Rigs

Hardware Configurations

This is one of my favorite pages. When I search around the net, I often find people that have built a truely wonderful rig. Well this is where I collect those great pieces of work, and its also where you can submit your own computer configuration.

My idea is that by reviewing the Ultimate Computer pages we will learn the basics needed to make an informed decision about the hardware that goes into our computers, and in an attempt to keep up with technology, we can post suggestions on New Ultimate Computers and configurations here. That information will feed back into the guides as I continuously update them, thus eventually we will always have a SOLID recommendation for the Ultimate Computer.

Submissions should include as much information as necessary to understand what makes the rig worth considering. I have a few very nice machines listed here, and I look forward to reading your suggestions.

A great resource for this kind of thing can be found at the TweakGuides forums *** Ultimate Forum ***

Rigs

nForce 680i – P31 Bios Q6600 2.4GHz @ 3.6GHz (9 x 400) – 1.419 V2 Gig Kingston HyperX memory 8500 @ 800 (Lync and Sync) (4-3-3-10, 1t) 2 x 320Gb WD Caviar 7200prpm in RAID 0 Win Vista32 Premium 2x EVGA 8800 GT KO Edition in SLI (735/1835/975) Thermaltake 760i Bigwater CPU H2O cooling Antec P180B Case Corsair 750watt TX PSU3DMARK06: 11185 (18256 OC)

Antec 900 Q6600 G0 @ 3.4ghz w/Tuniq Tower XFX 780i mobo 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800 (4-4-4-12) XFX 8800GT (24/7 650/1625/1900, 700/2000 benchmark) WD Raptor 150GB PC Power & Cooling 750w Silencer 3dmark06: 14695

Asus P5E-VMUltra Micro-Fly mATX caseQ6600 G0 366×9 1.3VEVGA 8800GT 512 SC 725/9504×2048 G.Skill DDR2-1000 (VMware Baby!)Seagate 7200.11 500 gig x2 Matrix RAIDSilverstone STEF-50 SC 500w PS 3DMark06 14126http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=4493227

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