hook up a good pair of sennheiser's to motherboard audio and tell me you dont need a sound card. I assumed the same -- until hooking up a pair of said headphones to my asus mobo. Purchased a Xonar the following day. Like night and day.
Never heard of that case brand before. I would recommend anything by antec, corsair and coolermaster instead.
Go intel for a processor if you have the cash, an i5 or an i7
dont skimp on a motherboard. That asus is old and way to cheap. spend extra money on a quality asus or asrock like this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
Get a 7970 if you can
dont really need bluray but thats up to you
that PSU is not bad by any means but you may want a more powerful one for future proofing or if you will overclock
get a cpu cooler from coolermaster or corsair
Dont need a soundcard as most onboard cards are just fine for the average person
wifi is up to you but Ethernet is always betterMW2ismygame
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Perfect explanation. kudos.
Heat. That's the number one killer of hard drives. Or, more specific, the cooling off and then heating up again... You see, a hard drive's disk is made of metal, so it expands when it gets warm. The problem is that, when cooling off, the disk never returns to its original state, meaning that it stays expanded a slight touch.
When a disk gets too hot too often, it expands more and more and when cooling off it goes less and less to its original form. After a while, the edge of the disk becomes waved and when those waves get too big, the edge of the disk starts to rub against the upper and lower parts of the disk's housing, causing friction and more heat until the disk becomes so much expanded that it can no longer spin around. That's when you have a "crash".
So, best thing to always do is see to it that you have a case with enough ventilation where-in the hard drives are sitting unencumbered so that they stay pretty cool (keep 'em under 40°C, preferably even around 25 to 30°C).
Better start preparing for some emergency and get much needed stuff on another hard drive, just to keep safe...JimmyJumpy
Im pretty much sold on it as well. Preordered it the same night i tried the demo. Has the "Two Worlds/Skyrim" feel, but with much more entertaining combat (although im not a fan of their non-existant, "look in the enemies direction" targeting system. Also wasnt a fan of the camera, too close to your character.... with that said, im still stoked. Had heaps of fun playing through the demo a few times to checkout the classes and the crafting system.
I have to say.. I only downloaded the demo for the Mass Effect 3 items. However, after playing through the demo I am almost completely sold on this game.
I thought it was going to be another Skyrim esque boring ass generic WRPG, but oh gawd was I wrong. The whole world was pure eye candy! I was so sad when my 45 minute free roam ended. :(
If I have cash I'm for sure picking this beast up. Combat seemed so fluid and responsive, although I suck at controlling the camera right now. This game might give me a good fix after ME3 and Re: Operation Raccoon City.MLBknights58