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  1. IndigoGoose New Member

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    Case
    COOLERMASTER HAF 932 FULL TOWER GAMING CASE
    Processor (CPU)
    Intel® Core™i7 Processor Extreme Edition i7-980X (3.33GHz) 6.4GTs/12MB Cache
    Motherboard
    ASUS® RAMPAGE III EXTREME: 3-Way SLI & CrossFireX, SATA 6.0GB/s, USB 3.0
    Memory (RAM)
    12GB KINGSTON HYPER-X TRI-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (3 x 4GB KIT)
    Graphics Card
    1536MB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX580 - 2 DVI,mHDMI - DirectX® 11, 3D Vision Ready
    2nd Graphics Card
    1536MB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX580 - 2 DVI,mHDMI - DirectX® 11, 3D Vision Ready
    Memory - 1st Hard Disk
    240GB OCZ VERTEX 2 SATA II 2.5" SSD (upto 285MB/sR | 275MB/sW)
    2nd Hard Disk
    2TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD2002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
    1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
    4x BLU-RAY ROM DRIVE, 16x DVD ROM (£38)
    Memory Card Reader
    INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
    Power Supply
    CORSAIR 1000W PRO SERIES (HX1000) 80+ MODULAR PSU (£175)
    Processor Cooling
    COOLIT ECO C240 A.L.C (ADVANCED LIQUID COOLER) (£105)
    Sound Card
    ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
    Network Facilities
    Bigfoot Killer 2100 PCI-E Gigabit LAN Card - Max Performance Online Gaming (£69)
    USB Options
    NZXT INTERNAL USB HEADER (4 Additional Powered Internal USB Ports) (£18)
    Operating System
    Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£147)
    Office Software
    Microsoft® Office Pro 2010 (Incl Disc & 1 License for 2 devices) (£339)
    Anti-Virus
    KASPERSKY ANTI-VIRUS 2010 - 1 Year Licence for 1 PC (£10)
    Keyboard & Mouse
    Logitech® G19 Gaming Keyboard with Gamepanel LCD Display (£129)

    Only £3,880.00 including VAT and delivery.

    Do you think that set up is worth the price ??
  2. DanishDevil

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    Price all the parts in a cart at www.newegg.com and figure out if you think the difference is worth not having to put it together yourself. That of course depends on your skill with building computers. If there is another reputable etailer that won't make you do conversion, that would work better.
  3. gumpty

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    I'm guessing you're English, as your price is in pounds, so I've roughly priced it up from Scan:

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    There are some things in that build that you just don't need; the Killer NIC is not worth the money, for example. And there are other things that I've found equivalents of (RAM for example). And some things I haven't bothered pricing as they make very little difference.

    Anyway, you should be able to get the system yourself for at least £700 cheaper by building it yourself. And even cheaper than that really by shopping around a bit and asking for advice about what's worth spending more money on. It wouldn't surprise me if you could get it under £3,000.

    Given that it's a ridiculously high-end system as well - shouldn't you be building it yourself so you have a better appreciation about how it all works?
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  4. IndigoGoose New Member

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    I'm sure i could easily get it for around £2,500 but i was just saying about how ridiculess the build would be. It would be an amazing PC for my 3D designing and of course Gaming :D
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    For the price of a 240GB OCZ Vertex 2, you could get 4x a 60GB sandforce drive with 50K IOPS (same speed as that Vertex 2) in RAID 0 (ie: totaling almost 4x the speed) if that matters to you.

    But seriously, 2~3 x Sandforce SSDs in RAID0 + SR-2 board and 2x 6 core Xeons + 6~12 x 4GB is somewhat realistic if you have that kind of money and would blow anything out of the water. Of course it all depends on if you could utilise that much power. But if you can, go for it.

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