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Make sure your top components (mobo, CPU, video cards) are good. The other components you can buy later or you can replace without hurting your pocket or make some efforts to install.
I would not even buy a storage drive if I want the best but a bet short of cash unless I have some important files to store. The 128 Gb is enough to start with OS & some programs. You can either add another 128 Gb of SSD later & run it on RAID 0 for better performance & a little bet of storage. You can add later the Seagate HDD storage.

I am going to do that and do full SSD drive setup! Excited!! I will grab an external HDD to store my music collection instead of internal, been wanting to do that also. USB thumb drive even for my car, if only car supported FLAC. Off topic*

Also I am thinking about the MSI mobo but what justifies the price difference with the same card?

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Even with your current choice of mobo you still getting a good sound. That's a 7.1 channel HD audio. You probably don't see much difference unless you're an audiophile.

Yea I dropped my soundcard... for now. Nice to bring price closer to $1000

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With the cans you have/want to have onboard sound will not do any justice.

Don't have the HD650s yet, will probably be half a year before I do actually get them. Plus I will probably get the ODAC for a solid external setup.
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Also I am thinking about the MSI mobo but what justifies the price difference with the same card?

You mentioned overclocking a bet. It's MSI top Z77 overclocking board.

http://event.msi.com/mb/bigbang/p_001_z77.html

The soundcard really is a less costly/easy upgrade. To save money you can do it in the future.
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You mentioned overclocking a bet. It's MSI top Z77 overclocking board.
http://event.msi.com/mb/bigbang/p_001_z77.htmlThe soundcard really is a less costly/easy upgrade. To save money you can do it in the future.

REP+

I like you man, it's like you know exactly what I was wanting. The mobo is def something you shouldn't cheap out on.

What about ASUS? And why the **** is there different manufacturers of the board, who really makes it?
Edited by logicPwn - 9/13/12 at 7:15pm
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The Asus ROG board I've mentioned before is a good board. I doubt if you're going to use the Thermal Fusion & mSATA options of the board. I probably won't use the Thermal Fusion water cooling option of the board if I have it. You already have SSD so you can do it without that mSATA option. Those options are just mainly bling specially for new users. It adds to the price of the board.
Edited by Cheaptrick - 9/13/12 at 8:09pm
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The Asus ROG board I've mentioned before is a good board. I doubt if you're going to use the Thermal Fusion & mSATA options of the board. I probably won't use the Thermal Fusion water cooling option of the board if I have it. You already have SSD so you can do it without that option. Those options are just mainly bling specially for new users. It adds to the price of the board.

Cool, so who actually manufacturers that board, the Z77?
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The Z77 chipset is made by Intel for Intel. :P

Or do you mean the Z77 MPower?

The Z77 MPower is by MSI, which recently has been building its reputation a lot from its MPower/Big Bang XPower series motherboards. If you're going to be overclocking, the MPower is one of your best bets because each one is tested to reach at least (I think) ~4.5GHz with a real Intel processor (not that they can guarantee that the processor you buy will be able to reach that speed, but Ivy Bridge is very similar overclock-speed wise to Sandy Bridge, so it shouldn't be a problem).

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You mentioned about playing Crysis 3. Cevat Yerli (head of Crytek the developer of Crysis 3) in a latest interview talked about the game "going to melt your PC". Expect that you need to have a good video card to run it. I'll suggest to get the Radeon HD 7970 or the GTX 670 card. I doubt if the recently release GTX 660 TI can run the game in high settings with full AA.
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You mentioned about playing Crysis 3. Cevat Yerli (head of Crytek the developer of Crysis 3) in a latest interview talked about the game "going to melt your PC". Expect that you need to have a good video card to run it. I'll suggest to get the Radeon HD 7970 or the GTX 670 card. I doubt if the recently release GTX 660 TI can run the game in high settings with full AA.

Would 650w be enough for a dual GTX 670 setup?
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Would 650w be enough for a dual GTX 670 setup?

Yes, a Quality 650W will be plenty, but you might need some molex to PCIe adapters, because you will need 4 PCIe power connections
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Yes, a Quality 650W will be plenty, but you might need some molex to PCIe adapters, because you will need 4 PCIe power connections

I got a PSU with 4 PCIe
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