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The Ultimate Dream Computer

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by Praetor, May 29, 2004.

  1. Estuansis

    Estuansis Active member

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    I'll have to be honest and say it. My own PC is my ultimate dream computer. It has all of the very best, highest performance, highest quality components I could find and will be even sweeter when I go crossfire :)

    I honestly can't see much faster than a 3.4GHz quad and crossfire 4870s :)

    My only change would be a RAID array with 4 150GB WD Velociraptors. And maybe 4GB of RAM if I can find another identical or similar 2 x 1GB kit.
     
  2. sammorris

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    I didn't want to say it because it's so cliché, but it's true, I don't dream of a computer, I dream of what I'd change about my current setup, and right now that's nothing. :) I don't care how much it takes to get the job done, Playing Crysis on all high at 2560x1600 and it being playable just puts a smile on my face, as I gaze at the white and amber light shining out of my PC to my right, and the fierce red glow of my fileserver torrenting to my left...
     
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    I know what you mean. I'm more than just happy with my current setup. I'm ecstatic! I wanted everything I have to be top notch, and not to brag, but it really is.
     
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    Can't wait to have Warhead up and running on all gamer (at least, hopefully with a few enthusiast boxes ticked) at 2560...
     
  5. Estuansis

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    You should be able to play it well with a few very high settings. For you, I would recommend shadows, shaders, textures, and postprocessing.
     
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    you need a faster processor lol
     
  7. sammorris

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    Like a Q9550 is much faster? 10-20% at best when you overclock them to their best... for twice the price I'll pass thanks...
     
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    Yeah in my wildest dreams :p

    That's too crazy for me. You need to be very wealthy too for that kind of near-professional hardware. Especially that QX9770. Ouch. Get a Q6600 or even a Q9450 and OC it. I guarantee you'll never notice the difference, except in benches. Thank god for the golden age of overclocking :)
     
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    I still don't get why he includes 4 litres of coolant when a typical system uses like 400ml.
     
  11. spamual

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    technically its 2L for each loop, becuase you will need to do quiet a few bleed tests, etc, so using it, then drianing it and using ir then draining it.

    Estuansis

    its a QX9775 not QX9770, as skull trial doesnot support LGA 775, only LGA771
     
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    Indeed, double the cost if the initial reports were right.
     
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    but how does that work? Why do they need more PCB layers?
     
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    Think about it, tracks on a PCB have to be so wide, and there's only so many you can fit in an ATX sized motherboard, think of it as how many people you can fit in a building. You only have so much land to build on, so rather than make the building wider, you go high-rise. :)
     
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    ok but like you said "high-rise" there is still not enough space for a mobo to do a real CFX with a little space in between for the heat. i've never seen a E-ATX before.
     
  17. sammorris

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    There are no components down there, so no heat, only wires that link them together.
    E-ATX isn't that common but it is used for the top-end boards.
     
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    E-ATX is extened atx right? What do you mean by top end users? is it used for gaming?
     
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    Yes, big boards like some of Asus' top end gaming boards are E-ATX, and I think Skulltrail is E-ATX as well.
     
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    seriously, those boards don't look extended they look like normal ATX. Anyways thanks now i understand why more PCB
     

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