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  1. #16
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    Re: Time to update HW! Recommendations for High/Mid/Low

    Quote Originally Posted by Activate: AMD View Post

    Theres a difference between putting together a list of things that people would actually want to realistically buy, and putting together a random assortment of poorly considered parts that have the highest price tags. Guess which category this list falls in?

    hockey?
    Alright troll. There's a big difference between spending time putting together a wish list and making assumptions. Where is your list? If you're going to be disrespectful at least make it look smart with some effort put into it. I would respect that.
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    Re: Time to update HW! Recommendations for High/Mid/Low

    Quote Originally Posted by AParsh335i View Post
    I didn't want to get into the dream system because if it is truly a dream system the price wouldn't matter. Based on the fact that there is only 1 video card i would assume this is not truly a dream system. Here is my dream system.

    i7-2600k $280
    ASUS Maximus IV Extreme B3 RoG Edition Motherboard $370
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X + Fan Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2200 $630
    3x ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB $1500 (3x$500)
    OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-480G 2.5" 480GB $1900
    2x Seagate Barracuda St320005N1A1AS-RK 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s (raid 1 or w/e you want) $310
    EVGA Classified SR-2 100-PS-1200-GR 1200W $370
    Creative PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion $173
    =$5163
    Quote Originally Posted by AParsh335i View Post
    Alright troll. There's a big difference between spending time putting together a wish list and making assumptions. Where is your list? If you're going to be disrespectful at least make it look smart with some effort put into it. I would respect that.
    Ha, fine. You clearly just put together a list of overpriced parts. Sure, it might be somebody's "dream machine" but why double the price for no compelling reason? Also, how do you plan on fitting 3 triple-thick GPU's and a sound-card in a board with only 4 PCIe x16 slots? Not even my SR-2 will fit 3 of those GPU's

    Corsair AX1200 - $280 ($100 bucks cheaper than your PSU, 80 Plus GOLD, and single 12V rail make it the better choice)
    Intel i7-2600k - $280-315 (depending on retailer)
    ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution - $259 ($100 less than the Maximus IV, which has a lot of flashy additions, not too much there for the money)
    16GB (4x4GB) G.Skill Ripjaws X series DDR3-1600 (7-8-7-24) - $300 (Your ram was literally $300 more than the next 16gb kit. $300 for going from 2133 to 2200 with loose timings. Why bother when all you're going to do is a multiplier OC and see almost no gain with the extra ram speed? Even my choice is more than you need. could shave 100 more off by going with CAS9)
    1x XFX 6990 + 1x XFX 6970 - $735+$335= $1065 (This is better than 2x GTX580's for only a bit more)
    2x 240GB Vertex 3 SSD - $550x2=$ 1100 (480GB.. really? just buy 2 240's for almost half the price)
    ASUS Xonar D2X - $199 (Creative drivers don't belong on a dream system.. they're a nightmare..)
    2x 2TB WD Black 2002FAEX 7200RPM 2x $160 = $320 (storage, i hear unkind things about seagate these days, but whatever)

    Total: $3324.90 before MIRs

    Boom. I just cut $1800 off your list and it still fits in the "dream system" category. Use that dough to add in a kickin' 30" high-res display and you'll still have cash left over.
    Last edited by Activate: AMD; 04-22-2011 at 06:26 PM.


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  3. #18
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    Re: Time to update HW! Recommendations for High/Mid/Low

    Use that dough to add in a kickin' 30" high-res display and you'll still have cash left over.
    I might be able to recommend one.

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    Re: Time to update HW! Recommendations for High/Mid/Low

    I like the HW leaderboard line-up. All intel! The i3-2100 suits me, but I would prefer not to go with ASRock. What is another m/b selection that incorporates USB 3.0 and has the new bios (UEFI)?
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    Re: Time to update HW! Recommendations for High/Mid/Low

    Quote Originally Posted by chrispycrunch View Post
    I like the HW leaderboard line-up. All intel! The i3-2100 suits me, but I would prefer not to go with ASRock. What is another m/b selection that incorporates USB 3.0 and has the new bios (UEFI)?
    Asus P8Z68-V Pro for $209.99 US. There is a non-pro version for a few $$$ less. I'm working with the P8P67 Deluxe now and I really like the new UEFI (AKA BIOS).

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