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post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by xlilmissmjx View Post
Hey everyone this is going to be my partner & I's 1st custom gaming rig build and I would appreciate any suggestions you have for our build. We are looking to have 2 identical rigs built so we can each enjoy gaming online while not having to share a rig instead.

We will be using this for the standard stuff like ms office, web surfing, music & movies but our main purpose is gaming. Our budget is around $3000 Canadian, including taxes & shipping and the games we are looking to play @ 1920x1080 resolution are COD:MW2 & 3, Dirt 3, SC2, NFS (most current title), C&C 4 & BF:BC2, possibly some others as well later on

We already have a monitor, keyboard & mouse that we will using, so it's just the case, internals & os that we need. Here's what I've come up with so far..

Silverstone TJ08B-E or Lian Li PC-A05FNB
Corsair TX650 V2
Gigabyte GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3 / GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (dependent on case)
Intel Core i5-2500K or i7-2600K
Artic Cooling MX-4 Thermal Compound
Cooler Master V6GT
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600
WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 or Samsung Spinpoint F3 SATA2
eVGA GeForce GTX560 Ti DS Superclocked 1GB
Creative Labs SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium HD (only if we get the i5-2500K)
LG GH24LS70 DVD Writer
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM

So now I'm putting this build for you to suggest what I should keep & what I should change to tweak this build, I look forward to the suggestions
Is there any specific reason why you're needing a sound card?

The motherboard already comes with 7.1 capable and unless you're die hard audiophile you won't notice a hell of a lot of difference....
 
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64GB Crucial m4 Cooler Master Notepal L1 Windows 8 Professional x64 / Mint 14 Cinnamon 6... Backlit Keyboard 
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Sound Blaster X-FI  
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64GB Crucial m4 Cooler Master Notepal L1 Windows 8 Professional x64 / Mint 14 Cinnamon 6... Backlit Keyboard 
Audio
Sound Blaster X-FI  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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post #22 of 24
I'd pass on the SSD and bump the 560 up to a 570 or 6970. It'll be a lot easier to add an SSD down the line than to upgrade your card.
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i'd pass on the ssd and bump the 560 up to a 570 or 6970. It'll be a lot easier to add an ssd down the line than to upgrade your card.
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750GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD Seagate Firecuda 2TB SSHD Corsair H100i v2 w/ GT AP-15's Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 
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LG 34UM88C-P Logitech G810 Corsair HX850W Pro Series Corsair 750D 
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post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by BillOhio View Post
I'd pass on the SSD and bump the 560 up to a 570 or 6970. It'll be a lot easier to add an SSD down the line than to upgrade your card.
Yeah, SSDs are nice performance boosters, but if you're compromising on other, more important components, it may be worth. And, to be honest, all SSD prices are doing is going down, down, down with every new generation. So, I'm with this guy. ^
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