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Optimum PC for MAX
show user profile  fzuccaro
A while ago a very kind soul posted a spec for a great PC optimized for MAX.

$600 PROCESSOR Core i7-3930K
$180 RAM 32GB Kingston Hyperx 1600mhz
$150 SSD ADATA s510 120GB
$100 uP COOLING Phanteks PH-TC14PE or
$ 90 Noctua DH-14
$100 Random cheap case + cost of 100cmf worth of case fans
$1980 total

Has this spec changed today?
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9/16/2012 1:16:34 AM (last edit: 9/16/2012 1:16:34 AM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Unless you've changed it I'm pretty sure that list is the same as when the very kind soul posted it.
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9/16/2012 1:26:46 AM (last edit: 9/16/2012 1:26:46 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
the prices have steered off a tad bit

8 gig ram stick prices have dropped like a rock so these days you can get 4 sticks of kingston value ram for around $150 (also leaves you the option to expand later to 64!)

120gig Agility 3 is $90 and a bit snappier

for $500 you now get the gtx680 but oddly enough nvidia has managed to screw up cuda for kepler based cards so as far as max is concerned its like you're using an amd card and given the choice i'd pick up the HD7970 for $400 instead. If you want any of the proprietary nvidia goodies in max then the now overpriced gtx 580 is still the top dog.

Rest of the case has dropped around $50 so not much there... well aside the news of intel setting date on IB-e which is Q3 2013 (a little over 1 year from now).

While IB itself was kind of a disappointment for its performance, IB-E chips are reportedly 12 core so the lowered TDP characteristics of IB will surely be put to good use there. The price range could be anything depending on how well intel does with the yield but i'd expect around $600 for a 10 core. On other news AMD new graphics cards are reportedly scheldued for Q1/Q2 of 2013 and nvidia probably a quarter later, both claiming 50% improvement and whatnot again.. oh exciting :p

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9/16/2012 9:48:38 AM (last edit: 9/16/2012 9:48:38 AM)
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