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Current Tech poll: What would your dream PC/Laptop be if you won the lottery?

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  1. Phusius

    Phusius New Member

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    I wouldn't own a PC, laptop only if I won the lottery. Since I obviously would be traveling the world constantly.

    Here is the laptop I would own for dream gaming: Total Price: $5,267 Alienware, 120hz. :toast:

    PROCESSOR 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3820QM (8MB Cache, up to 3.7GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
    MEMORY 32GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
    HARD DRIVE 1TB SSD RAID 0 (2x 512GB SATA 6Gb/s SSD
    VIDEO CARD 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680M
    LCD PANEL 17.3-inch WideFHD 1920 x 1080 120Hz NVIDIA 3D Vision Bundle
    WIRELESS CARD Killer™ Wireless-N 1103 a/g/n 3x3 MIMO for Gaming & Video and Bluetooth 4.0
    INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader
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    first i would switch to intel based, LGA 2011 of course and the rest depend on how much i win
  3. FordGT90Concept

    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    I'd upgrade my HDDs and that's about it. My computer does what I need it to.
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    One of those eurocom laptops with a i7 3960x. Yes the desktop one. The battery life is so bad that its almost better to have a matx desktop for mobility.
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  5. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    I won the state lottery last month. €35 tax free. Cha-ching. I did spend a similar amount on a ceiling mount for the beamer so I guess that's your answer. I'd buy a ceiling mount.
    digibucc, Irony, [Ion] and 1 other person say thanks.
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    Come on, Ford, even you can be a little more colorful than that.:laugh:

    As for myself, I'd build something water cooled in a very large CaseLabs case, with at least two MBs and 3 gpus. I think I'd spend as much on monitors as components, too.
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    Another one?
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    I wouldn't want a laptop. I would want a desktop. I would build a more modern one of these. My own personal super computer.
    Sr-2 desk
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  9. FordGT90Concept

    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    There's more important things to put money towards. Computers are tools, they're either adequate or inadequate. Except my HDDs filling up quickly every time I format, my computer is adequate.
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    There are probably 10 things I would put money towards before I got to my pc. This thread is for pc lottery dreaming, not just lottery dreaming.
    MT Alex says thanks.
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    I guess I would get a bunch of gtx 690's and get a couple of big ssd's, other than that I am already sitting on my dream rig :)
    A couple of new screens wouldnt hurt either I guess... :p
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    an M11x or a 11inch eurocom PC
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    A somewhat high end desktop, a decent laptop, a tablet, some nice monitors and that's about it.
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    I would build a custom PC desk like the L3p D3sk, only it should be way cooler.

    Specs should be i7 3960X with custom water block, Asus ROG R4 Extreme, two gtx690s in 4 way sli with water blocks of course, lots of RAM and HDD+SSD. And don't forget about audio and visual. Premium grade speaker set, soundcard and 30+ inch monitors should do the trick.
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    Only thing I would upgrade is a monitor... i.e. a 70" backlit LED LCD (wait do they make 70" LEDs yet? :roll: )

    Oh and of course a new house to put it in.

    Other than that my computer is scweeeeet. Does everything I want it to. Only other upgrade I could do would be is LGA2011 and another SSD for RAID, but thats not worth reinstalling windows no matter how much money I have.
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    The most recent released computer hardware at the time i win the lottery eg including hardware like Intel® Xeon® Phi™
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    If I win enough to be able to afford it.
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    I think i wouldn't change things much. I'd probably just replace graphic cards more often (always a single card, highest end), stick a Corsair Hydro cooler on the CPU and buy a decent sized 1080p display. And that would be about that. I'm happy with my current system, it's my long time crafted sytsem that is dead silent,s mall and quite powerful. I'd just use the money to easier refresh it as needed.
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    an Intel 8008 :D for nostalgia
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    Call me crazy, but there are only three things I'd change.

    1) Add HDDs until I couldn't fit any more.
    2) Get a tri-680 graphics setup.
    3) Get a new Mobo that doesn't suck the chrome off of bumpers (curse you UD5!).


    I've got a (small but sufficient) SSD. I've got a 3930, which is more enough for video processing and simulations. The 6950 isn't a bad card, but I'd like something with a little more chutzpah. I'd probably spend the bulk of lottery winnings on more pragmatic things, considering how little time I've actually got to play these days.
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    Tower wise, I'd probably keep what I have. Maybe change out the 5870s for a HD7970 or GTX680 until GK110 is released in a gaming video card. Maybe alittle better cooling for my CPU.

    What I would change is monitors. I would have atleast three 30" 2560*1600 monitors simular to the 30" I have now.
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    First thought was six 1080 projectors, but I think I'll keep it simple with a single 4K projector. Nice system to match.

    As mentioned earlier, massive amounts of redundant storage! Fill out a rack with a UPS, storage servers, and high performance servers powering my personal cloud.
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    Probally some xeon's that will oc on a SR-X, 4way sli gtx680, 96gb 2400mhz ram 50gb ram disk, 4x512gb SSD in raid 0, corsair AX1200I x2 most expensive audio card from asus, killer nic, and a expensive 7.2 audio set , with 2500watts of rms power, everything watercooled in a custom case from rad harbinger , 3x30" 2560x1600monitors and extreme racing gear:p
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