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Final build - Need opinions

Guest SoundOfDeath

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Not to hijack your thread, here is the build I'm looking at, also just under 1200:

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155

HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)

MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module

MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX] GigaByte GA-P67A-UD3-B3 Intel P67 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI [b3 Stepping]

SOUND: * Asus Xonar DS 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Audio Card

VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 6790 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card


Doesn't include monitor or os, but it has some tacked on stuff adding up to about $150.

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Guest Ret.Maj.Xander=US=

Sound yours looks legit.


Dill sound cards are over rated. Your mobo has 7.1 what do u need to buy a sound card that does the same thing. The only reason I could see is if you wanted different applications playing out of different speakers. But IMO sound cards have always been a waste of money. Also a SATA III HDD is pointless. You will never achieve anything close to SATA II speeds on a HDD, its like buying a "gold plated" HDMI cable. The only things that come close to SATA III is a SSD and thats the very highest end right now, which isn't the fastest because they have SSD's that connect via the PCI interface which is MUCH faster than SATA.

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Thanks for the advice on the hard drive, but the sound card is so I can actually record with sound, or is it that more of a limitation with my own mobo?
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