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Want to upgrade my computer before I head out to college. Will probably do this around July. Max spending... $400
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post #2 of 15
Save up another hundred and grab a 6970 or GTX 580.
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Originally Posted by Live_free View Post
Save up another hundred and grab a 6970 or GTX 580.
gtx 590 and hd 6990 are coming out, so hd 6970 and gtx 580 would fall below $400 until then in July.

What do you do in college? gaming or graphics design or statistics? If you don't play games that much in college you should upgrade to sandy bridge or bulldozer cpu when it's out
    
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I would buy an SSD, then sell your 4890 and buy a 6950 2GB and hope it unlocks to 6970 level. You should have some extra cash left over too.
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post #5 of 15
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Probably doing CompSci or Mechanical Engineering.

Also, I'm likely going to upgrade from my dying/deteriorating/obsolete 2006 MacBook to one of those new shiny Sandy Bridge MacBook Pros.

(inb4 price/performance, MBPs actually have a pretty decent value after student discounts (and dat iPod touch), and I like the serviceable and widestream support. I'll also be installing Windows 7 on it. Haters gonna hate)
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post #6 of 15
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I would buy an SSD, then sell your 4890 and buy a 6950 2GB and hope it unlocks to 6970 level. You should have some extra cash left over too.
I think I'd rather go with RAID0 Caviar Blacks... unless an SSD is so much better...
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post #7 of 15
An SSD is SO much better
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post #8 of 15
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I think I'd rather go with RAID0 Caviar Blacks... unless an SSD is so much better...
SSD ARE SO MUCH BETTER. where u been?
    
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An SSD is SO much better
Pretty much.
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post #10 of 15
A ~128GB SSD + your 640GB for storage is the sweet spot in my opinion. Also, if you are going to be in a dorm or apartment a nice set of closed headphones a sound card is also a good choice.
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