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Originally Posted by Fateful_Ikkou View Post

Lol I agree, your build is shaping up up to be really sturdy however a decent mid-range sound card will do wonders even with cheapo headphones from wal-mart. biggrin.gif
Personal experience with my stereo chimaeras has proved that even a mid-range Sound card can really improve the quality of audio output, I don't know how I went without a decent sound card before I got this motherboard. Even with my Via-Audio/Creative onboard hybrid mix the audio difference from stock is outstanding. thumb.gif

If there really that good then ill definitely consider getting one.
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Originally Posted by UltraHoboLord View Post

You can get a cheap sound system and it will sound a lot better. I would say the Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 - $18 I have them and they work great thumb.gif. you won't really need a sound card unless you want to spend about $80 for better sound.

Well I dont know much about sound cards, but I do know i definitely wouldnt spend more than 40.
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Originally Posted by killakris View Post

Part list permalink: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6EXf
Part price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6EXf/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6EXf/benchmarks/
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8 69.7 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler ($48.92 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($117.94 @ Adorama)
Hard Drive: OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($459.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($156.98 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1351.64
more options to choose from
went with the same mobo and cpu, switched case cpu cooler, ssd, 750gb caviar black, ram, psu, and video card
around 150 left for things like sound card or game mouse or something, feel free to chime in on changes
btw thanks for showing me the system builder website, thats handy for this kind of situation, and much easier

I like this build too, but I am going to keep the case I originally started with tongue.gif. Yes that website is absolutely amazing! Once again thank you biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by killakris View Post

Part list permalink: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6EXf
Part price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6EXf/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6EXf/benchmarks/
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8 69.7 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler ($48.92 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($117.94 @ Adorama)
Hard Drive: OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($459.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 750w ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($156.98 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1351.64
more options to choose from
went with the same mobo and cpu, switched case cpu cooler, ssd, 750gb caviar black, ram, psu, and video card
around 150 left for things like sound card or game mouse or something, feel free to chime in on changes
btw thanks for showing me the system builder website, thats handy for this kind of situation, and much easier

A few notes:

The M4 is better then the agility 3.
The 680 is better then the 7950.
The Rosewill PSU is better then the Corsair and it's cheaper.
He put down the storm in his original build so I assume that's what he wanted.
I don't know about the CPU cooler but it's probably fine.
2 dims as opposed to 1: more stress on memory controller

Besides that fine just minor changes.
post #43 of 288
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Originally Posted by UltraHoboLord View Post

A few notes:
The M4 is better then the agility 3.
The 680 is better then the 7950.
The Rosewill PSU is better then the Corsair and it's cheaper.
He put down the storm in his original build so I assume that's what he wanted.
I don't know about the CPU cooler but it's probably fine.
2 dims as opposed to 1: more stress on memory controller
Besides that fine just minor changes.

rosewill psu is also a bronze certified where as corsair was gold, so thats where the price dif comes from, plus it has better sleeving and is 100% modular, plus corsair service is very good.
why would you stress the mem controller with only 2 dimms, mobo supports up to 32gb, which the cpu will also handle just fine
chose a different case to change things up, like i said, its his and he can change whatever,
true about the m4.
figured the cooler would be better for OCing the 2500k as its a good overclocker.
680 is better, its also slightly more expensive, and sold out in most places, i guess is OP waits till around june, there will be more options for non reference 680 cards too
i was also trying to stay with a color scheme, which is why i chose the ram, cooler, and vid card, to match with the black and blue lights on phantom
Edited by killakris - 4/9/12 at 10:17pm
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A few notes:
The M4 is better then the agility 3.
The 680 is better then the 7950.
The Rosewill PSU is better then the Corsair and it's cheaper.
He put down the storm in his original build so I assume that's what he wanted.
I don't know about the CPU cooler but it's probably fine.
2 dims as opposed to 1: more stress on memory controller
Besides that fine just minor changes.

rosewill psu is also a bronze certified where as corsair was gold, so thats where the price dif comes from, plus it has better sleeving and is 100% modular, plus corsair service is very good.
why would you stress the mem controller with only 2 dimms, mobo supports up to 32gb, which the cpu will also handle just fine
chose a different case to change things up, like i said, its his and he can change whatever,
true about the m4.
figured the cooler would be better for OCing the 2500k as its a good overclocker.
680 is better, its also slightly more expensive, and sold out in most places, i guess is OP waits till around june, there will be more options for non reference 680 cards too
i was also trying to stay with a color scheme, which is why i chose the ram, cooler, and vid card, to match with the black and blue lights on phantom
The psu I listed, the rosewill capstone 750w is 80+ gold cerified. Cousairs psus are overpeiced most of the time too.

The less dimms the faster so the memory controller doesn't have to control two as opposed to one.

The 680 is most of the time better then the 7970 so I would say its worth $50 more.

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rosewill psu is also a bronze certified where as corsair was gold, so thats where the price dif comes from, plus it has better sleeving and is 100% modular, plus corsair service is very good.
why would you stress the mem controller with only 2 dimms, mobo supports up to 32gb, which the cpu will also handle just fine
chose a different case to change things up, like i said, its his and he can change whatever,
true about the m4.
figured the cooler would be better for OCing the 2500k as its a good overclocker.
680 is better, its also slightly more expensive, and sold out in most places, i guess is OP waits till around june, there will be more options for non reference 680 cards too
i was also trying to stay with a color scheme, which is why i chose the ram, cooler, and vid card, to match with the black and blue lights on phantom

The only reason I chose the cpu cooler that I did was because I dont plan on overclocking my cpu past 4.5. I did and at one point was going to go with that phantom case, but I do not feel it is big enough so it was between the haf 932 and the storm trooper... the storm trooper won lolll. Also I have no knowledge about the ram wether one stick is better than two, but I do believe I also saw someone say one is better in a forum I was in awhile ago.
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Originally Posted by UltraHoboLord View Post

A few notes:
The M4 is better then the agility 3.
The 680 is better then the 7950.
The Rosewill PSU is better then the Corsair and it's cheaper.
He put down the storm in his original build so I assume that's what he wanted.
I don't know about the CPU cooler but it's probably fine.
2 dims as opposed to 1: more stress on memory controller
Besides that fine just minor changes.

With the ssd I heard good things about the m4, but is it worth getting one now since prices are pretty high? I know they perform really well, but are they worth the money right now?
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Originally Posted by UltraHoboLord View Post

A few notes:
The M4 is better then the agility 3.
The 680 is better then the 7950.
The Rosewill PSU is better then the Corsair and it's cheaper.
He put down the storm in his original build so I assume that's what he wanted.
I don't know about the CPU cooler but it's probably fine.
2 dims as opposed to 1: more stress on memory controller
Besides that fine just minor changes.

With the ssd I heard good things about the m4, but is it worth getting one now since prices are pretty high? I know they perform really well, but are they worth the money right now?
No, the prices are extremely low. Last june they were $100+ so they are defitely worth it now.

Check the price history thing here
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-drive-ct064m4ssd2

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Edited by UltraHoboLord - 4/10/12 at 8:37am
post #48 of 288
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No, the prices are extremely low. Last june they were $100+ so they are defitely worth it now.
Check the price history thing here
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-drive-ct064m4ssd2
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Wow you are right, I still have time though so hopefully theyll go even lower biggrin.gif. Also what should I put on the ssd drive besides the OS
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Wow you are right, I still have time though so hopefully theyll go even lower biggrin.gif. Also what should I put on the ssd drive besides the OS

pretty much your normal programs and documents, things like music and movies would go on a second hdd, also games can be installed on either, so the ones you play the most, or the ones that have lots of long loading screens should go on the ssd
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pretty much your normal programs and documents, things like music and movies would go on a second hdd, also games can be installed on either, so the ones you play the most, or the ones that have lots of long loading screens should go on the ssd

you think bf3, mass effect 3, need for speed, and metro 2033 would fit?
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