Monday, February 23, 2009

If I were going to build a new PC

Someone asked me, if I were going to build a high-end PC today, what parts would go into it and how much would it cost.

The first thing I asked was, what's it for ? He says it's going to be a windows box for graphics and multimedia with a little gaming on the side.

Here's my answer ....

14,000 : Core i7 920
16,500 : Msi Eclipse X58 SLI 1366
29,000 : Corsair 6gb (TR3X6G1333C9) XMS3 X 2 = 12GB
3.750 : Palit ATI HD 3850 Super 512mb (256bit) ddr3
13,000 : 1tb Caviar Black (WD1001FALS) 32mb dual processor X 2 = 2TB
7,800 : Cooler Master (RC-932) HAF 932 atx w/o psu black
7.000 : Cooler Master UCP 700W Ultimate 80PLUS Silver Certified
18,000 : 2693hm SAMSUNG 26"

Prices are from

So what do you think ? A little overkill for graphics and multimedia or should I have gone dual SLI or even a 4870 X2 graphics card ?