How much is your dream computer?

my dream mac $16,226.00.

Couldn’t link to the specs on my dream PC, but it cost about $7,500 from Dell.

Dell XPS 700
Pentium® 4 Processor 670 with HT Technology (3.80GHz, 800 FSB)
4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz
1TB Performance RAID 0 (2 x 500GB SATA 3Gb/s 7200 RPM HDDs)
Dell 30 inch UltraSharp Widescreen Flat Panel[/SIZE][/FONT]
24 inch UltraSharp™ 2407FPW Widescreen Digital Flat Panel (secondary moniter)
AGEIA® PhysX® physics accelerator
Dell AS501 10W Flat Panel Attached Spkrs for UltraSharp™ Flat Panels
Saitek 104-Key Eclipse Backlit Gaming Keyboard
LOGITECH G5 Laser Gaming Mouse
APC Back-UPS RS 1000 VA w/ Phone, Coax, and Network Protection
1Yr Ltd Warranty, 1Yr At-Home Service, and 1Yr HW Warranty Support


Post your dream machine specs and prices!:D;)

My dream PC would be one that can play Doom 3 and Half-Life 2 on the highest settings at 60 fps.

Lord of the Rings Junkie: One: Pentium processor. slower on rendering than a slower AMD Sempron… Also, not dual core or 64 bit.

Two: Built-in graphics, so it uses the processor and RAM. Therefore it acts like it has less RAM than it does AND it uses processor speed, so it will act like the processor is slower than it actually is unless you have your moniter unplugged, and visual effects on your desktop VERY low. Every mouse movement will take up more processor power than usual, because it needs to use the procesor to draw it on-screen.

Your Dream computer is pretty low-end for a dream computer!

That’s the best PC I could build on Dell’s website. I’m sure I could do better if I started from scratch. You have to admit the mac is pretty good though. Dreams of 16 Gigs of RAM

I’d pile in a bunch of the latest processors in multiple CPU units and seperate units full of physics and GTX 7800 graphics cards wired together to act like a super computer.

Cost would probably be :eek: .

I’m thinking a new mac, with most of the features, that’s around $17,000.
1.5 terrabytes (TB?) of Hard drive
16GB ram
3 Ghz dual core intel something-or-other (I would use something else, but I want to run windows too)
512 MB Nvidia video card, I forget what it’s called
I don’t really care about monitors, I left those out (I’ve got plenty at home)
some type of extended warranty
some other stuff I don’t remember

As you can see, I couldn’t be bothered to actually go on the site and check out all the stuff, I’m just typing from memory.

CPU: (Socket AM2) AMD Athlon™64 FX 62 Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
MOTHERBOARD: (Socket AM2)ABIT KN9 SLI nForce 570 SLI MCP Chipset DDR2/800 SATA-II RAID 16x PCI-Express MBoard w/GbLAN, USB2.0, &7.1Audio
MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Value Select or Major Brand)
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA Geforce 7900 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express Video Card
VIDEO CARD 2: NVIDIA Geforce 7900 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express Video Card
HARD DRIVE: 300GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16M Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive
Hard Drive 2: 300GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16M Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive
Optical Drive: LiteOn SHM-165H6S 16X Double Layer DVD±RW Super Allwrite + Lightscribe Technology (Black Color)
Optical Drive 2: SONY 16X DVD-ROM (BLACK COLOR)
Price: $2617.00

I’m getting it next week. :smiley:

Case ( [New !!!] Nzxt Apollo Gaming Tower Case w/420W Power Supply Orange )
Case Lighting ( Cold Cathode Neon Light Blue )
Power Supply ( NZXT PRC-550 550W Power Supply [SLI-Ready] )
Processor ( [Socket-AM2] AMD Athlon™64 FX 62 Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology )
Free Software/Game ( Free Games - [Age of Empires III] and [Rise Of Nations: Rise Of Legend] with purchase of any AMD Athlon-64 X2 or Mobile Turion based system )
Free Software/Game ( Free Drive - [1GB USB Flash Drive] with purchase of any AMD Athlon-64 X2 or Mobile Turion based system )
Free Software/Game ( Free Game - [Hero] )
Processor Cooling ( CoolerMaster Liquid CPU Cooling Fan System Kit )
Motherboard ( Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe nForce 590-SLI MCP Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Dual Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394 Dual PCI-E MB )
Memory ( 2048MB [1024MB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Corsair XMS2 Xtreme w/Heat Spreader )
Video Card ( 2x Nvidia Geforce 7900GTX 512MB w/DVI + TV Out Video )
Hard Drive ( Gaming HARD DRIVES [Serial ATA-150, 10,000 RPM] WD Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 16M Cache Hard Drive )
2nd Hard Drive ( 500 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache] )
Raid Controller ( None )
Raid Configuration ( None )
CD/DVD Drive ( [** Special !!! ***] 16X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Blue )
CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( Sony DW-G120 Dual Format/Double Layer 16X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Blue )
Sound Card ( Creative Lab Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum )
Speaker System ( [Silver/Black] Logitech Z-5500 Dolby Digital + DTS 5.1 Surround Speakers + Subwoofer )
Fax Modem ( Creative Labs V.92 56K Fax/Modem )
Network Card ( Intel Pro 10/100/1000 Network Card )
Floppy Drive ( Mitsumi 1.44 MB Internal Floppy Drive Beige )
Monitor ( LCD Monitor Viewsonic 23" Wide VP2330wb TFT LCD Monitor 1920x1200 [Black] )
2nd Monitor ( LCD Monitor Viewsonic 23" Wide VP2330wb TFT LCD Monitor 1920x1200 [Black] )
Keyboard ( Combo: Logitech Cordless Desktop LX700 (LX 700 Keyboard + Click! Plus Rechargeable Optical Mouse) Black )
Mouse ( [New !!!] Logitech G5 Gaming Laser Mouse )
Meter Display ( Logisys Multi-function Panel with Remote control Black )
Flash Media Reader/Writer ( External i-Rock 12-In-1 USB Flash Media Card Reader/Writer )
Operation System ( [Special !!] MS Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 )
Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner ( TV Tuner with FM Stereo + Remote Control and Receiver + MS Media Center IR Wireless Keyboard (watch and record TV on your PC) )
IEEE-1394 Fire Wire Card ( None )
USB Flash Drive ( None )
TV Tuner ( [USB 2.0] Kworld Xpert TV-PVR TV-Tuner w/Remote )
Video Camera ( None )
Headset ( None )
Power Protection ( None )
Printer Cable ( USB A/B Printer Cable 6-Ft )
Wireless Network Adapter ( LinkSys WUSB54G 802.11g 54Mbps Wireless USB Adapter )
Wireless Network Adapter ( [Special !!!] Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps PCI Adapter )
Warranty ( Warranty Service Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support )

Sub Total: $6,946.00

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just got my “realistic” ideal comp

gigabyte ds3 mobo

intel x6800 cpu

2GB ocz ddr2-800 ram

x1900xtx gfx card

650w psu

300GB sata2 HD


That’s actualy what mine is, sid. The ‘realistic’ dream computer.
Argunda, my ‘dream’ computer has the same specs as your, just without all the third party stuff (i.e. fax, printer, monitor) and it’s a whole lot cheaper. :stuck_out_tongue:

The (never officially released) Commodore C65. We tried to get one but all existing machines got sold within days. Aaaarg. Still waiting.

But I guess you ment actually a modern PC I might dream of :slight_smile:

Aahh… that’s the one I wanted too. Stereo SID’s, new improved VIC…and a 3"5 drive, with all the goodness of a Commodore 64

I’ve been looking for one for years, searching Ebay now and then, but hopelessly hard to find. Still looking…

I have something of a tech-nerd workshop at home:
(not updated, it’s bigger now…he he…more stuff)

So maybe I’ll build a super-64 one day.
I do however have 2 SX64’s for my retirement one day. :wink:

Thermaltake Tai-Chi (watercooled)
850W Silverstone Zeus ST85ZF
Asus P5WDG2-WS
PNY nVidia Quadro FX 4500 512Mb Dual-TDMS 2xDVI
8X Hitachi 3.5" 147Gb UltraStar 15K147 15’000rpm 16Mb U320 68pins
Samsung Super-WriteMaster SH-S182M
2X DDR2 2048Mb Corsair TwinX PC6400 CL3
Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800

and in american dolars 14,206

acctually I would also want a blu-ray player :smiley: 1000$ extra :frowning:

Forget whatever I posted about keyboards, I want this one!:eek:

what about the OLED keyboard?

Gaming layout (For Quake):

Photoshop layout:

I would love to have the infared one but only when traveling with something like a TabletPC or if I ever heve the money to incorporate a computer into my car console.

But with the OLED keyboard, imagine how useful it would be for blender if somebody have labelled each and every hotkey with a unique picture or wording to help everyone understand the layout on it. Plus like the picture above, it would be perfect for a gaming system.

Here is the link to the OLED keyboard site.

:EDIT: oh here is the official site of the keyboard,

Hopefully that Keyboard will be coming out within the next year. If so this will be a good way of showcasing the potential revolution that is OLED’s.

About using it for Blender, How would we do the shift, ctrl, alt of any of the three comboed with other keys, would the display just change?

there could be 2 mode for blender, one with which the keys would have 3 small lines (or 4) of function and they are colorcoded accorting to ctrl, alt, shift colors. the other mode would be that the shift option shows up when u r pressing the shift button and the same could be done for ctrl and alt.

I would hope that the OLED technology would allow for it, and I’m fairly certain it will. It will just take some time for the Blender developers to implement.

Now it would be really cool if the key designs changed depending on the current app.

yeah that is the whole point of this keyboard. you could customize it to show anything like a small .bmp or .gif files in the button (yes i heard u can use a animated gif for it). I think u would have a taskbar logo for the keyboard where u can change the profiles for any particular program u wanna to use and the keyboard will automatically change the display on the keyboard according to the selected profile.

plus, i’m not sure, but if it light up then it would be perfect for nighttime whenever any user wanna turn off the light in their room and stuffs. I hope so cause I use the computer at night all the time and I don’t have good lighting here.

This one. Even the ladies love it!
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