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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.
I don't really need the money, and my grandma won't let me give it back. I want to splurge on something ridiculous. So i probably will commit to this build. But coming back to my question will this fit in any full tower case lol. And what Wat psu will i need? A full build listing would be GREAT
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just said and see what bulldozer brings and get either SB or bulldozer with lots of ram and your programs will fly.
I am dying for BD to show up... then hopefully it will be out around the same time we see some Ivy Bridge leaks
    
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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.
Other than the OS I would wait on the software since you'll be in college you should be able to get Visual studio and office at a nice discount or through MSDNAA.
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The second person to say this.

You cannot have dual i7's in the SR-2, only Xeons.
so basicly a higher binned i7.

but either way, dual cpus isn't needed.
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@badatgames18

Under no circumstances should you buy Visual Studio and other programming applications individually. Instead, spend $20 for an AMC membership which will allow you to download Visual Studios, Microsoft operating systems (XP + Vista), and a host of other Microsoft based applications.

As for the build, good luck.
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so basicly a higher binned i7.

but either way, dual cpus isn't needed.
No, Xeons have a Dual QPI path, which is needed to run multiple physical CPUs in the one system.

i7's simply won't work with it, as an Xeon is much more than a higher binned i7.
    
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I'd go with the top 1155 board (gigabyte or asus), 2600k, triple 580's, 8 or 16gb ram, a high end liquid cooling system, corsair 800d, raid 0 with triple 128gb SSD's (corsair or ocz), some drives and triple monitor
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Invest. buy books. spend about 1.5k - 2k on a pc.
    
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i would suggest not to blow it all on a computer right now... build a nice one with <2k then save the rest for future upgrades or spend it on something else

2k will easily get you a top of the line 2600k build w/ custom loop
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