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If you had $12,000 Grand to Burn, Would you go Prebuilt/cus?

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created 04/30/2014 7:30 pm by Navbarry
last reply 05/15/2014 11:37 pm
If you had $12,000 to Burn, Would you go Prebuilt/Custom made by another person?

My answer:
Absolutely. Personally, I built my own pc, but with $12,000, you could get a professional quality machine, such as soundproof foam, high quality custom loop, and best of all, good case mods. I'm not talking about spray painting, I'm talking about major changes to the case.

What would you do?

New Rule: Leftover money you literally have to burn it (Your probably need matches)
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Navbarry
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05/15/2014 11:37 pm
Level 41 Master Blob
Navbarry
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Huh this thread has gotten quite a few views lol!
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05/09/2014 3:21 pm
Level 60 High Grandmaster Programmer
SR2610
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I would probably get a custom built PC, made by a company and get an extended warranty on it, so if it goes wrong you have piece of mind that you will still have a computer, would probably have to have 3 way SLI GTX 780tis, and a raid array of SSDs for storage, and then an array of HDDs for large storage. I would probably top it off with a file server as an addition to it, for storing files on the network for use by other computers.
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05/08/2014 6:44 pm
Level 75 Legendary Baconator
Jyles
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Would I be allowed to buy multiple custom pc's and sell them to make a profit?
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05/08/2014 6:55 pm
Level 24 Expert Crafter
Killertoad
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You can't buy prebuilts and sell them for a profit, they are already overpriced. You could build them, and make a profit, maybe.
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05/08/2014 3:45 pm
Level 20 Expert Dragonborn
Dabeasty
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Why must you spend it on a computer? Into stocks I go!
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05/08/2014 6:27 pm
Level 46 Master Pixel Painter
TheMightyWaffle
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he said computers and stuff. would you go prebuilt or custom for a computer was the qeustion. you also have to burn any unused money. so no stocks, investments or anything like that.
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05/08/2014 2:58 pm
Level 14 Journeyman Hunter
weasal
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This is what i would buy, then spend the rest on games and a nas box to hold my other files

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Gi5Q
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Gi5Q/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Gi5Q/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-9590 4.7GHz 8-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Scythe SCMG-4000 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme9 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Dominator GT 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($440.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($459.99 @ Micro Center)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 295X2 8GB Core Edition Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($1507.27 @ TigerDirect)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 295X2 8GB Core Edition Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($1507.27 @ TigerDirect)
Case: BitFenix Colossus Venom Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($167.31 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-16D1HT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PQ321Q 31.5" Monitor ($2406.19 @ Amazon)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar D1 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Linksys WUSB600N 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($129.95 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-S12A ULN 120mm Fan ($15.22 @ NCIX US)
Fan Controller: Lamptron FC Touch Fan Controller ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $7387.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-08 14:56 EDT-0400)
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05/08/2014 1:59 pm
Level 26 Expert Blacksmith
TheUltimateArchitect
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I would buy a highly customized Tri-monitor I-Buy power PC!
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05/08/2014 12:21 am
Level 33 Artisan Dragon
Find Them Creepers
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If I had 12000 grand, I wouldn't even need a Gaming PC. I could buy a super computer.
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05/08/2014 12:26 am
Level 28 Expert Engineer
DrStrad
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Not reeeeeally
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05/08/2014 12:32 am
Level 33 Artisan Dragon
Find Them Creepers
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With 12000 Grand, you could buy most things actually. You could buy multiple houses or fancy sports cars, even.
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05/07/2014 11:59 pm
Level 27 Expert Mountaineer
Plinkster702
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"navbarry"If you had $12,000 to Burn, Would you go Prebuilt/Custom made by another person?

My answer:
Absolutely. Personally, I built my own pc, but with $12,000, you could get a professional quality machine, such as soundproof foam, high quality custom loop, and best of all, good case mods. I'm not talking about spray painting, I'm talking about major changes to the case.

What would you do?

New Rule: Leftover money you literally have to burn it (Your probably need matches)

I probably wouldn't waste 12 grand on a computer!
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05/07/2014 10:33 pm
Level 1 New Miner
yummytnt
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I would invest. Yay stock market!
Am I a nerd? I think so...
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05/07/2014 9:28 pm
Level 46 Master Pixel Painter
TheMightyWaffle
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($328.97 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Intel BXRTS2011LC 74.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($265.50 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($808.76 @ Amazon)
Memory: Avexir Core Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-3200 Memory ($1999.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi 6TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($649.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 295X2 8GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($1506.50 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 295X2 8GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($1506.50 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1500W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($326.40 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Archgon CB-5021-GB Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Samsung U28D590D 60Hz 28.0" Monitor ($699.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus USB-AC56 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($67.24 @ B&H)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($57.58 @ NCIX US)
Headphones: Sennheiser HD800 Headphones ($1499.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $10117.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-07 21:28 EDT-0400)
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05/07/2014 9:57 pm
Level 13 Journeyman Architect
ThouGreatness
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8GB of ram, a 3770k and no SSD in a $10k build?

Edit: And 2 295Xs with 1 monitor????
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05/07/2014 10:20 pm
Level 46 Master Pixel Painter
TheMightyWaffle
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well im new to this stuff! i dont understand all the technical stuff, but i know enough to know whether something is quality or not.
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05/03/2014 2:41 pm
Level 21 Expert Artist
Vyxept
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Hire a ton of builders, pay for a server, and start up a mini-game network.
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05/03/2014 2:44 pm
Level 52 Grandmaster Toast
SnargleBlargle
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That's an interesting custom/prebuilt built computer.
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05/03/2014 2:18 pm
Level 41 Master Blob
Navbarry
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Hmmm....some very interesting.... responses. Remember you can't donate the extra money to your server! Any leftovers must be burned!
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05/02/2014 10:57 pm
Level 27 Expert Dragonborn
foeLe
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"CheesyRice"
"ETminecraft"
I'm sorry, not to be a Dell or HP fanboy, but I've had much better performance out of my custom-built HP than any Alienware I've seen. IMO, Alienware is slightly overrated. You could build a better one for a less price and still have more to spend on ever better parts. I realize you said, "I'd get both a custom PC and a Alienware", but it'd be better to just stick to the PC and save all that extra money for better parts on your PC.


He was saying he would buy the alienware to prove alienwares are overpriced and overrated..


Whoops. For a moment there I had a little brain-slip-- forgot Dell owns Alienware.
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05/02/2014 7:36 pm
Level 37 Artisan Taco
Rice
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"ETminecraft"
"Seghas"I'd get a custom PC and a similarly priced Alienware, and watch as the benchmarks prove the Dell fanboys wrong.

I'm sorry, not to be a Dell or HP fanboy, but I've had much better performance out of my custom-built HP than any Alienware I've seen. IMO, Alienware is slightly overrated. You could build a better one for a less price and still have more to spend on ever better parts. I realize you said, "I'd get both a custom PC and a Alienware", but it'd be better to just stick to the PC and save all that extra money for better parts on your PC.


He was saying he would buy the alienware to prove alienwares are overpriced and overrated..


I'd get an $8k computer and a $4k 4k tv.
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05/02/2014 6:17 pm
Level 8 Apprentice Explorer
HighVoltageNetwork
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Well, if I had $12,000 'grand' we would have a lot more then $12000 then wouldn't we?
*0.09234 sarcasm

On a serious note, what couldn't you buy for $12,000. Amazing PC.
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05/02/2014 6:10 pm
Level 4 Apprentice Network
JubJubSamz
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This baby right here:

hooked up to my 400$ 18x24 Samsung monitor(which is really just a tiny TV)
then i would steal bits of Aethoz's glowy design
and finally get this keyboard/mouse:
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05/07/2014 10:39 pm
Level 46 Master Pixel Painter
TheMightyWaffle
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What keyboard is that?
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05/02/2014 6:02 pm
Level 27 Expert Dragonborn
foeLe
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"Seghas"I'd get a custom PC and a similarly priced Alienware, and watch as the benchmarks prove the Dell fanboys wrong.

--snip--
Nevermind, misunderstood you.
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05/02/2014 3:35 pm
Level 15 Journeyman Artist
benasx33
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I would make a massive cryptocurrency farm (Preferably Bitcoin due to its massive investment) Then just sit back and enjoy.

If that isnt possible I'll just make a server company.
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05/09/2014 9:22 pm
Level 9 Apprentice Architect
DaRealMcCoy
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I agree with this.
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05/02/2014 2:07 pm
Level 17 Journeyman Skinner
OfficialMCFreak
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If I was you I would get what "57r4d" has then use the other money for your self or give it to "ME"
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05/02/2014 9:18 am
Level 25 Expert Cowboy
Aethroz
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I'd build a desk rig. I can do the metal work, and one of my good friends does wiring for a living, so I'd ask him to wire it for me. I'd submerge my SSD and Processor in a liquid nitrogen bath. I have a dual TV monitor(52"+28") system already, a nice Keyboard, and a good mouse. To top it off, Fiber-optic cable straight into my ISP's hub. Every penny would be spent, I'm sure.

Example: But my lighting would be purple and cyan.
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05/02/2014 9:47 am
Level 13 Journeyman Architect
ThouGreatness
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I don't think that would cost $12,000,000. But if you meant just $12,000, you wouldn't be able to afford the installation fiber optics with that.
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05/02/2014 11:08 am
Level 25 Expert Cowboy
Aethroz
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Fibre is getting cheaper, if I couldn't afford the 150 ft of fibre, then I'd milk every drop out of that 12k on the computer.
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05/02/2014 8:58 am
Level 38 Artisan Modder
tankerkiller125
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Oh lol I could spend all 12,000 and more mostly on SSHD's (Solid State Hybrid Drive) and of coarse the best I7 out AMD Graphics a Really Nice case overhaul Water Cooling and lots more just not going into details. Oh and PS I would also build a custom Router cause you can do that the OS's todo it are online and free.
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05/02/2014 9:48 am
Level 13 Journeyman Architect
ThouGreatness
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Why would you get hybrid drives? :S

You can afford a lot of SSD storage with $12k.
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05/02/2014 7:25 am
Level 21 Expert Engineer
NetworkPCE
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I would make a home cinema to watch anime on.
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05/02/2014 1:22 am
Level 50 Grandmaster Ladybug
McJackson3180
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Id not spend all of it on a compooter the end
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05/02/2014 6:54 am
Level 24 Expert Crafter
Killertoad
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~8000 computer, runs every game, and another 4000 to buy games and....whatever else you may do with it....
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05/01/2014 9:19 pm
Level 1 New Network
JaydenIrwin
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I would buy the Mac Pro for $3999 and upgrade it SOOOOO hard!
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05/01/2014 9:20 pm
Level 28 Expert Engineer
DrStrad
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Can't tell if serious or trolling.
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05/02/2014 12:52 am
Level 30 Artisan Geek
Z645
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This^
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05/01/2014 8:13 pm
Level 52 Grandmaster Toast
SnargleBlargle
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Custom. I personally have a prebuilt but what I've heard from people with custom computers, they perform much better than prebuilts
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05/01/2014 7:29 pm
Level 24 Expert Crafter
Killertoad
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This. This will beat anyone's computer, until the Titan Z's come out, that is.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($565.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Black Edition EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($467.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (8 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($340.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($419.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial M4 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($419.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (4-Way SLI) ($689.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (4-Way SLI) ($689.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (4-Way SLI) ($689.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (4-Way SLI) ($689.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 630 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: LEPA G Series 1600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($297.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($30.87 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($489.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($489.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($489.99 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($186.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Aerocool Shark 140mm Red 96.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($14.00 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Aerocool Shark 140mm Red 96.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($14.00 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Aerocool Shark 140mm Red 96.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($14.00 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Apevia CF20SL-URD 125.0 CFM 200mm Fan ($13.79 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: SteelSeries APEX Wired Gaming Keyboard ($80.50 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: SteelSeries Sensei RAW Wired Laser Mouse ($48.24 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Turtle Beach Ear Force XP300 Headset ($135.55 @ Amazon)
Total: $7864.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-01 19:28 EDT-0400)
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05/07/2014 10:50 pm
Level 8 Apprentice Miner
beastslayer55
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^^ Dis guys got sense.
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05/01/2014 8:05 pm
Level 28 Expert Engineer
DrStrad
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Lol at the Hyper 212 Evo on a $7000 build.
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04/30/2014 11:34 pm
Level 46 Master Pixel Painter
TheMightyWaffle
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"FR3AKCRAFT"
"TheMightyWaffle"all this stuff here (im too lazy to type)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3BHSL
edit: its about $171 over, so im not going to minecon.

If you had 12k spend less on your huge screen and spend more on your graphics card.(

i know, i just realized that. dammit, i just hit the wrong button!
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04/30/2014 11:26 pm
Level 24 Expert Network
-Kali-
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I wouldn't go on either after burning that much money in my fireplace...


Custom, bc you can put together very powerful parts to make an epic computer
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04/30/2014 11:05 pm
Level 37 Artisan Engineer
Rawwk
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I'd just buy a standard normal computer that can handle Minecraft and few other things. Then donate some to the server I manage for. And keep the rest for safe emergency keeping.
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04/30/2014 10:56 pm
Level 46 Master Pixel Painter
TheMightyWaffle
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all this stuff here (im too lazy to type)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3BHSL
edit: its about $171 over, so im not going to minecon.
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05/02/2014 8:53 am
Level 13 Journeyman Architect
ThouGreatness
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$12,000,000 and all you get is a 770??????
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04/30/2014 11:11 pm
Level 2 Apprentice Crafter
FR3AKCRAFT
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If you had 12k spend less on your huge screen and spend more on your graphics card.

[Edit]
[/quote]Not powerful enough, must wait for titan z my friend.[/quote]
Come on I already have 4-way SL
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04/30/2014 11:06 pm
Level 37 Artisan Taco
Rice
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>.>

A 770 in a 12k build..
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04/30/2014 10:49 pm
Level 70 Legendary Pixel Painter
EntG1
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I can tell you that if I had $12k, I wouldn't even think of buying another computer. I'd immediately go for a car.

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