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I would drop the sound card, unless you have a good set of cans to back it up. Extreme4 is a solid board, I would keep it A quality 500W is plenty for your setup thumb.gif
Here is a link to a high quality modular psu
http://afuture.nl/productview.php?productID=298239
With the savings you can probably up the GPU to a GTX 670 or pocket the difference thumb.gif

I will be upgrading my headphones to Audio Technica ATH-AD700s later this year. The sound card stays.

How different is the Pro3 from the Extreme4?

I will consider the PSU.

I'm not changing the key parts like the GPU or CPU. I need to tone down the price.
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How different is the Pro3 from the Extreme4?

 

The Extreme4 will OC better, and it has more PCIe 3.0 slots (they both have 2 PCIe x16s, but one of the Pro3's is 2.0), as well as more USB 3.0 slots. I also like the Extreme4's LAN chipset better, as it's Broadcom, while the Pro3 has a Realtek LAN chipset.

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The Extreme4 will OC better, and it has more PCIe 3.0 slots (they both have 2 PCIe x16s, but one of the Pro3's is 2.0), as well as more USB 3.0 slots. I also like the Extreme4's LAN chipset better, as it's Broadcom, while the Pro3 has a Realtek LAN chipset.

What about the Pro4? I won't SLI or Crossfire, don't care if it's 2.0 or 3.0.
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Essentially the Pro4 just gets you a couple additional SATA 6.0 ports and USB 2.0 ports. Also, for what it's worth, the Extreme4 has an eSATA port that neither the Pro3 nor Pro4 has.

 

Really though, if you're not doing any intense OCing, and you're not worried about SLI or Crossfire, it comes down to whether you think you'll need any of the additional features (like eSATA, a couple more USB 3.0 ports, slightly better LAN chipset, etc.). If not, you're not losing much if you get the Pro3 or Pro4, and you're saving a few bucks.

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