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Old 08-31-2006, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I when I bought my PC In april, I decided to start saving for somthing I would obviously need.


well that time came.



I saved a good amount of money and Im about to purchase these parts.

OCZ GameXStream 700 watt

Replacing the antec Truepower 550 with this. Hopefully this will run such things as a R600 and better. Plus the Antec 550 was not a great power supply to begin with.


150 GB Raptor paired with my other for RAID 0 (no link needed)

I loved my first drive an im excited to see what I can do with RAID0.
Please dont bother convincing me to get other drives, This things are Ridiculously fast and I absolutley love them.


Now the reason I made this thread party was for some XFI questions.

Becucase I might get the XFI extreme music for 120 bucks at newegg as well.

Im going to be using some Klipsch 5.1 PRO media speakers that im buying off 003 once I get my money lined up.


Is the XFI worth it? I hear alot of problems with the crackles and stuff and its not very warming.

I mean the karjan audio module is acctualy really nice sounding but im sure this sounds alot better...

Need some input if its worth the 120 dollars becuase if not I dont mind keeping it.

thoughts?
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Old 08-31-2006, 03:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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whats wrong with the 550w antec?

im asking because i just bought one...
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Old 08-31-2006, 03:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Not Sleeved, only 19 amps on 2 12V rails, I mean its pretty powerfull, But for a Dual core CPU and R600 this winter, It wont hold its own.

The OCZ 700 Has 4 12v rails of 18 amps each.

and it only cost 50-60 more then the antec. oh and its sleeved already.
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Old 08-31-2006, 03:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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especially as you are getting some high quality speakers, i would definatly look at a decent sound card.

i have an audigy 2 zs, and i can't fault it, however i dont think you can buy them anymore, and i have no experience with X-Fi, so i can't help you any more than that, sorry.
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especially as you are getting some high quality speakers, i would definatly look at a decent sound card.

i have an audigy 2 zs, and i can't fault it, however i dont think you can buy them anymore, and i have no experience with X-Fi, so i can't help you any more than that, sorry.

Thanks.


I Guess Il just give it a try and if I dont like it il just send it back..

Im really excited for the raptor to come
Its gonna flyy
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I suppose I will no longer be the only person here with elite hard drive speed
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personally creative products are more hype than substance...but stress personal

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I suppose I will no longer be the only person here with elite hard drive speed
Guess not.


But I think you will remain the only person with what, 7 Hard drives?, and over a TB of space.
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I love my XFI.

I'm a real sound junky and there's a HUGE difference between the XFI and karajan audio...although the karajan is definitely the best onboard sound I've heard
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Agreed the karjan is really nice.



So Atomic tofu I doubt you will come back to look at this any time soon but Im not sure what your trying to say in your link.
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