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post #21 of 36
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Okay 2500k it is for long life! Lol, so is 8GB RAM overkill?
I wouldn't hesitate on the 2500K if you want the system to last 4 years, I would get it a decent cooler also. On the Ram 8GB will be the standard soon anyways and its really cheap. I would make sure to get a 2X4GB Kit in case you need to upgrade later. I would get at least 8GB being a computer science major having majored in it myself, You could be running a decent amount of VM's at times

Do you have a microcenter close by?
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post #22 of 36
My recommendation: start with a more inexpensive CPU, motherboard and RAM
Phenom II x3 720, Athlon II x4 630, or Phenom II x4 925 (all OEM and no heatsink, use your current one)
ASUS M5A97 EVO - AMD 900 series AM3+ mainboard
A-Data 2x2GB DDR3-1600 CL8 - cheap but great RAM OR for 2x4GB get this DDR3-1600 kit for about $55
post #23 of 36
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Okay, 8GB it will be and no I don't have a Microcenter close that I'm aware of, I could check my Maps on my phone but I haven't seen one in person

xd_1771 : What would be the benefit of starting off that low? Why not just get the best I can now and not have to worry about upgrading in the near future?
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post #24 of 36
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Okay, 8GB it will be and no I don't have a Microcenter close that I'm aware of, I could check my Maps on my phone but I haven't seen one in person

xd_1771 : What would be the benefit of starting off that low? Why not just get the best I can now and not have to worry about upgrading in the near future?
thats why the rest of us were steering you towards the i5
    
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post #25 of 36
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Okay i5, Z68, and HAF 912 so far. What graphics card should I get? I would like nVidia but I want something that will benefit me when I get in my Computer Science classes.
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post #26 of 36
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Okay i5, Z68, and HAF 912 so far. What graphics card should I get? I would like nVidia but I want something that will benefit me when I get in my Computer Science classes.
how much do you want to spend on a gpu? without going into workstation cards (which you can't afford, trust me) they arent ever really gonna help in CS until you start doing GPU offloading
    
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post #27 of 36
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I can go with about $200 for a GPU. It depends, because if it isn't going to benefit me in my classes then I can stick with a mid-range GPU but I do get the urge to game once in a while on my PC so I wouldn't want a slouch either.
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post #28 of 36
Id grab a GTX 460 or 560 (not Ti)
    
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post #29 of 36
What aspects of computer science are you planning on exploring? You really don't need that powerful of a computer for the majority of the work (at least at my college). I just have my sig rig for gaming/media/video editing in my free time.
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post #30 of 36
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I like the GTX 460 and I'm not sure which aspect I just know the major is Computer Science and we're going to be doing some programming. If possible I would like to keep my current sig to be honest.
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