$3000 computer

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  1. DRAGoNX515

    DRAGoNX515 Member

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    I had $3000 to spend on whatever I wanted. And it happen to be a computer.
    Most if not everything has already been bought, and right now it's in UPS or Fedex's hands.

    Build:
    Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe
    Opteron 175 w/SI-120
    OCZ DDR500 Platinum (Inferion Chip one)
    eVGA 7800GTX 512
    Creative X-Fi Platinum
    My old 200GB Hard Drivesx2 in RAID0
    Seasonic S-12 600W PSU
    TT Kandalf case
    And assorded other stuff

    (Please excuse my horrid spelling)

    Now, I will probably get flamed for spending so much money on a computer and contiune the tradition of the OP getting fvck'd. I don't really mind, I have a really fast computer on the way.
     
  2. ForumMaster

    ForumMaster Diamond Member

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    y did u get opteron and not say, atleast the AMD 4000+ X2? cost too much? or were there other considerations?
     
  3. nick1985

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    What is the point of posting that if you already ordered it?


    BTW, that was an extreme waste of cash. Raid 0 has been proven time and again to be almost worthless for the desktop. $3000 and you dont even have 2 video cards?

    ::shudders::
     
  4. biostud

    biostud Lifer

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    how does that end up to $3000? :confused:
     
  5. Crescent13

    Crescent13 Diamond Member

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    No water cooling? an expensive SLI mobo and only one graphic card?!?!?!?!? I could have given you your moneys worth if you had just posted before you bought.
     
  6. imported_Tick

    imported_Tick Diamond Member

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    You spent that muchand didn't even get water cooling?
     
  7. LuNoTiCK

    LuNoTiCK Diamond Member

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    Spend half, use the other for something else.
     
  8. poisonthewell

    poisonthewell Senior member

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    As I reply to this post, I wonder why we are suckered into doing so every time. I wish we could just ignore these things. . .
     
  9. Abix

    Abix Senior member

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    That about sums it up.
     
  10. GuitarDaddy

    GuitarDaddy Lifer

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    Good question! You state your reusing the hard drives, and the rest of the parts you listed come to about $1600-2000?

     
  11. Doctorweir

    Doctorweir Golden Member

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    Wise choice, as the above does not sum up to $3000 yet... ;)

    Regarding the rig opinion I have to join my pre-posters:
    Why not SLI'ed GTX'es?
    No watercooling?
    Not the X-FI Fatal1ty?

    You could save a fortune by picking 2x7800GT and a cheaper Opteron 165 (or 170 at least) and go overclock... ;)
     
  12. Some1ne

    Some1ne Senior member

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    SLI (and SLI capable mainboards) = no.

    Why not get an Opteron 165 instead and then overclock it. Your DDR500 RAM wants to be overclocked anyways.

    OCZ RAM generally prefers DFI boards due to the crazy voltage levels that they offer.
     
  13. drum

    drum Diamond Member

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    what other assorted stuff did you get that adds up that quick? hopefully dual 2405s fall under your assorted stuff category
     
  14. Trey22

    Trey22 Diamond Member

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    3k?! Goodness, you didn't fall for the old "1 for the price of 2" deal did you?





     
  15. joejccva

    joejccva Senior member

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    What exactly is assorted other stuff? What else did you buy that would warrant $3000 because what you've listed doesn't add up to it.
     
  16. n7

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    Nice build.
     
  17. pulsedrive

    pulsedrive Senior member

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    Yeah, it has been said already but 3 grand for that?!?!?

    Unless your assorted other stuff is about a grand worth, then you got RIPPED.

    Personally I do not get the whole Opetron craze, stick with a desktop chip and be done with it. But even with that, if you are going to get an SLI board, and you WANT to spend that much money, SLI that RIG!
     
  18. DRAGoNX515

    DRAGoNX515 Member

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    Assorded other stuff:
    G15 Gaming Keyboard $70
    G5 mouse $50
    Viewsonic VP930B Monitor $430
    X-530 Speakers $50

    And the other Stuff:
    Mobo: $240
    RAM: $350
    CPU w/HS: $530sih
    Vid Card: $750
    Case: $189
    PSU: $170

    Total So far: $2200
    To make $3000 just add another GTX or Monitor. Probably GTX when they come better avalible.

    I meant to type the rest in, forgot about it, had too much to drink.

    I wanted the fastest thing there was, dont really care about the price
     
  19. yosuke188

    yosuke188 Platinum Member

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    X-Fi Platinum with a X-530? It's okay if you don't listen to music I guess...
     
  20. alimoalem

    alimoalem Diamond Member

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    1. why go opteron if you won't be OCing
    2. if you will be OCing, why no cooling?
    3. $350 on ram?
    4. your sound card costs more than your speakers....
    5. you stated how you had to much to drink. was this also true while you were ordering?
     
  21. joejccva

    joejccva Senior member

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    I guess if you have the money then why not. Might as well get the best of the best right? :)

    Nice build nonetheless.
     
  22. biostud

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    Then your posts actually make sense :) It was not to flame you but your topic title and the items in your first post didn't match. If you had listed all this in your first post people would have been far more constructive in their critique.
     
  23. PSUstoekl

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    Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe
    AMD 64 X2 4400+ (or the opteron, whichever)
    OCZ DDR500 Platinum (Inferion Chip one)
    2 x eVGA 7800GTX 512 in SLi
    2 x NEC 3550 DVD Burners
    Creative X-Fi Platinum
    4 x 500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 in RAID0 (2TB!!!!)
    Enermax Liberty 620W PSu
    Antec P180

    some other sweet stuff.....
     
  24. DRAGoNX515

    DRAGoNX515 Member

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    Alright, so it wasn't quite $3000, but it came close.

    In Feb. or around there, I getting some Water Cooling for it.
    What would you suggest, and it can't be $3000, I'm shooting for around $200-300.

    <- *crying* because he spent all his money on the computer, and none on water cooling (but I did get a SI-120 :)
     
  25. YOyoYOhowsDAjello

    YOyoYOhowsDAjello Moderator<br>A/V & Home Theater<br>Elite member

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    sigh.

    $185 soundcard and $50 speakers strikes again.