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    Hey guys,

    I'm a Welsh Student who's going to study CompSci at Aberystwyth University in September.

    I've been promising myself a new computer which will probably come to around £650 for all the parts, as a treat for the hard work over the previous two years.

    But I was wondering whether it's possible?

    Has anyone else here made a big purchase after they've gone into Uni, and how did you deal with it?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by number_25)
    Hey guys,

    I'm a Welsh Student who's going to study CompSci at Aberystwyth University in September.

    I've been promising myself a new computer which will probably come to around £650 for all the parts, as a treat for the hard work over the previous two years.

    But I was wondering whether it's possible?

    Has anyone else here made a big purchase after they've gone into Uni, and how did you deal with it?

    Thanks
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    Whether spending £650 is feasible.
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    Well maybe you should tell us where this £650 would be coming from? I.e student loan, savings etc. Then we can give you an answer
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    Oh, sorry - just read over what I said - pretty vague stuff.

    It'll be from student loans.
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    (Original post by number_25)
    Oh, sorry - just read over what I said - pretty vague stuff.

    It'll be from student loans.
    Depends on your lifestyle. I, for example am willing to spend all my money on a computer and not go out for the rest of my life. Depends on how much you need/want it. Depends how much cash you've got at your disposal.

    Personally, I would.

    Well, I wouldn't spend 650, you can get a very decent refurb for 400-500. But in the end of the day, it depends on your very own personal factors.
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    Well it's be self-built and should last me at least 5 years.

    I might purchase it over the year I'm there, spread it out a little.
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    (Original post by number_25)
    Well it's be self-built and should last me at least 5 years.

    I might purchase it over the year I'm there, spread it out a little.
    Self built should work out cheaper bro. Unless you're going crazy on a i7 or a bulldozer and SSDs :dontknow:
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    Maybe wait until christmas. See how much money you have left after your first loan?
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    (Original post by tamimi)
    Self built should work out cheaper bro. Unless you're going crazy on a i7 or a bulldozer and SSDs :dontknow:
    That made me laugh.

    It's a machine which will last me a few years to say the least, 3770k with Z77X-D3H so I can crossfire my 6950's when the time comes that I really need to.

    Most people say go with the 3570k if you're going for gaming, but with hyperthreading the i7 will probably last me a hell of a lot longer.
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    (Original post by number_25)
    That made me laugh.

    It's a machine which will last me a few years to say the least, 3770k with Z77X-D3H so I can crossfire my 6950's when the time comes that I really need to.

    Most people say go with the 3570k if you're going for gaming, but with hyperthreading the i7 will probably last me a hell of a lot longer.
    I think you misunderstood what I meant by Bulldozer. I'm not that funny. (See link below).
    i7 is great, really is, but it's also horribly overpriced. I'm pro-AMD but that's just down to personal preference. I'm not rich enough for Intel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulldoz...oarchitecture)
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    (Original post by tamimi)
    I think you misunderstood what I meant by Bulldozer. I'm not that funny. (See link below).
    i7 is great, really is, but it's also horribly overpriced. I'm pro-AMD but that's just down to personal preference. I'm not rich enough for Intel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulldoz...oarchitecture)
    Still funny
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    Bulldozer is a horrible piece of architecture.

    I hope to be-jesus that Piledriver kicks on a bit otherwise Intel will have no main competitor.

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