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The same as the rest - definitely go for an improved video card. No one knows what SB will bring, or even if it is bug free - and in a few months, after Bulldozer, Intel will be slicing SP prices in half.

But from a processing point of view, SB will offer less of a percentage increase over a Phenom when compared to the percentage you will score in the GPU department. Many of the 3D programs you might use at school will need massive GPU, rather than raw CPU clock cycles.

And knowing pharmacy programs - you won't be using the computer too much, it's all about memorizing basically everything and regurgitating it with extreme accuracy. By the time you need some special program, SB/IB & Bulldozer will be long obsolete, replaced by whatever generations follow. The bang for the buck will be in the GPU.

As for the PSU - I'd only replace that if you start stressing the current PSU. Like, you might need that if you go with 2 570's on a full loaded box. PSUs are a commodity, you just replace it when you need to, no problems.
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GTX 570, and your psu's fine for that, so save the money up for Sandy Bridge
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You guys missed the reason for him buying a PSU... if he bought a PSU with it he would upgrade to SLI later.
    
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You guys missed the reason for him buying a PSU... if he bought a PSU with it he would upgrade to SLI later.
why not just buy the PSU later too?
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why not just buy the psu later too?

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