What Is Your Dream PC?

Discussion in 'Technology Talk' started by SuperShermanTanker, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. SuperShermanTanker

    SuperShermanTanker New Member

    So if you could imagine a dream PC that if you worked hard enough and were patient you could eventually obtain what would it be. For those who don't build PCs you could just post one you find online like the Mac Pro or a high end Dell XPS or Alienware desktop or laptop that would be your dream PC. And for the ones who know how to build PCs what would the part list be. Now I don't want to go super crazy like super computer google crazy make it something that you can have at home sitting on top or next to your desk.

    Here is my dream PC:
    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rgc7yf
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rgc7yf/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2687W V3 3.1GHz 10-Core Processor ($2064.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2687W V3 3.1GHz 10-Core Processor ($2064.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($85.49 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($85.49 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Supermicro MBD-X10DAL-I-O ATX Dual-CPU LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($301.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial 32GB (2 x 16GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory ($262.98 @ Directron)
    Memory: Crucial 32GB (2 x 16GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory ($262.98 @ Directron)
    Storage: Plextor M8Pe 256GB PCI-E Solid State Drive ($179.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($315.00 @ Jet)
    Storage: Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($145.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($145.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($145.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($145.98 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Xtreme Gaming Video Card ($744.72 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX Mid Tower Case ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 1050W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($176.81 @ Jet)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit ($129.95 @ B&H)
    Monitor: Asus VN248H-P 23.8" 1920x1080 Monitor ($154.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VN248H-P 23.8" 1920x1080 Monitor ($154.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Acer B286HK ymjdpprz 28.0" 3840x2160 60Hz Monitor ($384.99 @ Jet)
    Keyboard: Corsair STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Mouse: ROCCAT Kone XTD Wired Laser Mouse ($64.95 @ Jet)
    Total: $8319.19
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-26 00:26 EST-0500

    If I had to choose a prebuilt one here it is: XPS 8910 Desktop Special Edition - Intel i7 Quad Core Processor | Dell
    And for a laptop (I have a bit of a sweet spot for small tiny little gaming laptops): Alienware 13 Inch Gaming Laptop with 7th Gen Quad Core | Dell

    PS I do have a Alienware 13 laptop already but it's a older model that I bought used in pretty much new condition and the GPU in it is a bit weak for 2016 standards being a Nvida 860m and it's pretty much as fast as a Nvidia 650ti
  2. Wolveon

    Wolveon I swear I will not kill anyone

    64MB RAM, 8MB video card, Pentium II 266 MHz, 650MB HDD, 250w PSU.
  3. Rykhoteth


    Hardware. Ha. You haven't owned many PCs. The true dream PC is the exact hardware the developers of all software you use were using. It's impossible to build a PC that doesn't have a firmware bug, conflict, or "fuck your EXACT combination of hardware, operating system, drivers, software, first name, and lunar phase", with at least one essential operations at *all* times. This is peak within a few months to a year of the hardware's release, dipping with maturity after a year... or never, then spiking into infinity beyond two years. Double infinity after two years and six months. Singularity is reached the day after warranty expires, or as soon as you try to switch operating systems.

    My dream PC is a console I force everyone in the world to use, forever, as the final solution to buggy operation. It would cost infinite money, or at least world domination.
  4. Jarren

    Jarren You can't just quote yourself! -Me

    Sounds like you've only owned crap PCs or don't know how to troubleshoot.
    I've had one rig for nearly five years now and nearly all my issues have come from my shitty internet connection rather than hardware/firmware. Just upgraded my video card and I should be good for another four at least.

    Consoles are nice for stability and uniformity though, even at the expense of top end performance.
  5. nerdbat

    nerdbat Green butt of reason

    A compact 9-inch ultrabook or hybrid laptop with 3+ gigs of RAM (and a couple of free slots for future) is perfect for me. I use PC mainly to create content, operate thingies on my workplace and surf web, rather than play games (going to buy a console for that), so an overpowered PC is a needless luxury to me, but I would kill for truly portable, yet relatively "up-to-date" enough device - like with smartphones, you can hardly find anything less than 10-inch that's not obsolete, and modern laptops for the most part are needlessly oversized.
  6. nerdbat

    nerdbat Green butt of reason

    (Good luck editing documents or making productive stuff on consoles though)
  7. jayhusky

    jayhusky Well-Known Member

    I'd say my current rig is enough for now, but I'd probably swap out the mobo and cpu for higher spec ones, as they're getting old now.
    They still work fine (aside from two dead sata ports) but lacking in grunt compared to the rest of the system.
  8. Sergei Sóhomo

    Sergei Sóhomo Well-Known Member

    32GB DDR4 RAM
    Multiple PCI-E memory storage devices
    2 GTX 1070 SLI
    i7 6800k
  9. SSJ3Mewtwo

    SSJ3Mewtwo Administrator Staff Member

    When I heard about the Alienware Area-51 coming out, I knew I wanted a maxed out one.


    Set aside a ton of money for it, and after a while I got:

    32GB Quad Channel DDR4, 2133MHz

    Dual 24GB GDDR5 NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX Titan Z SLI(TM)

    512GB SSD 6Gb/s Main

    4TB 6kRPM SATA 6Gb/s

    Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 @ 5GHz + Bluetooth

    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5960X (8-cores, 20MB Cache, Overclocked up to 4.0 GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
  10. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Well-Known Member

    Something that doesn't sound like a leafblower.
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  11. Lashzara

    Lashzara Fizzy pringle

  12. SSJ3Mewtwo

    SSJ3Mewtwo Administrator Staff Member

    After googling it....uhhh, kinda skeptical. Looks like it's been in development hell for quite a while, and I can't even figure what its advantages would be if fully functional.
  13. Lashzara

    Lashzara Fizzy pringle

    I have an open pandora (the precessor to that) and it actually is an amazing little game emulator and writing machine. I did almost all of my classwork on it. The pyra would be able to go a step further where id be able to make my cintiq portable with it. (also fyeah linux)
  14. Rykhoteth


    I did IT for years. If it's not a LTS product for a corporate contract, it's going to have issues because vendors do not give two fucks about residential users. Eventually you need an update which doesn't exist because one piece of hardware went on legacy support, but residential users can't get away with running decades old software for decades at home. "Legacy" used to be older than ~4 years, now it's closer to ~2 years especially with Microsoft wrecking hardware compatibility for a several rapid-fire OS releases in a row. If Apple wasn't run by space aliens, Mac would be the solution, also forcing longer and more stable development cycles again. Anybody who mentions Linux I refer to this. Linux has it's own development problems regarding non-corporate markets.

    I nearly bought a Pandora. It seemed the "Pocket computer of the future" I had always envisioned. Somehow I ended up with two tablets. Touch-interface is useless for anything other than video entertainment. Still glad I didn't get the Pandora though, it ended up years behind what it should have been for twice the price. The development blog was like reading the world's slowest trainwreck. Looking into the Pyra doesn't seem much better. Shame.
  15. Lashzara

    Lashzara Fizzy pringle

    Sorry. I thought this thread was about what type of rig you like. Not what rig was the best.
  16. Rykhoteth


    I didn't say "bad" I said "years behind for twice the price". It's literally the only pocketable computer I've seen that can do what it does, and it does exactly what I want. I like it very much, but I won't buy one. I can buy a laptop for that price. The Pandora is what Netbooks should have been, but it will never be a competitive product. Edit: I still remember, like 1/2 of the development problems stemmed from delays and failures trying to outsource some parts production to china. Ended up second to Duke Nukem for development hell delays. I'll have to keep a closer eye on whatever comes after the Pyra. Development hitches should be minimal by then if it's still the same people working on it, and it seems like the design isn't changing much.
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2017
  17. Generic Fox

    Generic Fox King of Autotune

    I just want a desktop with a decent gpu that runs only free software, with libreboot, cpu backdoors removed, and a good vpn.

    Oh, hello there NSA! Good for you, reading furry forums.
  18. Iriastar

    Iriastar Rawr.

    Anything better than the crap I have. :p
  19. Alex K

    Alex K Guest

    My dream doesn't involve PC but rather a machine that dont have nothin to do with phones tablets touch screens pads or computers.
    I want them robots
  20. PlusThirtyOne

    PlusThirtyOne What DOES my username mean...?

    A co-worker bought one of these and swears it's the sweetest pocket PC he's ever owned. He bought it for mobile classic emulation and work but it's capable of more than that. Why buy a Nintendo Switch when you can already play Skyrim on-the-go with mods?
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  21. Lashzara

    Lashzara Fizzy pringle

    It's only issue is is windows 10. And I'm sure they got that nice and locked down.
  22. PlusThirtyOne

    PlusThirtyOne What DOES my username mean...?

    There's a Linux variation too. it's obviously cheaper but it's also not as gaming capable.
  23. Simo

    Simo Skunk

    Almost anything, compared to what I have now!

    But ideally, something I wouldn't have to replace for a very long time: one nagging thing about computers is how rapidly they become obsolete, such that I always have to shell out more money for a newer one.

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