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2014-01-11 11:06:52 AM
If I have that type of money lying around and my basic needs are met, I'll buy that 5-person sub I saw on Hammacher.
 
2014-01-11 11:17:30 AM
Jennifer Lawrence and Taylor Swift are *that* cheap?
 
2014-01-11 11:21:12 AM
$25k worth of hookers and blow isn't cool enough?
 
2014-01-11 11:29:55 AM
3 4k screens?
i bet world of tanks looks sweet on that rig, amirite glorious master race fellows?
 
2014-01-11 11:29:56 AM
No one spending that much money is going to be playing Project CARS with the behind the car view.

They are going to be using cockpit cam.

Also, I'm a little surprised that there are only 4 video cards, as I've been told that you need 2 top of the line cards to run PCARS at 4k and 60 FPS, because it supposedly going to shame Crysis.

About time GT and Forza got some serious competition though.
 
2014-01-11 11:30:06 AM
Meh. I don't want that.
 
2014-01-11 11:40:00 AM
If I had that money I would invest it so my money can grow and hopefully become rich by adding on to it over the years.
 
2014-01-11 11:40:32 AM

Markoff_Cheney: 3 4k screens?
i bet world of tanks looks sweet on that rig, amirite glorious master race fellows?


Damn straight!  But...the World of Tanks executable and directX implementation would starve on its own 32bit limits and tip over long before you reached the pretties.  Plus its got only minimal SLI support, its almost more effective to drive a session with one card instead of three.  Unfortunately that's rather common in games these days, still clinging to older engines that the devs know better but also still support dust-magnets running winXP & some god-forsaken office caliber video card.
 
2014-01-11 11:45:16 AM

BumpInTheNight: Markoff_Cheney: 3 4k screens?
i bet world of tanks looks sweet on that rig, amirite glorious master race fellows?

Damn straight!  But...the World of Tanks executable and directX implementation would starve on its own 32bit limits and tip over long before you reached the pretties.  Plus its got only minimal SLI support, its almost more effective to drive a session with one card instead of three.  Unfortunately that's rather common in games these days, still clinging to older engines that the devs know better but also still support dust-magnets running winXP & some god-forsaken office caliber video card.


Yeah, but we can drag those ruskies into the 21st century with the 9.0 graphics overhaul.
/perfectly content with my lil 600 dollar 650 GTX rig with a lil bit of OC, runs everything max or near max for the newest of new
 
2014-01-11 11:49:26 AM

Markoff_Cheney: BumpInTheNight: Markoff_Cheney: 3 4k screens?
i bet world of tanks looks sweet on that rig, amirite glorious master race fellows?

Damn straight!  But...the World of Tanks executable and directX implementation would starve on its own 32bit limits and tip over long before you reached the pretties.  Plus its got only minimal SLI support, its almost more effective to drive a session with one card instead of three.  Unfortunately that's rather common in games these days, still clinging to older engines that the devs know better but also still support dust-magnets running winXP & some god-forsaken office caliber video card.

Yeah, but we can drag those ruskies into the 21st century with the 9.0 graphics overhaul.
/perfectly content with my lil 600 dollar 650 GTX rig with a lil bit of OC, runs everything max or near max for the newest of new


Ooooh, I haven't looked at how that game's been doing for a while, incorporating Havoc will be sweet just to off-load those tasks to a GPU alone.  For the curious this is a very random post-death recording I did a while back to show a few friends dif between the single vs trio view:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDt3yrVbY3Q&feature=c4-overview&list= UU MGrzJ4Ss94J2C_p1RZ879A
 
2014-01-11 12:02:28 PM

BumpInTheNight: Markoff_Cheney: BumpInTheNight: Markoff_Cheney: 3 4k screens?
i bet world of tanks looks sweet on that rig, amirite glorious master race fellows?

Damn straight!  But...the World of Tanks executable and directX implementation would starve on its own 32bit limits and tip over long before you reached the pretties.  Plus its got only minimal SLI support, its almost more effective to drive a session with one card instead of three.  Unfortunately that's rather common in games these days, still clinging to older engines that the devs know better but also still support dust-magnets running winXP & some god-forsaken office caliber video card.

Yeah, but we can drag those ruskies into the 21st century with the 9.0 graphics overhaul.
/perfectly content with my lil 600 dollar 650 GTX rig with a lil bit of OC, runs everything max or near max for the newest of new

Ooooh, I haven't looked at how that game's been doing for a while, incorporating Havoc will be sweet just to off-load those tasks to a GPU alone.  For the curious this is a very random post-death recording I did a while back to show a few friends dif between the single vs trio view:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDt3yrVbY3Q&feature=c4-overview&list= UU MGrzJ4Ss94J2C_p1RZ879A


DAT PERIPHERAL.  the game is still... a grind and you end up in shiat matches with a shiat team 90% of the time but if you have some friends or a decent clan it still has its moments.
so anti twitch you can pretty much play with a beer or a smoke in one hand most of the time.
 
2014-01-11 12:09:51 PM

Glitchwerks: No one spending that much money is going to be playing Project CARS with the behind the car view.

They are going to be using cockpit cam.

Also, I'm a little surprised that there are only 4 video cards, as I've been told that you need 2 top of the line cards to run PCARS at 4k and 60 FPS, because it supposedly going to shame Crysis.

About time GT and Forza got some serious competition though.


They were shifting it based on the preference of the driver.  They also had a sweet surround setup at the booth....

/but they had all of the driving aides enabled
//on an AWD supercar
///made it a pain
 
2014-01-11 12:17:34 PM

Markoff_Cheney: DAT PERIPHERAL. the game is still... a grind and you end up in shiat matches with a shiat team 90% of the time but if you have some friends or a decent clan it still has its moments.
so anti twitch you can pretty much play with a beer or a smoke in one hand most of the time.


That's kinda where I'd lost interest in it as a very casual player too, perhaps when the 9.0 rolls out and it get a fresh influx of people like me I'll play it again for a while.  Was still a great way to spend an evening with beer in hand indeed.  Shiiiza!
 
2014-01-11 12:24:59 PM
This would be useful in many multi-player FPS games, but it would certainly get you banned from a few if they find you using FOV hacks.

I'm looking at you, Infinity Ward.
 
2014-01-11 12:45:36 PM
Why can't I get a straight answer on why people insist on going by what something means to them instead of what it's intended to mean?
 
2014-01-11 12:46:25 PM
Wrong thread, sorry about that!
 
2014-01-11 12:51:35 PM
While that is an incredible amount of powerful hardware and some badass monitors... I think I'll save my money and buy an Oculus Rift when they come out.
 
2014-01-11 01:05:06 PM

iron_city_ap: $25k worth of hookers and blow isn't cool enough?


Wow, you beat me to that.  I was going to add that if you get cheap hookers and blow that someone cut the shiat out off, the $26k should stretch a few weeks at least.
 
2014-01-11 01:08:43 PM

DeathByGeekSquad: They were shifting it based on the preference of the driver.  They also had a sweet surround setup at the booth....

/but they had all of the driving aides enabled
//on an AWD supercar
///made it a pain


Bleah, you can't get a real sense of the physics with assists and AWD.
 
2014-01-11 01:10:56 PM
And of course, the fancy case, liquid cooling kit, 1300 Watt power supply, case LEDs, Windows 8.1

farm4.staticflickr.com

Also, using 4K displays for peripheral vision is nothing but conspicuous consumption anyhow. Look at the images there -- you'd get just about the same user experience from 480p.

After spending a bit of time in front of one, I'm starting to think that a single 4K display may actually be very close to (gasp) Enough Screen Space.
 
2014-01-11 01:11:39 PM

JohnnyC: While that is an incredible amount of powerful hardware and some badass monitors... I think I'll save my money and buy an Oculus Rift when they come out.


Exactly.  Why buy all those screens if you can just get Rift and have an even better visual experience, for what, about $300?  Just because you CAN spend thousands of dollars on monitors doesn't mean you SHOULD spend thousands of dollars on monitors.
 
2014-01-11 01:18:44 PM

jfarkinB: Look at the images there -- you'd get just about the same user experience from 480p.


Not if they were showing cockpit cam.

i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-01-11 01:30:21 PM

Glitchwerks: jfarkinB: Look at the images there -- you'd get just about the same user experience from 480p.

Not if they were showing cockpit cam.


Nice.
 
2014-01-11 01:30:32 PM
Nope.
 
2014-01-11 01:35:48 PM
jfarkinB: And of course, the fancy case, liquid cooling kit, 1300 Watt power supply, case LEDs, Windows 8.1

img.fark.net

May I just ask why you stopped reading there? Can I ask you what difference the OS would really make to you? What OS would you like to be printed there to allow you to read any further? And, say, if you were to be gifted this rig, with the only demand being that W8.1 was the OS and was system locked with no way of changing it, would you then pass up the gift?

/looking for honest answers, as I'm honestly curious. :-)
 
2014-01-11 01:43:05 PM
I just came into almost $200k with no real plans for it.. Yet. But I'll pass. Thought about buying a Lamborghini, but I looked into the maintenance costs, and it's too ridiculous to justify.
 
2014-01-11 02:13:41 PM
the whole multi-screen setup for games seems like the first thing to be abandoned when the Oculus Rift finally comes out

of course, outside of games multi-screen setups are still godly
 
2014-01-11 02:16:52 PM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Why can't I get a straight answer on why people insist on going by what something means to them instead of what it's intended to mean?


Because you can't get prunes on a take-out pizza from any legitimate restaurant, idiot.

uttertosh: jfarkinB: And of course, the fancy case, liquid cooling kit, 1300 Watt power supply, case LEDs, Windows 8.1

[img.fark.net image 250x272]

May I just ask why you stopped reading there? Can I ask you what difference the OS would really make to you? What OS would you like to be printed there to allow you to read any further? And, say, if you were to be gifted this rig, with the only demand being that W8.1 was the OS and was system locked with no way of changing it, would you then pass up the gift?

/looking for honest answers, as I'm honestly curious. :-)


No, it just means he reached his 140 character limit, and had to stop.
 
2014-01-11 02:17:27 PM
FTFA:

What does a ten-thousand dollar gaming PC get you?  You get an Intel Extreme Core i7 4960X Hex-Core CPU to be the brains of the machine, an ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Black Edition motherboard, four (4!) 6 GB nVidia GeForce GTX Titan video cards hooked up in an SLI configuration, and 32 GB of 1866Mhz RAM (4x8GB).

That's it? That's all I get for 10K? We order servers with much better specs for 10K that feature dual 12 core Xeons and 256GB of memory and SAS SSD boot drives in a 2U package.
 
2014-01-11 02:26:08 PM

uttertosh: May I just ask why you stopped reading there? Can I ask you what difference the OS would really make to you? What OS would you like to be printed there to allow you to read any further? And, say, if you were to be gifted this rig, with the only demand being that W8.1 was the OS and was system locked with no way of changing it, would you then pass up the gift?


A bit of hyperbole. It may well be that 8.1 will come through with exemplary support for multiple UHD monitors, but when I think of 8.1 on this setup, I think of a few dozen ten-inch-on-a-side candy-colored tiles, and foot-wide fingerprints on the screen from the giant poking at them.

I'm sure it could run a dev environment very nicely indeed. It would probably rock for all sorts of games, but I'm not a gamer. I've never really come around to Windows of any variety, although I've struck an uneasy truce with Win 7 at work -- I was raised with UNIX and Mac (in that order, but UNIX only got a couple years' head-start, and it's coming up on 30 years now for Mac). OS X seems intent on driving me off, though, so I don't know where I'll be during the next 30 years.
 
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2014-01-11 02:27:13 PM
But, but, but PC gaming is dead!
/said all the other articles from CES
 
2014-01-11 02:48:23 PM
I'd rather have the Occulus. Why have three normal screens when you can be surrounded by "two" and have full 360 view?
 
2014-01-11 03:24:41 PM

Caelistis: FTFA:

What does a ten-thousand dollar gaming PC get you?  You get an Intel Extreme Core i7 4960X Hex-Core CPU to be the brains of the machine, an ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Black Edition motherboard, four (4!) 6 GB nVidia GeForce GTX Titan video cards hooked up in an SLI configuration, and 32 GB of 1866Mhz RAM (4x8GB).

That's it? That's all I get for 10K? We order servers with much better specs for 10K that feature dual 12 core Xeons and 256GB of memory and SAS SSD boot drives in a 2U package.



You order servers with four of the top line graphics chips with 6GB of dedicated memory each? Where did you get these bad boys?

3k of the price is just the graphics cards. The chip is 1k as well. By the time you add in the rest of the bleeding edge components and the normal mark up for boutique stuff like this and you get 10k. Yes you could get 95% of the performance for a fifth or less of the price of the price.
 
2014-01-11 03:29:47 PM

AdamK: the whole multi-screen setup for games seems like the first thing to be abandoned when the Oculus Rift finally comes out

of course, outside of games multi-screen setups are still godly


This. Hell, for $25k you could do a rally driving simulator with both players wearing Rifts. One drives, the other gets to look around and call pace notes.
 
2014-01-11 03:36:58 PM

Norfolking Chance: Caelistis: FTFA:

What does a ten-thousand dollar gaming PC get you?  You get an Intel Extreme Core i7 4960X Hex-Core CPU to be the brains of the machine, an ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Black Edition motherboard, four (4!) 6 GB nVidia GeForce GTX Titan video cards hooked up in an SLI configuration, and 32 GB of 1866Mhz RAM (4x8GB).

That's it? That's all I get for 10K? We order servers with much better specs for 10K that feature dual 12 core Xeons and 256GB of memory and SAS SSD boot drives in a 2U package.


You order servers with four of the top line graphics chips with 6GB of dedicated memory each? Where did you get these bad boys?

3k of the price is just the graphics cards. The chip is 1k as well. By the time you add in the rest of the bleeding edge components and the normal mark up for boutique stuff like this and you get 10k. Yes you could get 95% of the performance for a fifth or less of the price of the price.


Well to be honest that isn't such a far-fetched idea anymore, VDI solutions are starting to appear from Nvidia & AMD where you can splice up those over priced workstation cards to give several users a chunk of 3d accelerated desktop experience.  I got a neat hands-on demo of it in the summer by VMware, was honest to god playing Just cause 2 on a VM across a network and it was full detail 1080p.  Pretty sweet actually.  Not a whole lot of use cases short of autocad types but hey, fancy toys right?
 
2014-01-11 03:40:22 PM

Kaiser Blade: AdamK: the whole multi-screen setup for games seems like the first thing to be abandoned when the Oculus Rift finally comes out

of course, outside of games multi-screen setups are still godly

This. Hell, for $25k you could do a rally driving simulator with both players wearing Rifts. One drives, the other gets to look around and call pace notes.


for $25k you could have two hydraulic simulator chairs + 2 oculus rifts + an epic surround sound system
 
2014-01-11 04:05:31 PM

AdamK: Kaiser Blade: AdamK: the whole multi-screen setup for games seems like the first thing to be abandoned when the Oculus Rift finally comes out

of course, outside of games multi-screen setups are still godly

This. Hell, for $25k you could do a rally driving simulator with both players wearing Rifts. One drives, the other gets to look around and call pace notes.

for $25k you could have two hydraulic simulator chairs + 2 oculus rifts + an epic surround sound system


For $25k you could have a pretty decent REAL rally car... ;)
 
2014-01-11 04:42:02 PM

jfarkinB: uttertosh: May I just ask why you stopped reading there? Can I ask you what difference the OS would really make to you? What OS would you like to be printed there to allow you to read any further? And, say, if you were to be gifted this rig, with the only demand being that W8.1 was the OS and was system locked with no way of changing it, would you then pass up the gift?

A bit of hyperbole. It may well be that 8.1 will come through with exemplary support for multiple UHD monitors, but when I think of 8.1 on this setup, I think of a few dozen ten-inch-on-a-side candy-colored tiles, and foot-wide fingerprints on the screen from the giant poking at them.

I'm sure it could run a dev environment very nicely indeed. It would probably rock for all sorts of games, but I'm not a gamer. I've never really come around to Windows of any variety, although I've struck an uneasy truce with Win 7 at work -- I was raised with UNIX and Mac (in that order, but UNIX only got a couple years' head-start, and it's coming up on 30 years now for Mac). OS X seems intent on driving me off, though, so I don't know where I'll be during the next 30 years.


you will be COMPUTING IN SPACE!
 
2014-01-11 05:03:14 PM

Norfolking Chance: You order servers with four of the top line graphics chips with 6GB of dedicated memory each? Where did you get these bad boys?


Why would I need them? I've yet to meet a released, shipped title that actually requires anything higher than my 680.
 
2014-01-11 05:06:50 PM

Caelistis: Norfolking Chance: You order servers with four of the top line graphics chips with 6GB of dedicated memory each? Where did you get these bad boys?

Why would I need them? I've yet to meet a released, shipped title that actually requires anything higher than my 680.


I think the better question would be why you're ordering rack mount servers with GTX680s on board.

/As per games vs your 680, that depends on resolution they're driving and what you're willing to live with settings wise.  Only 16xAA?  Pah!
 
2014-01-11 07:14:50 PM

pueblonative: If I have that type of money lying around and my basic needs are met, I'll buy that 5-person sub I saw on Hammacher.



The one that costs half a million? Good luck.
 
2014-01-11 07:43:52 PM

assjuice: pueblonative: If I have that type of money lying around and my basic needs are met, I'll buy that 5-person sub I saw on Hammacher.


The one that costs half a million $2.7 million? Good luck.



FTFBOU


Point being, that's where I'm going to blow my "fark me" money.
 
2014-01-11 08:43:37 PM

Markoff_Cheney: you will be COMPUTING IN SPACE!


Heh. Given a wrap-around, fully immersive display, I wonder if I'd get more or less VR-sick in free-fall than I do on the Earth's surface?
 
2014-01-11 11:10:54 PM

BumpInTheNight: I think the better question would be why you're ordering rack mount servers with GTX680s on board.


Because they save space and can be centrally located in the middle of pods to serve as workstations where Quadro and Fire cards are not required. Also, it allows the employees to play games when they need a break.
 
2014-01-12 02:36:14 AM

Caelistis: BumpInTheNight: I think the better question would be why you're ordering rack mount servers with GTX680s on board.

Because they save space and can be centrally located in the middle of pods to serve as workstations where Quadro and Fire cards are not required. Also, it allows the employees to play games when they need a break.


You must have some really intense noise management going on in your office, like really really intense.  Now I'm even more curious, are these pre-built sorts of rack mounts from the likes of Dell or HP etc or are these non-standard workstation class systems that happen to live in a rack mount style case?  Because pre-built rack mount systems get some god-awful noise from the fans going, just god awful.
 
2014-01-12 03:44:00 AM
But a boat and some hookers. Don't forget the boat, just get a cheap pontoon so you get more hookers.
 
2014-01-12 06:53:50 AM

jfarkinB: A bit of hyperbole. It may well be that 8.1 will come through with exemplary support for multiple UHD monitors, but when I think of 8.1 on this setup, I think of a few dozen ten-inch-on-a-side candy-colored tiles, and foot-wide fingerprints on the screen from the giant poking at them.

I'm sure it could run a dev environment very nicely indeed. It would probably rock for all sorts of games, but I'm not a gamer. I've never really come around to Windows of any variety, although I've struck an uneasy truce with Win 7 at work -- I was raised with UNIX and Mac (in that order, but UNIX only got a couple years' head-start, and it's coming up on 30 years now for Mac). OS X seems intent on driving me off, though, so I don't know where I'll be during the next 30 years.


Okay! I totally get where you're coming from now :-)

I just hear a lot of hate (point one) for the newest windows release, for many, many reasons (most of which sound pretty petty to me) and this was a new one to me. I've dabbled with OSX, and kinda dislike the over-simplification (sp?) of the interface (i was raised on windows), but i understand the liking of UNIX.

Thanks for the honest response, mate! :-)
 
2014-01-12 08:46:32 AM

HMS_Blinkin: JohnnyC: While that is an incredible amount of powerful hardware and some badass monitors... I think I'll save my money and buy an Oculus Rift when they come out.

Exactly.  Why buy all those screens if you can just get Rift and have an even better visual experience, for what, about $300?  Just because you CAN spend thousands of dollars on monitors doesn't mean you SHOULD spend thousands of dollars on monitors.


Why yes, I would much rather constantly turn my head all day instead of just moving my hand slightly.
 
2014-01-12 09:21:59 AM
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2014-01-12 12:00:55 PM

StoPPeRmobile: HMS_Blinkin: JohnnyC: While that is an incredible amount of powerful hardware and some badass monitors... I think I'll save my money and buy an Oculus Rift when they come out.

Exactly.  Why buy all those screens if you can just get Rift and have an even better visual experience, for what, about $300?  Just because you CAN spend thousands of dollars on monitors doesn't mean you SHOULD spend thousands of dollars on monitors.

Why yes, I would much rather constantly turn my head all day instead of just moving my hand slightly.


The Oculus Rift has a more than 90 degree field of view on the horizontal (110+ on the diagonal). So you'll have to turn your head occasionally to see the things that wouldn't even get displayed on a triple monitor setup? Oh the horror... I think you're right though, the awesomeness of the Oculus Rift might not be for you.
 
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