If you won the lottery, what would you do? Would you go on a trip to Europe? Buy a condo in Hawaii? Or would you drop $15,000 on a top-of-the-line PC?
Let’s say, just for fun, you choose the latter option. That’s what Maximum PC did when they put together this year’s “Dream Machine.”
The Dream Machine is a combination of some of the fastest computer hardware available today. Its processor alone, the Intel 3.1GHz Xeon E5-2687W, is worth more than most computers. In total, the rig costs $14,482 USD to build. At that price, you could buy a decent car or put a down payment on a home.
If you want to see what it takes to spend that much money on a PC, here are the technical specifications:
There are two GTX690 video cards, which makes for a total of 8GB of video processing power. The GTX690 already uses two video card cores as it is, which means users of the Dream Machine have access to a whopping four separate video cards of processing power. That will be enough to run any game today at maximum settings, and it will probably be enough to run games 3 to 4 years from now at maximum settings as well.
Check out that cooling system. Forget about the old days of air cooling. This baby has a futuristic blue liquid cooling system that keeps every part running at its most efficient level. When you have this much hardware power in a single rig, you need something serious to keep it cool.
With 64GB of high speed RAM, over 13TB of storage space, and a $400 speaker system, there’s no doubt that the Dream Machine means business. Check out the full details of the build (along with instructions on how to put it together yourself) at the Maximum PC website.