What is the world's most powerful gaming PC configuration?

Feb 23, 2013
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  1. Guys,I asked this question just out of curisioty.I want to know that what would be the world most powerful gaming pc.Budget is unlimited cause we no one getting to buy it [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] .But the config would be in 2 types
    1.Normal which is not OC'ED.The speed,memory speed provided by vendor.
    2.This is OC'ED version of pc.any thing can be oc even if mouse,monitor,keyboard,speaker(I know it can't be done) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] :kaola: :kaola: :kaola:
    1.should have everything which a gaming pc have even headphone,casing,speaker,keyboard,mouse,pad etc
    2.No SLI /CROSSFIRE.Just only 1 gpu phiscally .
    3.We want performance not brand names.
    We all gaming people want to know that. :bounce: :bounce: [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    I7 3960X @ stock
    16GB of RAM (32 will be overkill)
    A GTX Titan or GTX 690 (690 is 2 680s on 1 board)
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  3. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TS Booster Posts: 112

    I was just gonna say an Gtx Titan
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  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,181   +411

    Ares II is faster. Also need some Vectors in raid... lots of them.
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  5. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TS Booster Posts: 112

    True true but costs more I think .-.
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  6. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    You can have an 8 core/16 thread Sandy Bridge in the form of a Xeon E5-2687W. Or if you're really keen and want to run multiple CPUs you can run 8 Xeon E7-8870's and have up to 4TB (TB not GB) of RAM.

    Of course the no SLI/CF limitation would make the GPU the bottleneck and the CPU choice will be largely irrelevant when it comes to gaming.
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  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    Well Ares II can scale better in some games. The Titan beats it in some games that it doesnt scale too well in.
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  8. BMfan

    BMfan TS Evangelist Posts: 578   +134

    How is 16gb not overkill?
    I know of no game that would come close to using 4gb's on it's own.
    In most reviews the "normal" i7 2600K drew with that cpu or was only 1 or 2 fps down.
    On a techspot review of the 3960x, it was slower than the 2600k out of 3 of the 4 games

    This was taken out of the final thoughts
    "For gamers there's very little to see here. The Core i7-3960X is no faster than the Core i7-2600K or even the Core i5-2500K"
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  9. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,181   +411

    There are some games though, such as Crysis 3, where those extra cores actually do give extra performance. Since this is an unlimited, infinite budget, hypothetical build with very few explicit constraints I'd say a 3970X is actually appropriate... as would be a Dual 8 core Xeon E5 2867 if slh should suggest it again. I would say the E7 8870 would be fine but with its funky LGA1567 socket who knows how things would work.

    Also, you probably wouldn't want to go with anything smaller that 4GB DIMMs so to get quad-channel performance you'll need a minimum of 16GB on an LGA2011 board.
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  10. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    This is what I have for the 'normal' system:

    - i7 3770K - highest clocked i7. The six-core chip won't help anything, and it's clocked 200MHz lower.
    - GTX Titan - this is an actual reference model, unlike the Ares. OP is asking for performance, not brands.
    - Mobo: don't know, any. Any OC's would be void.
    - RAM: x2 dual-channel 1600MHz kit. Lowest timings as possible, GB irrelevant.
    - Four RAID0 SSD's. Whichever is fastest. I say four, because this is typically what a RAID card supports.. unless you go more..
    - Smallest LCD monitor that's possible, for most FPS. :D
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  11. TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 38

    What quad channel kit ramssss??????g skill 2600mhz somethings ramss?

    Oh ****.I make rules and I break it.sorryyy @ st1ckman

    What is stock?????

    what is ARES????????
  12. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    ARES is the trademark (?) for the 'hard core graphics card combos' that ASUS or someone release. The one I'm referring to is x2 HD7970's on the single card.

    Edit: Oh, one of your requirements is single GPU, no SLI. This makes the ARES invalid anyway, same with GTX690. Titan is the best.
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  13. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    Well, the 3970X is basically a 3960X OC'ed from 3.9 to 4.0GHz haha
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  14. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    16 GB isnt overkill... what if you wanted to run a ramdisk in this "Powerful" PC of yours. 8GB is enough yes, but 16GB lifts those limits if they appear
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  15. Simce

    Simce TS Rookie

    Intel xeon e5 2698
    Nvidia gtx 980 ti
    Asus x99
  16. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,215   +154

    One that will play Metro 2033 Redux, Metro LL Redux, Witcher 3,crysis 3 etc @ 12K on ultra settings ......:p

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  17. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,042   +2,542

    With the thread getting close to 3 years old, I'm sure all the comments are outdated now.

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