Alright I've pretty much pulled the trigger on most of my components, I just wanna get some feedback
So here it is, my take on the 1500$ class PC.
$1500 Gaming PC System Components
Component Model Price
CPU Intel I5-2500K 210$
CPU Cooler Stock Cooler 0$
Motherboard Asus P8P67 pro 130$
RAM Patriot Viper Xtreme 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) 1600 mhz 46$
Graphics Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 250$
Main Drive SSD Crucial M4 128 gb 170$
Second Drive western digital 750 gb caviar black 50$
Case NZXT phantom black 125$
Power Corsair TX750 V2 100$
Optical Samsung 22x DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222AB $20
Keyboard Das metadot professional Silent 110$
Mouse Mionix Naos 5000 70$
Mousepad Mionix Propus 380 25$
Audiocard Soundblaster X-fi titanium Fatal1ty 70$
Monitor HP zr24w revision A4 260$
Total Price 1636$
A second Sapphire Radeon 2gb during boxing day (I think they'll go for 200$)
more ram 50$
New cooler to further overclock 60$
Some more fans for the case 30$
What kind of speakers do you have? Only very high quality sound systems will notice the difference between the audio on the motherboard and a sound card.
I don't know where you're getting your pricing, but $130 is really low for the P8P67 pro - they're usually around $175. It's a good deal at $130, but just make sure someone is not trying to sell you the recalled B2 version. If it is actually $175 then maybe spring for a little more and get the P8Z68-V Pro.
For the pricing... I'm very very very patient The 130$ is the B3 version, new. It was a special on internet from a reputable user. The P8Z68-V has little over the P8p67 pro to be frank and I also heard that the onboard graphics interfered with the dedicated graphics (may just be a rumor). I'm suprised that you spotted the P8p67 as the best deal.... I thought it was one of the least best deals of the bunch, unlike the ZR24W costing more than 550$ for the A4 version.
For the speakers I own shenneiser Pc350 headphones and I think they are good enough for the card... I don't know much about sound obviously.