Hey everybody! I'm currently in the market for a really sweet computer, but it seems to me like all of the really nice companies like alienware and velocity micro and the like waaaaaay overcharge, so I've decided to build my own machine. It'll be fun, right? So, I'm asking for the most amazing dream machine setup you guys can come up with. Also, what do you guys think about water cooling? It looks cool, and I'm planning on over-clocking my beast, but what do I know. Money really is no object for this beast, but let's try and keep it below the $7,500 dollar mark. Thanks much!
The following are loose specs:
Dual Opteron 850's
2GB PC3200 (4x 512MB Reg/ECC)
Tyan K8W Dually
GeForce 6800 Ultra w/ Dual DVI's
Twin Viewsonic VP201B's
Audigy 2 ZS
2x WD Raptors in a Raid 0
1x 250GB Maxtor as backup/file storage.
Plextor 12x DVD-R
SOme large eATX case.
Since the monitors + CPUs alone would be ~3700, I think it'll bump close to your $7500 limt.
However, I generally don't see the point in such a huge computer. With the exception of the twin flat panels, almost everything else will no longer be cutting edge in a year. I'd personally get something line an Athlon 64 3500+, GeRorce 6800GT and a single FP with 1 Raptor/1250GB Hdd and the same soundcard/DVD-R. That'd probaby be about $3200.