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What's a good sound card for this setup?

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April 9, 2014 12:10:06 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core ProcessorP ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU CoolerP ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 MotherboardP ($141.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 MemoryP ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DriveP ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video CardP ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300r Windowed
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power SupplyP ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD WriterP ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)P ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-300rwindowedP
Total: $1278.86 (Around There, I made a few adjustments)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-07 19:24 EDT-0400)
GTX 780- powerful Graphics card which can play games around max settings

Core I5 4670k- The standard CPU in the $1000 pc gaming, again very fast and powerful and can run games very well and also is overclockable

Motherboard supports a second GTX 780 at the time of upgrade as well as slots for more ram

8GB ram is the sweetspot in gaming pcs currently

850W Gold+ PSU- Very reliable and provides room to add in a second 780 in the future


great priced 23" monitor

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs238hp

Mouse: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-mouse-rz0100840100r3...
Keyboard: Razer Keyboard

LED Lights and Water Cooling if needed
http://www.xoxide.com/leds.html lighting, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... water cooling kits model


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April 9, 2014 12:16:42 PM

You do not need a sound card unless you have $400+ headphones or plan to do professional audio. Motherboard these days have better sound than alot of sound cards.
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April 9, 2014 12:46:17 PM

As tiny voices said, if you want good output sound quality, it wouldn't make much difference when using a sound card as oppose to onboard audio. If you are looking for audio recording, Creative sound blaster is the best and Asus Xonar currently is best for audio output.
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April 9, 2014 3:17:00 PM

Thank you guys
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