you know what doods and doodetes? I'm gonna say "F THIS" and just get this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/E8Nt
No seriously, I want a quiet pc and I don't want to OC and I don't want water cooling. I want a silence and POWER!
Furthermore if 5% (mentioned above) is what I'm getting by spending $500, and I use my PC every day for work... than I will say this:
220 working days in a year
4 hours a day I use this particular PC for dev stuff
so (4*220) = 880 hours
so 5% of 880 is = 44 hours
so I will only feel that 5% 44 hours out of the 880 hours that I work on this PC.
So if my rate is $100 an hour (theoretically speaking), than (44 hours * $100) that is $4,400 that I'm saving in a year by getting 5%, considering the above facts constant. So whats $500 compared to that?
I understand that the above math is stupid and probably completely unture. But considering the fact that I may be 50% wrong, than I still come out with $2,200 at the end of the year, less $500 for the difference.
So in the end... the Extreme costs me $2200 - $500 = -$1,700 AND I'm charging this to my coroporate account, which means its a business expense, hence reducing the price even more.