How is this for a machine?
Breakdown of September 2013 issue of MAXIMUMPC "Dream Machine 2013":
CPU: Intel Core i7-3970X Price: $1,000
Mobo: Asus Rampage IV Extreme 430
RAM: 64GB 1,200
GPU: 4x EVGA GeForce GTX Titan Hydro Copper 4,680
SSD: 2x Samsung 840 Pro 1,000
SSD: 2x Crucial M500 1,200
HDD: 3x WD Caviar Black 900
ODD: Pioneer BDR-208DBK 70
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling 1,000
PSU: LEPA G1600-MA 330
Case: Corsair 900D 350
Paint: Smooth Creations 400
OS: Windows 8 Professional 100
Monitor: Asus PQ321 3,800
Mouse: SteelSeries Sensei 75
Keyboard: IBM Model M ____50
A couple of other interesting details:
The four SSD's and three HDD's totaled 15TB of storage space.
They needed every single watt the LEPA G1600-MA PSU could produce to run the computer
With 17 fans and two massive radiators installed, the temps on the overclocked CPU (3.5GHz core pushed to 5GHz) and GPU's (overclocked out of the box at 928MHz, with a boost clock of 980MHz) rarely even moved.
If you want to have a look, go to www.maximumpc.com