Dream Computer!

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Dream Computer!

Postby ehntoo » Wed May 21, 2008 1:39 am UTC

What is your dream computer?

You can choose all the specs and don't have to worry about the budget!
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Re: Dream Computer!

Postby Larson » Wed May 21, 2008 1:49 am UTC

The possibilities are endless....I think I'd start with a couple of Apple 30" Cinema displays.

(my post is no fun because I'm too lazy to put a machine together :oops:)

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Re: Dream Computer!

Postby Solt » Wed May 21, 2008 3:47 am UTC

Monitor is a contact lens.

Commands are given by neural interface.

Powered by absorbing environmental RF energy.

Resident semi-sentient AI to intelligently assist me with anything, both computer and life related.

A seriously fast processor. Twice what is required to run the AI.

You said no budget, right? :D
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Re: Dream Computer!

Postby Toeofdoom » Wed May 21, 2008 3:51 am UTC

Well, it has an interface that can be sent information from my mind and interpret it correctly, with no inbetween interfaces. Plus it has a fully function python to real world adapter thing. Yes, it supports import soul/antigravity/infinteImprobabilityGenerator etc.

Apart from that it has a wicked spaceship built around it.
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Re: Dream Computer!

Postby niko7865 » Wed May 21, 2008 4:00 am UTC

Several thousand 2U rack mounts with 32GB of ram each and quad sockets with SAS 15k RPM high density disks. All connected by a high speed fiber network. Also my central air would be routed through there to keep the house warm in the winter.
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Re: Dream Computer!

Postby Mr. Beck » Wed May 21, 2008 8:06 pm UTC

^ What he said, only throw in a couple hundred fiber optic cables running in parallel for internet connection. Oh, and a 50 inch polarized 3D display.
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Re: Dream Computer!

Postby Turtle_ » Thu May 22, 2008 1:36 am UTC

The first one I would like to get would be a pair of augumented reality glasses. They would have all sorts of cool features like identifying people, giving me directions, it could look at an equation and give you the answer, being able to zoom in, recording, and other things. I may just have to make something like that myself if no one makes it soon.....

I would also like what probably everyone is going to say, some amazing desktop with 1 terabyte of ram and a 6 terahertz processor or something like that. And two 80 inch monitors.
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Re: Dream Computer!

Postby Wanderingcowboy » Sat May 24, 2008 5:22 pm UTC

HAL 9001. All the computing power, none of the back-talk.
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Re: Dream Computer!

Postby FACM » Mon May 26, 2008 5:51 pm UTC

I fairly often go to newegg and see what the most expensive machine one can build there is. Ignoring monitors, $10k tends to be the far upper limit until you starting adding in stuff like security camera controllers and the cameras to go with it.

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Re: Dream Computer!

Postby Pinky's Brain » Mon May 26, 2008 6:56 pm UTC

Only 10K? You aren't really trying ...

http://preview.tinyurl.com/66u2ln (link to a Puget configuration)

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Re: Dream Computer!

Postby Mr. Beck » Mon May 26, 2008 8:39 pm UTC

Pinky's Brain wrote:Only 10K? You aren't really trying ...

http://preview.tinyurl.com/66u2ln (link to a Puget configuration)

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Re: Dream Computer!

Postby b.i.o » Tue May 27, 2008 3:19 am UTC

Pinky's Brain wrote:Only 10K? You aren't really trying ...

http://preview.tinyurl.com/66u2ln (link to a Puget configuration)


Or he's not buying from overpriced system builders. I just priced an equivalent system at Newegg, and without monitors (which was what FACM did) that priced in at under $12000. (about 10k for most of the parts, and I just added 2k on the top because you had so much ridiculous extra crap added that I didn't feel like finding real prices for).

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Re: Dream Computer!

Postby [c4a]Azer » Tue May 27, 2008 4:25 am UTC

Iron Man suit, the windows in Iron Man, the in home control panel(s), that sweet system down in his basement, and you cant forget Jarvis.

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Re: Dream Computer!

Postby Wanderingcowboy » Tue May 27, 2008 6:49 am UTC

Cortana, with the MJOLNIR armor of course. Need to have that uplink capability!
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Re: Dream Computer!

Postby Pinky's Brain » Tue May 27, 2008 2:53 pm UTC

b.i.o wrote:I just priced an equivalent system at Newegg

On the other hand, with newegg I'd pick an even bigger case and throw more SSDs in RAID-0 :) (The throughput can scale quite a bit beyond 4 drives, so there are practical benefits.)

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Re: Dream Computer!

Postby Amnesiasoft » Tue May 27, 2008 3:00 pm UTC

Pinky's Brain wrote:Only 10K? You aren't really trying ...

Like b.i.o said, you're using an overpriced system builder. Secondly, you just went and picked the most expensive parts. Somehow I think SLIed 9800 GX2's would outdo SLIed 8800 GTX's.

EDIT: A very overpriced system builder. 6GB of DDR2-800 RAM is not even close to $500.

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Re: Dream Computer!

Postby Pinky's Brain » Tue May 27, 2008 3:32 pm UTC

Personally I'd rather have GTX ultras in SLI than GX2s ... less input lag, more memory and will perform better on games which don't scale well. More consistent performance.

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Re: Dream Computer!

Postby b.i.o » Tue May 27, 2008 4:24 pm UTC

Pinky's Brain wrote:Personally I'd rather have GTX ultras in SLI than GX2s ... less input lag, more memory and will perform better on games which don't scale well. More consistent performance.


Why not go tri-SLI'd 9800's then?

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Re: Dream Computer!

Postby Pinky's Brain » Tue May 27, 2008 5:06 pm UTC

It's a very good option (with GTXs) but you have to make the choice between dual quads and tripple GPUs.


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