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So whic Z model should I get? I'm also going to get some Corsair Speakers....

Bottom tier Z

Middle tier is the Zx, and the ZxR is the top tier. You only need the normal Z.
post #22 of 83
And as said you do get a microphone with the Z cards
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post #23 of 83
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Yes the 2500s and my budget is anywhere between 150-200..... That's for the sound card.... It will go in my build that will have the following:
Asus 144 Hz monitor or a BenQ 120HZ monitor
Core i7 3770K
VisionTek 7970 2 of them
Gigabyte UP5H
128 Plextor SSD
1TB HDD
Razer SWTOR lineup
Custom liquid cooling.....
post #24 of 83
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Yes the 2500s and my budget is anywhere between 150-200..... That's for the sound card.... It will go in my build that will have the following:
Asus 144 Hz monitor or a BenQ 120HZ monitor
Core i7 3770K
VisionTek 7970 2 of them
Gigabyte UP5H
128 Plextor SSD
1TB HDD
Razer SWTOR lineup
Custom liquid cooling.....
And a corsair ax1200....
post #25 of 83
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And a corsair ax1200....

For two video cards that massive overkill you dont need that much

And yes i have one myself before anyone says anything
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post #26 of 83
For $200 you can get the Asus Essence STX, it's the best card for $200 by an absolute mile. The Corsair SP2500s are remarkably good, however the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers would be a better choice, they're about the same quality for much cheaper. Finally, DROP THAT HEADSET, it's absolutely awful. How much do you want to spend on a headset, I'll pick a good set for you biggrin.gif
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post #27 of 83
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Yeah I know but I'm getting a good deal on it... My friend got it and changed his mind before opened it and I'm buying it for $120... He doesn't want a gaming PC instead he wanted a new Xbox.... Sad really...
post #28 of 83
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Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

For $200 you can get the Asus Essence STX, it's the best card for $200 by an absolute mile. The Corsair SP2500s are remarkably good, however the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers would be a better choice, they're about the same quality for much cheaper. Finally, DROP THAT HEADSET, it's absolutely awful. How much do you want to spend on a headset, I'll pick a good set for you biggrin.gif
Well since I was going to pay I think 150 for the SWTOR one I would say 150....
post #29 of 83
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Yeah I know but I'm getting a good deal on it... My friend got it and changed his mind before opened it and I'm buying it for $120... He doesn't want a gaming PC instead he wanted a new Xbox.... Sad really...

Alright fair enough

I got mine brand new and unopen for half price which was lower then the AX750 i wanted so thats the reason why i have it

Did you know that you can buy new cables in colors for the AX series they looks like this in my PC



Last dont buy a headset pretty everyone of them is not very good a pair of good headphones will blow any headset away
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post #30 of 83
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Well since I was going to pay I think 150 for the SWTOR one I would say 150....
$150 is kind of a deadzone, there aren't really any good headsets for that price. For $190 you can get Sennheiser PC 360s which I highly recommend getting. So here's a list:
Soundcard: Asus Xonar Essense STX - $180ish
Speakers: Corsair SP2500 - $200ish or Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 - $150ish (I recommend you get these)
Headset: Sennheiser PC 360 - $200ish
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