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Go to the casino and double down! Just kidding. haha
    
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Do people know how to save money any more?

This is why we have so many homeless people on our streets
    
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Badat, you have scores of people telling you to not spend that $4000. So don't. Spend $2000-$2500 on a kick-ass rig and put the rest in the bank. You'll be kicking yourself in a few months if you blow that money now.
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post #54 of 177
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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.
This.

$1500 is enough for a nice system.

The rest of the money could be used for alcohol, parties, trips (reading week). Etc. During university, the extra money would help for other things to relax. Just my 2 cents.
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Can i get link to an SR-2 benchmarks?

*I'll try google.*
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850W is not enough for 2 580's.... And why 2 580's? He only needs one... The card is a beast..
Umm 2 cause of his 4k budget... and 850w will surely hold up 2 580s.
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How long does it take your current rig to get stuff done?
I'd suggest Puting it under water and taking it to 4 Ghz if it is an intel rig.
 
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Okay i decided not to buy the sr2, i am going to keep my current rig here it is: (suggestions to improve, new mobo, etc?)
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Windows 7 Ultimate

that and i will put the money somewhere i can't see it or else it will tempt me to spend it.
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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...
There is no point in buying a Ferrari if you are only going grocery shopping...
    
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Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
Okay i decided not to buy the sr2, i am going to keep my current rig here it is: (suggestions to improve, new mobo, etc?)
AMD Phenom II 1100t x6
Coolit ECO A.L.C liquid cooling
ASUS M4A88T-V EVO
AMD Radeon 6970
Antec 650W Psu
Apeva x-cruiser2 black
Wireless network card 802.11 PCI
8gb (4x2GB) 1600hz PC 12800
Windows 7 Ultimate
Overclock it if it isn't, put it all under water if you feel up to it.
Get a sound card.
Get a good set of speakers or headphones.
I suggest playing it by ear, if you need more power, you can buy more.
 
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