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New build with a few questions

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November 18, 2011 5:48:50 PM

So i am finishing off my build this coming blackfriday/cyber monday and here are the components i currently own.

Lian Li K58W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cougar 850W PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Creative X-FI Titanium HD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate 1TB

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Seagate+-+Barracuda+1TB+Int... 1tb&cp=1&lp=2

OCZ Agility 3 120 Gig SSD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung 22x DVD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


16 GB Corsair 1600

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

H60 CPU Cooler

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Pieces i'm looking for Black Friday/Cyber Monday

P8Z68 V GEN3 MOBO

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel 2600K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ATI HD 6970

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Windows 7 PRO
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I plan to add an EyeFinity Setup at some point. I plan to use the computer for Gaming/streaming and Video Editing/Rendering and music/sound composition and editing.

I have pretty much decided on those components for my main 3. My future hopes are to run a 6990 at
some point with the 6970 for Tri-Fire.

I have a few questions

1. What headphones should i get to maximize my sound card trying to stay under $100 but will go as high as $150.

2. There will be one extra PCI express slot that someone on the ASUS forums posted an interesting idea i want to know if it is possible. After the Tri-Fire can i add a NVIDEA card to run just PHYSX such as a 9800. Is there room on the board? and is it possible?

3. If all things are priced equally which 6970 would be best for this setup?

4. What additional parts do i need such as cables or hardware to get the initial setup (pre Tri-Fire) to work? (the K58W case has 2 extra 160mm fan slots on the top i plan to install.)

5. Anything else i should take into account?

Thank you for your help!!!

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November 18, 2011 8:14:26 PM

Any help would be great thanks!
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November 19, 2011 1:14:54 AM

I think headphones already have built in sound cards on them and getting a sound card would be a waste if you were going to buy headphones.

What is this build for? Oh yeah 850w ain't gonna run trifire.

I just see most of your parts are the most expensive things in the store.
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November 19, 2011 1:28:14 AM

I think there are some that have optical ins (i will get a 7.1 surround set up eventually but at the moment i dont have the room. according to http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/Power i'm looking at 792 recommended. with the Xfire. w/o OCing the CPU. If need be when i go to add the extra card i'll add a bigger supply.
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November 19, 2011 1:53:27 AM

What are you intended usage for this build?
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November 19, 2011 2:34:38 AM

Gaming with streaming, video editing, eyefinity, and composing (music).
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