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As I have said before, the 980x isn't worth it. If it was around $600, then maybe I would agree. In real life performance, he probably won't notice the difference. Don't misunderstand me, I would absolutely love the 980x, but I can't justify the price.
It's not worth to you since you're a typical AMD guy, AMD = man on a budget. Intel = man with deeper pockets and more performance

AMD's - 1090t =/= better bang for the buck
Intel - 980x = way more performance (yes, way more, because he's going to USE IT) but more $$$

The verdict

-- He can AFFORD the 980x and will utilize it more. Your debate just isn't valid

You're saying don't buy that ferrari because you can afford it, buy the Mustang instead because you can't justify the price
     
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Yes, I agree with drBlaman, I don't see any b&m computer stores near you, but depending on the time frame (when he leaves) you could do it on newegg. As you have seen on here, everyone has points, and we use those points to justify our purchases based on personal needs. (well mostly wants)

As I stated before, if you're son is an Intel fanboy, he won't be very happy if he opens an AMD build, and vice versa. BTW, you HAVE to show him this thread.
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Yes, I agree with drBlaman, I don't see any b&m computer stores near you, but depending on the time frame (when he leaves) you could do it on newegg. As you have seen on here, everyone has points, and we use those points to justify our purchases based on personal needs. (well mostly wants)

As I stated before, if you're son is an Intel fanboy, he won't be very happy if he opens an AMD build, and vice versa. BTW, you HAVE to show him this thread.
It's suppose to be a surprise...
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John,

I'd try to ask him "Hey, son, which chip is faster these days? Intel or AMD? Which one u like more"

If he says AMD.... don't even bother spending more than $800 on the comp )
     
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It's suppose to be a surprise...
lol, true. That will be one hell of a surprise when you drop $4K and he's pissed about it.
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When all is said and done... if you have a couple hundred left to spare grab a second monitor. I personally find it helpful across the board but art creation guys should especially so.

The second monitor does not have to be high quality like the 2560x1600 resolution one that people have linked before. If you get that monitor, then a 22" 1680x1050 monitor that can be run in portrait mode would fit alongside it very nicely. The second monitor is useful for keeping other applications at the forefront or in this case.. having a window open with renders on it for quick drag n drop in to PhotoShop on the main screen.

Honestly I am starting to have a hard time running just two monitors now LOL.


EDIT: As for the AMD/Intel. he is an AMD fan I assume. Intel 8 core CPUs run about 3500 a piece IIRC (just dropped to 3,000 each). Which means AMD especially if he wants two of them. (He mentioned 16 cores and SLI)

EDIT EDIT: I am not Saying that AMD is the better or worse choice. Just based on the kids statement. 16 cores. = 2 octo core CPUs for $500 each and a $400 motherboard. Not sure how the 980X would compare to that... especially with c4D/photoshop.
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Yea, multiple monitors rock. He's going to a dorm thou, right? Hard to fit too much in there
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If your son knows how to build computers and is very familar about the hardware he needs for what he does, the best thing you can do is take him to a computer store (MicroCenter, CompUSA, or something very similar or NewEgg Online Store) and let him pick out what he wants.

Here's a possible scenario...while the two of you are at the computer store or looking online, ask him if he had $4K, what type of hardware would he buy. Then after he selects everything, tell him, "Let's buy it."

That right there will still be a surprise because it's you buying all this for him while being with him.
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John,

I'd try to ask him "Hey, son, which chip is faster these days? Intel or AMD? Which one u like more"

If he says AMD.... don't even bother spending more than $800 on the comp )
Doing something like this would be a good idea. Here's what I'm thinking: Tell him you have a co-worker who is building a computer for *the amount of money you have left after buying that monitor* and he needs a parts list. Then order whatever he gives you .
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Just an fyi, you guys are probably being trolled. A google search for "how to put a pc together" and "what pc parts to buy" yield 0 results on first page for overclock.net. Plus, a grown man wouldn't misspell Tutorial.

You guys are being had.
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