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Okay /tek/.
Post your dream computer machine.
Hardware, software, OS, monitor, everything!
I will post mine in a bit, I am still working the kinks out of it.

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$349.18 Core i7 D0 Stepping CPU
$89.99 Noctua NH-D14 Heatsink
$469.99 EVGA X58 Classified Motherboard
$??? 2x nVidia GTX 480 GPUs (not yet released)
$201.76 Mushkin Blackline Frostbyte PC3-10666 3X2GB CL 7-7-7-20
$470.25 LIAN-LI PC-X2000 Case
$189.99 OCZ Z-SERIES 850W 80+ Gold PSU
$790.71 Corsair P256 SSD
$99.99 Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD
$139.99 Western Digital Caviar Green 64MB Cache 1.5TB HDD
$14.40 3.5IN Floppy Drive (I know, but it never hurts)
$32.99 LG GH22NS50 Black 22X SATA DVD Writer
$128.02 Samsung SH-B083L 8X BLU-RAY BD-ROM
$289.99 Samsung 2494HM 24IN Widescreen LCD Monitor
$139.99 D-LINK DIR-825 Wireless Router
$239.98 Epson Workforce 600 Multifunction 5-IN-1 Inkjet Printer
$369.99 Edifier S550 5.1 Speaker Set
$139.99 Steelseries 7G Mechanical Keyswitch Keyboard
$49.99 Steelseries SX Mousepad 12.6X10.6IN
$251.94 APC BACK-UPS RS 1500VA 865W UPS
$16.99 ea 4x Scythe Kazemaru 2 140MM Case Fan
$16.99 ea 2x Noctua NF-R8 80MM Case Fan
$65.68 AeroCool TOUCH-2000 Fan Controller
$4629.75 + $1400 (estimate of GTX 480 prices when newly released) = $6029.75 - $200~$400 after price matches =
$5829.75 ~ $5629.75

Would keep from current rig:
Acer X223H 23" LCD Monitor
Auzentech X-Fi Forte Sound Card
Razer Deathadder Infrared Mouse
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB HDD

But then I wouldn't buy all this shit even if I did have that money. I don't know if I want to do a realistic dream rig because I will make myself sad :3c

That is way better than mine.


Not at all, go ahead. Make me dream and then spirit it away from me ;_; you monster

>$470.25 LIAN-LI PC-X2000 Case
>$470.25 Case

It is sexy. Plus, this is DREAM MACHINE! Price doesn't matter.


See >>330. Like I said, even I did have the money I wouldn't buy most of the stuff on that list.

I want that case made out of cardboard so I can watch it go up in flames.

No, I'm just wondering why a firkin case can cost anywhere over $200.


Metal/alloy used, compactness, ease of installation, airflow/watercooling accommodation, noise dampening, and of course aesthetics are all factors. All components create heat, even moreso if overclocking, and if this heat is left unchecked it reduces the overall lifespan of parts and may make some break immediately if bad enough. And you don't even have to be overclocking and/or using high performance parts to generate enough heat to do this, especially if you're using a poorly designed case. And when you consider the difference a good case makes in temperature and noise against the price of the parts in it, $200 doesn't seem so bad. For example, the the build I posted? The sum value of the internal parts which would be at risk of being rendered useless by overheating? $3975.69. I won't deny a large part of that is prestige and marketing but you get the idea.

tl;dr the same reason anyone with an appreciation of timepieces and clockwork will spend $200 on a pocketwatch instead of a $10 watch

PS it won't cut up your hands ;_; my blood and sweat is literally in my computer.

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