The most expensive PC ever created

Most expensive PC ever

What’s the most expensive PC money can buy? I decided to find out.

The rules were simple – pretty much any component counted, whether or not it would actually work with the other components. So basically just like building a regular desktop PC. To maintain the strictest, most rigorous scientific credibility, I cross-checked component prices across multiple online vendors and other reputable tech sources to obtain the most outrageously inflated and/or misprinted prices.

Video – Nvidia Quadro Plex 7000

Technically, the Nvidia Quadro Plex isn’t a regular video card, it’s an external GPU system packing two 6 GB Quadro FX 6000s that connects to a host PC via a special PCI Express card, and supports up to eight displays. It also weighs about 10 kilos. Will it run Crysis? Probably not, because it’s designed for big enterprise 3D rendering, but that’s not the point. Besides, I’m sure enough complaints on HelloPeter will persuade Nvidia to release a software update to add support for Crysis. Maybe.

Price: R127,500

Nvidia Quadro Plex 7000

RAM – IBM 8 GB DDR3

This is almost definitely a misprint, but rules are rules, and this is the most expensive RAM I could find for sale. So it totally counts.

Price: R440,000

IBM RAM

According to the page info, these are actually also refurbished. But maybe these were refurbished with weapons-grade titanium and their own Bavarian castle.

CPU – BAE Systems Electronic Solutions RAD750

Designed and built for high-radiation environments, the RAD750 was most recently added to the Mars Curiosity rover’s tech loadout. If it can process the unfathomable infinity of space, it can launch Steam. Or not, because it has a clock speed of just 200 MHz.

Price: R1.7 million

Curiosity rover

Curiosity rover sold separately.

Motherboard – Asus M5A88-M EVO

This way overpriced motherboard is definitely not going to be compatible with our RAD750, so maybe factor in another couple of million for repairs and replacements.

Price: R60,000

Asus M5A88-M EVO motherboard

Try more solder – 0.02% of the time, it works every time.

Hard drive – HP 320GB IO MLC Accelerator

Unfortunately, the $30,000 ANDRA sapphire hard drive was disqualified because you can’t actually buy one, which is rather a shame because it also has an estimated lifespan of 1 million years. Fortunately, this Hewlett-Packard 320 GB solid state drive four-pack bundle was even more expensive.

Price: R408,000

HP 600281-B21 320 GB Plug-in Module Solid State Drive

You might want to double up on them, though – 2 TB is pretty much a minimum these days.

Monitor – NEC MultiSync LCD8205 82″ display

Since our GPU system supports up to eight displays, it just makes sense to get eight of these.

Price: R4,248,000 (R531,000 x 8)

NEC MultiSync LCD8205

Farmville is gonna look so epic.

Case – Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

Because, you know, why not? If you’re going to spend this much money on parts, I think it’s only appropriate to put them in a stealth jet. Anything less would be skimping. I mean, you could build you PC inside a R300 plastic case, or you could fly your PC over entire cities, dropping bombs and screaming bloody vengeance at every person who ever told you your old Genius sound card was crap. I’m sure we all know which is the more impressive option.

Price: Approximately R8.5 trillion

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

There’s probably space for a beer fridge too.

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  • Tarryn van der Byl

    D: I don’t think the PSU is a big deal, but how did I forget the motherboard? I’m pretty sure I’d found one while researching the article, but neglected to include it when it came to writing the thing up.

  • BrendanMcCT

    Note to self. Don’t let Tarryn build your next pc. Will cost more than an arm and a leg, and will have certain things missing…and won’t run any games.

  • Tarryn van der Byl

    Linux 4 lyfe.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kenpachi860 Rudi Kenpachi le Roux

    Haha Awesome random article. Nice update!

  • McTSA

    So this thing can’t run Crysis? Fail :(

  • Marius du Plessis

    I’d rather buy a Wii U then…slightly less hassle. (yes yes, its not a PC, I know)

  • Kurike

    HAHAHA how’s the one and only comment on the site with the Memory

    “I wanted a quick ram replacement and saw that this must do the job.
    After
    installing I found out the RAM is not £30000 but around £30.
    I am very tight
    with money and I consider this a absolute waste.

    SAVE MONEY AND LOOK
    ELSEWHERE.”

    did this guy actually buy this for that price?!?!?! HAHAHAHAHA

  • http://www.facebook.com/padayachee Keegan Padayachee

    lol

  • BrendanMcCT

    What is this black magic you speak of?

  • mindless_pixie

    And it’ll be mobile! Epic!

    What about sound? 😛

  • Saint_Dee

    Don’t forget the fact that it won’t run Crysis 😛

  • Kromas

    This machine will run angry birds waaayyyyy better than my tab does.

  • bingo

    No PC can run Crysis above 60FPS at all times, ive got 670 SLI and I set res to 800×600 still doesnt run, bad optimisastion, crysis 2 is MUCH better.

  • The Rich

    Well maybe if you overclock it, it could cause a sonic boom whilst breaking the sound barrier. How’s that for RMS/PMPO output?

  • The Rich

    ROFL dude I was wondering the same thing! hahaha!

  • McTSA

    There’ll be more than enough sound coming out of all of those parts grinding together.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-De-Fleuriot/611844223 Mike De Fleuriot

    I think the case is the best part of this whole thing.

  • Jackshizz

    When can I order?

  • Neil

    kak article. Can I have the five mins of my life back it nearly took to read that?

  • Ron Paul

    What an utterly pointless article! Thanks for wasting my time.

  • kabal

    the f35 costs about $154 million, which is about R1.3billion.
    the math is strong with this one….

  • Janneman

    yes Neil, p@#S kak article…

  • http://twitter.com/GuyCSnelling Guy Snelling

    To all you readers that say that this is a ‘kak’ article and a ‘waste of time’, please go back to your imaginary worlds and take a long walk off a short pier. This is COMEDY and if you think that comedy is a waste of time, then I feel really sorry for your (human) friends. Assuming you have any.

    And having the ‘maths wrong’ is not the point. R1.3 billion or R8.5 trillion. Who gives a toss? No-one can afford it anyway. Which is the whole point of the joke.

    A brilliant article. And yes, I also laughed loudest when I got to the case. But why stop at the F-35.. Why not the whole aircraft carrier (nuclear power supply AND liquid cooling)?

  • ice10001

    It was a farce, take it as a joke guys, I laughed, thanks for the waste of time (especially this time of the year when theres not much to do), however, I would be interested to know wxactly what the most expensive PC would be??!

  • Michal Mierzwa

    Terrible article, wrong title. Should have been “Most expensive hardware”. This is not a PC!

  • ice10001

    Wouldnt the F25 offer more than enough power? And as for the aircraft carrier.. I agree, go for the aircraft carrier!

  • Christiaan Bothma

    PC? no, with that price it’s definitly a MAC

  • Christiaan Bothma

    Yep its a MAC

  • madrynn

    Kewl case xD

  • http://twitter.com/jdbeyers Jacques Beyers

    Hey retard, the people here are entitled to their own opinion without f*tards such as yourself passing judgement. You are probably very easily entertained and probably spend most of your time masturbating, and chasing your own shadow, hence you find this dribble entertaining.

    It is a crap article, just as you are a crap human being.

  • DeadlyMarshKin

    Metro 2033 ain’t too healthy either lol

  • http://twitter.com/chroma3d Kirk

    who write this terrible piece of …. motherboard for R60k . if you use your eyes and read the entry from the link provided $99 does NOT EQUAL R60000. DAFUQ are u retarded

  • QUADSLITITAN

    Quad Sli with GTX Titans Does

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