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New PC, can you help me with the new components?

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August 11, 2014 8:16:09 AM

Hello,

I have some parts from my old pc that I am planing to use because I dont have to much money to spend. This components are: GPU 7770 HD 1GB, HDD 500GB WD Blue, PSU BeQuiet L7 300W 80+, Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO and Antec 300 Three Hundred Case.

The new components that I am thinking to buy are:

- Intel Core i5-4570 3.2Ghz (I would like to get the 4670K but if i spend more money in this I will have to do the same with the motherboard and I cant spend too much money).
- 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz G.Skill Ripjaws X PC3-12800 2x4GB CL7
- Motherboard Asus H81M-C
- Asus Xonar DG 5.1
- Logitech Surround Sound Speakers Z506 5.1

I have doubts about the motherboard. I have been reading about chipsets and the performance is the same just change the ports and some extra features and I think that the h81 is enought. But the only that I care is about the sound, I am planing to buy a 5.1 system and I dont know if it will case well with the integrated sound device. What do you think about buying the Asus H81M-C + Asus Xonar DG 5.1, is it a good idea?

Here you can see the prices and specifications from this components:

https://www.pccomponentes.com/core/client/showList/id/4...

My budget for the new components is around 400/450 euros.


I appreciate your opinion and suggestions.



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August 11, 2014 10:32:55 AM

The set is good ( maybe you use it for HTPC), I found the reviews for Asus Xonar DG 5.1, from what I read it looks like better than the integrated sound device on H81.
http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/asus...
http://www.futurelooks.com/asus-xonar-dg-5-1-channel-pc...

And one you need to know that is PSU, which is not the haswell compatible. If you don't get the new one, you may need go to the BIOS to set the C7, more info google it.
http://techreport.com/review/24897/the-big-haswell-psu-...
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