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Old 06-13-2006, 07:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a wishlist at newegg and could use some feedback. This is my first build and I'm not entirely positive that I've selected the right or proper components for what I want the computer to do (mostly for watching movies and listening to music). Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Number=3408987
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Old 06-13-2006, 08:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks very good! that would be a very nice system. You should buy a seperate sound card to get the most out of those nice speakers. Maybe an X-fi for 100 bucks?
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Old 06-13-2006, 08:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That was one of my concerns. Will the internal sound on that mother board be sufficient for the speakers I want?
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Old 06-13-2006, 08:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If your watching movies I defintely recommend you get a soundcard. As onboard ... eh Defintely spring for the X-FI for 100 dollars if you can afford it.

003 is also selling some kplich's 5.1 surround sound for 212 dollars, might want to have a look at those down in the buy/sell forum
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Old 06-13-2006, 08:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102188

Is that the one you're talking about? I was told the internal sound card would be fine. Is it worth spending 100 on the xfi? Also, is there anything else my build needs or that may be unnecessary?
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I should mention I am mostly concerned for the sound of my music, not movies. I usually put headphones on when I watch a movie. But when I play my mp3s I like to turn it up. Would this affect any of my choices?

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I am pretty much set and am ready to start ordering within 24 hours. Are there any last comments or concerns?
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Old 06-13-2006, 10:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Looks good!

Nice choice, and I do agree on getting a soundcard. You'll get the most out of those speakers. I do like your future setup!
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When you get your music, from CD or Internet, make sure to NOT use Kazaa.

I'm sure all TF members will agree that it's bad, i got too much spyware from it.

LimeWire is better by far, and uses Java technology, which is safer.

You still have to watch what you download on it
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Old 06-13-2006, 11:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Do I need that much sound card if I do not plan on playing games that much, if at all? I've also been told that the onboard sound card should be fine since I'm mostly want the speakers I selected for music, not movies.
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