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Here is my absolute best, cost-no-object Dream Machine, from scratch. Some of the included components are on the “irrationally-extreme” side but I hope it helps you take some ideas.

Thanks. Definitely helped. Still had a question about memory though that wasn't answered. Would I receive better performance with (2) 8GB sticks over (4) 4GB sticks? Or how about (1) 16GB stick?
post #12 of 15
I have a question; why do you want such an overkill build when a 1000 build will max out every game? An i7 and over 8GB of RAM isn't even needed unless your doing 3D modeling, editing etc.

What is with people are wanting to spend so much? Why not get a decent build, and treat your family to a dinner? Seems so much more reasonable to me.
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I have a question; why do you want such an overkill build when a 1000 build will max out every game? An i7 and over 8GB of RAM isn't even needed unless your doing 3D modeling, editing etc.
What is with people are wanting to spend so much? Why not get a decent build, and treat your family to a dinner? Seems so much more reasonable to me.

Maybe because it is my hard earned money and I will do what I want with it. I'm not looking to meet the minimum hardware requirements to be able to run any game, I'm looking for the best of the best hardware so I don't have to upgrade for awhile. Maybe instead of criticizing how much I should spend, post something helpful or related to the point of having the thread.
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Thanks. Definitely helped. Still had a question about memory though that wasn't answered. Would I receive better performance with (2) 8GB sticks over (4) 4GB sticks? Or how about (1) 16GB stick?

You definitely don't want a single stick. I don't know that there is any appreciable performance difference between 2x8 and 4x4, although 2x8 should be easier on the memory controller and so allow higher speeds. How much difference that really makes, though, is up for debate. What is not debatable is that, above 1866, you are really paying for insignificant performance differences, so spending 50% more for 2133+ RAM is kind of a waste of money. Your money to spend, of course, but it might be better used in other areas. I mean, really, $600+ for RAM? Just spend $70 on 16GB of that 35nm Samsung stuff and overclock it to 1866 - you'd never be able to tell the difference.

I'd caution you on the idea of trying to buy a "upgrade-proof" machine, because you usually end up spending more than you need to now in the quest for performance down the road. Buying SLI GTX 680s now so you can run games 2 years from now is a poor investment - much better to buy a single GTX 680 now, then buy a second if you need it a year from now when games are more demanding - or even better, sell the GTX 680 then and buy the current top-end card at that time. The cost ends up the same or less, but your average performance is better (lower now, but higher then).
Edited by Forceman - 12/3/12 at 6:02pm
post #15 of 15
"why do you want such an overkill, what is with people wanting to spend so much?"

I guess for the same reason that cars like Ferrari, Aston Martin or Porsche still exist, although someone can have the same performance (in fact, even better sometimes) with a japanese Nissan GT-R or a fine tunned Mitsubishi EVO, for 1/3 of the price. Its human nature to seek the best of the best and go for it when you can afford the price. Just for the lulz of it, like a work of art.
(“To be always seeking after the useful does not become free and exalted souls”. –Aristotle)
    
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Intel Core2 Duo E6850 (3,00 Ghz, 1333FSB) Asus Maximus Extreme MSI N285GTX SuperPipe OC OCZ DDR3 PC3 1066Mhz 2GB Platinum Edition 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital VelociRaptor (150GB 16MB Cache ... Plextor PX 810SA Zalman CNP S9700-NT Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
EIZO FlexScan F730 19" CRT  Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 Enermax Galaxy 1000W Akasa Mirage 62 All Black 
MouseAudioAudioOther
Logitech G9 Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme-Audio Logitech Z-5500 UPS: MGE Evolution 850 
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