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post #1 of 15
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Hey guys,

After getting the an extremely overpowered Laptop, I have decided to possibly build a desktop to be the sort of big sister. My budget is virtually unlimited (Although I'd prefer to keep it below $10,000). Where do I start, what do I get? I want maximum performance and am willing to upgrade in the future should a better component come out. I can build the PC no problem. I just don't know what to get.

Thanks.
post #2 of 15
I'm confused: your thread says tight budget but your posts says $10k. Which is it?

Either way, an 1155 Sandy Bridge build is what 90% of people are building now a days, so that's what I'm going to recommend.

It'll help us help you if you can A) clarify the actual budget, B) describe what you're going to be using the computer for, and C) any constraints you may have (space, etc.).
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10k being your max? I would go with what I needed rather than what I wanted at any price but alas sir, I will give it a shot.

i7-2600k - 319.00
Asus Maximus Extreme-Z - 359.00
EVGA 590 GTX x 2 - 789.00 each
G-skill rip jaws 2133 8GB - 149.00
Thermaltake toughpower 1000w psu - 334.00
Windows 7 Ultimate - 274.00
Silverstone Raven - 179.00
Noctua NDH14 heatsink - 90.00

Gaming,multi-threaded apps etc would be toast with that machine.

around 3229.00 before shipping.

Monitor,Keyboard,Mouse would be completely free reign for you. def go multiple monitor 1080p each. If you need an opinion on those as well let us know. there are monitor guru's on here reach further in knowledge than myself.
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hahahahaha. I was being sarcastic about the tight budget thing. I obviously don't have an issue with money.

Also, the computer will be used for heavy gaming, video and sound editing, and whatever else.

Space is not an issue although I'd prefer to keep it in a case and not half out. lol.

EDIT: The OS I use is Professional over Ultimate. It's just one of those things for me. Monitors would be nice to know about. I have a gaming mouse and keyboard already that I'm used to.
post #5 of 15
2600K+MIVE+U3011.
Then give me the rest of the money.
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post #6 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Citra View Post
2600K+MIVE+U3011.
Then give me the rest of the money.
Hahaha. Not going to happen. Sorry. I'm young but not stupid and I don't have money because I give it all away.

I basically want the mother of all desktops. lol
post #7 of 15
I would go with a I7 2600K, Asus P8P67 WS Revolution, three GTX580 3gb video cards, and 8Gb of DDR3 1600 minimum for the base start. Unless you want hexcore for video, then I7 970, 980X or 990x with Rampage III Black edition and 12 Gb of DDR3 1600.

Case Labs M8 case is also a nice unit to expand with. You can add watercooling very easily with that case also. Maybe a M10 case for XL-ATX mobo option.
     
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post #8 of 15
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I know the board the 2600k on will be coming out with more CPUs and the x58 board is finished with the 990x so I'm thinking the 2600k is the winner with the CPU. What else though? I've gotten two different ideas on GPUs. Should I do the 590 sli or 3 way 580? Or something else?
post #9 of 15
Shion, If i were you, wait for the Sandy bridge-E CPU's to come out. Then you can get the I7-3990X (i think thats what its called) EE edition.

Otherwise your current mother of all desktops will be grandma of all desktops in about 6 months or less.
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post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by brobanmanx2 View Post
Shion, If i were you, wait for the Sandy bridge-E CPU's to come out. Then you can get the I7-3990X (i think thats what its called) EE edition.

Otherwise your current mother of all desktops will be grandma of all desktops in about 6 months or less.
Regardless of when he buys it, within a year it will be a grandma
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