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post #31 of 45
for the sound card get a xonar STX.
 
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post #32 of 45
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Quote:
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for the sound card get a xonar STX.

Reasons?

I have a true 7.1 system through a receiver so it needs to be able to do that and do it well.
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post #33 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by hellboy_101 View Post

Reasons?
I have a true 7.1 system through a receiver so it needs to be able to do that and do it well.

Well the STX transmits 7.1 pretty well... =P
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post #34 of 45
For TIM I always use Artic Silver 5 and you don't need much. Make an X and small dots in the gaps is plenty, some people use a card to smooth if you want, I let the cooler do that for me. Go with 200mm fan in the front you'll get better CFM and it'll help your CPU cooler a lot no matter what version you go with. The Nocturna ones are pretty sick looking as long as you have the space and low profile RAM. Ivy Bridge is on it's way as far as CPU goes if you're willing to hold out a little bit longer. Good luck with the build.
post #35 of 45
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Ok so bit of an update, I decided that I'm going to do it once and do it properly.

Parts list as follows
Corsair Obsidian 650D Case
Corsair Hydro Series H100 CPU Cooler
Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SSD
Seasonic XP-1000 Platinum 1000W Power Supply
ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance CML16GX3M4X1600C8 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3
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BitFenix Spectre 200mm Black Tinted White LED Fan
Intel Core i7 2700K
Noctua NF-P14 FLX 140mm Fan
ASUS Xonar Essence STX
Wicked Wired Active Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter X 2

Also going to go crossfire 7970's and just ordered my 2 new dell 23" IPS ultrasharp. I love my first one. Another two is just going to rock my world tongue.gif
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post #36 of 45
You really have no need for a 1000W power supply, even 800W would be somewhat overkill. Unless you're going tri-fire at some point ofc. May I ask you that where will you order your stuff from? If they have Bitfenix's spectre PRO fans, I'd switch the front fan over to one of those.
That's probably all that's worth noting as I don't think comments like "I don't like the looks of noctua fans" or "I think ripjaws is better than vengeance" qualify as constructive criticism.
And no, I ain't jelly at all. rolleyes.gif
post #37 of 45
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Oh I know I don't have the full need for the 1000W but... it will all be overclocked and I want the best of the best. Therefore I'm planning for this to last me 2-3 years. Sadly PCCASEGEAR don't have the pro versions of the 200mm in yet so I'm stuck without it so far.

Oh yeh be jelly. Our AUS eta for the 7970's are today. Should be ordered today and I'll update the OP. Hopefully parts are here within the week.

Then the photos. Benchmarks etc begin!
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post #38 of 45
That tim is terrible btw.shinetsu x23, mx4, as5 are all considerably better.
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post #39 of 45
I think 1000w is too small - you needed 1200!

I get grief for my ax1200, but with seven years on the warranty it's almost future proof! With Ivy and Kepler this year I may go real big so why not get more power than you need? I never understood people griping that a PSU is overkill - I thought that was the point??!?!?! biggrin.gif
   
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Quote:
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Reasons?
I have a true 7.1 system through a receiver so it needs to be able to do that and do it well.

it's amazing smile.gif
 
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