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Urotsukidoji

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Well, we'll see what they can do. I guess basically come May, if things are looking grim, I'll need to make an executive decision.

There might be options that aren't to painful, for example, the 3080 in white only had 2 units back ordered, don't really want white, as everything is black, but its the type of hard choice that might have to be made.
 

Urotsukidoji

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I found this interesting, the pricing for a good system, 10 years apart. In 2011, I built the following (with the advice from this forum I might add). It was not top of the line, but was pretty sweet back then, notice the kick-ass 4 GB of RAM, and the dual GPUs ;)

10 years ago this was "the shit"!

edit: looking at my old posts, I think this was actually 2008!!!

ComponentChosen ItemPrice
MOTHER BOARDASUS P5Q Pro ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E16 Crossfire 3PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2$138.88
CPUIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 Socket LGA775, 3 GHz, 1333 MHz$189.98
GRAPHICS CARDVisiontek Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI-I Video Card (x2)$597.78
RAMMushkin HP2 6400 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800 5-4-4-12 (1.8V) 240pins$99.99
DVD BURNERPioneer DVR-215D(Black) SATA DVD-Writer 20x$26.92
BLU-RAY BURNERLG BH12LS35 Black 12x Blu-ray Writer 16x DVD+/-R/RW Write Drive LightScribe SATA$119.00
PRIMARY HDWestern Digital Caviar (WD6400AAKS) 640GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Buffer$84.88
HARD DRIVE 2Western Digital Caviar (WD6400AAKS) 640GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Buffer$84.88
HARD DRIVE 3Western Digital Caviar (WD6400AAKS) 640GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Buffer$84.88
MONITORASUS PA246Q, 24.1" LCD Widescreen P-IPS Professional Monitor, 1920x1200$469.00
POWER SUPPLYPC Power & Cooling (S75CF) Silencer 750 Quad Crossfire 750W ATX V2.2$149.99
CASEAntec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Ultimate Gamer Case$91.82
SOUND CARDAuzenTech X-PLOSION Cinema 7.1 DTS Connect Dolby Digital Live PCI 32BIT$84.80
HEATSINK FANXigmatek HDT-S1283 Direct Touch 3 Heatpipe Heatsink$31.32
SIDE FANScythe S-Flex 120mm (1200rpm) FDB Bearing Chassis Fan (SFF21E)$14.99
OSMicrosoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit (OEM)$102.99
EXT. HARD DRIVEWestern Digital Caviar (WD6400AAKS) 640GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Buffer$84.88
EXT. HD CASEVantec NexStar3 (NST-360U2-BL) USB2.0 3.5" Aluminum IDE Hard Drive Enclosure$35.00
$2,491.98

The one I just built, again, not the top of the line, but pretty sweet, is twice as much $5,064 (and the old build included the monitor!)
 
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Soultribunal

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I found this interesting, the pricing for a good system, 10 years apart. In 2011, I built the following (with the advice from this forum I might add). It was not top of the line, but was pretty sweet back then, notice the kick-ass 4 GB of RAM, and the dual GPUs ;)

10 years ago this was "the shit"!

edit: looking at my old posts, I think this was actually 2008!!!

ComponentChosen ItemPrice
MOTHER BOARDASUS P5Q Pro ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E16 Crossfire 3PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2$138.88
CPUIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 Socket LGA775, 3 GHz, 1333 MHz$189.98
GRAPHICS CARDVisiontek Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI-I Video Card (x2)$597.78
RAMMushkin HP2 6400 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800 5-4-4-12 (1.8V) 240pins$99.99
DVD BURNERPioneer DVR-215D(Black) SATA DVD-Writer 20x$26.92
BLU-RAY BURNERLG BH12LS35 Black 12x Blu-ray Writer 16x DVD+/-R/RW Write Drive LightScribe SATA$119.00
PRIMARY HDWestern Digital Caviar (WD6400AAKS) 640GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Buffer$84.88
HARD DRIVE 2Western Digital Caviar (WD6400AAKS) 640GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Buffer$84.88
HARD DRIVE 3Western Digital Caviar (WD6400AAKS) 640GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Buffer$84.88
MONITORASUS PA246Q, 24.1" LCD Widescreen P-IPS Professional Monitor, 1920x1200$469.00
POWER SUPPLYPC Power & Cooling (S75CF) Silencer 750 Quad Crossfire 750W ATX V2.2$149.99
CASEAntec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Ultimate Gamer Case$91.82
SOUND CARDAuzenTech X-PLOSION Cinema 7.1 DTS Connect Dolby Digital Live PCI 32BIT$84.80
HEATSINK FANXigmatek HDT-S1283 Direct Touch 3 Heatpipe Heatsink$31.32
SIDE FANScythe S-Flex 120mm (1200rpm) FDB Bearing Chassis Fan (SFF21E)$14.99
OSMicrosoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit (OEM)$102.99
EXT. HARD DRIVEWestern Digital Caviar (WD6400AAKS) 640GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Buffer$84.88
EXT. HD CASEVantec NexStar3 (NST-360U2-BL) USB2.0 3.5" Aluminum IDE Hard Drive Enclosure$35.00
$2,491.98

The one I just built, again, not the top of the line, but pretty sweet, is twice as much $5,064 (and the old build included the monitor!)

Ahh the vaunted P5Q Pro was a great series of Motherboards from Asus. I also loved their EVO's.

Lets remember though. This was 2491.88 in 2008 Dollars. According to various inflation calculators, its $3106.00 in today's dollars.

STill not quite the $5K you have down on your current build.

-ST
 

clshades

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well, I wanted the storage, and the 4TB SSDs were between $700 - $900
I completely support these drives

I have one and I use a 10tb in another mission critical plex server for a large ski chalet. It's been rock solid and very fast access. I've run 6 simultaneous movies off the plex server with this drive with zero lag or stutter. Excellent storage drive.
 

sswilson

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But why Blacks? They're loud, power hungry and have no really purpose in a modern system. WD Reds are far more common for bulk storage these days.

This is your first and last warning.... please don't use that kind of language here.... ;)
 

Sagath

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But why Blacks? They're loud, power hungry and have no really purpose in a modern system. WD Reds are far more common for bulk storage these days.
I think boycotting WD mech drives (for a bit) over their latest fiasco is totally reasonable. There are better options for the same price.
 

Prickly007

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This is your first and last warning.... please don't use that kind of language here.... ;)
I think boycotting WD mech drives (for a bit) over their latest fiasco is totally reasonable. There are better options for the same price.

Fair enough; especially, as I got caught by the switch to air, rather than helium, filled drives. Still not a reason to buy WD Blacks though.

But Sagath, like Cosmo Karmer and H&H Bagels, I am still boycotting Seagate for the number of their drives that died on my back in the day. lol
 

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