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Thanks. Im switching to this now,

Power Supply: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Sound Card:ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

I'm really getting surprised by how much money I am saving, and still getting a great computer. Thanks a lot!

The case color I don't really care about, I just saw it was the NVidia edition and I thought it would be easier to install NVidia card in the case that went with it. Also the reason why I chose that graphics card, I thought it would be easy to install with my case .


Very nice picks on the new stuff.
Although the case has nVidia marked on it, it doesn't really mean anything. Everything is exactly the same dimension wise. Only colours are different. You could save some buck if you want but that's totally up to you. After all, it is YOUR case and that's what you're going to see all day. And if you happen to have saved enough, go for a second 580 in SLi or a bigger SSD. Those will be quite beneficial to you.

Edit: With all the money you're saving, you might also want to get a better sound card than the DX. Maybe you could get a D2X from Asus. Some of the best I believe.
Edited by grandestfail9190 - 1/9/11 at 9:05pm
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Very nice picks on the new stuff.
Although the case has nVidia marked on it, it doesn't really mean anything. Everything is exactly the same dimension wise. Only colours are different. You could save some buck if you want but that's totally up to you. After all, it is YOUR case and that's what you're going to see all day. And if you happen to have saved enough, go for a second 580 in SLi or a bigger SSD. Those will be quite beneficial to you.

Edit: With all the money you're saving, you might also want to get a better sound card than the DX. Maybe you could get a D2X from Asus. Some of the best I believe.
Are you sure that a great sound card is necessary? Unless he uses a high end sound system, or a high quality non usb headset, there won't be any sort of a difference between the card and an integrated sound card (other than the very slight load it takes off the motherboard). It seems like a waste unless you plan on using high quality audio gear.
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Are you sure that a great sound card is necessary? Unless he uses a high end sound system, or a high quality non usb headset, there won't be any sort of a difference between the card and an integrated sound card (other than the very slight load it takes off the motherboard). It seems like a waste unless you plan on using high quality audio gear.
I forgot to mention that portion. My fault.

But if he is, then it'll be a great investment. If not, then another 580 or a bigger SSD would be the way to go. Correct?
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Are you sure that a great sound card is necessary? Unless he uses a high end sound system, or a high quality non usb headset, there won't be any sort of a difference between the card and an integrated sound card (other than the very slight load it takes off the motherboard). It seems like a waste unless you plan on using high quality audio gear.
I use bose companion 3 speakers and bose qc 15 headphones. Do you think it will make a differense?

Thanks for all the help, sorry if I ask a lot of questions.
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I forgot to mention that portion. My fault.

But if he is, then it'll be a great investment. If not, then another 580 or a bigger SSD would be the way to go. Correct?
Yes exactly.

OP, consider that if you are going to drop $100 on a sound card you should have the sound equipment to back it up. Think about how important sound is to you, because even though the card itself is $100, you'll want to pay another $100-200 for a headset or close to $300 for speakers just to notice the difference. For some this may seem like a waste but for an audiophile this is invaluable.

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I use bose companion 3 speakers and bose qc 15 headphones. Do you think it will make a differense?

Thanks for all the help, sorry if I ask a lot of questions.
Yes, the Bose speakers would definitely benefit from a nice sound card.
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delete the gaming network card.
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delete the gaming network card.
Im not quite sure what the card does, but supposedly the reviews say it lowers ping. Is it really not worth investing in?
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delete the gaming network card.
Oh yes, that seemed to have slipped past me. A gaming network card is extremely unnecessary. I always buy the cheapest possible network card I can find, because there is virtually no difference between them unless you do a lot of file transferring over your home network.

Network cards advertise 300mb/s speeds and lower ping/jitter/packet loss or whatever. But the truth is, a network card is no better than your internet connection, you will not see 300mb/s speeds when the average internet connection(and probably your's too) is under 20mb/s anyway. Likewise you will not get a 10ms ping when it is taking longer than that to interact with your ISP, etc...

Network cards have little to no gain between high end and low end unless you transfer a lot of files over a home network.
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I dont know how to delete this double post sorry.
Edited by xonix223 - 1/9/11 at 9:42pm
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Oh yes, that seemed to have slipped past me. A gaming network card is extremely unnecessary. I always buy the cheapest possible network card I can find, because there is virtually no difference between them unless you do a lot of file transferring over your home network.

Network cards advertise 300mb/s speeds and lower ping/jitter/packet loss or whatever. But the truth is, a network card is no better than your internet connection, you will not see 300mb/s speeds when the average internet connection(and probably your's too) is under 20mb/s anyway. Likewise you will not get a 10ms ping when it is taking longer than that to interact with your ISP, etc...

Network cards have little to no gain between high end and low end unless you transfer a lot of files over a home network.
Makes sense. I'll change it in the morning. Im on a cellphone atm so it's hard to edit. With just the money I save there alone, I can buy the better sound card. Thanks a lot!!!
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