Dream Machine 2012 is the PC utopia we all long for
Conventional wisdom says that PC performance doesn’t matter anymore. That’s because the average consumer, the average gamer, and the average PC jockey can’t tell the difference between a slow POS machine and a fast one. Well guess what, baby? That’s a bunch of crap.
Each part was carefully selected for its ability to kick ass
The truth is, the average gamer can tell the difference between a slide show and 110fps. The average consumer knows that a five-minute boot isn’t good and the average PC jockey really doesn’t like to wait five hours to encode a video. It’s not that they can’t tell the difference, they’ve just resigned themselves to the changing personal computing landscape, buying into the malarkey that portability and “ the cloud ” trump speed and power.
Dream Machine 2012 video preview
Well, not us. As power users our aspirations for an ever-more-capable, barrier-busting desktop rig never falter. For you, for us, and for all the PC enthusiasts who still give a damn, we present a preview of the utopia we envision: Dream Machine 2012 .
This rig is lovingly crafted to be our most elegant Dream Machine yet, without compromising the thing that matters most: performance.
|CPU||Intel 3.1GHz Xeon E5-2687W ||www.intel.com||$1,885|
|Motherboard||Asus P9X79 WS||www.asus.com/ (opens in new tab)||$380|
64GB Corsair Dominator
|http://www.corsair.com (opens in new tab)||$899|
2x EVGA Hydro Copper
|SSDs||2x OCZ Vertex 4 512GB||www.ocztechnology.com||$1,198|
|HDDs||3x 4TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000||www.hgst.com||$1,587|
|Paint Job||Smooth Creations||www.smoothcreationsonline.com||$700|
|Keyboard||Corsair Vengeance K90||http://www.corsair.com (opens in new tab)||$129|
|Speakers||Audioengine 5+||www.audioengineusea.com (opens in new tab)||$399|
|Mouse||Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Albino||www.cyborggaming.com||$99|
|PSU||Corsair AX1200i||http://www.corsair.com (opens in new tab)||$350|
|Monitor||2x Dell U3011||www.dell.com (opens in new tab)||$2,800 |
|OS||Windows 7 Professional || www.microsoft.com (opens in new tab) ||$140|