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Apr 29, 13 at 10:54pm

Ah ok thanks for the reply.

To be quite honest I did very little research on the sound card as you can see!

Apr 29, 13 at 9:28pm

The video card requires PCIe 2.0 x16, which your motherboard has.

Some advice:

1. You don't need an NH-D14 to cool a stock CPU. Stick with a stock cooler or go with something like a hyper 212+.

2. The Audigy SE is a pretty old card by now. Either stick with onboard audio, or go with something like the ASUS Xonar series.

3. An 850W power supply is a bit overkill. I'd recommend something like a Corsair TX650W instead. Should be more than enough.

4. The motherboard is completely fine. One of the best Z77 boards, especially for the price.

Apr 29, 13 at 8:55pm

Hi guys,

Here is my build, using it for graphic design. Take a look:

quote My Build
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($284.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($229.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($96.88 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY Quadro 4000 2GB Video Card ($703.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Audigy SE 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($27.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.33 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1886.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
Does the video card work well with the mobo? It says it requires 2x16 but the mobo has 1x16 slots. I know they work, but will that lose efficency because it's not also 2x16?

I need that specific graphics card and have decided on that i7 for what I need. Thinking of changing the mobo now.

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