It's not a troll at all. I could have gone with quad video cards, but I don't think I'd need it. I also could have done the 3970X processor instead. Also it $800 on ram because its 2400 Mhz 8 GB per stick memory (the 2400 is OC).
Dude this is way over kill for just a gaming console... Sorry.. If you have the money to spend, more power to you.... But this is completely over kill.... Why spend this kind of money when you could spend half of that and not even notice the performance difference?
Sure I could wait another year to get that processor, but by then there would be a 12 core (24 thread) processor out. I realize that what I want to build will dominate any game on the market, but the whole point is to build a computer that will take whatever can be thrown at it, not just games. I got a little tired of data transfer rates being slower than my internet. ( http://speedtest.net/result/2614556377.png )
I know what you are thinking (why not just buy a better hard drive), sure I could do that, but there is so much more I have to replace in this current computer that I might as well rebuild. I am still using an old soundcard (X-Fi Elite Pro series from creative, like 6 years old or something). Using a single GTX 460 nvidia card (2gb). Ram is about the only thing that I wouldn't really need to replace. The biggest problem with the computer I am running now, when I ordered the parts, it ended up being a Micro ATX motherboard, even though it didn't say it was. Everything fit just fine, but the biggest problem for me was the way everything was too close together. Causes heat issues.
Basically I wanted to build a computer that will do things at blink of an eye speeds. I know this might not reach that, then again it might. I just get tired of sitting there waiting for some stupid application to load taking longer than 2 mins. I mean take d3 for example. You know after you hit that Play button, and you sit there staring at diablo's face for a good 20 - 30 seconds before the game actually appears, yeah.. I wanna shorten that down to like 2 - 3 seconds tops. Personally I can't stand waiting for something to load. Especially with an external drive connected. I don't know why, but for some odd reason even though I am only accessing stuff on my main hard drive, it has to process through the external as well before it would load that program. Here is a good example of having a high end processor. You ever sat there doing a virus scan or something like it. Maybe malware scan or something, and it takes over an hour to get done? Yeah, be nice to make that a few minutes wouldn't it?
"Sure lets just go with a Pentium 4 single core with hyperthreading, and windows 95!".. that would save me money! Sure the build looks way overkill right now, but just remember after time that will be the average computer build.