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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by MegaMan, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. MegaMan

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    Been a few months and I've decided to go for haswell, Should be building by the end of the month.
    Quick question I have some ARCTIC MX-4 that is about 2.5 years old, is it still good?
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    Rock on and enjoy. :rockout:

    If it still easily comes out of the tube easily you should be fine.
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    Taking The Plunge

    You lucky dog, you get to play with the new hardware. I've pretty much decided to skip Haswell and spend my $ on better cooling (my H100 is good but I need a custom loop) and maybe a GTX 770. They say Haswell runs even hotter than Ivy Bridge when overclocked, so don't forget to include a premium liquid cooler to your budget.
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    I don't know, the TPC-812 looks awfully good, especially in the noise department.
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    Well I already bought the 100i, so that will have to be good enough for a while.

    The last thing I need to figure out is how good the sound on the sniper m5.
    I currently have a xonar dg. Since the new board won't have a plain old pci slot, that won't work.
    I'm wondering if getting a xonar dgx is worth while and how much better it is than the fancy sound on the sniper.
    I have ATH-M50's currently and at some point I might upgrade further.
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    I would not bother with a dedicated sound card personally. But you might care enough.
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    I can tell you I care enough to upgrade from realtek audio, which is what the vast majority of motherboards have.
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    Changed my mind on the motherboard, ordered the case, and decided to get a better sound card and buy it used on ebay.
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