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I am a mathematics major. I will need a very strong processor to handle scientific computing, but i also like to play games on the weekend.

My Grandma sent me a 4000 dollar check, so build me a computer according to those parameters. (4000 limit + video games+ scientific computing/coding).

Please include software, i.e visual studios or other integrated development environment, microsoft office, OS, etc.

Thanks

o btw, i will sell my newley built gaming rig for about 1000 (cost me 1600+) so you could add an extra 1000.
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wait for ivy bridge.

or if you want it now, go with an SR2 with dual i7s and dual GTX 580's with custom liquid cooling.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-070-_-Product
that board.

two of these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115066

this for ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145338

two of these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121409
and choice of case, psu, and liquid cooling
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drool.

if you can't wait for ivy bridge, wait for bulldozer
    
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$4000, nice early tax return
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what type of case will that need? will it fit in any full tower case? sorry for being a noob but what is the "ivy bridge"? and when will it come out.
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For what you are doing, I can see a decent quad core with 16gb of ram and a good video card will be more then enough, no need to spend 4000 dollars on it.

I mean yes buying the SR2 with dual i7s would be sweet, but it really isn't needed.

just said and see what bulldozer brings and get either SB or bulldozer with lots of ram and your programs will fly.
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what type of case will that need? will it fit in any full tower case? sorry for being a noob but what is the "ivy bridge"? and when will it come out.
If you even need to ask those questions, you don't need an SR2 board.

What is your current rig?

Ivy bridge is the next chip that intel will be releasing. Intel just released sandy bridge so ivy bridge is still a ways off.

bulldozer is the new chip that amd is releasing soon. should be in the next 6 months if not sooner.

It really doesn't take that much of a computer to do basic math and running visual studio.
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For what you are doing, I can see a decent quad core with 16gb of ram and a good video card will be more then enough, no need to spend 4000 dollars on it.

I mean yes buying the SR2 with dual i7s would be sweet, but it really isn't needed.

just said and see what bulldozer brings and get either SB or bulldozer with lots of ram and your programs will fly.
i7's wont work on an SR-2 you need Xeon CpU's for the SR2
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I mean yes buying the SR2 with dual i7s would be sweet, but it really isn't needed.
The second person to say this.

You cannot have dual i7's in the SR-2, only Xeons.
    
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Either go SB now and get a 2600k, 1155 mobo, some cas7 ram, a 580, and a H70, call it a day.
    
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