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post #41 of 177
dude forget the sr2 mobo. Seriously if I had that kind of money in college I would do this: Buy or wait for ivy bridge.
If you buy now get a SB processor + motherboard, a 580 and around 6GB of ram. a corsair 800D case, h70 water cooling kit and a few nices fans and probably an 850 watt psu in case you wanted to go sli later...

Woah that kinda looks like my build

Seriously dude, use that money for spring break / pizza / beer. Don't splurge 4000$ on a computer. There is absolutely no need for two processors AT ALL.
post #42 of 177
keep your current "new" rig, save, and then use it for a downpayment on a car!

But if you seriously want a new pc, your possibilitys are endless. its pretty much impossible to spend that much on a single computer for gaming and common use.
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post #43 of 177
Spend $1,500 on a PC. Play games and have fun.

Spend $2,500 on a party. Make friends and have more fun.
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post #44 of 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elite- View Post
Here I built you a $2600 rig:
It also includes a 120gb Corsair SSD and a Seasonic 850w PSU but it got cut off at the bottom.

850W is not enough for 2 580's.... And why 2 580's? He only needs one... The card is a beast..
post #45 of 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by PUNK rock View Post
Spend $1,500 on a PC. Play games.

Spend $2,500 on a party. Make friends and have a good time.
Why would you spend $2,500 on a party?
Unless it's a serious reason to celebrate, I don't see spending that much very logical..
post #46 of 177
I would spend $1500 and save the rest. No need to splurge man. You will regret the decision later on if you do spend it all. Think of what else you can get. That other $2000 or so can get your parents something really nice for putting you through college.
    
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post #47 of 177
How about a $3000 rig and then a $1000 "escort" its totally win win
    
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post #48 of 177
A GTX 580 uses ~220 watts AFAIK
The seasonic PSU is a superb performer.
It can handle the 600 watts power draw, with OC headroom.
 
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post #49 of 177
Since you have a newly built gaming PC why not just more RAM into that? seems pointless to sell it if it's so new.
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post #50 of 177
Really guys? Usually everyone is SR-2 FTW. I say go for it. But remember:

Bulldozer comes out soon.

Ivy comes out later this year.

Still, that SR-2 would rape everything...
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