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Extreme PC's

by tynchy / February 9, 2008 4:28 PM PST

What brand of computer's makes the best Extreme PC
Like something that has the latest technology
plays the latest games
has the latest most powerful technology
hi-tech visual graphics
uber every thing really
like a computer the army or a secret agency or even god
could be proud of?

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Like...awesomeness
by Marsha524 / February 9, 2008 6:47 PM PST
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Ooh yay!!! Now we're talkin.

Okay, for like the hardcore gamers, a fast processor is a huge deal. Having a game just suddenly pause for a few seconds is such a turn off. Graphics is also a huge deal, cuz if you're like me, blurry pictures, grainy stuff, and those pixel blocks just doesn't cut it. One company that really build a computer for a gamer is Alienware. They have pre-made models and you can even customize your own. It's like the Cold Stone of computers. External designs are cool too. If God was a gamer, he'd be proud.

Also...

CyberPower Infinity Pro- Huge, dual display, expensive, useful, and it's really made for anything from gaming to web browsing.

Anything made by Linux...ranging from $800 to $10,000 but they are really good with what they make and the interface itself is nice.

Mac Pro- weird-ish new way to play games for some people that's not familiar with a Mac, but it's pretty good with gaming. Not the best thing in the world, but it's pretty sleek.

And government computers are just the regular computers that anyone can get. They're just souped up beyond compare, extremely resourceful, easily complicated, and powerful. As in, it controls the world. Well, not really, but it's close. The government can't function without their gadgets. They HAVE all the games that they want, all the downloads, and the stuff that would make a diehard tech-fanatic faint.

But anyhoo, enough of my rabbling.

Happy Later.

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ignore the other reply
by obobskivich / February 10, 2008 3:55 AM PST
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it seems misplaced and full of inaccurate information


so unless this is a poetry expo, i dont see any point behind that reply


if you want a top shelf gaming computer, build it yourself, cost will vary from $1500 to $2500, if you really want to go spend a fortune and get something over the top, look at VoodooPC (subsidiary of HP) or Alienware (subsidiary of Dell)


and to clear up two of the biggest falacies of the other post:

Linux is a freeware operating system, not a brand of computers

the government uses Dells or HPs bought in multi-thousand unit lots, which are generally suited to office work, anything big is put onto supercomputers

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Extreme PC's ???
by welrdelr / February 10, 2008 8:01 AM PST
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If you actually want an "extreme" pc, then you should build one using another architecture and develop graphics to work with the processor. Since it is gaming you are talking about, a multi-core RISC processor would be good.

Brand doesn't mean anything- learn this fact now- but a name on a piece of equipment. The systems all have the same set of instructions x86, AMD64. If it is listed as a PPc it will say PPC and have the name of the core.

Look at a hackable BIOS, memory limitations, benchmark tests on all OSes available (this means more than just different release of windows nt and dos systems).


The Army uses systems and architectures that would confuse you.
Graphics depends on the library and the ability for the OS to directly or indirectly use the graphics card.
Uber everything?
Then you would be building a system with the CPU being an UltraSPARC.
The latest technology is open source and open cores.

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Well, the sky's the limit.
by fbbbb / February 11, 2008 6:00 AM PST
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As the other poster said, ignore the other reply but it depends on what you want to do and what OS you want it to run.

If we're talking about Windows, it doesn't really make much sense at the moment to go beyond quad-core. However for specialised uses there are PC's you can buy which offer up to 32 cores and software for dividing them up into multiple virtual PC's so the machine runs fast with multi-core aware and unaware applications. There are also blade workstations, which are effectively lots of powerful machines in a single rackmount case. But a machine like this is not suitable for entertainment / gaming use.

And if you're not running Windows then the sky really is the limit. However, if you want to play games you'll be running Windows.

The Mac Pro does run Windows via Boot Camp and is mentioned by many as a power entertainment machine but it's really a workstation (like the Dell Precision / HP xw series) dressed up in a nice skin and made friendlier for domestic use (not to mention less reliable and more crash-prone than the Dell/HP's) - and differences in architecture and hardware support make these less of an ultimate gamer's PC than a decent creative's tool.

So really, in terms of ultimates and more specifically off-the-shelf ultimates, we're looking at machines like the HP Blackbird 002.

If you go DIY, then provided you know what you're doing (and most don't) you can beat many off-the-shelf machines, sometimes for less in terms of money. If you put in a lot of overclocking / cooling effort, it's possible to exceed the machines like the Blackbirds by a sizeable margin. But the time you got to put in to achieve major speed gains combined with reliability is huge. The majority of people who I've seen write things like "my PC is better and costs thousands less than that overpriced heap" when talking about machines like the Dell H2C, Voodoo and HP Blackbird desktops rarely know what they're talking about.

Now if you want the performance of the HP's / Voodoo's and and superior looks, there's Eazo. I would imagine these guys would indulge most of your modding requirements and squeeze it inside their beautiful cases. Get ready for a near-six-figure shock to your wallet though.

http://www.eazo.com.cn/proddduce.php
http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/31/eazo-desktops-offer-ultra-luxe-style-at-merely-super-luxe-prices/

Too rich for me. I'm waiting for the HP Blackbirds to come out in my locale and to ship with the next-generation Nvidia cards as eventual replacements for my XPS 710 H2C's.

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Try building your own
by SCSI1011 / February 11, 2008 7:04 AM PST
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Build your own EXTREME PC! It's really not that hard. Check this site out. http://www.mysuperpc.com/
Upgrade the processor to an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz. You could also upgrade it to 8GB of DDR2 memory but keep in mind that has 4 slots to do this in. Put in a BFG Tech BFGE88768UWCE GeForce 8800Ultra 768MB video card. You can buy everything you need at newegg.com
Don't buy a prebuilt computer, they're usually loaded with lots of crap (software)that compromise the performance of the PC.

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My Extreme Machine.
by EQRoxxx / February 15, 2008 11:14 AM PST
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I just built this a few months ago....

Quad Core OC to 4.2 ghtz, with 8 Gig DDR2 Ram, 8 8800 GTS Nvidia cards, and 6, 22 inch LCD monitors on a swing arm.

Duel boot with XP and Vista.

Take a peak, tell me what ya think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAqNylbtpxM

EQDruid

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The short answer..lots of money, hardware and overclocking
by Dango517 / February 15, 2008 4:32 PM PST
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Extreme PC's
by TheresaJDIY / February 15, 2008 11:48 PM PST
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Like the other said--you can build your own-- or have one built, if you want to do the research and specifiy what goes in it. I recently had a computer built to my specs. Did lots of research. But you have to know what you want and what is compatible. I chose;

http://www.computerlx.com/

to build mine and am more than thrilled with it. I don't game, but use photoshop CS2 with many other cpu intensive programs--it never slows down. I can have photoshop open, Word, Publisher, Print Shop and surf the web without missing a beat. It runs 39 degrees at it's max with all of these and more open.

Theresa

Theresa

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