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maybe you should actually use the money for school. I'm sure she didn't give it to you for a computer. she gave it to you for tuition and books.
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post #132 of 177
Keep your current build, but upgrade:
PSU for that Seasonic 850 W unit someone has already suggested.
Another 6970 for crossfire if you want more performance on gaming (Or switch to an nVidia equivalent if you're into PhsyX and folding etc)
Maybe switch out the RAM to 4x4GB (if you find yourself running out of RAM for programming etc)
Maybe a better cooler? That way you can overclock alot more and hence increase computing power for very little extra cost

Then get an awesome chair that you can sit on comfortably while using it. Trust me, doing projects on a 5 year old, half broken chair is not fun.

Save the rest for emergency expenses and the like.

Good luck with your build
     
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post #133 of 177
Ill say the save it, but with a twist. Reward yourself for academic excellence, a carrot if you will

"I kicked ass this semester, new GPU!"

Something like that, so you still are upgrading, and it is also a way to incentive yourself to do well!

Just my two cents.
    
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post #134 of 177
lol epic out of control thread on the first few pages just keep your current system. it will be fine for what you need. get another psu and more ram maybe and thats about it. you could water cool everything to keep it quiet and thats all id do
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i think it is 10.11. Right from the box, i haven't updated it yet... maybe i should.
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post #136 of 177
I think you should just pocket it because your sig rig looks good.
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post #137 of 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crecente View Post
Maybe the GPU scaling the image to fit the 55" TV is a large workload. I'd reccomend upgrading your PSU, and getting another 6970, and see how that goes. That or try out a regular computer monitor.
This is a joke right, screen size?
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post #138 of 177
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Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
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.
haha, do u really 'need' a $4k pc system if u already have a $1600 system? save it for a Vegas spring break!
    
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post #139 of 177
Tell Grandma to send me a cheque too


Good luck on the build
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post #140 of 177
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I saw someone suggest the 6990. Anyone know when in february it will release? late or early feb. How much do you guys think it will cost to crossfire those babies.
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