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Hello everyone

As the title says, I'm a french student setting up a new gaming PC, and hoping for some community feedback It's not my first build, but I kept my last one around 3 years, and as such have been "out of the game" so to speak =p

I read as much as possible in the past couple weeks before deciding on my final component list, and I think I have it set up pretty well

Here goes!

Motherboard: Asus Maximus IV extreme-z
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131760

Processor: Intel 2700k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115095

Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...018&Tpk=NH-D14

GPU: MSI n580gtx lightning xtreme edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127589

Sound card: Asus Xonar Xense
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132018

Headphones: Sennheiser PC 350
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...heiser%20pc350

PSU: Corsair AX 1200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...014&Tpk=ax1200

Memory: 2x4Go G.skill sniper PC15000 @ Cas 9 @ 1.5V
https://www.materiel.net/barrette-me...s-9-66219.html (sorry not found on newegg =p)

Case: CM Haf X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119225

B-ray/cd/dvd drive/burner: Asus's new one
https://www.materiel.net/lecteur-opt...1lt-67067.html

OS drive: Crucial M4 128go
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148442

HDD: WD caviar black 1T
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136830



And I think that about covers it =p

Now, before you all verbally abuse me, I have to explain a few things ^^

1) The 2700k, for some reason, is very cheap over here in France, and is the same price as the 2600k. The 2700k also has BF3 included, free of charge. A no-brainer since I wanted an I7..

2) Yes, 3go of VRAM is useless... except I'm planning on buying a second lightning XE, SLI, in order to do triple 3D monitors at high resolution. (Nvidia 3d surround). Which is why I opted for it

Anyways, please pardon my broken english, and I'm all ears, listening to everything you have to say

Thanks a lot for reading me!
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post #2 of 23
Looks good to me.The only thing that I might change is the ram.And the HD I would buy Seagate.The ram G Skill.
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post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 
The ram IS g.skill
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Crucial M4 128go Sata III and WD Caviar Black 1To ASUS BW-12B1LT Blu-Ray Windows 7 pro 64bit 24" 
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post #4 of 23
Looks like you did your research. all are good parts. stamp of approval, go!
    
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post #5 of 23
I agree with you on the 2700k, its only 25€ more than the 2600k here in Portugal, BF3 included is a good deal.

I would'nt get the sound card too expensive for the its beneficts, boards these days have very good onboard sound.
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That would be a beast of a rig GOOD LUCK!!!
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post #7 of 23
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Thanks for the comments

The thing about the soundcard is that I found a VERY good deal =p

Asus Xonar Xense + Sennheiser PC 350 Xonar edition for 200e!! Usually that's just the price of the headset
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Diktat View Post
The ram IS g.skill
My bad.
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G Skill Sniper 8 Gigs 1600 MHz Crucial M4 64GB SATA III  Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Backup Plus 1TB USB 3.0 LITE-ON 24X DVD/CD LITE-ON 24X DVD/CD 5,000 BTU AC & NH-D14 Summer 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
80 CFM Fan In Window With 90 Deg Vent Winter Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1 x64 Asus VE245 1080P Razer Lycosa Mirror Edition 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
1200 Watt Antec True Power Quattro Corsair 800D 8 Fans Full Blast Razer Abyssus Razer Vespula 
AudioAudioAudioOther
7.1 CH HD Audio With THX TruStudio™ Logitech H390 USB Headset Logitech 5.1 X-530 & Sony MDR-V150 Dynamic Ster... Rheobus Extreme 6 Speed Fan Controller 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2 GHz Intel D946GZIS On Board 3 Gig's Kingston PC2-5300 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 160 Gig Writemaster DVD/CD R&W Stock Intel Windows Vista SP 2 x86 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
I-INC iF171A HP KB-0316 BFG 450 Watt Black 
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post #9 of 23
All are great, I wouldn't change a single thing.
post #10 of 23
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I DO have one question though.. since I've read reviews stating both sides..

The Xonar Xense does have a built in amp, so as to simulate 5.1 sound on the stereo PC 350's right? I game a lot, with a great deal of FPS, and directional sound is a must for me.. I bought these to avoid having to buy an astro mixamp or such..

Will I be ok?
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Crucial M4 128go Sata III and WD Caviar Black 1To ASUS BW-12B1LT Blu-Ray Windows 7 pro 64bit 24" 
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Crucial M4 128go Sata III and WD Caviar Black 1To ASUS BW-12B1LT Blu-Ray Windows 7 pro 64bit 24" 
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