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post #11 of 22
hummm do you really need to spend that money ? your system looks more than fine imo
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hummm do you really need to spend that money ? your system looks more than fine imo
This, save for AMD FX-Series?
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New mobo?
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A soundcard would be obsolete to say the least. Pretty much what happens is: your software (whatever you are using to play the source) is encoding the signal (compressing so it can fit over optical cable), then passing it through your soundcard (note your soundcard isn't doing anything...it is essentially just a gateway) and your optical cable to your receiver where it is decoded back to analogue to be played through your speakers. The receiver does all the decoding, so essentially onboard would do as good as a dedicated soundcard. However, if you use analog 5.1 or headphones then yes a dedicated soundcard will improve your audio quality (theoretically, that is if you can notice the difference).

I'd suggest getting a new GPU and selling your 280 GTX.
OK nvm, scratch that...I didn't see that you just got a 560 GTX. I would probably grab yourself an SSD then (as a boot drive).
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Actually if you plan an expansion to AMD FX series, a new mobo wouldn't be a half bad start at all.
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Actually if you plan an expansion to AMD FX series, a new mobo wouldn't be a half bad start at all.
This was my first thought (and xd_1771 ALWAYS knows what he's talking about). Something half decent, with a good 8+2 VRM section, and SLI/crossfire x8/x8 support.

Otherwise an SSD for boot drive. 64gb is plenty for OS and related essential programs, Office, and a game or two. Everything else goes on one of the other hard drives you already have. Basically you run your WD 640gb as a companion to the SSD, installing all you windows programs and games to that drive THROUGH the windows install on your SSD.
post #17 of 22
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Actually if you plan an expansion to AMD FX series, a new mobo wouldn't be a half bad start at all.
That's what i was thinking like something to run BD- AM3+ right?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128490


Or this - it's a little out of the price range though---

Supports BD
Crossfire @ 16x
4slots of ddr3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157248
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i know nothing about SSD drives and running them would it be ok to run one n this config:

SSD - Win7, 3dmark, Office, Photoshop CS5 etc..
Raptor (current main drive) - Steam All the rest of the programs
Other HDD - music, videos, backups etc..
post #19 of 22
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i know nothing about SSD drives and running them would it be ok to run one n this config:

SSD - Win7, 3dmark, Office, Photoshop CS5 etc..
Raptor (current main drive) - Steam All the rest of the programs
Other HDD - music, videos, backups etc..
that is the most optimal setup for what you have. perfect!
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I HATE reinstalling windows....
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