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    Cool Ultimate Gaming Rig

    I haven't done 1 of these in awhile so here goes

    CPU: Intel i7 980 XE Hex Core 3.33GHz
    http://www.landmarkpc.co.za/store/in...hz-p-4151.html
    R10443.54 inc vat.
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    MOBO: ASUS Rampage 3 Extreme X58 LGA1366 Triple-Channel DDR3 SLI/CrossFireX
    http://www.prophecy.co.za/asus-rampa...x-p-68880.html
    R5197.10 inc vat.
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    RAM: Corsair TR3X6G2000C8GTF Dominator GT DHX 3x2GB DDR3-2000 1.65v CL8
    Corsair TR3X6G2000C8GTF Dominator GT DHX 3x2GB DDR3-2000 1.65v CL8
    http://www.prophecy.co.za/corsair-tr...v-p-37230.html
    R5052.84 x2 inc vat.
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    GPU: Asus ENGTX480/2DI/1536MD5 1536MB nVidia GeForce GTX 480
    Asus ENGTX480/2DI/1536MD5 1536MB nVidia GeForce GTX 480
    Asus ENGTX480/2DI/1536MD5 1536MB nVidia GeForce GTX 480
    http://www.landmarkpc.co.za/store/as...ce-p-4322.html
    R6645.06 x 3 inc vat.
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    HDD: Corsair CMFSSD-256GB2D 256GB SSD 2.5" MLC
    Corsair CMFSSD-256GB2D 256GB SSD 2.5" MLC
    http://www.landmarkpc.co.za/store/co...gb-p-3120.html
    R7128.42 x2 inc vat.
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    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB 64MB Cache S-ATA3G 54000-7200RPM
    Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB 64MB Cache S-ATA3G 54000-7200RPM
    http://www.landmarkpc.co.za/store/we...pm-p-3873.html
    R1561.80 x2 inc vat.
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    PSU: Antec TruePower Quattro 1200W
    Antec TruePower Quattro 1200W
    http://www.landmarkpc.co.za/store/an...0w-p-4206.html
    R3069.90 x2 inc vat
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    OPTICAL DRIVE: LG BH10LS30 Lightscribe Dual Layer Blu-Ray Writer 10x
    http://www.landmarkpc.co.za/store/bh...er-p-4157.html
    R2005.26 inc vat.
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    Sound Card: AuzenTech AZT-XFHTHD 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express X-Fi HomeTheatre HD
    http://www.landmarkpc.co.za/store/au...re-p-4649.html
    R3103.96 inc vat.
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    CHASSIS: Antec Performance One P190 Black
    http://www.landmarkpc.co.za/store/an...ack-p-694.html
    R3141.84
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    Complete system:
    Intel i7 980 XE Hex Core 3.33GHz

    ASUS Rampage 3 Extreme X58 LGA1366 Triple-Channel DDR3 SLI/CrossFireX

    Corsair TR3X6G2000C8GTF Dominator GT DHX 3x2GB DDR3-2000 1.65v CL8
    Corsair TR3X6G2000C8GTF Dominator GT DHX 3x2GB DDR3-2000 1.65v CL8

    Asus ENGTX480/2DI/1536MD5 1536MB nVidia GeForce GTX 480-
    Asus ENGTX480/2DI/1536MD5 1536MB nVidia GeForce GTX 480 TRI SLI
    Asus ENGTX480/2DI/1536MD5 1536MB nVidia GeForce GTX 480-

    Corsair CMFSSD-256GB2D 256GB SSD 2.5" MLC
    Corsair CMFSSD-256GB2D 256GB SSD 2.5" MLC

    Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB 64MB Cache S-ATA3G 54000-7200RPM
    Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB 64MB Cache S-ATA3G 54000-7200RPM

    Antec TruePower Quattro 1200W
    Antec TruePower Quattro 1200W
    Dual PSU Setup

    LG BH10LS30 Lightscribe Dual Layer Blu-Ray Writer 10x

    AuzenTech AZT-XFHTHD 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express X-Fi HomeTheatre HD

    Antec Performance One P190 Black Chassis
    Supports Dual PSU

    Yes Dual PSU'S are needed as the 3 GPU'S alone draw 1.2kw under load.

    Pricing for this beast... R77 452 inc vat.

    Considering what your getting, that price is actually not so bad
    Last edited by The Joker; 20-05-2010 at 01:42 AM.
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    Yeah, but the level of extremism is bad. R77k for a PC is a little ridiculous. But ya, I guess it is a nice PC.



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    That is indeed a serious beast...

    However, I say drop the 3 GTX 480, get a single Radeon 5970... either way you look at it, the TRI-SLI is overkill and not worth it :P

    The rest is amazing though Can I please have it?

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    Yeah I think Joker was creating a hypothetical super machine rather than one he intends buying and using.

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    i'd up the case to a Corsair Obisidian 800D or Haf 932

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    Yeah cool understood If he was going to buy that... I would be well impressed

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    AAAAHhhhhhh!!!! Green drives!!! They limit performance to have better power consumption!!! My eyes!!! My eyes!!!!

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    Definitely a dream rig, but the problems is that it will be a R10 000 PC in four years, so I wouldn't feel too good about the R77 000 I spent on it.

    I read an interesting article in the NAG once by Neo Sibeko where he made a fairly valid point. He questioned whether it was really necessary to buy the top end stuff, because basically most of us have 60hz screens and as such we're not going to see more than 60 frames per second, so what then is the use of having a monstrously expensive rig running our games at 150 frames per second.

    So while it's really cool to have such a PC and it serves as great epeen, there's really no point. It's cheaper to build a fast mid range PC and upgrade it as needed.

    Still want me that monster rig though .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tank View Post
    i'd up the case to a Corsair Obisidian 800D or Haf 932
    Could be done

    I'm a Lian Li fan boy myself but finding a case that supports the dual psu set up is quite hard especially when its almost 1am and your slightly intoxicated

    I have to say though that according to the pricing, hardware prices have dropped dramatically in SA.
    As I did a thread like this last year and that rig came out to roughly R83 000..Weird hey

    Anyway this is just a showing, will maybe trick it out some more with some sick cooling and maybe a full write up.

    Thanx for the positive feedback guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Joker View Post
    Could be done

    I'm a Lian Li fan boy myself but finding a case that supports the dual psu set up is quite hard especially when its almost 1am and your slightly intoxicated

    I have to say though that according to the pricing, hardware prices have dropped dramatically in SA.
    As I did a thread like this last year and that rig came out to roughly R83 000..Weird hey

    Anyway this is just a showing, will maybe trick it out some more with some sick cooling and maybe a full write up.

    Thanx for the positive feedback guys.
    The thought of dual 1Gw PSU's is scary though. The electric bill will not be pretty .

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