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post #1 of 93
Thread Starter 
Hey guys,

I live in Ireland so its really Euro, but tax is messed up here, so technology products are usually 1:1 price wise ($170 GPU is E170).

I want you guys to configure for me a PC (Box only) that is the best possible performance I can get for that money. I want single socket, so no skulltrail, definitely multi-gpu, 4GB or more RAM, sound card, 10k RPM drives (Been eye-ing up the velociraptors), RAID 0 possibly for better performance.

One thing though, don't think I'm a rich kid, starting my own PC business, and I might be getting a capital grant, so I'm gonna build a high performance PC to showcase to potential clients, and maybe personal use too

Newegg links are a + (I know I can't buy, but I like links )

I could do this myself, but I wanted to get some input from the community

Love ya guys,

Chris
post #2 of 93
OOOH this is gonna be fun.

Reserved this spot as first post while I dig up the links

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OK here they are!

Case - Lian Li PC-A20
PSU - PC Power and Cooling 1200W
CPU - QX9770
Motherboard - EVGA 790i
RAM - Two sets of Corsair Dominator 2x2gb DDR3-1800

Video Cards - 2x EVGA 9800GX2
RAID Controller - Areca Arc-1220
Hard Drives - 2x WD6400AAKS


Being that this is a corporate grant, I didn't think you'd mind doing $5100
Edited by Manyak - 5/27/08 at 3:26pm
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post #3 of 93
i suggest for GPUS two 8800GT 512,the XFX ones are really nice.
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post #4 of 93
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Originally Posted by Fox_Smash View Post
i suggest for GPUS two 8800GT 512,the XFX ones are really nice.
lol with this budget im thinking 3 evga 9800's then upgrade to gtx280 once it comes out with step-up
M.E.D.
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post #5 of 93
5k budget and going with gt's? You can get the crim de la crim of everything. QX9650..Tri 9800gtx's or dual hd3870x2's.. uber 1337 board of your choice.
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Edited by wildfire99 - 5/27/08 at 6:03pm
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Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Samsung DVD Burner /W Lightscribe Windows 7 64bit 17" CRT :( 
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Razer Lycosa Corsair 850TX Modded Antec 900 Razer Lachesis 
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post #7 of 93
Thread Starter 
Oh and I forgot to mention, I want u guys to use all of the 5k I'm not cheaping out on this one
post #8 of 93
You can go so far with that budget. GL with your business.
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post #9 of 93
Thread Starter 
Oh, sorry for the double post, but feel free to use unreleased components that you feel will be top of their game on release (e.g GT280, 4870x2 etc) as long as there is a confirmed price
post #10 of 93
Advice: Don't get a 1k CPU, it's not really worth it for the performance upgrade.
I know you want to be spending money, but wasting it is another thing...
    
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