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    My cousin asked me to build him a computer and he wants it strictly for gaming. Can somone give me a list of all the best parts. He wants a real good top of the line pc. He also wants it to be pretty silent. Theres no budget at all. Give me the best parts avialable as long as it doesn't go over $10,000, which i dont think it would. He wants AMD for the processor and A radeon for gfx card

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    Isnt the Computer that you are building for yourself a pretty good blueprint for your cousin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh M.
    Isnt the Computer that you are building for yourself a pretty good blueprint for your cousin?
    no cuz thats for my budget and I know theres better processors out and better everythi8ng just about. So can someone just give me a list with everything from the mouse to the processor, ram, hd etc.

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    Maybe I will grab links later, but at a budget of under $10000, you can basically build a server and use it for gaming. We're talking dual Opterons; 4-16GB of PC3500 RAM; Radeon X800 XT; 600W PSU; nice, expensive HSF; lots of fans; SCSI/RAID controller and dual 15000 RPM SCSI drives (for RAID, make 'em big, too); dual Opteron motherboard (duh, can't have dual Opterons without) with gigabit ethernet onboard; expensive PCI sound card; surround sound, 22" CRT monitor, nice and powerful, too; maybe some other cooling accessories (HDD cooler, thermal compound, lots of fans. You could get all that for under $10000. I honestly think it's a waste fo money, though. For that much money, you could build three system that would be about 80-90% as powerful in games. But if he only want one system and has that much money, what I just laid out would be geat.

    On the other hand, getting an Athlon 64 FX, dual 74GB WD Raptors (for RAID); a motherboard with onbaord Gigabit, IDE/RAID, SATA/RAID, Firewire, and dual-channel RAM support; 2GB of CAS 2 PC3500 RAM (ECC) Radeon X800 XT, lots of cooling, blah, blah, blah... (most of the remaining stuff I said with the other one)
    That would be less than half as much as the "gaming server," but be 80-90% as powerful in games. It would be a hell of a lot slower outside of games, but I doubt he would be complaining.

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    The server thing sounds cool. Maybe he would like that. Could you just give me links to ll the parts for both rigs and I'll ask hima bout it.

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    it sounds cool but i agree that it would probably be a waste of money. an athlon64 fx or P4EE would be alot cheaper an not much slower. it probably wouldnt even be that noticable a diffference.
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    can somneone give me links to a top of the line rig. Not a server though

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    if money isnt an object then just tell him to buy an alienware......they usually can build the best gaming computers. If you do build it stick in phase change cooling and oc that beast....that would be some awesome benchmarks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legolas371
    if money isnt an object then just tell him to buy an alienware......they usually can build the best gaming computers. If you do build it stick in phase change cooling and oc that beast....that would be some awesome benchmarks
    Alienware sucks

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    Exactly. You can build a much better system for much less.

    The "server" was just what you would do to build the most powerful thing possible with that money. It's not really a server; it just uses parts so powerful that normally only servers use them.
    But as I said, an Athlon 64 FX system would bemuch cheaper, but not much worse.

    For links, check out my post in this thread:
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/viewtopic.php?t=18273

    You would want an X800 XT instead of a 9800XT, though. Other than that, the rest of the stuff there should be pretty good.

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