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Wondering what i should get for my sig rig. Another GTX 580 or a proper soundcard?
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post #2 of 12
SLI 580's all the way - don't think you would hear the difference with a dedicated sound card, most motherboards now come with pretty decent onboard audio - but thats just my 2 cents
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post #3 of 12
You'll be going overkill if you do it... But I would recommend another GTX 580 over any soundcard.
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post #4 of 12
A proper soundcard would definitely be much much cheaper than a 580.

But this is OCN so go with the more expensive route.
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post #5 of 12
id go sound card and awesome headset but thats just me with your monitor
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post #6 of 12
I'd go with a 580 for SLI and try to snag an ASUS Xonar DX soundcard too. They cost like $90 on their own and the software is super easy to work with.

Not to mention the clarity is noticed when I play games now. Explosions are sharper when they go off and the subtle noises you normally miss otherwise are amplified, like footsteps and the wind. This is a before and after review of playing Left 4 Dead 2 with 5.1 headphones.

And movies sound better anyhow. Nothing like watching a bluray movie on your computer with theater quality sound.
     
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Sli ftw
My Current Rig.
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SSD Corsair Force Series 3 120GB 500GB Window 7 Pro 64 bit SamSung 26' 1920x1200 
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SSD Corsair Force Series 3 120GB 500GB Window 7 Pro 64 bit SamSung 26' 1920x1200 
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post #8 of 12
Grab another 580 + 2 more monitors for surround
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post #9 of 12
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System won't get bogged down with another 580?
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Core I7 2600K @ 4.7Ghz (HT On) w 1.33v Asus P67 Sabertooth EVGA GTX 580 @930 core with 1.1v 8GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 2133 1.5v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Vertex3 MAX IOPS 120GB + Samsung 1TB F3 RAID 0 LG 10X Blu ray drive Corsair H80 + 2 GT AP15s Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
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Samsung T260 26" 1920x1200 Max Keyboard Nighthawk X9 mechanical Corsair AX850 GOLD CoolerMaster ATCS 840 Black 
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Logitech G5 v1 Mionix Propus 380 Auzentech X-Fi Hometheater HD + Logitech Z5500 Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch 
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Core I7 2600K @ 4.7Ghz (HT On) w 1.33v Asus P67 Sabertooth EVGA GTX 580 @930 core with 1.1v 8GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 2133 1.5v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Vertex3 MAX IOPS 120GB + Samsung 1TB F3 RAID 0 LG 10X Blu ray drive Corsair H80 + 2 GT AP15s Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung T260 26" 1920x1200 Max Keyboard Nighthawk X9 mechanical Corsair AX850 GOLD CoolerMaster ATCS 840 Black 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech G5 v1 Mionix Propus 380 Auzentech X-Fi Hometheater HD + Logitech Z5500 Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch 
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Microsoft Lifecam Studio Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX50 digital camera Adesso ARC-1100 Remote Control 
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post #10 of 12
gtx 580 - go go go
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