Powerful computer



what are the specific components needed to build a very powerful computer 2.5 Gh and up
How abt tis...just had put a setup for abt $850 for another post...
here goes...

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail $279.99
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GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $134.99
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2 oz copper PCB + Easy Tune 6 for OC
2x Winner of Customer Choice Award - Intel Motherboards
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G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $44.99
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Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $79.99
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1. Antec EA650 650W ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
2. Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Total - Combo Price: $119.94
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SAPPHIRE 100259L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $189.00
($174.00 after $15.00 Mail-In
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So is this a powerful sys in ur words???


Dec 24, 2008
A "very powerful computer" is not a very specific description of what you are looking for, and 2.5ghz isn't really that fast compared to today's standards. I would consider a very powerful computer to be an i7 OC'd to around 3.5 and above, with a GTX 295 and 6gb of DDR3 1600mhz, and a couple HDD's in raid 0 for system drive and a backup data drive.

Give us a better description of what you are looking for, particularly a budget, and what you will be using the computer for, like WR2 said above.