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    Old 02-25-2014, 09:04 AM
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    virtual dolby doesn't need a special sound card, if you run them through optical it doesn't matter as the box will do the prologic stuff and if you run them analog they are only stereo anyway.

    but end of the day you will never get anything close to true surround sound from a headset.
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    Old 02-25-2014, 05:21 PM
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    virtual dolby doesn't need a special sound card, if you run them through optical it doesn't matter as the box will do the prologic stuff and if you run them analog they are only stereo anyway.

    but end of the day you will never get anything close to true surround sound from a headset.
    So does the motherboard included in that build have an optical port
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    Old 02-25-2014, 05:36 PM
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    So does the motherboard included in that build have an optical port
    if you go with the MSI Z87-G45 it has an optical out.
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    Old 02-26-2014, 03:58 PM
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    [URL="http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2Z9Ae"]This is the build I'd go for[/URL], the GTX770 and i5 combo are as high as you need to go for 1080p and the general quality of components is good.

    As for the monitor and peripherals, the screen is a 1080p IPS panel so will do the job nicely and the mouse and keyboard are both good quality pieces of kit.

    You can change to Windows 7 if you want, just make sure you get the 64bit version and if you can go slightly over budget then grab a [URL="https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2"]Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO[/URL] as it's much quieter then the intel stock fan.
    Again thanks for the build Orkgutz, hope you don't mind but I'm gonna put it up for evaluation from others to see if they can bring the price down and keep the quality. Thanks!
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    Old 02-26-2014, 04:27 PM
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    [URL="http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2Z9Ae"]This is the build I'd go for[/URL], the GTX770 and i5 combo are as high as you need to go for 1080p and the general quality of components is good.

    As for the monitor and peripherals, the screen is a 1080p IPS panel so will do the job nicely and the mouse and keyboard are both good quality pieces of kit.

    You can change to Windows 7 if you want, just make sure you get the 64bit version and if you can go slightly over budget then grab a [URL="https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2"]Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO[/URL] as it's much quieter then the intel stock fan.
    Actually sorry to keep bothering you haha, but how does this build compare with yours?

    1 x Powercolor Radeon R9 270X DEVIL 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £169.99
    1 x Intel Core i5-4670K 3.40GHz (Haswell) Socket LGA1150 Processor - Retail £167.99
    1 x Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H Intel Z87 (Socket 1150) DDR3 ATX Motherboard with *FREE COOLERMASTER SEIDON 120V COOLER £143.99
    1 x Asus VE247H 24" Widescreen LED Multimedia Monitor - Black £139.99
    1 x Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-Bit DVD - OEM (WN7-00614) £74.99
    1 x BitFenix Ronin Tower Case - Black £69.95
    1 x TeamGroup Xtreem LV 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-21300C11 2666MHz Dual Channel Kit (TXD38G2666HC11CDC01) £67.99
    1 x SuperFlower Golden Green HX 550W "80 Plus Gold" Power Supply - Black £59.99
    1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (ST1000DM003) HDD £44.99
    1 x OcUK 20x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £16.99
    1 x Gigabyte M6900 3200DPI Gaming Mouse £16.99
    1 x Zalman ZM-K350M Gaming Keyboard £11.99
    Total : £1,002.34 (includes shipping : £13.75).

    Here's the link to another forum where you can inspect the components via the links.
    [url]http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?p=25916865&posted=1#post25916865[/url]

    EDIT*****Looks like there's multiple on that link now

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    It's generally good but the R9 270X is nowhere near the GTX770, for £1000 you should be able to get a 770 in there. If you want to save then use my build with a GTX760 in it.
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    Over 1g for ? what

    You can build a beast with that kind of money.
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    Over 1g for ? what

    You can build a beast with that kind of money.
    An i5 and GTX770 will max out everything at 1080p, the only reason to go higher is if you plan on getting multiple monitors, 1440p+ or 4k (then you need 2 780's minimum). Also, within the £1000 you need a monitor, mouse and keyboard so that takes around £200 of the budget.
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    It's generally good but the R9 270X is nowhere near the GTX770, for £1000 you should be able to get a 770 in there. If you want to save then use my build with a GTX760 in it.
    Did you mean a GTX770 in the last part or was that just if I wanted to save money then I should use the GTX760?
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    Did you mean a GTX770 in the last part or was that just if I wanted to save money then I should use the GTX760?
    Yeah, if you want to save some money from the £1000 then use the build that I gave you but change the GPU to a GTX760
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