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16 Sep 2013, 16:14 PM
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HELP. Graphics card? SSD? processor? RAM? Its happening ppl the future is now.
16 Sep 2013, 16:15 PM
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16 Sep 2013, 17:35 PM
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Budget? It costs money to go fast, how fast do you want to go? :D
16 Sep 2013, 17:59 PM
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max 1500 would like to keep it within reason, don't need name brand if there is something better or comparable. Bud, Ill be using this for work as well so Ill be using 2 maybe 3 screens, will I need multiple graphics cards?
17 Sep 2013, 18:51 PM
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CPU i5 4670K $240
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899

Motherboard ASUS Z87-PRO $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132046

Memory 8GB DDR3 1600 $72
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

Power Supply Corsair TX 650 $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

DVD Burner $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Case Fractal Design R4 $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352020

2TB Hard Drive $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236404

SSD Samsung 840 Evo $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147247

Video Card HD 7970 $300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008

Sound Card Sound Blaster Z $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102048

Total $1307

There was probably $100 worth of rebates in there that i didnt include here too, but add shipping and its probably pretty close.

-This build will handle 3-4 monitors.
17 Sep 2013, 19:41 PM
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That soundcard looks fancy. How are the Creative drivers these days? Do they suck any less now?

$100 for a 120GB SSD now? Dayummm... nice deal.
17 Sep 2013, 19:59 PM
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Creative Drivers are fine, i have the same card and its nice. It is not the fanciest one either, they have several Soundblaster Z's.

$100 for a 120GB SSD is standard these days. You can get them as low as $80 sometimes.
18 Sep 2013, 12:29 PM
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Thanks Bud, I appreciate your help. I'll let you know how it turns out here as soon as I get it up and running.
18 Sep 2013, 12:48 PM
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jump backJump back to quoted post17 Sep 2013, 18:51 PMBudwise

Motherboard ASUS Z87-PRO $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132046

Sound Card Sound Blaster Z $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102048

Is the onboard sound not good enough? I've not bought a sound card in over a decade I think..
19 Sep 2013, 16:02 PM
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Onboard sound is meh. I recently had to test my onboard sound in COH and it sounded pretty muddy and bland. It works, but you can certainly hear a large difference with a good sound card.
19 Sep 2013, 17:49 PM
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Hm, I guess I should try it out :)
19 Sep 2013, 18:23 PM
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I would chose between an Auzentech or Asus sound card. Asus for music and Auzentech for gaming.
19 Sep 2013, 20:55 PM
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Asus has great music cards, but the new Soundblaster Z's are the tits for gaming. Auzentech still only has X-Fi solutions which are not at the same level as the Z. The higher end SB Z's also have replaceable opamps etc if you wanted to get fancy.
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