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A co-worker built a ~$9000 machine awhile back. He just sent me a link to his build log that he posted on another forum and I thought I would share.

It's a C2D x6800, 4gb ram, 2x 7950 quad-SLI rig with a Vapochill cooling system. He has it running at 4.2ghz!!!

http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=482784
     
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post #2 of 24
$9k????? i would rather buy a cheap car.
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post #3 of 24
$9k? WoW. Its crazy what people spend on computers these days.
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$9k????? i would rather buy a cheap car.
Aye. That system will be worth around a grand in a year or two anyway.
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post #5 of 24
Did he buy that like last year? Because all that probably isn't even worth half of what he spent now lol.

Beats the hell out of me how he spent 70 hours putting it together.....

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Hours spent - ~70 total over 4 weeks
Should be Minutes spent instead of Hours..
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post #6 of 24
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He finished the build in October of last year. He said that he built it for a friend who apparently had a ton of extra money to spend and wanted the best of the best (at the time). After he was done building it, his friend decided that he didn't want it and sold it to my co-worker.

I think most of the expense was from the 2 video cards, the Vapochill system, and the CPU. I know he spent a ton of money at Danger Den getting the water blocks and such as well.


I don't think I'd ever spend more than $1000 on a machine...unless I won the lotto or somehow became independantly wealthy and wanted to piss a bunch of money away. 'Course if that were the case, I'd probably spend that money on some home theater gear or dirt bikes...
     
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post #7 of 24
$9000 machine and cant even afford a better camera
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Originally Posted by sladesurfer View Post
$9000 machine and cant even afford a better camera
QFT.
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post #9 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sladesurfer View Post
$9000 machine and cant even afford a better camera
I don't think he had a lot of money left over after dropping that kind of cash
     
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To think, one month later those video cards were completely outclassed. I hate/love technology.
    
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