Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Building the ultimate gaming PC with unlimited $$$...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Building the ultimate gaming PC with unlimited $$$...

post #1 of 206
Thread Starter 
Ok, kids, you talked me into it. I was planning on buying a new PC from Alienware, but after discussing it with some of you guys and realizing the potential of saving around $700, I've decided to build it myself. It will be the first time building a PC from scratch for me, but I don't expect any issues. Being an IT professional, and software programmer, developer, and most recently a systems architect, I am very comfortable around PC hardware and understand it well. I see this as a learning experience mostly, oh and I plan to build a kick @ss system too

I want to purchase top-of-the-line for all the components; there is no budget. I figure it makes sense to make the additional investment now, otherwise, I will find myself looking to upgrade every few years, and old PC hardware is essentially worthless when it's time to upgrade, so I expect it to save me money in the long term.

Anyway, this is what I am looking at right now. It's not a complete list as you can see, but I will complete it as I continue my research, and I am open to suggestions as well.

Mobo
ASUS Striker Extreme Socket T (775) NVIDIA nForce 680i

CPU
Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 2.93GHz

CPU Cooling
Tuniq Tower, or TT Big Typhoon CL-P0114

Memory
Not sure yet, but definitely 2GB

OS
Windows Vista

GPU
EVGA nVidia 8800 GTX

Sound Card
SoundBlaster X-Fi Fata1ity XtremeGamer

Power Supply
Thermaltake Toughpower 750-Watt PowerSupply

Case
Not sure yet


That's all for now. If anyone has suggestions on memory, cooling, and a case, let me know. thanks,

SAFX
BlueEcko
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 5820 3.3Ghz AsRock X99 Extreme6/ac EVGA 1080 FTW G.SKILL 16gb DDR4 OC3000 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro Kraken X41 Windows 7 64 Samsung 34 Curved 
PowerCase
EVGA 1000 G2 NZXT Phantom 410 
  hide details  
Reply
BlueEcko
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 5820 3.3Ghz AsRock X99 Extreme6/ac EVGA 1080 FTW G.SKILL 16gb DDR4 OC3000 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro Kraken X41 Windows 7 64 Samsung 34 Curved 
PowerCase
EVGA 1000 G2 NZXT Phantom 410 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 206
Check out the TT Armor, CM Stacker, Antec 900 for a few cool cases.. Also look at the Crucial DDR1000 sticks on newegg for you RAM. You will probably get told to ditch that Thermaltake PSU so before they come look at the PC&P Cooling PSUs, maybe the 750W quad.
post #3 of 206
nice build,Im jealous
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
T5200 Intel 945 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 160GB SATA Multiformat Double Layer DVD RW Windows Vista Home Premium 15.4" Ultra Bright WXGA TFT/WestingHouse 22" LCD 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Dynex Gateway Dynex 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
T5200 Intel 945 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 160GB SATA Multiformat Double Layer DVD RW Windows Vista Home Premium 15.4" Ultra Bright WXGA TFT/WestingHouse 22" LCD 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Dynex Gateway Dynex 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 206
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
T5200 Intel 945 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 160GB SATA Multiformat Double Layer DVD RW Windows Vista Home Premium 15.4" Ultra Bright WXGA TFT/WestingHouse 22" LCD 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Dynex Gateway Dynex 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
T5200 Intel 945 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 160GB SATA Multiformat Double Layer DVD RW Windows Vista Home Premium 15.4" Ultra Bright WXGA TFT/WestingHouse 22" LCD 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Dynex Gateway Dynex 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 206
QX6700 instead of the X6800

PCP&C 750w instead of the Thermaltake Toughpower
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opteron 148 DFI Ultra-D EVGA 7600GT KO 2x512mb Patriot LLK(TCCD) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
250GB Samsung SP2504C XP SP2 17" CRT Zippy GSM-6600P 600W 
Case
Centurion 5 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opteron 148 DFI Ultra-D EVGA 7600GT KO 2x512mb Patriot LLK(TCCD) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
250GB Samsung SP2504C XP SP2 17" CRT Zippy GSM-6600P 600W 
Case
Centurion 5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 206
Yup, go with Quad core
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
T5200 Intel 945 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 160GB SATA Multiformat Double Layer DVD RW Windows Vista Home Premium 15.4" Ultra Bright WXGA TFT/WestingHouse 22" LCD 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Dynex Gateway Dynex 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
T5200 Intel 945 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 160GB SATA Multiformat Double Layer DVD RW Windows Vista Home Premium 15.4" Ultra Bright WXGA TFT/WestingHouse 22" LCD 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Dynex Gateway Dynex 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 206
Well if you truly have unlimited money...

CPU: Intel QX6700: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115011
RAM: Crucial 2 x 1 GB DDR2 1000: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820146563
Video Cards: Dual 8800GTXs: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814130072
Mobo: ASUS Striekr 680i: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131074
Hard Drives: Dual 750GB Seagate Perpendicular HDDs: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822148134
Sound Card: X-Fi Elite: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16829102191
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 1000W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703007
Case: Thermaltake TaiChi: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133164
Monitors: Dual 24" Samsung LCDs: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16824001222
Keyboard: Logitech G15: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16823126179
Mouse: Logitech VX Revolution: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16826104015
CPU Cooler: Tuniq Tower: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835154001
Speakers: Creative Gigaworks 7.1: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16836116142


Which adds up to $7990.86 before shipping. Plus you need aftermarket fans, especially for that Tuniq, and preferably a Phase Unit, which is another $1000.

As you can see, unlimited money quickly loses its meaning...
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k @ 4.7GHz Asus Z97 Pro Gaming EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 @ 2050 MHz 32GB G Skill Sniper DDR3-2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel 600p m.2 512GB Crucial M500 SSD 960GB Toshiba X300 HDD 3TB LG Blu Ray Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Cooler Master Nepton 240m Windows 10 Pro Samsung 34" Curved Ultrawide (3440x1440) Samsung 22" Portrait (1080x1920) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Poker II Cherry MX Brown, KBParadise V80 Cherry... EVGA G2 650W Cooler Master Silencio 652s Steelseries Sensei Wireless 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Tekmat SIG 556 SMSL Q5 Pro DAC Bowers & Wilkins DM601 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k @ 4.7GHz Asus Z97 Pro Gaming EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 @ 2050 MHz 32GB G Skill Sniper DDR3-2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel 600p m.2 512GB Crucial M500 SSD 960GB Toshiba X300 HDD 3TB LG Blu Ray Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Cooler Master Nepton 240m Windows 10 Pro Samsung 34" Curved Ultrawide (3440x1440) Samsung 22" Portrait (1080x1920) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Poker II Cherry MX Brown, KBParadise V80 Cherry... EVGA G2 650W Cooler Master Silencio 652s Steelseries Sensei Wireless 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Tekmat SIG 556 SMSL Q5 Pro DAC Bowers & Wilkins DM601 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 206
No quad-core?

Get the QX6700 for a little over $1K USD at TechonWeb, good froogle reviews here. Nevermind it is "Temp out" but $1,119.99USD at tankguys.
Da Gallardo
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6420@3.60ghz 4MB L2 Asus P5B Deluxe eVGA 8800GTS 640MB Super Talent 4x1GB DDR2 667 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x250GB WD2500KS RAID0 DVD±RW & DVD-ROM/CD-RW Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Hanns-G 19'' LCD 1280x1024 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 Antec SP2 500W X-Ventilator Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 
  hide details  
Reply
Da Gallardo
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6420@3.60ghz 4MB L2 Asus P5B Deluxe eVGA 8800GTS 640MB Super Talent 4x1GB DDR2 667 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x250GB WD2500KS RAID0 DVD±RW & DVD-ROM/CD-RW Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Hanns-G 19'' LCD 1280x1024 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 Antec SP2 500W X-Ventilator Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 206
Quad Core FTW!111
New System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X4 630 Biostar TA760G M2+ Sapphire HD5870 2GB EyeFinity 6 Edition Corsair 4 (2GB x 2) XMS2 DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Hitachi Deskstar 750GB SATA HDD Windows 7 Ultimate (64) Dell 20" UltraSharp 2009W DKT Board EverGlide 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec TPQ-850 Cooler Master 832 A4 Tech X7 
  hide details  
Reply
New System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X4 630 Biostar TA760G M2+ Sapphire HD5870 2GB EyeFinity 6 Edition Corsair 4 (2GB x 2) XMS2 DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Hitachi Deskstar 750GB SATA HDD Windows 7 Ultimate (64) Dell 20" UltraSharp 2009W DKT Board EverGlide 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec TPQ-850 Cooler Master 832 A4 Tech X7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 206
get a dell 30" monitor ,team extream ram and a PCP&C psu 1khz other than that a phase change cooler and raptor raid of 4 drives. also if you really have unlimited $ and you are going to be doing any rendering or game design work throw in a couple racks of these
http://www.nvidia.com/page/quadroplex.html they are only around $25,000 a piece I would get 4 or 5 of them. I think you should make it 2 30"dell now that I think about it.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e6600 30b C2D @ 3.4 Evga 680i Evga 8800gtx * 2 Extream team ddr2 1000 2gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
150g raptor - 250gb segate*2 Lighton DVD burner xp pro 64 bit / Vista 64 business 32" Protron 1368*768 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G-15 750 PCP&C quad Armor 250mm side fan Razer copper head 
Mouse Pad
gaming lights up red 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e6600 30b C2D @ 3.4 Evga 680i Evga 8800gtx * 2 Extream team ddr2 1000 2gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
150g raptor - 250gb segate*2 Lighton DVD burner xp pro 64 bit / Vista 64 business 32" Protron 1368*768 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G-15 750 PCP&C quad Armor 250mm side fan Razer copper head 
Mouse Pad
gaming lights up red 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Building the ultimate gaming PC with unlimited $$$...