Sound Card - Do you have an exotic speaker setup or a very costly headphones? If yes, then only I would mind spending on a discrete sound card,... The onboard these days are pretty good,... So first try it out, then go with a sound card if you are not satisfied with its O/P
SSD - You might want to consider a SSD for boot as it will significantly reduce the app load and boot up times,...
This build includes a gtx 560 and it's ready to add another one for SLI,.. after market h/s (w/thermal paste included), 1tb h/d, Windows 7, blu-ray, etc... BTW you want to check out the on board sound before getting a sound card. Chances are you won't get a sound card after hearing the on board sound. And no need for all those coolers...vga cooler, memory cooler, etc...
This is all from newegg because I don't know my way around tigerdirect and they just seem cheaper.
Also, I believe newegg resets their combos at the beginning of every month so if any of these interest you, act fast (tomorrow).
^ Very Nice, but spending money on 2 cards for such resolutions doesn't seem to be a good idea...
Thanks on the heads up...I didn't see his screen resolution. I took a vid card out of that build, but I should have just added a Asus 1920 x 1080 LED back lit monitor to that build..and still made his budget with the dual 560's.
Thank you all so much for the feedback and helping me build my first computer! Quick question on the monitor. I have a 22" Samsung LCD that runs at 1680x1050 resolution. You'd recommend losing that completely and going with the ASUS? And as for the sound card the reason I chose one was because I'm planning on getting a $300+ dollar surround sound system for my pc. Is there one you'd recommend there and if I do want to go that route should I pay for a sound card? And final question...Why_Me is your build overclock capable? And as I've never overclocked before is there somewhere you'd recommend where I could learn how to do that?
And final question...Why_Me is your build overclock capable? And as I've never overclocked before is there somewhere you'd recommend where I could learn how to do that?
Yes, it is overclock capable. I know that the new P67 Asus Boards (Asus owns ASRock) have an easy one click overclock buttons in the bios but i'm not sure if the ASRock boards have the same thing. If they don't you can just google the model number of your board + overclocking guide and you'll probably find something.