How is this gaming rig? Tips and suggestion please!

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gordon1212

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Hi i just want to know whether this gaming rig is UBER or not some suggestion please before i purchase it!

cpu: Intel i7 875k
motherboard : EVGA P55 Classified P55 LGA115
Hard disk : WD 1.5TB 64MB (Caviar Green)
Memory : OCZ PC3 1600MHz CL7 Platinum(6gb x 2)
Solid state drive : Intel X25-V 40GB
Video card : EVGA GTX 570 1280MB Superclocked DDR5 (x2 sli)
Power supply : CM Silent PRO M 700W
Case : CM CM690 II (Basic) 2 Fans + Side Window.
window 7 ultimate

As i am a novice at this i would need some help with a sound card that is about 150++ with 7.1 surround sound. And Also some water cooling that would be Great!
 
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Trust me that will kick the crap out of every game on the market for the next several years.
 

gordon1212

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Ok thks for the help with ssd it was great. How about the sound card any suggestion?
 

crjdriver

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Just some thoughts on your build;
1 Unless you intend to hard core overclock, you do not need liquid cooling. The stock intel hsf works fine.
2 EVGA makes fine video cards not so with mb. Go with an asus or gigabyte board. I prefer gigabyte however that is personal preference; either will do fine.
3 Make sure you buy the 64bit ver of win7 not the 32bit ver.
4 I agree with Frank get a black series drive. Better warranty and better quality.
 

gordon1212

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I do intend to hard core overclock it so i would need the liquid cooling and can i get a few suggestion from other brands for mb with about the same spec?. I still need help with the sound card!
 

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You do understand that overclocking voids ALL warranties correct?

Next I do not see a sound card listed in your first post. Is there a problem with the onboard sound on the mb?
 

gordon1212

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Yes i do know it voids all warranties.I just need a sound card to give me crispy clear sound and not let my onboard sound take the job.
 

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I have used a few of these and they work ok.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102027
I would highly recommend NOT installing all of the stuff on the support CD. Download the latest driver only from creative and install that. The creative software that comes with a card is buggy at best.

FWIW I would really give the onboard sound a try before spending money on a sound card. I have a htpc that uses the onboard sound; rocks the windows when playing through the soundbar/sub woofer.
If you do not like the onboard sound, it takes all of a few min to install a sound card.
 

gordon1212

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YEAH! THKS crjdriver ! Now i will go fiddle with the net for some asus motherboard ! HELP ME TOO PLEASE N THK!
 

gordon1212

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Wow this board is good is it awesome for oc-ing i7 875k about 4.00 ghz??

And i decided to change to ati for gpu as it is value for money and better than nvidia in some sense i think.
 

crjdriver

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Right now ati has a better "bang for the buck"
is it awesome for oc-ing i7 875k about 4.00 ghz??
No one can guarantee you an overclock. Just because someone else achieved a given speed does NOT mean you can.

Remember do not overclock with parts you cannot afford to replace. There is NO safe overclock
 

gordon1212

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Yea thks for the tip imma get good overclocking and a experience oc buddy with me when i do it!
so upping the fsb will increase the cpu speed and the memory?
i need it to be at 2600mhz the 1 i am going to buy is at 1333mhz which is 3x4=12 gb ram kit ocz platinum.
if able to oc recommend me some corsair coolers to fit!
Total cost is about 2k is that okay with this rig just asking!
 
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