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i dont know much about sound.. All i know is that i have my headphones plugged into my speakers =p
    
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Hey Option, my one suggestion to you would be to change your motherboard. I agree that it is an excellent motherboard and that the 680ichipset looks to be much superior to the 965pchipset, but unless you are planning on getting some EXTENSIVE cooling going on, you surely will not exhaust the overclocking potential of the Asus P5B Deluxe/P5B DH, both of which are cheaper (in the p5b deluxe's case, significantly cheaper). I only say this because you stated that you a.) will probably not overclock immediately and b.) because you stated that you do not want to go SLI in the future, which nullifies both of the 680i's main advantages (among others...I know, I know ).

Considering your intentions for your PC, the only advantages of the eVGA(which BTW have amazingly friendly/helpful tech-support...RARE these days) 680i would be the 'great-wall-of-MHC' passive heatsink cooler and the fact that it is brand new tech.
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post #93 of 159
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post #94 of 159
Pro of the Silencer: single rail design.

Pro of the Silverstone: SLI Certified for the 8800GTX's

Silverstone is also high quality. I'd call it a tie, which changes into a win for the Silverstone if you go SLI with the 8800GTX
    
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Another thing- is $120 extra for a 8800GTX worth it?
    
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post #96 of 159
not in my opinion. I think the 8800GTS will be plenty powerful.
    
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post #97 of 159
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VV , ^^ , VV

I just got $500 for my B-Day, so now ill have around $2500-$2700 for my Rig now. What should i get now?
    
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post #98 of 159
Wait for Striker...If you are not in a hurry.
And maybe.....8800GTX?
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post #99 of 159
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i really dont want to spend $450+ CAD on a mobo.. and i could get a eVGA 8800GTX.
    
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post #100 of 159
Yeah, get this:
GPU - EVGA E-GEFORCE 8800 GTX $739.99 CAD

And if you have enough money left, maybe water cooling for the CPU.
    
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