So, I finally decided to make the leap to improve my hardware. I wanted to get some general opinions from the community regarding my new computer purchase because, in all truthfulness, I spent quite a bit of money (used a combination of new and old parts) and I could use a little reassurance that I made a decent decision.
Keep in mind that I realize this is by no means an efficient mining rig for the cost. In this sense it's downright inefficient. I wanted a full-blown kick-ass computer that will serve my gaming and music production needs as well as mining needs. My main idea was to essentially slowly buy Bitcoins (by mining them) using my hardware as a hedge. I wanted a computer that would maintain good resale value for a few years. In other words, if the value of Bitcoins dropped to zero tomorrow, I want to know that my hardware is still a valuable asset. I have a 4-year in-store warranty on all parts.
Intel I7-2600k 3.4 GHz Socket H2
Corsair 16GB (4X4GB) DDR3-1866 MHZ Ram
3 X Radeon HD 6970 Crossfired
Samsung SH-222AB-RSBS 22X Internal DVD SATA Drive
1 TB HDD
Windows 7 64-bit
Cooler Master RC-942-KKN1 Full Tower Case
Thermaltake TRX-1200M PSU
ASUS Maxiumus IV Extreme B3 RoG Edition Motherboard
Building this computer allowed me to utilize some spare parts I had to build another desktop with a single 5870 which will also be used for mining and Bitcoin storage with minimal Internet usage outside of having to connect to the Bitcoin client and to mine.
Electricity is included in my rent.
Thoughts? Be honest if it sucks, but be nice if you say it sucks
Adrenaline gets pumping when I drop a load of cash that I can't afford without a good chance of recouping my immediate losses.