Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Computer of My Dreams!

As a little Christmas project we are doing I have been asked to look for the most expensive desktop PC I could find on the internet. This is of course all because our manger just happened to run across the "If I were a Rich Man" video on YouTube.
Dear God, you made many, many poor people. I realize there's no shame in being poor...but it's no great honor either. So what would have been so terrible if I had a small fortune? - Tevye

"If I were a Rich Man"... Err uh woman; I know the exact computer that I would buy! I’m all about graphics and photography and I enjoy dabbling in some web design from time to time, so my choice for the best graphics computer money could buy, with everything I would need or want would be an Alien ALX® X58.

My customizations would come with:

- The new Intel® Core™ i7-965 Extreme 3.2 GHz 8MB Cache processor. Nothing beats this power. Cost $700

- Acoustic Dampening: Alienware® Acoustic Dampening - Cost $99.

- Power Supply: Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply – Cost $250

- Graphics Processor: Dual 2GB GDDR5 ATI® Radeon® HD 4870 X2 with CrossFireX™ and Quad GPU Technology – Cost $550

- Video Optimizer: AlienAdrenaline v1.0: Video Performance Optimizer – Cost $35

- Memory: 12GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 2048MB – Cost $500

- Motherboard: Alienware® Approved Intel® X-58 Motherboard- Socket 1366 Core i7 Ready, Dual Triple Channel DDR3 Memory

- Operating System (Office software not included): Genuine Windows Vista® Ultimate (64-bit Edition) with Service Pack 1 – Cost $100

- System Drive: Extreme Performance (RAID 0) - 256GB (2 x 128GB) Solid State Drive – Cost $830

- Because Picture Raw requires a lot of space and several copies of each image due to processing for print and web I would want an additional storage drive. I chose one with 2TB (2 x 1TB) SATA 3Gb/s 7,200RPM w/ 2 x 32MB Cache – Cost $388

- Optical Drives : Dual Drive Configuration - Drive 1: 20X Dual Layer Burner (DVD±RW) w/ LightScrib and in Drive 2: 4x Dual Layer Blu-ray Burner (BD-RE, DVD±RW, CD-RW) - Cost $450

- Enthusiast Essentials: Dual High Performance Gigabit Ethernet Ports – Cost $150

- Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ XtremeGamer High Definition 7.1 Audio – Cost -$99

- Having two monitors to work on is great for multi-tasking and also great in web design. It gives you the opportunity to see your pages displayed in different sizes during development. Monitor 1: is 24" 2408WFP 1920 x 1200p (6ms) – Cost $689

- Monitor 2 is a 30" 3008WFP 2560 x 1600p (8ms) great for movies and photo editing. Cost $1999

- Speakers: Logitech® Z-2300 2.1 200-Watt Speakers - Cost $249

- Keyboard: Wireless Keyboard - Logitech® diNovo Edge Keyboard – Cost $178

- Mouse: Standard Mouse - Logitech MX™ Revolution Mouse – Cost $82

- Command and Control:Belkin Nostromo SpeedPad n52te, SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse and SteelSeries 5H v2 Headset.- Cost $189

- Logitech® QuickCam® Pro 9000 - Cost $100

- Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 - Cost $150

- Warranty: 3-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support with Onsite Service - Cost $300

- AlienRespawn: AlienRespawn v2.0 Recovery DVD – Windows Vista® Edition - Cost $0

- Digital Editing Software: Adobe® Photoshop® CS4 - Cost $718

All of this for a grand beautiful total for $13,950.00. This system will have the power and performance that is top of the line with the warranty to back it up. A graphic girl’s Dream! Check this out my friend mike built his dream laptop here.

1 comment:

Andy Wendt said...

I would be happy with two 30" monitors...ok I would be thrilled to death with just one 30" monitor. Nice config.