Dream Machine 2013 Bonus Video Content

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JimmyD1964

Good Job Gordon
I fell for the Corsair 900D. Beautiful! I have had it for about 2 weeks now. I however did not build a multi-thousand dollar computer, I just transfered my old one into the case with a few upgrades.
I will hand it to you. It's fun to watch you guys build $16,000 computers, although not practical for the majority of us.
My FX-8350 with a Phanteks Cooler and a XFX-7950 works great for my budget.
The case however, I could not resist. Love it.

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shahramkel

Why, especially in a retro-themed build, are there no Noctuas? They FINALLY had a chance to look good in a case, and you passed the honors off to the same ol' GTs?
Signed,
a sad and lonely Noctua fanboy

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nHeroGo

Gordon is turning into a living legend of PC-ish-ness. Good videos. Great presentation.

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adenning1970

I am impressed with this rig I wish I could have something this awesome I could not afford to build this so hopefully I will win this and be able to bragg to all my gaming friends about it and post it all over my facebook page. Thank you for the chance to enter this contest and good luck to all.

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Tungil90

Where can you win it?
I want it to so bad! :'( ^^

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PCLinuxguy

you can't win DM2013. you can just win a $2500 contest to build your own dream PC.

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tetris42

Wow these videos are actually really slick, a nice addition to the whole DM2013 coverage. I can tell some time went in to filming and editing it. I also like the Mass Effect-ish music in the background, any chance of getting a download on that?

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PCWolf

Shes HUGE!!! OMG it's Bigfoot!!! Keep it in the Circus!!
I bet every time Gordon Ung turns it on, The Power Company sends them a "Thank You!!!" card in the mail. I guess Next year, it will be the Power Supply that will hamper Dream machine 2014. As there currently no market for a 2000+ Watt PSU, Maximum PC will have to have one custom built to power those 4 Dual GPU Titan cards in the next dream machine. (If Nvidia's drivers will even support 8 GPUs. Guess only time will answer those questions.

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PCLinuxguy

Nah, just a chassis than can support a pair of 1600 watt PSUs

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Neufeldt2002

Sadly I can't enter the sweepstakes. Oh Well, loved the video's, would love to see a video of the actual build too.

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FrostyWinnipeg

But does it come in black?

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PCWolf

It's a custom painted case, if you want it in Black, you'd have to repaint it yourself.

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Shalbatana

Shees grumpy people around here. Give them some very nicely produced bonus content on a specialized sub-website, with a chance to win a massive prize and they still complain.

So, Gordon... how much did it hurt to say a word like "retin-astic"?

I was also amazed to realize that I have the 2nd dream machine issue on the history page on my shelf. funny how the case looks somewhat similar to the current one. You got the retro right. Gotta go back and read it.

The paint job looks amazing, even on those videos.

Great stuff guys.

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Insula Gilliganis

Gordon does a very nice job with his presentation and the production is very slick and professional. I especially liked the Dream Machine history page although I was disappointed that hardly any pics or info about each DM was shown. AND it should have included the two boot Dream Machines as well. Too often boot history is totally ignored on this site!! There is a reason the first issue of MaximumPC was labeled Vol. 3, No. 8, not Vol. 1, No. 1!!

In this day and age, I shouldn't have been surprised to find out that this was, in reality, just a thinly veiled, fancy ad for TigerDirect. Yeah, I know.. bills have to be paid.. but still sad. The worst part was the "sweepstakes" page with it's "Dream Machine Giveaway" statement.. I am sure everyone had the same reaction as I did.. Dream Machine 2013 was going to be given away!! But what a letdown when reading further down that page.. almost borders on "bait and switch".

I appreciate the extra content although, I have to admit, when I saw the posting "bonus video content", I was expecting something more behinds the scenes, like actual footage of the rig being built with editors in the heat of the moment (sorry for quoting Asia) popping in and out components, fooling with fittings and tubing. No such luck but I appreciate the effort. More video content on this site would be nice.. that seemed to disappear when Alan left.

Oh, the moreyellow.com site looked very interesting.. any reason you used them besides having a slick look?

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sirnotapearing

with $16000.00 i think I'd use this as a start instead
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8441827&CatId=13
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2291464&CatId=1946
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3211394&CatId=1510
just a thaught

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ChangingWinds

amd doesn't even compete in this high of a market. And that board and chip doesn't support overclocking. Which if you had looked at last years machine you would see that the benchmark for intel's high end chip lost to some of the overclocked quad core. That chip benchmark is higher than this amd you posted. Can't wait to see haswell-E chips. My only problem with this build is who has $16000+ to spend on a computer in this economy.

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tetris42

Oh come on, DM has never been about affordability, it's meant to be all-out. I think MPC has actually been kicking ass on both fronts this year, check out the 3-way budget build showdown they had earlier.

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sirnotapearing

with 32 logical core who cares about overclocking

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ChangingWinds

honestly doesn't matter if you have 256 cores, if the os only utilizes 4 or so. The faster the cores it actually uses the more preference you get out of the machine. there is a difference in the os seeing/supporting and actually using the cores properly. Which is why these are sold as server chips where one computer is serving lots of people. That's easy for the OS to cut and give to a core. 1 system running a processor heavy program can't use multicores unless specially programed to do so. again thou you would see it in last years dream machine if you care to look.

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sirnotapearing

as i stated this is how i would start my machine other may take different road, but i like to change things up. as you stated windows would be a limitation but that's still no reason to stop, with other operating systems such as http://ultimateedition.info/ plus there always the chance that windows may start supporting more cores in the future. to tell the truth i run a t1090 and when i run linux the thing move a lot faster even if it's a virtual machine, games aren't everything. there just what is bench marked. frankly i think it would still be a fun build, if you don't then build what you think is fun. just don't box you self in to one os with all the drive I'd put in my i think at least 4 operating systems would be fun to start. changing things around is fun also there's enough ram support to do a ram drive on the os.

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vrmlbasic

I liked the videos.

I gotta say that I'm seriously coveting that 4k monitor. 1080 can't go the way of 4:3 aspect ratios and VGA-resolution graphics soon enough. I need moar pixels.

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LakeErieWater

If you are going to criticize something, at least give a reason for it, you are embarrassing yourself.

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JosephColt

Hi, I signed up to just say this build is a rather large disappointment in my opinion.

I was wondering why this site is so dead, and now I see why, your tech people are obviously novice when it comes to building a computer!

16,000 and this is all you have to show off!? Well, off to a better "tech" site if this is what you call a "Dream Machine."

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Upyourbucket

Dear Joseph Colt,
Tell us what components you would use for $16,000. You are a new member to this site and frankly your first couple posts suggest that YOU are a NOVICE poster. Take care and don't let the door hit you on the ass.

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PCLinuxguy

I've yet to see him address such a reply other than to be vague and snobbish. I posted a similar reply like yours for a machine build. Let's see what happens.

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tetris42

Yeah, troll on man. This is one of the best DM's they've ever produced. They were #6 on 3dmark, and saying that the ones that beat them were probably all liquid nitrogen. That means this could be the fastest stable consumer system in the world. In fact I almost feel like they may have backed themselves into a corner a bit for the future because they were hitting the ceiling on power consumption.

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JosephColt

Anyone person could have bought this hardware and taken an hour or two to put it together, shows how little effort they put into it. It's not very "Dreamy." (Read my other comment below too)

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PCLinuxguy

Just ignore Joseph Dolt. He's more than likely an Apple fanboy that stopped by to cause trouble. His idea of a "dream machine" is the new Mac Pro trashcan and his current "beast" is an overpriced most expensive modeled 27 inch iMac that can't compete with a $800 non Apple PC.

I may triple boot all of the OSes on a test rig but I stopped sampling Apple's kool-ade a long time ago and stepped into reality.

Yep. I went there with a trollish post of my own.. It's Friday and I'm going to 'let my hair down' as they say.

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JosephColt

While their idea for the 90's computer theme was neat, they did a poor job. Liquid cooling is a complete disappointment, very unprofessional, and their hardware choices such as memory and hard drives were questionable(among other minor details).

They bought a bunch of expensive stuff and put it together, this isn't very well done, or professional looking.

An Apple fan boy wouldn't even know or visit this site, great way to rationalize my post, real clever. I do not use Apple products, thank you very much.

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PCLinuxguy

considering how smug and douchy you're posting you sound like an iFan. If you 'think' you can do better mr. know-it-all-tech-God. then how about you put your money where your mouth is and Prove It or stop acting like a smug jerk.
Honestly/sincerely I'd love to see what you can come up with when money is no object. And no I don't mean going to parts picker or some PC building site and quote stuff from there, but an actual video showing you putting a Dream Machine together that 'addresses' your issues with MPC's DM2013.

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JosephColt

It would be a good idea, and sounds like a fun idea, maybe I will on my next PC build.

You know, do the usual..

Cut and sleeve my own wiring, use EK water-blocks for CPU and SLI/QUAD SLI graphic cards, go with a more modern and appealing theme, dual boot Linux/Windows, use a multiple rads, RAID configuration, etc.

Case is poorly utilized too, and not taking advantage showing off the guts. Should have just grabbed a basic full tower Lian Li and threw it all in there. Also, what's with the wiring, just used stock wires, really? Also find it humorous they used a 1200 watt power supply(over kill) with their "build your own - best machine" on the site.

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PCLinuxguy

Looking forward to it. I like seeing systems come together. And then there's the moment when you power it all up for the first time.

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joeyjr

Yes, this years DM is a real beast and very impressive.

how to easily add two or more power supplies to your system.

http://www.xoxide.com/add2psu-multiplepower-supplyadapter.html

how to easily add a sound card in this system using a
PCI-E 1X Riser Card Extender Cable Ribbon

http://www.amazon.com/Tenext-Quality-PCI-E-Extender-Ribbon/dp/B0067WZH2Q/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1379649244&sr=8-3&keywords=pcie+extender

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thedo114

The problem is that the wall socket doesn`t give enough juice even if you had 2 1600W power supply.

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joeyjr

power or watts = current * voltage

P=IE or P=IV

110 Volts * 15 Amps = 1650 watts

110 Volts * 20 Amps = 2200 watts

110 Volts * 30 Amps = 3300 watts

1600 * 2 = 3200 watts but I do not think you would need that much.

guess it would depend how the outlet breaker is configured

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The Mac

Very few people have 30A circuits, they require a heavier gauge of conduit.

The most common is 15A, followed by 20A for newer construction.

Not to mention most homes only have 100A service, 30A would eat 1/3 of your total power ceiling.

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joeyjr

wow. Guess next year the 2014 Dream Machine will have to have it's very owne Arc Reactor or some kind of re-newable energy source. We can call it the GREEN MACHINE !!! LOLX3

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The Mac

Or the IronMachine...