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      Ok so I had a really fun time watching this video of PC Gamer's new superfluous gaming rig. On the surface...you may think nothing of it. I'm guessing they have a budget of around 12k for that rig. What caught my attention though, were the number of amateur mistakes I could spot. Have a look and see how many things you can spot that you'd never do if you were building the "ultimate gaming rig" (in terms of performance) and had 12k and your reputation to blow. After a few days I'll share my observations with you! Remember, don't be an Alienware gamer. Flashy lights don't increase your frame rate or kill/death ratio. - HyperMatrix

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      1. LNCPapa's Avatar
        Would 4 * 780Ti be faster for gaming? Also, is 1200W enough of a PSU when you start overclocking these baddies? We could also go with a pair of Xeons if CPU horsepower is necessary (though the 4960X would probably be faster for gaming after OC). Why isn't the storage drive that will actually have the applications installed running RAID0? If I'm spending this much money I'd probably get a hardware RAID card and put some SSDs in there - maybe 4*512 GB or larger SSDs in RAID0 - at that capacity who needs a storage drive?
      1. winterhell's Avatar
        SSDs in RAID with gaming performance in mind is a bit useless. The only application I can see is faster filling of the RAM drive. And if one drive fails, one kitty dies somewhere.
        I'm curious, how can you stand the noise of such machine?
      1. HyperMatrix's Avatar
        Quote Originally Posted by winterhell View Post
        SSDs in RAID with gaming performance in mind is a bit useless. The only application I can see is faster filling of the RAM drive. And if one drive fails, one kitty dies somewhere.
        I'm curious, how can you stand the noise of such machine?
        You'd be surprised how much hard drive performance can affect frame rate! I gained 15%-30% fps running WoW off a ramdisk. Also noticeable in fps and frame consistency/smoothness in crysis 3 for example.
      1. winterhell's Avatar
        I didnt know games stream data so much during gameplay.
      1. LNCPapa's Avatar
        Especially an MMO - they are constantly streaming data. Also games that use very large textures such as RAGE.
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