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Offline DaveMorton Topic starter
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If you had around five grand to spend on a box, what would you get? I did some online window shopping, and made up this list. I hope you like it. Smiley

(please note that I really TRIED to stay under $5,000USD, but the large monitor was JUST TOO PRETTY to pass up!)


Qty   Desc                     Unit Price      Total

2   OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-512G.M 2.5" 512GB         394.99      789.98
   SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227820

1   Thermaltake TR2 TR-700 700W ATX 12V V2.3 & EPS      79.99      79.99
   12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153167

1   COUGAR 6XR9 Solid Black 0.8mm SECC ATX Mid      99.98      99.98
   Tower with Aluminum Front Panel Computer Case
   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811553001

1   ASRock X79 Extreme9 LGA 2011 Intel X79         354.47      354.47
   SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157285

1   G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 240-Pin         699.99      699.99
   DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop
   Memory Model F3-17000CL11Q2-64GBZLD

   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231525

1   Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz         299.99      299.99
   (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core
   Desktop Processor BX80619i73820

   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115229

1   GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950         244.98      244.98
   1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP
   Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125385

1   NEC Display Solutions PA301W-BK-SV Black 30" 7ms      2,613.99      2,613.99
   Pivot, Swivel & Height Adjustable IPS Panel Widescreen
   Color-Critical Desktop Monitor 350 cd/m2 1000:1 w/ SpectraViewII

   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824002579

2   ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P         179.99      359.98
   Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1
   (1000:1) W/Speakers

   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236052

1   Hercules 4769202 2.0 Speakers            29.98      29.98
   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836193015

                     Grand Total:      $5,573.33USD      £3,476.64GBP
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System Specs:

CPU:   3.6GHz Quad Core
RAM:   64GB DDR3 2133
Drives:   1TB SSD
Monitors:   1x30" HDMI, 2x23" DVI - Total viewing area = 4,480x2,400 pixels or over 836 square inches
OS:   Ubuntu Linux (Free! Blew my budget on hardware!)
Posted October 11, 2012, 16:33:34 PM Logged
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Offline Snowcrash
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Found the same monitor but a better price.
http://www.ebuyer.com/271033-nec-multisync-pa301w-30-lcd-dvi-monitor-60002926
£1474

Or this one, similar spec but cheaper.
http://www.ebuyer.com/261325-hp-zr30w-30-lcd-dvi-d-monitor-vm617at-abu
£1067

You could afford Windoze then. The 2 x 512GB SSDs are a bit over the top. 1 would be fine + 2TB mass storage HDD

I'd have 2 x graphics cards and a beefier PSU.

Could prob get away with 4 x 8GB RAM
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Offline Data
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We can dream can’t we Dave  Smiley

I assume you will be using the two SSD’s in RAID 0, so I can see why you have gone for them  thumbsup

Not sure if I would have gone for that mobo, would need to look into it a bit more but I tend to get Gigabyte boards these days, but that’s just a matter of choice.

I already have a quad core CPU so I think I would like to go for a 6 core next.

http://www.ebuyer.com/288239-intel-core-i7-3930k-3-20ghz-socket-2011-12mb-cache-retail-boxed-processor-bx80619i73930k

And the large monitor is a joke in price, I think you would be better of getting a 37 inch HD TV. That’s what I did for much less cash. 

Posted October 11, 2012, 18:20:26 PM Logged

Offline Snowcrash
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And the large monitor is a joke in price, I think you would be better of getting a 37 inch HD TV. That’s what I did for much less cash. 


Not with a 2560 x 1600 res though
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Offline Data
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And the large monitor is a joke in price, I think you would be better of getting a 37 inch HD TV. That’s what I did for much less cash. 


Not with a 2560 x 1600 res though

True, but I have no need for that kind of res, everything is small enough in 1080 for my old eyes and that’s on a 37 inch.
Posted October 11, 2012, 18:27:08 PM Logged

Offline sybershot
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case way too small  Tongue
I also agree with data 6 cores would be better  Wink
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2   ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P
I would go with 6 of those and drop the big screen, but that is me Smiley




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Offline DaveMorton Topic starter
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Truth be told, since I don't do a lot of gaming, but I DO do a lot of 3d image rendering, I figured that 4 cores would be more inline with my needs. Same with the 64GB of just about the fastest (and most overclock-able) RAM I could find. I have to agree about the 30" monitor, but like I said (referring to the screen res) it was just too pretty to pass up. Cheesy Truthfully, three of the 23" monitors would be plenty, since they have HDMI inputs. That being the case, I could also do away with the speakers, as well. I've got Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) 24/7 anyway, and have had for years, so anything past the bare minimum, sound-wise, is a waste, so long as it just gets LOUD.
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Offline Data
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I don’t think many games take advantage of 6 cores they seem to be made for dual or quads, but a good professional rendering program should be able too, however not having one I can’t prove any of that  Grin

I would like to have enough cash to spend on one of these, silly money yes but I just got to have one to play with and bragging rights.

http://www.ebuyer.com/288238-intel-core-i7-3960x-extreme-edition-3-30ghz-socket-2011-15mb-cache-retail-bx80619i73960x


EDIT:
BTW, nice topic or Fred as Diesel would say.  thumbsup
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Offline Diesel
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Thanks mate.  rofl
Posted October 11, 2012, 23:38:37 PM Logged
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Offline sybershot
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Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition
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