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Thread: The problem with superpowerful pre-built systems.

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    I was thinking of this and wondering if anyone else agrees. When you pay $10.000 for a system like th Dell Renegade, you get 4 current GPUs and the security of being able to play games for the next 5 years, but what happens if in a year a new type of GPU technology is released that, say, improves lighting effects or particle effects? Then you're stuck with four really powerful cards that just lack a simple feature that is standard with newer games.
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    or that every manufacturer switches to a newer direct x version that your card doesnt support............

    the problem imho is that you pay way to much......... if youre gonna spend that much money on a computer, you might as well do some research and do it yourself/have your local computer wiz do it...........
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    $10,000?

    If you would spend half that now and the other half 5 years from now, you would end up with 2 machines and the second machine would be way better than what you could get with $10,000 now.

    The $5,000 could also earn you interest during that time.

    But even $5,000 is way too much to spend on a PC in my opinion.

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    Why would anyone here want to spend $10,000 on a PC. What would you be doing with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephG
    Why would anyone here want to spend $10,000 on a PC. What would you be doing with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb
    Quote Originally Posted by StephG
    Why would anyone here want to spend $10,000 on a PC. What would you be doing with it.
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    GAMING,basic tasks such as email, IMing ppl, pr0n ect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkin Park
    GAMING,basic tasks such as email, IMing ppl, pr0n ect.
    not with a $10k PC you tit
    there's really nothing that justifies that cost
    our Exchange server we just installed at work ran a little over $4k
    granted, that's with the deals we get from Dell,
    but even without, it might have ran about $6k
    that's an enterprise class server, quad CPU, SCSI storage,
    for half of what you would use for e-mail.....come on now.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by fkdup74
    not with a $10k PC you tit
    there's really nothing that justifies that cost
    our Exchange server we just installed at work ran a little over $4k
    granted, that's with the deals we get from Dell,
    but even without, it might have ran about $6k
    that's an enterprise class server, quad CPU, SCSI storage,
    for half of what you would use for e-mail.....come on now.....
    tit? wtf....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fkdup74
    not with a $10k PC you tit
    there's really nothing that justifies that cost
    "Justify"?
    Don't be silly.
    It would be difficult to justify a home PC over $500 and we all know there are many computers on this forum alone that cost 2 to 3 times that.

    How do you reconcile a car with over 100 horsepower considering the requirements of our daily driving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker
    Quote Originally Posted by fkdup74
    not with a $10k PC you tit
    there's really nothing that justifies that cost
    "Justify"?
    Don't be silly.
    It would be difficult to justify a home PC over $500 and we all know there are many computers on this forum alone that cost 2 to 3 times that.

    How do you reconcile a car with over 100 horsepower considering the requirements of our daily driving?

    Let's not let Puritanism invade our toys please.
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