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Degari  posted on Feb 17, 2011 4:14:10 AM - Report post

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Let's say you have a budget of $3000 to $5000 to buy the equipment you need for your ideal personal computer system.

So what would you be getting? Include details like the intended use of the computer system, as well as:

The hardware such as the processor (what RAM size? Speed? Other specifications?), monitor, keyboard, speakers, modem, scanner, printer, digital camera, back-up storage device, etc

Software, like the operating system (Windows, Apple OS, Linux), security (firewall, virus scanner, etc), productivity package like MS Office or similar and any other software.

And not to forget to mention ergonomics, like whether you'll use a foot stool, what kind of chair, desk and stuff like that. Things that make using your computer system just a tad bit more comfortable, while still keeping within your budget.

 
saurabhfzd  posted on Feb 17, 2011 4:50:57 AM - Report post

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originally posted by Degari

Let's say you have a budget of $3000 to $5000 to buy the equipment you need for your ideal personal computer system.

So what would you be getting? Include details like the intended use of the computer system, as well as:

The hardware such as the processor (what RAM size? Speed? Other specifications?), monitor, keyboard, speakers, modem, scanner, printer, digital camera, back-up storage device, etc

Software, like the operating system (Windows, Apple OS, Linux), security (firewall, virus scanner, etc), productivity package like MS Office or similar and any other software.

And not to forget to mention ergonomics, like whether you'll use a foot stool, what kind of chair, desk and stuff like that. Things that make using your computer system just a tad bit more comfortable, while still keeping within your budget.

i'll try and give u a rough idea although preferences obviously differ:

Mobo: Asus Rampage III Extreme
Processor: Intel i7Core Extreme Edition 980x 3.33Ghz
RAM: Corsair Dominator GT say 6GB DDR3
Sound Card: Creative X-Fi 7.1 Titanium
HDD: say 1TB Western Digital Velociraptor
GFX Card: nVidia GTX580
Logitech G-15 Keyboard
Logitech G-16 Mouse
Monitor: i'd recommend Dell UltraSharp U2311H

Power Supply and ATX depends on what's actually available to u but i'd recommend atleast a 1000W power supply. OS Win7 Ultimate 64-Bit

 
AdmiralThrawn  posted on Feb 17, 2011 11:33:28 AM - Report post

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Do I have to build a new one from scratch or can I upgrade my existing one?
 
DABhand  posted on Feb 17, 2011 2:07:48 PM - Report post

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Depending on what you want to do with the PC, I would recommend to stay away from the X58 motherboards for the i7 Intel CPU's, although they are great they are way overpriced IMHO, averaging about £200 in the UK probably double if not triple the price in Australia, and of course the i7 CPU's are extortionate also.
 
AdmiralThrawn  posted on Feb 17, 2011 3:15:17 PM - Report post

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I'll do two, one upgrade, one scratch build.

Upgrade:

6x ASUS 27" HDLCDs @ $300
2x EVGA GTX 580SC @ $530
1x Gigabyte P67A-UD7 (after SataIII controller fix) @ $360

Total total: $3,220.

Scratch:

3x ASUS 27" HDLCDs @ $300ea.
2x EVGA GTX 580SC @ $530ea.
1x Gigabyte P67A-UD7 (after SataIII controller fix) @ $360
1x Intel 2600K @ $320
4x 4Gb G. Skill RipjawsX DDR3 1600Mhz @$50ea.
1x OCZ Vertex2 124Gb SSD @$230
2x Western Digital 2Tb Caviar Blacks @$180ea.
4x Western Digital 2Tb Caviar Greens @$90ea.
1x Western Digital 500Gb Caviar Green @$50
1x Corsair Hydro H70 @$110
1x DL DVD+/-RW Burner @$30
1x 4x Blu-Ray Burner @$100
1x Silverstone Strider St1500 1500watt PS @ $400
1x Silverstone FT02 @$230
1x Logitech Ultrathin illuminated keyboard @$50
1x Logitech G9 Laser Mouse @$50
2x EVGA UV19 adapters @$82e.

Total Price: $4,975

[Edited by AdmiralThrawn, 2/17/2011 4:45:17 PM]

 
LordVenator  posted on Feb 17, 2011 3:20:49 PM - Report post

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This is my chance to ask, what's the overkill with HD's supposed to do?
 
AdmiralThrawn  posted on Feb 17, 2011 3:25:34 PM - Report post

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SSD for Windows and things like Maya and Photoshop.

2Tb blacks to be RAIDed for games.

2Tb Greens for bat-crap insane amounts of backup.

500Gb for things like Desktop, My docs, My pics, ect.

 
AdmiralThrawn  posted on Feb 17, 2011 4:44:25 PM - Report post

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Whoops, forgot the USB-to-DVI adapters for the secondary monitors.
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