I want to buy a monster PC...

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by DanTheMan, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. DanTheMan

    DanTheMan New Member

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    CPU Subsystem
    AMD Opteron 880 Dual-Core 2.4GHz 1MB (per core) 64/32 Bit (940) 8 of these
    Tyan Transport VX50 B4881V50S4H-8P (is this like a server mobo that comes with a case or what?)

    Memory Subsystem
    Kingston KVR333Q4R25/4G 4GB 333MHz DDR PC2700 Reg ECC DIMM x4 Quad Rank Memory 32 of these

    Video Subsystem
    ASUS Geforce 7800GTX EN7800GTX/2DHTV/512M Video Card
    2 of these

    Chasis & PSU

    SuperMicro SC933S2-R760 3U ATX Chassis + 760W Triple-Redundant [N+1, [email protected]]

    SMART-UPS RT 3000VA 120V L5-30P ONLINE 8OUT 5-15R 5-20R
    3 of these

    NETWORKAIR PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER 4KW 120V 60HZ



    Primary Harddrive Battery - Applications
    LSI MegaRAID SCSI 320-4X 4 Channel Ultra 320 PCI-X RAID Controller

    mushkin Green 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM System Memory (what is this RAM 4? why is it over here?)

    HITACHI Ultrastar 15K147 36.7GB 3.5" SCSI Ultra320 68pin Hard Drive
    3 of these

    Secondary Harddrive Battery


    LSI MegaRAID SCSI 320-4X 4 Channel Ultra 320 PCI-X RAID Controller

    mushkin Green 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM System Memory (what is this RAM 4? why is it over here?)

    Fujitsu 147GB 3.5" SCSI Ultra320 68pin Hard Drive
    5 of these

    Tertiary Hard Drive Battery - Long Term Storage + Media Repository

    LSI LOGIC MEGARAID 300-8X 8PORT SATA II 128MB PCIX 64BIT 133MHZ 8-7PIN SATA

    mushkin Green 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM System Memory

    Maxtor MaxLine Pro 500 500GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
    5 of these


    Swab Subsystem

    Cenatek Rocket Drive


    Primary Display

    SAMSUNG 244t-Black 24" 6ms (G to G) LCD Monitor (would the dell ones be better) 2 of these


    Secondary Display


    MITSUBISHI XD480U DLP Projector
    DUAL MASK Tensioned 87X155 Audio Vision HD


    Sound Card:
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Sound Card

    Speakers:
    KLIPSCH ULTRA 2 THX SYSTEM


    CD/DVD

    PLEXTOR Beige SATA DVD Burner Model

    LITE-ON Beige IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model


    Network Subsystem

    Infrant RN600-2000 Ready NAS 600 Network Storage


    U.S. Robotics USR5451 Wireless MAXg Access Point







    looks good, thanks


    now what Operating System would i use? windows media center?

    would the dell monitors be better?

    thanks

    and someone said something about needing fans for the processors...
    can i have links for that?

    i would like to start ordering soon :)
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2006
  2. myPCrocks

    myPCrocks New Member

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    LMAO ,ya right.
     
  3. thebeginning

    thebeginning New Member

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    goodness gracious. pardon my bluntness, but are you seriously going to spend that much money on a personal computer? even for the highest end gaming you don't need all that. I don't know loads about computers, but I know that for high end gaming a sub $10k system could easily run three large monitors (which might be overkill too, seeing as that would require a desk that's at least 7 feet long), especially with the quad 7900GTX's coming out. that right there is just crazy. :) If you plan to buy a $5000 dollar computer every 2 years, why not just buy a $5000 pc now? if you're going to buy another computer that soon, then the difference between fps isnt worth all that extra cost. you probably wouldnt even notice a difference.

    but really though, why not save the money for something else? it seems pretty unwise to use all that new income you got right off the bat...why not save it for your kid's college expenses? Just because there is money to spend doesnt mean that it must be spent. I'm not saying that you said that (you seem very humble actually, especially compared to that doom guy we had a while back) but it just seems to be a waste.
     
  4. DanTheMan

    DanTheMan New Member

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    eh... im not even spending a 10th of my income on this...
    and i have more money saved for my kids' college...
    have no clu wut 2 save 4... plus it would be a interesting acomplishment getting a 80K pc...:)
    can someone answer my questions i asked in my last post?
    thanks so much guys! much appreciated:)

    and and i didn't mean i am buying one every 2 years... just when the old one starts gettin out dated...
    btw, how long do u think this beast of a PC will last? 5 yrs?
     
  5. 34erd

    34erd New Member

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    Nah man your gonna need something 64 bit to support all 128 Gb of RAM. Get XP pro 64 bit edition. Or do you want linux or something else?
     
  6. Hairy_Lee

    Hairy_Lee VIP Member

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    i dont think windows xp 64 supports that many cpus
     
  7. 34erd

    34erd New Member

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    I have no proof so this going to end up being used agaisnt me, but I'm pretty sure it does :confused:
     
  8. DanTheMan

    DanTheMan New Member

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    i would like something windows...

    r u sure media wouldn't work?
    cus i really like the media center application... (i have it on mine)
     
  9. 34erd

    34erd New Member

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    If you only want 3 gigs of your 128 to work, WME will be fine :p
     
  10. Beyond

    Beyond Active Member

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    :rolleyes:
     
  11. DanTheMan

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    ok guys... i came 4 help!
    thank u to the ppl that have helped me...
    just i need 2 know what OS to buy:confused:

    :)
     
  12. noissesboyobyalp

    noissesboyobyalp New Member

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    what about windows vista? i dont know anything about it but its the newest one so my guess is it would be the best. your spending more money on one computer than my mom makes in one year. are you saying that you make 1 mil a year? damn you must have really hit a good spot in life. also... how old are you?
     
  13. 34erd

    34erd New Member

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    Vista isnt out yet...
     
  14. Praetor

    Praetor Administrator Staff Member

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    The RAM is for the RAID card which comes standard with 128MB

    Then I would have picked them

    I dont do OSes, or keyboards, or mice, or chairs, or other trinkets.

    About a year

    IMO, media center is a bunch of pretty crap for average users that barely know how to use a VCR. If you plan on putting this box together (and overclocking it at that), Id sure as hell expect something more than "media center" stuff.

    3.5GB

    Solaris, W2K AS, BeOS etc
    Here's a summary: http://www.osdata.com/kind/summary.htm
    (btw I can understand asking about hardware cuz that's seriously confusing but OS? c'mon ;))

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    For the record, you will never ever make use of any non-infrastructure components I picked out (cuz if you did, you wouldnt be asking for hardware advice) so I would seriously consider spending signficaantly less for absolutely zero measureable performance drop cuz you see, someone like me ... I'd make use of 16-concurrent threads flying around ... for the menial tasks you've outlined (cuz if there was something serious, you would/should have noted it by now), you'll barely even stress a 4-thread box ... but oh well, that's my two cents.
     
  15. B-MAN

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    I once saw this 92" monitor. We actually is was 4 big lcd screens stuck to eachother. But that screen only (then) would take 98% of your budget if i remember corectly.

    http://www.go-l.com/monitors/athens/features/index.htm

    I had this great computer (for that time (2 or 3 years back i think)) with it.

    It has new stuff now.. like a 160" monitor... can't find the prices tho
     
  16. WeatherMan

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    lol ultra widescreen!:cool: :p
     
  17. DanTheMan

    DanTheMan New Member

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    ok, so then y did u go through the trouble of making the system 4 me?

    ok, then screw this... i'll buy my wife a nice car... (btw, heh, she just had our kid :) :) :) :) its a he :) )

    i'll get myself a $8,000 PC and like a $8,000 display... but i really want those speakers u showed me...
    so i will pick out the components... ik the basics guys... i built my last PC...:)
     
  18. elmarcorulz

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    Congratulations.


    If you give us a reasonable budget then im sure someone will build a better suited PC. The reason he went through thr trouble of builidng it was because you said you had $80k to play with
     
  19. DanTheMan

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    ok i just upgraded my PC...
    look in my signature 2 c what i purchased in my upgrade...

    i will buy a whole new PC when teh AM2 comes out like ppl told me 2
     
  20. elmarcorulz

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    I do like the way you put that you upgraded until the AM2 comes out, which isnt long. Most people would of upgraded to the specs in your sig, then kept that for a few years.
     

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