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Tuneznz
04-09-2009, 12:47 AM
Hi there I am looking to build this computer, can you please give me your input, dont worry about the cost of this as I have had a sort of windfall of sorts.

http://i31.tinypic.com/20s6qo7.jpg

Thanks in advance

qazwsxokmijn
04-09-2009, 01:02 AM
Why are you getting 2x AS5 12g tubes? 1x 3.5g tube is more than enough for about 15 CPU applications.

Ditch the V10 cooler - it's heavy, too freaking huge, very expensive and is not as good as a TRUE120 or Prolimatech Megahalems. Get any of the latter two instead.

I don't know if you'll need a Blue-Ray drive but personally I'd just get an Asus DVD-drive.

8GB RAM is overkill.....just get 4GB.

Nice choice of motherboard, but do you really want to spend more than $700 on the P55 motherboard alone? For less than $400 you can get a decent Asus or GB X58 motherboard.

There's little point in getting 2x GTX295s. Pctek will vouch for that. Performance increase will not be significant and the price is just astronomical. In fact in some cases performance may even decrease.

Due to the above a 1500W PSU is too much. Just get nice Antec 850W or any good brand 850W+ PSU.

beeswax34
04-09-2009, 01:18 AM
He's building a $13,000 computer, let him have $70 worth of thermal paste :lol:

CYaBro
04-09-2009, 01:25 AM
Also why do you need a seperate gigabit LAN card for $419?
Most mainboards have gigabit lan onboard already.

Tuneznz
04-09-2009, 08:59 AM
I suppose its more of a want... and the thermal paste is because im also considering water cooling on the cpu, chipset, gpx, (ram, hdds).

1500w psu because you wont ever have to worry about it...

pctek
04-09-2009, 09:01 AM
1x 3.5g tube is more than enough for about 15 CPU applications.

There's little point in getting 2x GTX295s. Pctek will vouch for that.

Yep, agree with that.

I'd not bother with the NIC either.

It doesn't matter if you won Lotto or whatever - the thing will still become obsolete. Not for a bit, but why bother? Get the Core i7, a decent X58 board and the 295 card, but no need to get unnecessary things. Keep back some money for upgrading it later.

Blam
04-09-2009, 09:43 AM
Yep, agree with that.

I'd not bother with the NIC either.

It doesn't matter if you won Lotto or whatever - the thing will still become obsolete. Not for a bit, but why bother? Get the Core i7, a decent X58 board and the 295 card, but no need to get unnecessary things. Keep back some money for upgrading it later.

+1 to that.

It won't be long beforet that $13,000 rig will be worth less that half of that.

NIC is definetly overkill, and I agree with qaz, get a TRUE over the V10.
And a decent fan too.

Blam

utopian201
04-09-2009, 11:08 AM
13k on a computer are you serious?
You'd be better to spend 2k now, 2k in 2 years time and so on and so on. A 2k computer in 2 years time will be faster than any 13k computer you buy today.

SolMiester
04-09-2009, 11:30 AM
Hmmm, I agree with PCT on the killer NIC, you wont notice any difference over onboard GB LAN.
With a big 26"LCD, you may require a dual GPU setup, although you could just start with 1 until necessity dictates, however P55 chipset will only give you PCIe x16 or 2 x 8 slots. Therefore you may wish to contemplate the x58 chipset with i7, although the i5 turbo mode of 4-5 bin will be killer. On the other hand though, the i7 will clock 5 bins anyway.....

What I did notice missing a 2nd TB HDD for a nice storage redundancy RAID 1, and NO SSD...come on!!???

edit - oh...didnt see the 6 x hdd, 4 x LCD & 2 x gpu??....is this a windup?

Tuneznz
04-09-2009, 11:53 AM
what about a 295 and a Tesla C1060?

Sting Ray
04-09-2009, 11:40 PM
why do you need 6x 1TB hdd. do you really need that much space?

Sweep
04-09-2009, 11:47 PM
why do you need 6x 1TB hdd. do you really need that much space?

Why not?

He can spend it the way he wants in my opinion.

hueybot3000
05-09-2009, 12:20 PM
Wish I had that sorta coin for a computer.

Youl ony need a 3.5g thermal paste even when watercooling. Im watercooled and im only on my second or third thermal paste after 2+ years of messing with watercooling and building pc's for people.

Sacrifice a couple of 1TB hard drives and get a SSD, then raid the remaining drives.

PSU is a bit overkill but I guess youl never have to worry about power, even with that setup I think a 1000watt would be pretty safe.

Case is awesome, Im jealous.

And go 8gig of ram, why not? rams the cheapests part

whellington
05-09-2009, 01:57 PM
If your going to spend that much get the ASUS GTX 295 MARS, its not a regular GTX 295 as it is two gtx 285's. I heard asus only made 1000 of them :o

Lol @ 6 1b HDD, with a 13000 budget you should consider getting some ssd/velicoraptor

Switch the psu to the 1000W corsair, you won't need to use more than 1kw

i7 is better than the i5, but they perform the same in games

Why spend nearly $900 on a case? When their are other full towers for less half

forrest44
06-09-2009, 06:26 PM
Personally I would spend <$500 on a new computer (keep current monitor/kb/mouse/speakers), maybe <$1500 if I wanted to play some games. You can build a good system for cheap these days :)

If you're into music and not gaming, don't buy a logitech surround system, go for a half-decent 2nd hand hi-fi setup, and a decent quality sound card, maybe spend <$600...? if you look/research carefully.

That way, you'll still have $11 - 12k left to do whatever with. Travel, invest, education, whatever - there's more to life than computers. Your money won't go down the drain in 3 years as things become obsolete at break-neck pace. Imagine you worked to earn that much $$$ and spend it accordingly.


But then that's just my opinion. It's your $$$, it's your choice :D

Blam
07-09-2009, 12:40 AM
there's more to life than computers.

What!:eek:

qazwsxokmijn
07-09-2009, 02:17 AM
What!:eek:
X2 :eek:

:D

inphinity
07-09-2009, 09:29 AM
That way, you'll still have $11 - 12k left to do whatever with. Travel, invest, education, whatever - there's more to life than computers. Your money won't go down the drain in 3 years as things become obsolete at break-neck pace. Imagine you worked to earn that much $$$ and spend it accordingly.

Good advice if that's all his savings or something, but remember too there are plenty of people for whom throwing $13k at fun is not an issue at all. It really depends on his situation.

wratterus
07-09-2009, 10:41 AM
Awesome build - if I had that kind of money to spend on a PC.... :drool:drool:drool

Would agree with what SolMeister, pctek and Blam have said though. With that kind of coin, be a bit exotic! Would love to hear how it goes when the beast is built! :D :p.

Definitely no point in the extra ethernet card.

Oh, one thing I would add, you're going pretty nuts with the whole thing, may as well do triple channel RAM properly...

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=7754

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=9181 (You could get two of those if you wanted, 6GB really is enough these days though.