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So, finally this is what I'm getting. Any advice or what I can expect?

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June 12, 2012 8:49:52 AM

Hiya ladies and gents! :) 

I finally decided on these parts. I have a case, older video card, sound card and optical (not blu-ray) and hard drives already. I'm getting a motherboard, cpu, cooler and memory. Other things like windows 7 and good video card will come a bit later. Please offer any suggestions on anything or what you think I can expect from this.

Cooler (Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G392ZI/ref=oh_deta...

CPU (i5 3750k): http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-3570K-Processor-BX8063...

Motherboard (GA-Z77X-UD3H): http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-CrossFireX-DispayPort-Mo...

Memory (Corsair 8 GB Vengeance Blue Low Profile 1600mhz): http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Profile-1600mhz...

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Later I will be adding 8 more gigs of memory after I upgrade to Windows 7 64bit, a better video card, and maybe an SSD to put the OS on for quicker boot and such.


Thank you for your valuable time! :) 

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June 12, 2012 8:37:12 PM

When you say "older video/sound cards", you are aware that that motherboard has only one PCI slot?
June 13, 2012 12:02:02 AM

sir_shanahan said:
When you say "older video/sound cards", you are aware that that motherboard has only one PCI slot?


Yes. Only my sound card is PCI. The video is a PCIx card. I do wish it had more slots for PCI, but I couldn't think of anything I would need more for really, and I wasn't willing to pay more for a motherboard just for another PCI slot.

Anyway it's already purchased. Didn't seem like I was going to get any response on my thread since so many have similar ones, so I pulled the trigger. But I think everything is compatible.
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June 13, 2012 1:41:09 AM

I'd ask why you need to add your sound card at all. Even the cheap motherboards these days usually have onboard Realtek support for surround sound. I mean, if you're a huge audiophile maybe you can make use of it, but honestly I think unless you're buying $100+ dollar speakers, I'd just chuck the sound card in the garbage. But yes everything is compatible.
June 13, 2012 9:17:01 AM

nekulturny said:
I'd ask why you need to add your sound card at all. Even the cheap motherboards these days usually have onboard Realtek support for surround sound. I mean, if you're a huge audiophile maybe you can make use of it, but honestly I think unless you're buying $100+ dollar speakers, I'd just chuck the sound card in the garbage. But yes everything is compatible.


Yes I am considering that, along with the video as well. i will give it a listen before adding my sound card. But I am pretty particular about how my music sounds. But I would certainly like to have as few cards blocking air flow as possible.

Thanks for replying! :) 
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