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Originally Posted by sgilmore62;12072255 
You don't need the sound card -- onboard is better. Not sure what you are thinking with the SATA III controller card, your board has SATA III ports. Monitor seems overpriced for 24" as others have mentioned.

no getting a sound card is better than on board if you have a good audio set up. but the controller card seems pointless.
    
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Samsung F3 is better than F4. I think F4 was 5400rpm vs 7200rpm
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post #13 of 51
Thread Starter 
Thais for all the suggestions guys! Could someone recommend me a good monitor to replace my current one?
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post #14 of 51
If you need an IPS, I think mine is a great one, no ghosting in gaming either. But if your a gamer, this is a good monitor, 120Hz (for 3D Vision), 1080p, 23.6"

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Edited by snelan - 1/19/11 at 6:09pm
    
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post #15 of 51
Looks pretty good. I'd change somethings, bump your RAM to 2133. This should explain why. http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/mem...sandy-bridge/1
I'd say for 8GB get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231435 total +$90

Misc: $24.99 HighPoint Rocket 620 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Low Profile Ready SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card - No need total -$24.99

Sound Card: $89.99 ASUS Xonar DX - Why??? The board has good sound on it already. - total -$89.99

bump your heatsink to either SA or Noctua NH-D14, I'd say Noctua http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608018 - total +$30

bump monitors Samsung 27" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001392 - total -$150
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post #16 of 51
You definitely went overboard on the Speakers, RAM, SSD, Monitor, Video Card, and Case. You can save at LEAST $1000 there. I suggest you get 2 470s instead of the 580. Also, don't get that expensive of a SSD, buy smaller sandforce SSDs and RAID0 them You get better performance while you're at it as well. You need at MOST 6GB of RAM. Also, don't get those speakers, you can definitely do better with a good headphone (AD700, or ATH-M50), and I suggest you get a Essence STX instead of your sound card. You can definitely get a $200 monitor that's on par or better than the one you have listed. Also, get something like a HAF-X. You're spending way too much on the case. My whole rig cost me around $400. I think you can easily make your rig a LOT cheaper without sacrificing performance.
post #17 of 51
I'd reccommend a pair of or perhaps three 6970's. Price/performance point is right between 570/580 and you get 2GB of VRAM per card to crank up the AA and AF without skipping a beat.

Prioritize video cards and your PSU. With a budget like that, you shouldn't even THINK of using ANY previous-gen part. hli53194, how can you reccommend a pair of 470's??? Metro 2033 eats over 800mb of VRAM without even turning on MSAA!!
Edited by Hoshiyo - 1/19/11 at 6:21pm
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post #18 of 51
Or you could buy some 6950's and unlock them.
    
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post #19 of 51
If you were to change video cards I'd recommend 2x 570's in SLI about 100 more than the 580 single. You should check video reviews and benches, not just peoples words on it due to what they have.
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post #20 of 51
i'd go with the monitor in my sig.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001421

I got it for 199.99 on sale.

I'd get a good pair of headphones in the meantime instead of speakers, that is if you don't mind cans.
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