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A few weeks ago I bought The Witcher 2 only to realize that my old computer couldn't handle it. I expected as much but it conformed that I needed a new rig. A friend offered to help me build the new boy but he is four years younger than me and I don't trust his judgment. I worked a lot this past year and I have enough to dish out for top of the line parts but it still is very pricey.

To business. What I'm looking for is a gaming computer that can run everything that's currently out there, run everything that comes out for the next few years, and be upgradeable (is that correct? upgradeable?). I am willing to shell out the money for a six-core CPU, the GTX 580, a comparable mobo, and anything else. The question is: what's the best course of action?

I will be learning about computer building when I go to college next year anyway so I was hoping to get a little headway.
So if anyone has some good builds or recommendations, please share them. I will always support you in any situation if I can.
Thanks!

Note: I really want to put the GTX 580 card in. And a hydro cooler. Someday.
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Uhh what are your current specs? my single 5770 can handle this game decently..

If your still on a socket 775 i would upgrade to a newer Sandy Bridge CPU + New GPU and you will be good for another few years.
    
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2X HWLABS GTX360 (2x) 1440p QHD PLS MicroBoard 40" 4k MVA Corsair K70 RGB 
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I already got rid of the rig but it was from 2006. I dunno the CPU but it clocked in at slightly above 2.0Ghz. I replaced the GPU with a GTX 280 but that was in 2008. I noticed that there will be new Sandy Bridge stuff come Q4 so I'll wait for a price drop on the current available CPUs.
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