Z68 Extreme 3 back then, Z77 Extreme 4 now
ASRock sure do love price/performance and their all-black design tends to be the icing on the cake making it an easy pick.
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@Deltrus: Bit offtopic, but grats on the job. What will the first paycheck buy? tech-wise.
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In other news, Delidded Haswell CPU showing the goods.
Well excuuuUUUuuuse me for having my monitor set to higher contrast levels, I just assume dark brown PCB's look like black because of the lighting (or something) :S
Still, ASRock low/midrange boards look better than Gigabyte/MSI/Asus low/midrange boards!
Bahhhh. It isn't off-topic to congratulate someone on a job in a chat zone thread like this. :P ^_^ Thanks!
First pay check probably won't buy anything, I'm just hoping I get my motherboard back/hear from Asus before too long, however I've mentally prepared myself to have to invest in a new SSD/mobo/PSU, though all 3 are under warranties, so I shouldn't have to. SSD though because I'd like another, I have games on HDDs because my SSD is too small, I do love it though nonetheless.
At the same time I want to buy a GTX Titan. Hahaha
Today was my first 8 hour shift, not too bad. Really chilled out managers, this is gooood.
Man I think it's time I moved out of this shift-based job and find something with regular business hours, I am seriously missing being part of guilds/clans in many games and have basically turned into a lone wolf when it come to multiplayer games.
The black ones did have a plasticy matt-black finish. I really didn't like the looks.
There was also bamboo, but it had a 2week delivery time, and Bamboo actually has a worse bass-response in regard to MDF. And the bamboo was 50 euro more expensive.
I don't mind that they stand out a bit. Cause they also sound the part
But i think these were indeed designed to fix next to macs.
EDIT: It is pretty apparent you need to make different profiles for different music. A good EQ and Crossover functionality are key to these speakers. Running these off onboard solutions is a felony.
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I seriously want to get a pair of those, however then I'd definitely need a better DAC/AMP... etc etc. =X
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