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    Driving style eh? Interesting stuff.

    Like my PC, my next car's gotta be as quiet as possible so I can have minimum distortion while listening to music while driving(speakers or IEM's). Hopefully not one of those 1.3 litre eco-green hatchbacks which look like they're made out of plastic (yuck), should have enough to feel zippy and accelerate quickly uphill (NZ roads are NOT flat, not even in the city), but still as quiet as possible.

    Hmm too bad with cars you can't get both quietness and performance like you can with a watercooled PC :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Driving style eh? Interesting stuff.

    Like my PC, my next car's gotta be as quiet as possible so I can have minimum distortion while listening to music while driving(speakers or IEM's). Hopefully not one of those 1.3 litre eco-green hatchbacks which look like they're made out of plastic (yuck), should have enough to feel zippy and accelerate quickly uphill (NZ roads are NOT flat, not even in the city), but still as quiet as possible.

    Hmm too bad with cars you can't get both quietness and performance like you can with a watercooled PC :P
    Electric motors. Practically silent and can deliver very impressive performance. Of course, the batteries are the issue now, but when (if) they get that sorted...
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    Meh. Cars. I can't really say it's an exciting topic. :P
    I very much doubt I'll ever have one.

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    well, a car is more a necessity in the US, especially out west where your job can be up to 60 miles away from where you live, public transportation is terrible in most places and if you try riding a bike you will be the most hated person on the road, nobody likes bicyclists

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    well, a car is more a necessity in the US, especially out west where your job can be up to 60 miles away from where you live, public transportation is terrible in most places and if you try riding a bike you will be the most hated person on the road, nobody likes bicyclists
    Sad facts, all over this post.

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    As long as the car has three pedals...

    Drove a SAAB 93 Turbo without a clutch a few months ago and while the driving was great I couldn't stand driving an automatic. Can't say I have much experience though... nor do I need a car really (I live right in the city; walking distance to almost everything). I borrow my moms Ford Focus from time to time. So... I'm with tetris here - uninteresting topic ^^

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    Driving automatic is kinda quirky.

    I'm used to it, as after my dad's brain basically burst with blood he hasn't been quite the same. Mostly things that aren't too terribly surprising to see changing when you disable the right hemisphere of the brain. (Such as lack of sensation in his left side.) So he hasn't been very hooked on the idea of driving manual shift for somewhat obvious reasons. (Being able to feel the clutch is pretty handy, it turns out.)

    Pretty much every car in my immediate family is an automatic now. Aside from my brother, who drives my mom's old car.

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    Try driving double clutch sometimes. :P

    Sorry to hear that about your father, Drunken. It doesn't sound like something one recovers from, but I hope he gets better.

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    2011 VW Polo here. Cheap, fun to ride, good sound.

    Manual shift ftw!
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    '05 Mazda 3 sp23 semi-auto, nice little car that has some grunt when needed, I almost never drive manual though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    Try driving double clutch sometimes. :P

    Sorry to hear that about your father, Drunken. It doesn't sound like something one recovers from, but I hope he gets better.
    It's about ten years ago. He's as fine as he'll get. While he can't feel his left side, he recovered the ability to move within a year. He's pretty derp, but generally speaking a good guy.

    He basically has extremely little sense of balance left, among things. Ever seen a grown man have trouble keeping a bike straight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by b0sanac View Post
    OT: Going to buy myself some sp2500's today, so excited
    Decided on a soundcard or going with onboard for now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Decided on a soundcard or going with onboard for now?
    Damn things are hard to find, every shop seems to be out of stock.. I've decided to go with the Xonar DX.
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    Xonar DX is great.

    One thing about the Xonar cards is that the driver interface isn't the most user-friendly (still better than Creative's interface :P)...there's some stuff which won't make any sense...at first. You need to tweak some settings, especially the EQ (the default EQ presets are all shit, custom all the way) but once you know your way around the interface you'll be able to bring out the full potential of both the card and speakers.

    On these forums I've probably got the closest thing to your soon-to-be setup (SP2500's + Xonar STX), I've had it for a few months to play around with, done lots of tweaks...so feel free to ask any questions about the card or speakers, stuff like volume priority...you'll have like 4 different volume dials in total, etc
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    Thanks, definitely will do once I get them
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    I have the Xonar DX, although I think the interface is pretty much similiar in the older Xonar-families, I could guide you through the interface.

    The default EQ gives too much bass for my speakers (standard Logitech; Crap highs, lows drowning mids with bass) yet too little for my headphones. :P

    Speaking of which, ordering new headphones today or tomorrow.

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    Just ordered! http://i.imgur.com/WMu5h.png

    Now I need to watch some videos on how to drain a water loop...

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    You're swapping a water loop with a D14?

    /confused

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    Just unhook the CPU-block, elevate it above the rest of them, get a bucket, remove cabling.

    Also, I don't think he wants to build water in his TJ08, although I've seen plenty a people who've done just that.

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