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I spent 2 grandish on my PC, he claims to have spent up to 10 grand
Wow your whole comp cost u only 2 g's? Thats amazing, my comp cost around 2 grand. But that was 2 years ago. Wait no, that's impossible, a 980 alone costs 1k and 2 580's is another 1k, and 2 256 gig ssd's is another 1k. And all your other components are expensive, so if i were to guess i think it would be more in the 4k range.
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Originally Posted by Jov4nTh3Yu9o View Post
Wow your whole comp cost u only 2 g's? Thats amazing, my comp cost around 2 grand. But that was 2 years ago. Wait no, that's impossible, a 980 alone costs 1k and 2 580's is another 1k, and 2 256 gig ssd's is another 1k. And all your other components are expensive, so if i were to guess i think it would be more in the 4k range.
the 980x is an egineering sample given to me by my grandfather, a 580 is actually a 275 I rma'd after it died while folding

and the 256 SSD is 4 64gb ssds in raid 0 they went for 80$ each, the ram was also half off

If anything burns a hole in my pocket its my monitors. But I'm not counting those.
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For $70 sure.
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not everyone blows a crap ton of money on computers as you do
This,coming from the guy with a i7 980X?
Edited by Heavy MG - 4/24/11 at 5:08pm
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Howabout instead of getting answers from all over the place,
whats his/your budget? You said you want to upgrade, but I REALLY think you should not upgrade that. The only upgrade would be not to buy it....
Reason being: those parts limit you. You will only be able to re-use the HDD, disk drive, case, and maybe the PSU. The MoBo, RAM, and CPU will not be compatible with any upgrade. Look at the full systems section in the For Sale on this thread... youll find something nice that you dont need to "upgrade" right away. Plus, a decent crossfire/sli will run you anywhere from 150+. Just keep that in mind
$70 for a Samsung LCD monitor, case, hard drive, mouse and keyboard.. It seems to be a pretty good deal.
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post #46 of 55
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Originally Posted by Johnny Guitar View Post
If anything burns a hole in my pocket its my monitors. But I'm not counting those.
So youve still gone and spent, as you put it, a "crap ton of money" on your pc. The kettles calling the pot black here...
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The only hardcore games he said he would play is gta 4 and oblivion, so I just gotta figure an upgrade that can perform well in those games.
New pc lol.
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should handle oblivion fine, I used to play it on 3500+ single core, 2 gig ddr, 6800GT.. just don't go silly on the gfx settings but it should still look nice
    
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$70? That's a pretty good deal. I'll go for it.


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Definitely worth the $70, even though the computer is pretty crappy compared to computers these days it still comes with a monitor.
    
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