Spec a new computer

Discussion in 'The Cheap Seats' started by SuperBowlNachos, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. SuperBowlNachos

    SuperBowlNachos Walk On

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    I know more then your average person about this stuff, but I'm usually doing stuff with $1,000 budgets for the entire rig and don't know enough about the super high end stuff. My buddy is doing one and he has a $3,000 budget, but he already has some parts from his old one(case, psu, liquid cooling, drives). So this is what the budget will cover.

    1. Dual video cards. Looking at the GTX 580, but not set in stone
    2. SSD
    3. I7 Extreme
    4. Motherboard to support
    5. Max amount of RAM (although it seems like 24 GB is the common max)

    Someone can educate me on how crossfire works too :D This thing is going to be a beast.
     
  2. Keller

    Keller The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

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    Couple things - note, I have never built this high end of a rig before either.

    1 - Crossfire is a piece of cake in my understanding. I'm sure you can find that information readily available on the web.
    2. Yes.
    4. Depends on what you want to do. One of my focus' would center around ease of overclocking, as it sounds like that is the goal here.
    5. Ram speed > ram size. With that kind of budget you can probably build a quad channel rig with some ridiculous speed. Hitting 24 gigs shouldn't necessarily be your goal though.
     

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