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Well I'm trying to build a good gaming rig and can play almost all games on max settings with no lag or any problems. Mostly BF3 and all future games.

You guys think this is good?

Also should I add in a dedicated sound card? I have an Astro A40 + Mixamp and I want to get 7.1 Surround w/ Dolby Digital and people at astro recommended me to get the HT Omega Striker unless you guys have a better suggestion

And I'm thinking of changing the GPU to a GTX 570 instead, anyone know a good one?

UPDATED AGAIN

Edited by Degree - 7/26/11 at 8:03pm
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If you have the money to spend get a 580 or just keep the 6950.
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I don't think I'd be able to spend that much haha.
So I should just stick with the 6950?
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I don't think I'd be able to spend that much haha.
So I should just stick with the 6950?
In my opinion, or get a 6870 and save up for Xfire.
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post #5 of 22
You could always get a cheaper case, unless you really want that one.
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post #6 of 22
Get the Hx750 That non modular one will piss you off no end mate.


GPU - Personally,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130621


Edited by andrewmchugh - 7/26/11 at 5:19pm
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post #7 of 22
^^ That gpu

Also, look for better deals. You can get a 2500k for around $190 at micro center, check out the online deals forum and wait for a big sale.
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I don't have a microcenter around here, and thanks for the GPU!

As for the case, people suggested me to get a full tower case for future upgrades and more room.

It was either that case or the HAF 932. Which one you guys like better?
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I like the NZXT Phantom better....
    
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post #10 of 22
If you want a sound card get this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=xonar%20dx
It's got pretty good reviews, it's pci-e, and my neighbor has one and loves it.
Also, I hope you realize how big a full tower is. I don't see the need in getting one unless you're going to water-cool or have a million peripherals. A mid-tower would be cheaper and would definitely suit all your needs. (personal opinion) But do whatever makes you want!
Also, getting a modular PSU should definitely be put into consideration. That's the only thing that I might have changed if I could do it all over again. I have so many extra connectors at the bottom of my case!

Otherwise, looking good!
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