So I came across a competition by nVidia. They ask you what the ultimate gaming rig would be. You can win a GTX 580, which is the most awesome thing available right now. Of course I want to win one !
You can find all the information you need here.
Here is my crack at it. Just a few notes :
- I chose the max AMD over the max Intel, since it supports 1866MHz instead of the 1600MHz memory. Keeps the thing up to speed for an extra 6~12 months, I reckon. The additional power usage does not matter for the ultimate rig.
- Two GPUs should be overkill, let alone the 4-way support of the motherboard. (I initially included three of them. And a second LED TV.)
- The Storage HDD isn’t really necessary, but what the heck. Plenty of space to work on projects this way.
- 32GBs of RAM should be overkill, although it will be handy for editing audio and video. And some future-proofing. However, Win7U could use some overhead.
PC Case: Zalman Z-Machine LQ1000
MB: ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX AM3+
CPU: AMD FX-8150 3.6/4.2 GHz 8 Core AM3+
GPU: 2x Gainward Geforce GTX 580 3GB Phantom 883 MHz GDDR5
RAM: 32GB (4x8GB) G.Skill DDR3 RipjawsX 1866MHz
HDD: System) RunCore RCP-V-T251B-MC 120 GB, SF-2281, SATA 6 Gb/s;
Gaming) 2x Patriot Pyro E 240 GB, SF-2281, SATA 6 Gb/s – Raid 0;
Storage) Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3 TB, 7200 rpm, SATA 6 Gbit/s
Optical: Sony BDXS-500u 12x BD Writer
Soundcard: Built-in (see motherboard)
Speakers: Bose Acoustimass 15 home cinema speakersystem
Monitors: Samsung UN40D6500VF 40″ LED SmartTV; BenQ SH960 1080p Beamer
PSU: be quiet! Dark Power Pro P8 1200W
External HDD: Media Storage) Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 8TB;
Back-up) Iomega eGo III Portable 500 GB USB 3.0 500GB
Cooling: Liquid Cooling and Fans (+ Controls) are built into the PC Case (see above)
Network Switches: 2x Linksys SE2500 (one for TV+Beamer+Network Drives+the other switch; one for PC+Server+Internet+the first switch)
Oh. My. Sweet. Baby. Jebus. This thing would cost a fortune. But it would make one very happy-in-pants !