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Originally Posted by 13ack.Stab View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102918

Is this the card you're talking about? To be completely frank, I can't tell the difference between reference and non-reference cards on Newegg (except for the obvious ones - you know, the dual fan designs, etc).

The stock cooler... as in just using the stock fan on the reference cards?

Thanks for the fast reply.
Yes, that's the one I'm talking about.

They seem to Overclock a lot better than the reference card.

That card you linked, has a reference cooler but it is a non-reference card, the fan included in the cooler is a bit more silent than the usual reference cards.

I'd grab 3 of those you linked.
    
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Yes, that's the one I'm talking about.

They seem to Overclock a lot better than the reference card.

That card you linked, has a reference cooler but it is a non-reference card, the fan included in the cooler is a bit more silent than the usual reference cards.

I'd grab 3 of those you linked.
Good deal.

It's too bad that they seem to be out of stock on Newegg.

Do you think I'l; be able to fit a soundcard and a wireless adapter with the Maximus running a tri-fire configuration?

Also, might you have any opinions on my final three topics: the soundcard (I can't decide between two cards), a wireless adapter (where the hell do I fit an internal wireless adapter? a PCI slot on the motherboard or something? should I just go with a USB wireless adapter, or are those worse?), and an optical drive (I picked out two, but I can't decide between them).

Sorry to bombard you with all of these questions - I'm just excited now that I'm almost done selecting all of the parts for my computer!

-13ack.Stab
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On the soundcard point, what is your main focus? This is key in selected one that suits your needs. Creatives card tend to be better at positional cues in gaming and Asus cards tend to be better for music listening (that's not to say they CAN'T do both, in fact they both do either very well). Are you using it with headphones (if so which ones)? Some soundcards come with a headphone amp - this is required to properly drive high impedance headphones/
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I do a lot of both playing games (so directional positioning is nice) and listening to music.

I use a pair of Sennheiser 650s.
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I'm wondering if you are really going to use that much storage space u have. 6 TBs is quite a lot. As long as u don't plan on having a server, I think that 2 TBs is more than enough. My 1 TB hard drive serves me well and it's only at 60%...

Please be aware that u don't need that much graphic power if you don't use 3 1080p monitors or other insane resolutions.

Also, there is no real difference between the 2500k and 2700k in terms of gaming. So if you buy this machine only for gaming and daily use, than you could save some money.

I always thought that the NZXT Phantom case looks really nice. Maybe you'd like to take a look. However, your choice is still one of the greatest
Edited by andrei.c - 5/16/11 at 11:39am
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I do a lot of both playing games (so directional positioning is nice) and listening to music.

I use a pair of Sennheiser 650s.
In this case the STX is a good choice, as the 650 do need an amp>
Edited by Couch Potato - 5/16/11 at 12:39pm
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