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Old 04-03-2006, 03:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, here's the rig I'm going to be building.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4400+ 2.2GHz Socket 939
eVGA 7900GT CO 256MB
Western Digital 320GB 7200rpm Serial ATA
G.Skill 2GB (2x1GB) DDR400 Extreme Series
Asus DRW-1608P2 8x Dual Layer 16X DVD+/-R DVD Writer
Asus 16X DVD ROM

My problem is, because of my budget, I don't know what I should get between some speaker, a new soundcard, or a new keyboard and mouse. Here's the specs of both choices.

Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS 7.1
Logitech® X-530 Speaker System with Subwoofer 5:1


Logitech G15 and G5 Gaming Mouse and Keyboard

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Old 04-03-2006, 03:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Voted for soundcard and speakers becuase to me a 5.1 Sound with a XNice sound card in BF2 is amazing.....

Always pick up a nice diamondback and a Saitek later...

but for me its gotta be the sound


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Old 04-03-2006, 04:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I respect my neighbours and will go for a nice pair of headphones a MX518 and a Saitek Keyboard.

IMO 5.1 is really too powerful - well mine is as the sound can be heard too far away and the sub is starting to crack the plaster downstairs, I now use my headphones and the 5.1 when there is nobody in the house and not too late.

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Old 04-03-2006, 04:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd say get the keyboard and mouse, and save up for a Creative X-fi extrememusic. Its tons better than the audigy 2.
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Soundcard and speakers, it adds much more dimension and interest, and also a decent card can take a load of other parts, ending in better performance in the end.

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Old 04-03-2006, 04:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i suggest, the G5 for mouse or Diamondback, and Saitek Eclips, but i voted speakers/soundcard.
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Old 04-03-2006, 04:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I vote for sound card and mouse. (X-fi xtrememusic FTW). Also, the logitech G5 is not as good as the copperhead. This was not the case with the diamondback and mx518 -- they are pretty much equal, but logitech messed up on the G5 IMO:
so, umm, err yeah
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Old 04-03-2006, 05:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I voted speakers and card. I have that card and it rocks. Save some cash later for the best mouse you can buy that fits your hand. I only use Logitech mice as all the other don't fit me for crap. Get the keyboard last. Other than the G15 and the Siatek, keyboards are cheap.

You will never regret having decent sound on your comp. Ever.
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i dont think anyone regrets having something good.....do they?
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Old 04-03-2006, 05:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Get both by getting an Opteron 165 or Opteron 170.

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