What's your dream rig?

By YurFavoriteRmdy
Apr 1, 2010
  1. If you ever won the lottery and had, let's say a million bucks. What kind of monster set-up would you buy?
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    I'd probably do about $3000 of upgrades to my current machine and spend/invest/save the other $997000 elsewhere.

    Let's say, a pair of 5970's, a Core i7 980X, a decent new mobo and some new RAM.
  3. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Sort of sums it up, doesn't it! :D

    Flashy case too for the looks!
  4. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    You guys arent even trying!

    EVGA Classified SR-2 board, 2 x Xeon X5680, 3 x GTX 480 FTW HydroCopper,
    Dual loop Swiftech Apogee XT's-D5- TFC XChanger 480 / 360, Silverstone Strider 1500w (will it be enough???), MountainMods Pinnacle 24 chassis (w/ HPTX mobo tray), 48Gb DDR3-1333/-1600, SSD's in RAID 1+0.
    I seem to have some cash left same again but swap out the GTX 480's for seven MSI GTX 260 Razor's, for a folding rig. The rest I'll invest in a wind farm- I'm gonna need it.
  5. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 526

    I agree on the performance side, but my dream system needs to be fairly cool, quiet, as well - as it goes in my bedroom. That said i would take the motherboard, processors, ram, and hd's you picked out, but i struggle to come up with any video card solution that isn't going to overhead my room in summer :) Then again with unlimited money i guess i could fashion a water cooled solution that vented directly to the outside of my house, or was used to pre-heat my hot water ;-) I still think i would pop for 3 Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6's and 6 slim-bezel 22” MD230 LCDs.

    I would also add several 1.2TB ioDrive Duo's for archive storage, two Plextor PX-B940SA Blu Ray Burners , and a Bose® Computer MusicMonitor sound system
  6. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    How exactly would three fansink HD 5870's be quieter than the comparable number of waterblocked cards ?
    Isn't the MD230 a 23" ? Personally can't get past the bezel on the middle two screens-not for FPS games anyway. If AMD could do mixed landscape/portrait or one central screen plus two smaller (if need be) either side then, yeah. Otherwise I'd go for a 4k screen and be done with it
  7. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    ...a rig that upgrades itself :)
  8. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 526

    They wouldn't be any quieter, and would need to be setup as watercooled as well :)

    The MD230 is a 23" screen, but it has one of the smallest bevels available. And i don't know all the details on the available screen settings, but ATI does let you do screen groupings. I agree though that an even number of screens doesn't work well at all for a FPS. I would probably play on 3 screens for FPS games and anything else that is centered on the midpoint of your screen. the extra screens would be most useful for me with video/photo editing and watching various video feeds.

    Toms review has some details on the screen groupings:,2595.html
  9. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Anyone here working on that? Drop me a PM... :p
  10. kakarot27

    kakarot27 TS Member Posts: 80

    3 5970s 3 monitors (7680 by 1600) shure srh 840s on the left and a turtle beach hpa2s on the right. z5500 a g9 laser gaming x980 cpu ,G.Skill Trident 6x2GB DDR3 2000MHz,asus p6t deluxev v2 g`9 keybaord, blue ray dvd and cd roms all serpate,Thermaltake Level 10 Gaming Station PC Case .Antec Quattro 1200W OC Edition Adjustable Rails Power Supply, g27 racing wheel, g35 joy stick, lian f1 gaming desk or just the amazing ikea jerker :)
  11. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    meh 9x30 NEC 30" monitors on wall mounted swivel brackets/stands. i7 980 oc@ 5.5ghz. 3x5970's, 24 intel ssd's in raid 0 for os and games. 10 1.5TB WD Cav black drives in raid 5 for storage and backup. 24gig of dominator 1866 ram. Truck load of liquid helium to keep it icy and a brick of plutonium to power it all, of course in a lead enclosure so I dont turn into swamp thing.
  12. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    well that's just a might silly can only get the depleted plutonium on Newegg.......sheesh!
  13. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Even if its depleted it should still do fine, I dont plan on sharing it.
  14. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    Depleted Uranium has no's an inert, extremely dense doorstop*, and thus is virtually indistinguishable from your average basement dwelling fanboy.

    * Unless fired at high muzzle velocity at armoured targets.
  15. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

  16. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,393   +108

    A smart hands free system, that you tell it with your mind what to do. That system could control the entire home or business. Yeah a good dream. Today well the CPU should have 12C/12T, 192GB of DDR4 RAM since Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate can handle that much. Enough storage space should the need for more space is require a smart system can enable another HDD if required! Video no bottlenecks, HDMI 1080P or greater, 3D LED LCD 37" touch screen with a backup wireless keyboard and mouse. In the TV series Journey Man there was an episode where the future monitor was transparent. No keyboard or mouse. Lite touch system.

    Memory management should be smart enough to free up as much memory if the system requires it or if the load is demanding. Virtual AV able to detect all known and unknown pest before the system goes hay-wire on you. If a pest as made an attack the system will first clean the system if it can't then blow away the main drive and replace it with current backup image automatically.
  17. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    That would be great if I could upgrade to an SSD, a sound card, speakers, mousepad, a 5770, and a corsair 450w.
    I guess i'm too lazy be looking into a whole now computer!
  18. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    so the difference between it and myself is being above ground.
  19. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    nope, there is a big difference between an enthusiast and a fanboy....or Im in trouble as well, even though Im above ground.
  20. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,703   +1,887

    At Least it Doesn't Cause a Brown Out When I Turn it on...!

    My dream rig;

    Intel Core i3-530
    Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H
    4GB GGkill DDR-3 @ 1333Mhz, plus some other s*** like a hard drive and so on, stuffed in a 35 dollar case.

    Oh sure, you can tell me I under achieve even while I'm dreaming, but I already have this, so there's no unrequited longing, despair, or weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    Ah, the mainstream is bliss.

    Even with the new Intel integrated graphics you query? Yes! And verily I say to thee(s), "tis because of the new Intel integrated graphics"!
  21. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    ROFL - Thanks CC - I needed a smile.
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