American Dream machine


Alf

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This is the Dream Machine that was build by the editors at Maximum PC magazine. Do you have what it takes to beat out the american muscle?;)

CPU | Core 2 Extreme QX6850 $1000
Mobo | EVGA nForce 680i SLI $250
Video | 2x XFX GeForce 8800 Ultra XXX Edition $1750
RAM | 2 GB Corsair Dominator 10000 $610
HDD | 4 Hitachi 7k1000 $1600
Cooling | Hybrid Swiftech/Danger Den Water Kit $510
Case | Cooler Master Cosmos $200
Sound | Creative X-fi Xtremegamer fatal1ty $120
Monitors | 2 Dell 2707WFP $2800
Optical Drive | LG super Multi Blue $1200
Optical Drive | Asus DRW-1814BLT $50
Keyboard | Keytronic 104-key classic $45
Mouse | Logitech G5 v2 $70
PSU | PC power and cooling Silencer 750 Quad $190
Speakers | Creative Gigaworks S750 $500
OS1 | XP pro $300
OS2 | Vista Ultimate $400

Total Cost $11,595

Show us your best build :nod:
 
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Me__2001

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for a dream system why on earth are they using hitatchi drives ? stick a couple of WD 150GB Raptors in Raid 0 for the OS and 4 seagate 1TB drives in RAID 6 for storage

personally i wouldn't bother with the dual boot either
 

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Dream machine my arse they only spent $200 on the case . They should have used this ,

http://www.deltatronic.de/int/silent_pc.html

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4GB ram would be nice, along with the raptors already suggested :)
 

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Ian Cunningham said:
4GB ram would be nice, along with the raptors already suggested :)

yep, also throw in a physics engine just incase the 8800's aren't enough for you and one of those killer NIC's as well
 

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i though the same on many points made. compared to last years DM, this years was more... economical
are those Killer NIC worth the performance/price ratio?
 
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Me__2001

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no idea alf but i probably makes some sort of difference, whether its good or not it dunno
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