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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.
Strongly agree.
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I need a sugar momma and I love GILF's. Maybe you could introduce me?

GL with your computer, wait for Ivy it's just around the corner. If you simply cannot wait go for a 970 or a used 980/990 then with that kind of change.
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Invest. buy books. spend about 1.5k - 2k on a pc.
i actually second this don't use all 4k save some you never know when you need it and i would do an asus board with a 2600k a gtx 570 (i know you have the money but you probably wont need it) and about 6 or 8gb of cas7 ram
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Invest. buy books. spend about 1.5k - 2k on a pc.
This is good advice. You need money for life expenses and fun, I'd go for a highish end 1155 rig, 4/8GB RAM, SSD, maybe a 460 or 570, depending on what you want.

Certainly don't spend it all.
    
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Invest. buy books. spend about 1.5k - 2k on a pc.
^This

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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
^Or this
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Motorbike.
This. Blowing $4000 on a puter is idiotic in my opinion. No matter what you build something better can be had for $2000 in 2 years... I think the bleeding edge stuff is just a waste of money unless you truly have a need for that kind of power (as in you do professional 3d modeling etc).

Remember the GTX 295 and how awesome that was just a couple years ago? Now look at it...
    
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post #27 of 177
Thread Starter 
ahhhh i have the SR-2 in the checkout bin, i don't know if i should.
-I have all my books bought
-I don't need the money, i don't want to sound like a douche but my parents are paying for college and everything else. I COULD OFFORD TO SPEND ALL OF IT ON A BUILD, thanks to mom and dad.
-I would like to continue with completing that SR-2 build, so please someone finish a list of what it consists off. A complete list would be greatly appreciated. I don't want to buy something which is incompatible.
Thanks
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post #28 of 177
I'd have to agree with a lot of the people in this thread. Keep your current rig if its good, or build a $1000-1500 one and save the rest. Even if you can afford to spend it all, keep some for future upgrades and whatnot.
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post #29 of 177
wait i thought this was OVERCLOCKERS.NET? why is everyone recommending BOOKS?

GUESS WHAT GUYS HIS PC IS GONNA BE BETTER THAN YOURS, AND HE DOESNT EVEN KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THEM, STINGS HUH? LOL.
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post #30 of 177
well if you really want to i guess but anyways you have the right kind of xeons in the checkout right?
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