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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by thurnwood, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. thurnwood New Member

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    hello,

    after posting on here a few monthes ago with a computer i wanted to build i decided to wait for core i7. And now its finally here i need some help. i have decided some of the parts i want to use (listed below) but i need some help with choosing some parts and any infomation on the parts i have chosen, or other suggestions will be much appreciated. And also will this work? So heres the specs:

    Motherboard - Asus Rampage II Extreme Intel X58 (Socket 1366) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard - £319.99
    Processor - Intel Core i7 920 2.66Ghz (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1366) - £226.99
    Memory - G.Skill 6GB DDR3 NQ PC3-12800C9 1600MHz (3x2GB) Triple Channel DDR3 (F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ) - £189.99
    Case - ?
    Power supply unit - Corsair TX 750W ATX2.2 SLI Compliant PSU - £79.99
    Hard disk drive - Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 10000RPM SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (WD3000GLFS) - £165.99 and Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (WD7501AALS) - £79.99
    Sound card - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium - Fatal1ty Professional Series 7.1 Sound Card (70SB088600000) - £79.99
    Graphic card - Powercolor ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 2048MB GDDR5 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express) - £299.99
    Optical drives -?
    OS- vista 64 bit

    Total – £1449

    My budget is around £1200-£1500

    any suggestion will be appreciated, thankyou.
     
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    I've heard that Auzentech Preludes are the way to go for sound...

    As for the rest...Asylums picks look pretty good.
     
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    What's wrong with Auzentech...around here I've heard they are the shizz...
     
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    I meant I'm not sure which sound card as I know nothing about them :p Not I'm unsure about theone you suggested. :)
     
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    I've also heard to eek out another fps or two and to have really good sound quality to use the Creative X-Fi Fatality...but I've heard that the Auzentech (with respect to sound) is the apex predator...
     
  8. thurnwood New Member

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    okay, well i think im gonna go for tri channel ram, the psu asylum said about looks good, but i still dont know what case to go for.
     
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    You can’t tri channel unless you have 6 dimm slots.
     
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    Franklinwallbrown New Member

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    Umm...all ASUS x58 boards support tri-channel...
     
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    o.o lol read wrong
     
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    LOLz...it's all good.
     
  13. thurnwood New Member

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    so which sound card should i go with ?, i would like a good one as i will be gaming. and do i need two optical drives or would one be enough?
     
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    I'm not sure about the sound card, but in these days, I really don't see why you would need to have 2 optical drives, that is unless you copy dvd' or cd's a lot. The computer before the one that I am using now had 2 optical drives and then I moved to a machine with one, I can't say that I miss having 2 except for the few times the I need to do a disk to disk transfer. But that is not that often, for me at least. I think the the number of optical drives is a determined by the person using the computer.
     
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    @ thurn: It depends on if you are an audiophile or not. If you love crisp clear sounds. If music is your life. Then you need a good dedicated sound card. If you can't tell the difference between an MP3 and a wav file, then just use the on-board sound card. Now if you like to game. Then get a cheap-o card so that your CPU doesn't have to do the sound work.

    @ smalls: I would have to agree. 2 or more optical drives are nice to have, but if you don't copy DVDs or CDs extensively they really aren't worth it.
     
  16. thurnwood New Member

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    yeh i see what you mean Franklinwallbrown, in that case, as i like my music and im a gamer, i will get a dedicated sound card. i think i will get the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium.

    I will probably keep to one optical drive, as i have 2 atm and personally i dont really need the second one.
     
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    remember that a good sound card is nothing without the appropiate headphones and speakers
     
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    okay, well im using logitech X-210, which have 25 watt rms power. They are not the best speakers as ive had them for a while now and they were cheap. Should i keep them or is it worth changing them?
     

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