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post #11 of 31
I would put at least half your cash back into your lockbox and not waste it. Also get a different power supply and get some real RAM. Skip the 5970s, either just get one or go SLI or xfire something lower.

If you're really insistent on spending this much, at least invest in a nice display. It will be the only thing to last more than a couple years without becoming dated
Edited by darkwaffle - 9/10/10 at 11:36am
    
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post #12 of 31
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Originally Posted by darkwaffle View Post
I would put at least half your cash back into your lockbox and not waste it. Also get a different power supply and get some real RAM. Skip the 5970s, either just get one or go SLI or xfire something lower.

If you're really insistent on spending this much, at least invest in a nice display. It will be the only thing to last more than a couple years without becoming dated
true. I don't think you'll see much of a performance gain getting the i7 980x or 2 5970's for the price your paying.
    
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Edited by Gallien - 9/10/10 at 11:45am
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post #14 of 31
Also if your spending that much money get a better case. The Antec 1200 is not so good for cable management and has decent air cooling. Get something like the HAF X. I don't see what the point of getting 12gigs of RAM is. For gaming I doubt you will be using more than 4gigs.
    
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post #15 of 31
I'd get a nicer case to put that pretty stuff into and with enough room to WC if you want to down the line. Maybe a 12GB RAM kit, bigger SSD and a set of 480's/470's, also get a different PSU like mentioned above.
post #16 of 31
Tri SLI 470's instead of dual 5970's
Watercooling if you have the extra money
Haf X/rv02 if air cooling, Corsair 800d if water cooling
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post #17 of 31
For $4,500, I'd get:

i7, lowest edition they have (duh, that's what overclocking is for!)
6GB ram, prob only 1666mhz, since higher speeds don't net you much real-world performance gain
2x OCZ Vertex II 240GB HDDs
Single 5970
2x 2TB HDDs for storage, in RAID1
24" 120hz LCD monitor
Gigabyte motherboard of some sort
Whatever $100 case fit my fancy
Whatever $100 PSU fit my fancy

And invest the leftovers into some high-risk, high-yield investment fund for cash for my next build 3 years down the road.

IMO, HDD's are the bane of the modern computer, the reason for system slowdowns when you install too much stuff, the bottleneck in the chain of electrons. If I could install Windows and all of my games to SSDs, I would be one happy camper.
post #18 of 31
Spend 2000 on a sick gaming rig. 1500 on a HUGE (50 or more inches) LED 120Hz TV. And spend 1000 on a xbox 360, PS3, and a crap load of games/peripherals.

Maybe thats just me
    
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post #19 of 31
Personally I'm not a big fan of dual gpu/ multi card set ups. They just push out soo much heat specially when trying to get a high CPU OC, But why 3 sli 470? why not just sli 480? Less heat, more money I would guess so(but OP is dumping nice amount anyways.), extra power when newer games come out, and its a strong single card in case a game doesn't fully support sli/xfire.
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post #20 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by SgtSpike View Post
For $4,500, I'd get:

i7, lowest edition they have (duh, that's what overclocking is for!)
6GB ram, prob only 1666mhz, since higher speeds don't net you much real-world performance gain
2x OCZ Vertex II 240GB HDDs
Single 5970
2x 2TB HDDs for storage, in RAID1
24" 120hz LCD monitor
Gigabyte motherboard of some sort
Whatever $100 case fit my fancy
Whatever $100 PSU fit my fancy

And invest the leftovers into some high-risk, high-yield investment fund for cash for my next build 3 years down the road.

IMO, HDD's are the bane of the modern computer, the reason for system slowdowns when you install too much stuff, the bottleneck in the chain of electrons. If I could install Windows and all of my games to SSDs, I would be one happy camper.
I have to agree with this one.

Buying the latest and greatest is such a waste of money.
     
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