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Old December 20, 2012, 06:03 PM
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Looking pretty good I must say. Not a fan of the case though..
A Gene V is a good choice if you're not going to use a sound card. The onboard audio is loads better than Realtek ALC junk. However, if you intend on using a sound card, which I think you will, you can save a bit and spend it on a card instead of a board. This might be better (and it's blue) That saves you a mighty big wad of cash to spend on a sound card. Personally, I have a severe distaste (mostly unfounded, might I add) towards Creative, I much prefer Auzentech or Asus. Here are a couple that cost about what you would save on the cheaper motherboard (or a bit more).
$87 Newegg.ca - ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card
$190 Newegg.ca - ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface 124 dB SNR / Headphone AMP Card
$70 AuzenTech Bravura PCI-E 7.1 Sound Card X-FI EAX DTS Neo DTS Interactive Headphone AMP
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