:

No reason to give that billionaire Bill Gates any more of my billions than necessary. Besides, I'm a smart billionaire. I keep regular backups, and can do upgrades and get all the drivers needed before i change out hardware.

Plus XP has always behaved upgrading/backing out hardware for me. I trust it.

Aw well. That's just me tho. I'm a different billionaire than you all...plus i made my list up in about 10 mins :lol:
 

ehanger

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-Intel Core i7 920
- ASUS P6T Deluxe Motherboard
-Antec 1000w PSU
-3x GTX 285 in tri-SLI
-Antec Twelve Hundred Gaming Case
-6GB Corsair DDR3-1600 RAM
-2x 300GB 10k rpm drives in RAID 0
-DVD + BLU ray drives
- A good LCD monitor (currently on a 17" CRT :( )
-Windows Vista Premium x64 edition
 

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