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I have done lots of research into this build. Something I would like to say is I already have the Graphics card. I got it for my current computer. Since I dont have the money at the moment I Just decided to use my old graphics card until the end of the month. I am planning on getting a GTX 670. Also I already had the Hard Drive, Mouse and headset. Total With shipping and taxes it came to $880. Once all the parts arrive I will post pictures and update this.

Edit : It is all together. It runs super fast. The start up is amazingly fast. It has been up for a few days but i have just been too lazy to upload all the pictures. I have just been enjoying it. Building the computer was one of the most fun experiences in a while. Everything went together smoothly. I take pride in the cable management. I would love to hear and comments or suggestions you might have.

P.S All the picture were taken before the sound card, SSD and optical drive had arrived.

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  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, good lookin build. Looking forward to seeing the guts and pics up here. We have pretty similar builds.

  • 88 months ago
  • 0 points

Just like to say, excluding the sound card this is a great build.

FYI, you'd have to spend over $40+ on a discrete audio card + $100+ on headset or an expensive 5.1/7.1 speaker system to even utilize or hear any audible difference from the on board audio on the Motherboard. If you did purchase a $50+ audio card but did not have high end headset or speakers you would not be able to hear the improved audio.

I can provide links on this topic if you'd like, would have to find them again :P So far most z77 boards provide pretty decent sound unless you do what I mentioned above.

- http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1910718

- and

http://sound-cards-review.toptenreviews.com/sound-cards-vs.-onboard-audio.html

  • 88 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh well. I didt see a reason why not to get it. My desicion was also weighted by LinusTechTips saying it is better to have a cheap one than a built in one. But thanks for your thoughts on my build they are appreciated.

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  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

I wont be selling the card because The build I am on is for my brother. It will have the video card. I Should have enough money by the end of the month for the 670.

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  • 88 months ago
  • 0 points

you are correct hanb18. The difference between what the motherboard has for output and what that headset can actually output is so small that the difference is barely heard by the human ear:

~ Motherboard output: = Output: 24-Bit, 192KHz, 97dB

Razer Charcharias output: = Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): 102 dB ± 4dB at 1 kHzMax

Thats a difference 5dB, "The average ear, however, can only detect a 3 dB change" so the difference is nearly undetectable. So really for -$30 you aren't providing yourself any noticable added sound performance with that headset.

  • 88 months ago
  • -1 points

Something to improve on: Could get better and cheaper PSU, better graphics card(e.g. Radeon HD 7870) and a case that expensive isn't necessary.

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

The only PSU's cheaper were from unreliable companies. I will chose the graphics card when I get the money. And the case is the only thing I really wanted. It is almost a perfect case imo. And I got a $20 discount with the RAM