I have a Xonar D2X - can't decide if to put into the new pc. Still think it's better than mobo sound, but if I have to spend £30 more on a mobo and it has 7.1 and I don't use it, well that's just dumb.
Not bothered about USB 3.0 or latest SATA as I have F3 Spinpoints and won't be upgrading them. Pref intel chipset as using Intel Matrix RAID and want to be able to pull data off without moving disks between PCs. Yuk.
CPU / mobo - no preference. Always had either Asus or Intel boxed, and Intel CPUs. Current is Q9550 - so it GOTTA BE FASTERRRRR...
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: tomorrow
BUDGET RANGE: £1500
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Blu-ray, net, impressing friends with my awesomness
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard / Monitor / HDD / Optical Drive
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: scan.co.uk / ebuyer.com / overclockers.co.uk
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK
PARTS PREFERENCES: nVidia / Asus / Intel
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 (now) : potential for 3D Vision would be good
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quiet would be nice - not so overstated as to annoy the other half or make the dog insane
Ha yeh I got my reviews mixed up Gone GTX 460 x 2 as per Hexus Review but still worried about this case issue. I've had fair share of builds go stupid cos of small cases and mobos with slots that make the card hang over memory slots...
Tho, even the Tom's review for the month says 2 x 460s are, right now, better to spend money on than a 470. If I go for a 470, there's (very) likely to be a better Fermi card which, given all the money in the world, I would swap out for 2 of, rather than buying another 470 which even right now isn't quicker than just a single 5970...