PC Gamer Shows Off PC Building Savvy by Constructing the "Large Pixel Collider"

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Aksparks04

Someone linked this on /r/pcmasterrace the other day. I replied that MaximumPC already did it and theirs wins cause its beige :D

Seriously though, you guys should schedule an event, pitting the dream machine against PC Gamer's LPC. It would be glorious.

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Baer

The Motherboard is already out of date, it should include the Rampage IV Black Edition.

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Nimrod

so are the video cards for that matter

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legionera

Such builds are useless. This is another exploitation video fishing for likes.

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Nimrod

people like you are useless

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jason2393

You're on the wrong website, then. This is MAXIMUM PC, and that build is pretty close to the maximum that a PC can currently be.

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legionera

So what? How many people can afford it? What is the practical part of such a build? Not to mention that it will be ancient after one year.

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Carlidan

I wouldn't say it's useless because it showcases what the current high-end PC computers are capable of doing. Sure it's unpractical for most people because it's crazy expensive. But if no one builds these rigs, how will anyone know how PC has gone in performance? This why it's call Dream Machines, they were not meant for everybody, they were meant to showcase performance. Also it's not like Maximum PC has done budget builds or upper mid-range builds for us either.

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legionera

That's absolutely true, but companies already know the limits of their hardware. Put all that on paper is enough (if we exclude the killing of the trees). In other words, we already know what the limits are.

I really don't know why I am replying... I am having a headache...

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Carlidan

Roger, take a aspirin. :) Hope you feel better.

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kixofmyg0t

Koolance has announced water blocks for AMD's 290X. I'd like to see some benchmarks of OC'd water cooled 290X's.

I also thought, why are they still using the Titan when the 290, 290X and 780Ti are faster?

Just for fun I went on PCpartpicker and started building up a Quad 290X Crossfire rig and I now know why noone has done 4 way Crossfired 290X's....I was already at 1582 watts and the build wasn't done yet. You're gonna need 2 PSU's for that lol.

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Neufeldt2002

kixofmyg0t said: "I also thought, why are they still using the Titan when the 290, 290X and 780Ti are faster?"

I was wondering the same thing, unless they built it when the Titan was still king of the hill. Haven't read the original story yet.

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Innomasta

nonono... It may have to do with the 780TI releasing before they finished, but it may also have to do with the fact that the Titan's 6GB of VRAM is a much better choice for SLI, as the memory does not add up. 4 TITANS still only allots you 6GB of useable VRAM. Therefore, 4 780 TI', while faster, will actually bottleneck on memory as new games come out, and their potential will be wasted.

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jason2393

Only one Neutron GTX? Sounds a bit slow...

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PCLinuxguy

hmm this vs the DM2013