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BlackArrow
11th Feb 2008, 03:03 PM
Or at least check out what you can buy for $30,000

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,141628/article.html

th3st1ck
11th Feb 2008, 03:20 PM
i want one.

Duke{CLR}
11th Feb 2008, 03:22 PM
That's one heck of a machine. :shock:

drunken_chef
11th Feb 2008, 03:35 PM
"Labor for building and troubleshooting -- 100 hrs at $50/hr - $5,000."

lol. give me the 5 grand and I'll make my own machine thanks. :D

CarbonFire
11th Feb 2008, 03:41 PM
Such a ridiculous list....


? Labor for building and troubleshooting -- 100 hrs at $50/hr - $5,000.

100 hours.....really..... :|
I guess they have to "test" all the software to make sure it works correctly.
I mean, COD4, TF2, Crysis and Flight Sim X aren't going to test themselves
:roll:

-IRC-MIKE
11th Feb 2008, 03:55 PM
I'm sure that the "100 hours testing and troubleshooting" are including the Gameplay, Benchmarking, software comparisons, Game comparisons... all the little test utilities and tweaking for top end results. This could easily take 100+ hours.

Trooper110
11th Feb 2008, 05:15 PM
Less talking, more me winning that PC :D

TheSilentAssassin
11th Feb 2008, 08:11 PM
ME WANT!!!! :D

TheSilentAssassin
11th Feb 2008, 08:11 PM
By the way, are there any pics?

Trooper110
12th Feb 2008, 12:54 AM
Meh, with the hardware in that thing I'd take a bright pink Hello Kitty case, lol.

Rand{CLR}
12th Feb 2008, 09:06 AM
They could have gone with a better printer and more expensive speakers too. :twisted:

-Rand

RobotBanana
12th Feb 2008, 09:20 AM
? 3 NEC LCD2490WUXi-BK 24.1" Widescreen LCD Monitor - $3,866.97

Yes please! :2thumbs:

darth_nevus
12th Feb 2008, 12:47 PM
rofl this this is a best. but one that will never fly. rofl.

Ultra X3 ULT40070 1600-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, PCI-E Ready, Energy Efficient, Modular - $499.99

Anyone else see a problem there? Classic case of "order the most expensive, biggest baddest producing numbers parts" and dub it good.

and this:

2 LG Super Multi GGW-H10NI BD burner HD DVD reader - $1,999.98

A pair of Blueray drives are 1/3 the cost, with a far better chance of winning the format wars at this point.

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1800 PCIe NTSC/ATSC/QAM tuner - $149

More junk. all there is to that one. nothing but problems with the HVR-1800s.


Iomega UltraMax Pro eSATA 1.5TB - $504

Junk. there are far better models out there than this thing...

APC Back-UPS RS 1500VA LCD ? 249.95

This will keep the system running for what? 30 seconds?

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64 - $379
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 - $249.99
System Commander 9 - $69.95

Perfectm for the geek who wants the lend of functionality, and non functionality. why not just submerge the PC in a vat of hot molten lead. it'll work faster.

Labor for building and troubleshooting -- 100 hrs at $50/hr - $5,000.

i.e. 20 geeks @ 1/2 hour to build time. 1 geek to build it, 19 to drool over it.

Cables Unlimited UV Reactive Mode Kit with Dual Tube UV CCFL Lights, Fans, Floppy Cable and ATA133 Cable

Best of all, right there. how many geniuses writing this article realize there have no ATA133 drives?

i gotta say, i am SOOOO totally unimpressed by this rig. Novices... ROFL.

Rand{CLR}
12th Feb 2008, 01:02 PM
and this:

2 LG Super Multi GGW-H10NI BD burner HD DVD reader - $1,999.98

A pair of Blueray drives are 1/3 the cost, with a far better chance of winning the format wars at this point.

These ARE Blu-Ray drives. They are Blu-Ray burners, but are also combo drives that can also read HD DVD. They're expensive because they are combo drives. They're only slightly more expensive (each) than a combo player-only standalone unit.

It gets confusing. Blu-Ray is often simply reduced to "BD" for Blu-Ray Disc in listings. Makes it a lot harder to find what you may be looking for if you're an average consumer.

-Rand

darth_nevus
12th Feb 2008, 01:08 PM
whoops! i thought bd was part of the model identifier! thats what i get for not looking the part up.

Dead...Again
13th Feb 2008, 11:25 AM
I'd take it...

imlittlev
13th Feb 2008, 07:47 PM
thats a waste of money, if you ask me. why 1600 W PSU? that is obnoxious!

BlackArrow
13th Feb 2008, 09:09 PM
I think if i win I'll just ask for the $30,000

Gremlin_flg
14th Feb 2008, 12:49 PM
Using Ultra PSU is a joke,,

Rand{CLR}
14th Feb 2008, 12:55 PM
I think if i win I'll just ask for the $30,000

Not even a matter of consideration here. If the option exists, I would definitely take the 30 grand. Could buy a top of the line system, pay off a bunch of debt, pay for my trip to Disney later this year, and have a bunch left over.

Suppose I should register for it if that option does exist.

-Rand

BigTwinky
14th Feb 2008, 01:11 PM
The Dream PC Giveaway is open to residents of the United States (excluding Puerto Rico) and Canada (excluding Quebec)


Damn this stupid province I live in. Always excluded from the fun

BlackArrow
14th Feb 2008, 01:51 PM
Vive Rene Levesque et le parti Quebecois - Not

drunken_chef
14th Feb 2008, 01:54 PM
so, Quebec is to Canada what Puerto Rico is to the U.S. ? :?

j/k