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Well if you truly have unlimited money...

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...
Well put, almost exactly what I would have picked for an decadent system. I think $8K on a PC is retarted, because you're paying an uber-premium for technology that will soon be pwned by better and cheaper, cooler, less power hungry HW.
You're better off spending about $3.5K on an ultra-system and using that other $4K or so on your family, whether its a vacation, a new TV, an investment etc. Now if computers are your life ... well thats another story.

So - I think the system proposed by the OP is a good pick. Not the "ultimate", and not the "no expense spared" system, but rather a superb system that hits the high-performance/value tradeoff.
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unlimited moneys??

you got hax??

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I am in the middle of building a new rig to and for the case i would recomend the black stacker 830,really nice looking case and has plenty of room to work with,for the power supply i got the enermax galaxy 1000 which is a good psu to go for,the cpu i am undesided still between the QX6700 and the X6800,i can't help feel like the QX6700 is like a downgrade from the X6800 since its 266mhz less.
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Well put, almost exactly what I would have picked for an decadent system. I think $8K on a PC is retarted, because you're paying an uber-premium for technology that will soon be pwned by better and cheaper, cooler, less power hungry HW.
You're better off spending about $3.5K on an ultra-system and using that other $4K or so on your family, whether its a vacation, a new TV, an investment etc. Now if computers are your life ... well thats another story.

So - I think the system proposed by the OP is a good pick. Not the "ultimate", and not the "no expense spared" system, but rather a superb system that hits the high-performance/value tradeoff.
I totally agree. The difference between a $4k and $8k system is marginal given that the $4k system would utilize near top-of-the-line components anyway. Perhaps unlimited money was a bad choice of words. Let me put it this way: I don't mind spending up to $4-$4,500 on this system, but beyond that it is retarded, so I agree.

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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.
I second this. "Ultimate Gaming" isn't complete with out a huge high-res monitor. Get the 30" Dell widescreen. Its gets great reviews and you'll need some serious computer horsepower (dual 8800GTS +) to run it with high quality settings.

Someone suggested dual monitors... why dual for a gaming rig? Hardly any games support or use two monitors well.
     
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I second this. "Ultimate Gaming" isn't complete with out a huge high-res monitor. Get the 30" Dell widescreen. Its gets great reviews and you'll need some serious computer horsepower (dual 8800GTS +) to run it with high quality settings.

Someone suggested dual monitors... why dual for a gaming rig? Hardly any games support or use two monitors well.
Given the fact that dell will soon have the samsung supplied 27" coming out with faster response time, I would not shell out for a 30" - esp if it needs 8800 SLI to drive it. Today, I would buy a 2407FPW and replace it late next year with a faster, better and cheaper 27" (at which time perhaps the next improvements to GPUs will be available).

You have to understand that computers (like cars) are not investments. They are simply money losers, no matter how much you put in them. Going for value/performance is the best bet and upgarding more often. Who knows how soon it will be before DDR3 is here and the next processor socket changes arrive.
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Yes, that would be the more prudent path, but the thread is titled Ultimate Gaming PC. The Ultimate gaming experience is the highest resolution with all the AA and AF eye candy on. I think a 24" 1920x1200 widescreen and a single 8800 would be a good "high-end" gaming setup if that's what he wants to do.

I'm definitely more in agreement with your philosophy. Do a full upgrade every 4 years and then a CPU + GPU only (maybe mem too) upgrade after 2 years. Try and time it such Only buying mid-range hardware as it performs excellent for those 2 years and averages out to ~$500 a year for this computing "habit".
     
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i using the chip board and video
putting it in mt armor tt listed below with the raptors is raid 0 of course running the ballistix 800ram. i am only water cooling the cpu this time and i found two water cooled cards to be a pain in the ars to move or tinker around.
i figure sell my old components as a complete system and the new computer only cost me about $1000.
think about quad cores(it will be atleast 8 months before a better chip comes out) and DX10(price on cards will be over $550 for alteast 6 months)
i will still be i first guy to load in bf2142 and now i can fold 3 cores at the same time.

any one looking for a 955EE two asus7800gtx with water blocks ($1200)
complete system i am thinking $2500 with windows installed.
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He's got a budget of $4k-$4.5K people!
    
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I whipped up a lil system with headroom for a monitor or another 8800 gtx although just 1 8800 gtx should sustain you for a while. Wait t'ill the price goes down and get another one to give you a power boost when the games demand the extra power.

ASUS Striker Extreme Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX The Ultimate Gaming Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131074
$409.99

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8000PHU2-2GBHZ
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231077
$379.99

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Kentsfield 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562QX6700
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115011
$1,599.00

OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002
$149.99

eVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130072
$629.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive X2 RAID 0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140
$189.98

Thermaltake Big Typhoon CL-P0114 120mm Cooling Fan with Heatsink
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106061
$37.99

total: $3396.94
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