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New PC

MakidianMakidian Liverpool, NYPosts: 207Member Uncommon
About to get a new pc but before I do I wanted to get some ideas or suggestions, my budget is $5000 and don't say it's a waste of money : )

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  • ShrillyShrilly Citra, FLPosts: 380Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Makidian
    About to get a new pc but before I do I wanted to get some ideas or suggestions, my budget is $5000 and don't say it's a waste of money : )

    build from scrap and since money isnt an issue go with the higher cost intel and buy a rediculous case encrusted with jewells

  • gracefieldgracefield BallymenaPosts: 275Member Uncommon
    Sorry, but it IS a waste of so much money...
  • CombspeCombspe Eugene, ORPosts: 100Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Shrilly
    Originally posted by Makidian
    About to get a new pc but before I do I wanted to get some ideas or suggestions, my budget is $5000 and don't say it's a waste of money : )

    build from scrap and since money isnt an issue go with the higher cost intel and buy a rediculous case encrusted with jewells

     it's way overpriced and the case looks like it was made in the 1950's but hell you have the money right?

    http://www.velocitymicro.com/wizard.php?iid=75

  • gracefieldgracefield BallymenaPosts: 275Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Combspe
    Originally posted by Shrilly
    Originally posted by Makidian
    About to get a new pc but before I do I wanted to get some ideas or suggestions, my budget is $5000 and don't say it's a waste of money : )

    build from scrap and since money isnt an issue go with the higher cost intel and buy a rediculous case encrusted with jewells

     it's way overpriced and the case looks like it was made in the 1950's but hell you have the money right?

    http://www.velocitymicro.com/wizard.php?iid=75

    That's quite possibly the ugliest looking rig I've ever seen.

  • CombspeCombspe Eugene, ORPosts: 100Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by gracefield
    Originally posted by Combspe
    Originally posted by Shrilly
    Originally posted by Makidian
    About to get a new pc but before I do I wanted to get some ideas or suggestions, my budget is $5000 and don't say it's a waste of money : )

    build from scrap and since money isnt an issue go with the higher cost intel and buy a rediculous case encrusted with jewells

     it's way overpriced and the case looks like it was made in the 1950's but hell you have the money right?

    http://www.velocitymicro.com/wizard.php?iid=75

    That's quite possibly the ugliest looking rig I've ever seen.

    I agree

  • RidelynnRidelynn Fresno, CAPosts: 4,178Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Makidian
    About to get a new pc but before I do I wanted to get some ideas or suggestions, my budget is $5000 and don't say it's a waste of money : )

    Spend $1750 on the PC itself
    Spend $1250 on a triple-monitor setup (including adjustable mounting arms)
    Spend $1500 on a really nice desk
    Spend $500 on a really nice chair


    That will get you the same performance and longevity from a PC you would spend all $5000 on, but with triple monitors and a really nice desk and chair that will last for years and years, and give you probably the best gaming experience short of building your own battle pod.

  • saiyinsaiyin Keller, TXPosts: 12Member Uncommon

    Just buy this and a subway sammish.......with bacon

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  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,295Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by saiyin

    Just buy this and a subway sammish.......with bacon

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    hope that is a high performance setup because it sure is an ugly one, really wouldnt want something that weird looking in my house at least!

    but, the guy has enough for the titan gtx, anything that has that in it, is probably about as future proof as it gets.image

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,784Member Uncommon

    Do you actually want to spend that kind of money, or do you just want to pay whatever it costs to get something nice?

    If you really do want to spend a fortune, partially for the sake of spending it, then you could get two GeForce GTX Titan video cards in SLI ($1000 each), a Core i7-3930K ($570), three big monitors (~$1000 total), a ~500 GB SSD (~$400), and then have about $1000 left to fill out the rest of a build.

  • jdnewelljdnewell Spring Hill, TNPosts: 2,150Member Uncommon

    I will have to agree with the idea of building a $2500-3000 PC and the rest on monitors, chair, desk, and KB/Mouse.

    After a certain point on a pc you are just literally wasting money, very little or no gain in performance.

    Maybe something like 680s  / 7970s in sli/xfire , I7, 32g ram, 500gb SSD ( or two), pimped out expensive motherboard & case, and all the rest of the goodies. Should cost around half of what your budget is.

  • MakidianMakidian Liverpool, NYPosts: 207Member Uncommon
    Would I need 3 gpu's in sli to run 3 monitors ?
  • jdnewelljdnewell Spring Hill, TNPosts: 2,150Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Makidian
    Would I need 3 gpu's in sli to run 3 monitors ?

    No.

    I like the AMD eyefinity setup myself. Two 7970s in xfire would do the trick for 3 monitors easily.

  • birdycephonbirdycephon Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 1,314Member
    I prsonally find multimonitor setups a waste, since most games dont even support more tham one monitor.
    Only reason you need three monitors if you are a developer, or some sort of industry professional, and need the extra deskspace.
  • MakidianMakidian Liverpool, NYPosts: 207Member Uncommon
    That's true
  • MakidianMakidian Liverpool, NYPosts: 207Member Uncommon
    1 monitor then, 2 titans in sli, overkill ? 
  • jdnewelljdnewell Spring Hill, TNPosts: 2,150Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by birdycephon
    I prsonally find multimonitor setups a waste, since most games dont even support more tham one monitor. Only reason you need three monitors if you are a developer, or some sort of industry professional, and need the extra deskspace.

    The same could be said for building a $5000 pc, easily.

    If you are going to blow $5k then why not get 3 monitors, a badass leather chair, nice desk, ect? Or just get a $5k computer, spending a min. of $2000 extra for minimal gains.

    Either way its his money I guess, spend it how you like=)

  • miguksarammiguksaram Fort Meade, MDPosts: 826Member Uncommon

    I suppose before we all continue to offer ways to spend that kind of money on anything other than the computer itself what do you currently own, if anything, that would be a waste to suggest buying again within that budget?

    For example, just saying 2 or 3 or hell even 6 monitors can easily eat up the entire budget depending on the size/type of monitor.

    If you have that kind of money to spend on a computer I'll assume you already own a desk and probably a chair, if not, then those two are pretty important to your overall enjoyment with said computer.

  • MakidianMakidian Liverpool, NYPosts: 207Member Uncommon
    Yea I got a desk and chair, pc I got i7 2700k, 8gig ram, corsair gt ssd, Gtx 560ti, got it from cyberpower. It's decent but I want a lot more : )
  • miguksarammiguksaram Fort Meade, MDPosts: 826Member Uncommon

    Do you have any issues building one yourself or would you simply prefer to pay someone else to do it for you (your budget allows you to do either and still end up with a smoking machine but be aware paying someone else will almost cost more for the same hardware)?

     

    Do you have a preference on size?  Some like huge cases with lots of fans that sound like wind tunnels but typically offer fairly high levels of performance while others prefer much smaller form factors that allow the computer to be placed on desks/bookshelves and not look obnoxious.  The smaller systems can also be extremely powerful if you are willing to pay a bit extra for cooling.

     

    If you don't want to build it yourself and prefer to have someone else do it on your budget you can afford to look at some of the boutique builders out there (and someone with a much better reputation than cyberpower).  Falcon Northwest's Tiki with a Nvidia Titan GPU should provide plenty of power.

    http://build.falcon-nw.com/

     

     

  • MakidianMakidian Liverpool, NYPosts: 207Member Uncommon
    Built a few awhile ago but now I'm lazy so I'm just gonna buy, any recommendations on make ? No Alienware though mine sucked bad
  • miguksarammiguksaram Fort Meade, MDPosts: 826Member Uncommon

    Some of the more well known high end boutique retailers include the following:

    http://www.digitalstormonline.com/

    http://www.falcon-nw.com/

    http://www.maingear.com/index.php

    http://www.originpc.com/

    http://www.velocitymicro.com/index.php

    http://www.xoticpc.com/index.html (primarily laptops but they do custom desktops too)

    Alienware is usually included but you already mentioned you're not a fan so I didn't list them.  You can go to the following link if you want to see a little background on each of the aforementioned although I think it lacks velocitymicro and xoticpc.  Keep in mind when reading the article it is a few years old but the information about each company is pretty much still valid.

    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9196330/Boutique_PC_builders_When_you_want_the_very_best

     

    An honorable mention is AVAdirect.  I wouldn't really lump them into the same boutique level as the ones listed above but they have a pretty good track record for quality build and customer service.  You can certainly spend a LOT of money on their systems if you wanted to.

    http://www.avadirect.com/

     

    Based on overall customer service history I personally wouldn't recommend ibuypower and cyberpowerpc but I always caveat that with YMMV.

     

    I say go for broke (literally) and pick up Origin's "THE BIG O".

  • EtherougeEtherouge Candler, NCPosts: 514Member

    I'd go with a couple of $1,000 Titans from Nvidia.

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