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What are you dream builds?

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#26
hmmm...........

Corsair 900D case
2 Geforce Titans
Haswell 4770k
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB 2400mhz
Some high end Z87 board from Gigabyte
Corsair AX860i PSU

And put the 4770k, and Titans on water cooling.
 
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#27
Or the 7970 lightning boosted edition. But this is the point of this thread, I don't know whats out there.
 
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#28
Thanks MxPhenom. I'll look up the z87 boards and the 4770k. That Dominator platinum is nice.
 
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#29
I don't know yet, I haven't read the reviews yet. I don't even know how much it costs. If it is stupidly priced then I hope it's stupidly good, I won't buy it if the price leap doesn't come close to the performance leap. I'm quite interested in the 7970ghz edition.
$1000 USD and about 20% faster than a $400 7970 GHz. If you regularly have your trained monkey butler chauffeur you around in your platinum-coated Bugatti Veyron throwing $100 notes out the window because keeping all of them in your wallet is just so darned uncomfortable, go for the Titan. If you'll take 20% less performance at less than half the price, 7970. If you want the most performance you can cram out of a single PCI-e slot, 7990 (still better value than Titan).
 

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#30
And like TacoTown says in his sig: "A computer is never done, you're just out of money."
Yes and no. But then there is a question of what you can buy and what you use. Sure I could spend tens of thousand of dollars on a computer, but I would probably still only play old RPG's and Paradox games.

A build I would want and could make use of would be something like this:

256GB SSD
16 GB RAM
Random ATX motherboard
Intel i7, reasonably high end, no K version though
Decent, and quiet, aircooling
2560 x 1440 monitor
Some GPU that can drive aforementioned games at that resolution (GTX 670 or 7970)
A nice PSU
Fractal Design XL R2
Windows 8 Pro
Office 2013

Then I would like a proper file server, a decent netbook and a big phone. All of these things are not exactly high priority though (except maybe the phone as my current phone sucks, and I would like a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E130), there are millions of things I want to get before i get to that sort of build. I don't use computers the same way I did before. Right now the only computer I use is Acer Aspire One you can see in my sig (slowass Atom netbook) and it works ok for me. Things change etc.
 

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#31
Thanks MxPhenom. I'll look up the z87 boards and the 4770k. That Dominator platinum is nice.
Gigabyte hasn't really released any information on their Z87 boards. And there hasn't been confirmation I don't think of Haswell chip names since they aren't being released till this summer.
 
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#32
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Nom nom nom
 
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#33
I am mostly set, but never had a Xeon dual processor build... not that I need it. I am very happy as I am.
 

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#34
i have my dream build now :)
 
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#35
My current system is my dream build, but like someone else said, it's never done, now I seriously thinking about adding some water cooling to it :p
 
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#36
Yes and no. But then there is a question of what you can buy and what you use. Sure I could spend tens of thousand of dollars on a computer, but I would probably still only play old RPG's and Paradox games.
I agree, tens of thousands of dollars just buys too much these days!

Ten years ago all the big 2P and 4P "dream machines" would be well-utilized by an enthusiast as you only had 2-4 cores/4-8 threads at your disposal.

Today, a whole family could run off a loaded single processor machine. If host-side GPU virtualization was more mature I'd start looking at that as an option.
 
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#37
I agree, tens of thousands of dollars just buys too much these days!

Ten years ago all the big 2P and 4P "dream machines" would be well-utilized by an enthusiast as you only had 2-4 cores/4-8 threads at your disposal.

Today, a whole family could run off a loaded single processor machine. If host-side GPU virtualization was more mature I'd start looking at that as an option.
I don't like lag. The only thing that will intrigue me about gpu virtualization is that they can have that server also be the game host server. That means 0 latency for multiplayer connections but you still have ~20-50ms lag for your frames. that's a good trade off since i don't have a buy a new GPU every year.
 
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#38
Cray XC30:

http://www.cray.com/Assets/PDF/products/xc/CrayXC30Brochure.pdf

4 TB of memory
384 Xeon ES-2600 cpu's
Built in fiber optic networking between cpu's; 500 GB/s switching ports
66 TFlops per cabinet, and yes these specs are per cabinet so they can be ran in multiple parallel configurations.


Why? If I had the money to buy one of these, I'd have enough money to run one of these(note the 88kW PSU a single cabinet uses). That means I'd farm out F@H immediately, completely decimate BOINC(WCG), and start a laundry list of Universities' projects. Not to mention host the biggest massive BitTorrent server network in the world. Deploy this in Kansas City with a direct fiber network to Dallas to LA, and from Chicago to NYC; completely under mind all the current cable companies(Comcast, Time Warner, ect) by delivering free services and watch the market drop out. Partner with Google on developing Fiber Optic nodes to EVERY home, push the 1Gb/s throughput and advance scientific research to ground breaking technologies that develop pure wireless energy transfer. Realize NASA's budget for the next 100 years is fully funded through the donations I've received by providing free services to everyone in the country/world; help design and build the first intergalactic space station and be the first to visit Alpha Centauri(nearest star, like 4 light years from the sun). Become Universally known for the single most advancement of any race and live long and prosper.

Hey, why not. I was always taught to dream big. :)
 

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#39
I'm pretty happy with my rig as it stands now. A 3930k would be a nice upgrade and 64Gb of ram would be cool but completely overkill.

The only things I'm wanting right now is a faster single GPU solution that will be faster than my 6870s in crossfire and a new display, neither of which I'm not in a rush for. I do really want a new keyboard though. A mechanical keyboard might be my next purchase relatively soon. I want to hold on to the 6870s until the next generation of AMD and nVidia cards to come around before I do.

Otherwise I've been pretty satisfied with my rig. At the time I had the money and I invested in everything I wanted.

I am looking into parts to make a low power gateway though, as my gateway is currently powered by a Phenom II. It's a little over powered for what it's doing.

I don't like lag. The only thing that will intrigue me about gpu virtualization is that they can have that server also be the game host server. That means 0 latency for multiplayer connections but you still have ~20-50ms lag for your frames. that's a good trade off since i don't have a buy a new GPU every year.
LTSP is pretty fast. I've played games over it locally on a 1Gbps connection and it worked pretty well and that was several years ago. There isn't a lot of latency you're only hitting one switch before you get to the server. Round trip time can easily be only about a millisecond.
 
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#40
My first and second rigs are my dream build, one on Intel and the other's AMD....among the best each can offer. Big fan of multi GPU setups, even my third rig has a HD6990 + HD6970 combo in TriFire.
 
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#41
Maybe a better graphics card, some SSD's, a new PSU and a better case. Other than that I'm ok, I don't play much these days. I really just want a new guitar...
 
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#42
IIRC, MxPhenom had a similar thread not a long ago...

Well, my dream build is what fulfill all my needs when gaming, streaming, rendering, etc... As such, the build i'm currently finishing (after a lot of delays) would do just that:

Corsair 700D
GA-Z77X-UD5H
3770K
Patriot Viper 3 16GB 2133MHz
2x MSI PE/OC GTX670
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
WD Caviar Black 1TB
Noctua NH-D14
Blu-ray optical drive

But a upgrade later to Haswell/Ivy-E would be nice.
 
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#43
All my desktop really needs is to swap my 6950's to 7950's/70's and overclock them along with some better RAM and a high capacity SSD. 2600K might be aging but pop it up to 4.5 and who cares.