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If you got 5,000 dollars (five thousand dollars) to build a custom single computer, what parts would you use and please in detail. Remember you had to use all your "5,000 dollars (five thousand dollars)" to this task, so its no poker money if thats what your thinking.

asked Jun 10 '10 at 20:08

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edited Jun 10 '10 at 20:21

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What OS do you want? Do you want a Mac?

(Jun 10 '10 at 20:43) John John's gravatar image

I am not sure 5K would be enough...

answered Jun 10 '10 at 20:09

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5k is easily enough, you could build a simple custom pc for $50 lol

(Jun 10 '10 at 20:10) Tom Brown Tom%20Brown's gravatar image

@John Dude what do you have in mind a NASA computer, I am asking this question for a private consumer.

(Jun 10 '10 at 20:14) AlphaS AlphaS's gravatar image

Ah, I am assuming you have 5K and want opinions on what/how to customize it.

(Jun 10 '10 at 20:16) John John's gravatar image

Dude come on answer the question.

(Jun 10 '10 at 20:32) AlphaS AlphaS's gravatar image

If Custom, I am guessing somewhere a i7 (over-clocked and water-cooled) with 16 (or more) GB of ram, Blu ray, large amounts of hard drive in RAID (with 1 or 2 SSD for the OS and Applications), Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit.

answered Jun 10 '10 at 20:37

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edited Jun 10 '10 at 20:51

A fully upgraded Mac Pro will cost you $20,684.90.


answered Jun 10 '10 at 20:42

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Intel Core i7 Processor, three graphics cards, four screens, 16 GB DDR3 RAM, and a RAID array consisting of 5 100GB SSD's

answered Jun 10 '10 at 20:48

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Oh, and Windows 7 64 bit :)

(Jun 10 '10 at 20:48) chadt4 chadt4's gravatar image

I'd go for an i7 930, watercooling, Corsair 700D case, 1000W PSU, 12GBs RAM, 2x GTX 470s in SLI, 2x 128GB SSDs in RAID0 for OS and applications with a 2TB HDD for documents, Blu-Ray and a 24" HD monitor.

answered Jun 10 '10 at 21:16

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