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whoever gets a loan/credit for computer parts is an idiot

rofl
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Have a better job then you? Save up?

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  1. Save up money
  2. Purchase high end hardware
  3. ????
  4. PROFIT!!!!!
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I work in the oil field industry. I am what you would call a "pipefitter" I fabricate piping of all shapes and sizes that make up the piping systems that refine oil into gas or other fuels. Even chemical plants... I put together 90 degree pipes, 45 degree and so on. They can be small, like the size of PC tubing, or so big that you can drive a car through them and have to be moved and fit together using crains and chain hoists.

I make 32.00 an hour, and sometimes per dieum "around 100.00 a day when I work out of town" I average anywhere from 50 hours a week to 90. I usually make between 65 and 100 thousand a year depending on how much I want to work...

Also, no formal education is required to do what I do, just on the job training and some math skills.. Oh yeah, a really strong back too...
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post #25 of 44
Well, i could buy a GTX 690 now (but don't need it), but would have been hard pressed to buy a GTX 240 when i was in college.
A GTX 690 is more status symbol than anything else and something to buy when all your needs are met.
Focus on your schooling and someday you may be able to get the hot new GTX 1380.

If half the gear rigs listed on this site are true, then you are not looking at the average pc gamers rig - you are looking at enthusiasts who make gear a priority.
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i have a better job then u and it allows me to buy anything i want

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Thread Starter 
ehh im a noob but when you have two high end parts, a good cpu and a good gpu, which one would be more beneficial for performance?

i'm sure it would be gpu, but what i am trying to ask is best shown with an example..

my i3 2100 and 6870 would still give me lag.

my friend has a 6870 (made by sapphire though, mine is by HIS) but an i5 2500k and that pc gets much better fps than I do in games like BF3 and skyrim.
    
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  1. Save up money
  2. Purchase high end hardware
  3. ????
  4. PROFIT!!!!!

Seems legit.
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Both of those games will take advantage of everything you can throw at them. Your friends quad core is faster, has more cores and might be overclocked.
You might not see any fps difference in a Call of Duty game.
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post #30 of 44
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post

  1. Save up money
  2. Purchase high end hardware
  3. ????
  4. PROFIT!!!!!

This is exactly how I afford what I have. I almost bought a 690, but lack of 5 monitor support was the main factor in deciding not to.

@OP, I'm a sophomore in college making less than you per hour smile.gif
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