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I just may be getting a new computer after all...


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copywriter

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If I do end up buying a new computer, I have some questions for all of you highly experienced computer experts on this forum :) Call for papers from all computer geeks lol!! J/K

I'll be using a lot of video programs. I'll be using applications that will require TREMENDOUS amounts of processing power, often simultaneously. I'll also be using Microsoft Office extensively. I am going to need a VERY powerful computer with an extreme amount of RAM. It's almost as if I need an extreme gamer's computer, except I don't waste my time with gaming - there's too much to learn in New Media!

Which manufacturers build the most powerful desktop computers?
What is the maximum amount of RAM that I can get in a computer?
What is the most harddrive I can get in a computer?
What are the most powerful video cards?
Would you recommend I work with Windows 7 OS?
How much processor power can I get in a computer?
What kind of motherboard do I need to have external drives?
What else am I missing - I am sure I've left a lot out lol?
Please do EDUCATE me, Geeks. I have a lot to learn! Laugh hard, but DO teach me everything you know.

What is the best firewall I need to have installed?
The best antivirus?
The best antispyware?
The best antiadware?
The best anti rootkit / anti botnet service available?
The best anti backdoor trojan service available?
What is the LEAST BLOATED antimalware service available?

Some of you are building your own computers from scratch. What's possible in that regard? How powerful can you build computers these days?

I need a computer running Windows 7 with extreme amounts of processing power, TONS of RAM, a lot of harddrive space and a killer video card.


All input is welcome. Thanks in advance.
Mods - You should probably move this topic to the Windows 7 subforum.

Edited by copywriter, 15 April 2010 - 04:24 PM.

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copywriter

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I'd really appreciate any input from the fine experts here at GeeksToGo.
Thanks. :)
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I'll be using a lot of video programs. I'll be using applications that will require TREMENDOUS amounts of processing power, often simultaneously. I'll also be using Microsoft Office extensively. I am going to need a VERY powerful computer with an extreme amount of RAM. It's almost as if I need an extreme gamer's computer, except I don't waste my time with gaming - there's too much to learn in New Media!


All Aluminum Case (Brushed exterior)
SilverStone ST1200 1200 Watt Modular PSU
ASUS x58 P6TD Deluxe MB
Intel Core i7 Extreme 980X 3.33GHz
Asetek LCLC Liquid Cooling
24GB (6x4GB) 1333MHz DDR3 RAM
2x Radeon 5970 (2GB)
X-FI Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Sound Card
Hard Drive 1 - 256GB SSD
Hard Drive 2 - VelociRaptor 300GB - 10KRPM
Hard Drive 3 - 2TB - 7200RPM
Hard Drive 4 - 2TB - 7200RPM
Optical Drive 1 - Blu-Ray RW & DVD +/- RW
Optical Drive 2 - Blu-Ray RW & DVD +/- RW
Internal 3.5" Media Reader (SM MMC MD CF MS MS-Duo SD MicroSD SDHC USB)
2x 30" Widescreen - 2560x1600 Monitors
Logitech G-19 Keyboard
Logitech G9 Mouse
PC 350 Headset
Boston Acoustics CS 2310 Speakers
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Office Professional 2007

Total = Roughly $13,500 USD

Edited by SpywareDr, 17 April 2010 - 06:31 AM.

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Edited by SpywareDr, 17 April 2010 - 08:06 AM.

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also you may want to consider RAID 6...just need 4 of those 2TB dives
also throw in a Internal Blu-ray Burner with a few hundred or so of their 50GB blank media
and of course a Nine D900F laptop for when your not setting at the desktop...

Edited by happyrock, 17 April 2010 - 09:13 AM.

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