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    Hey, stop knocking on Steelseries! Their mousepads are fantastic!
    I am a proud owner of one of these stellar mousepads!
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    Eheh I wouldn't even touch a mousepad from steelseries right now, so pissed about the quality of the headsets ugh...

    Hd 598 look awesome but they go in italy for 240€ or so, if you add up a semi-good-professional table mic, it goes to atleast 300€ which I could take if I'm sure that they won't break, you know, my friends make fun of my choices in terms of audio since they use "5€ mic from the chinese shop downtown" that lasts years for them, and even if it breaks, who cares it's 5€ right? But I need for my mic to have a quality atleast comparable to what most casters/commentators/professionals on youtube do have, and headphones well...I'm a hi-fidelity music addict so I use them at my pc and hi-fi system at home, so yeah, need some good things there.

    I'm keeping tabs on the ones suggested, any help on the mic part? A friend of mine suggested me long ago some microphones since he's a singer in a band, but I remember they were either too pricey or not what I was looking for.AS you've understood I'm both not expert and logorroic(sp?) so keeping it short, anything that would be fit to do things SIMILAR to casting what you'd suggest? I can't go much in details but I guess audio quality required should be that one.

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    I know this isn't really answering your question, but something that might ease the decision up. Or at least postpone it.
    If the mic still works with the Siberia, you can keep them around your neck and use them as your mic, while wearing the headphones properly.
    Yes, it's not a perfect solution.
    However, it's an inexpensive interim one.

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    I really wish I could, mic is just spouting some electric noise, and as soon as possible I need to get back having a working mic.If it was just to play I'd have done without, but I kinda need it asap to do some recordings, I had to buy a more serious one since a few weeks, maybe months, but kept pushing it away due to this one still working...now can't really keep it this way.

    That's also why I'm still up at 4 a.m. trying to figure out what to get and how much to spend, I could easily go to 300€ and more if the pieces will hold together for a long time, but I'd love not to...

    sorry if I'm rambling more than it's necessary but I need to make up my mind as soon as I can, and I'm slow on deciding on these things, I started as early as possible and probably next week I'll have a decision xD

    Thanks a lot for the help though! atleast I got some options on the headphones, just need to choose from one of these and choose a good mic now!

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    I'm going to back up the suggestions for any of the Sennheiser HD 555/558/595/598. With a proper source and high quality audio, as it seems you have, those things will be amazing. I personally use Shure SRH440 headphones, but they are likely enough under budget that you wouldn't mind spending some more, plus you could still get more spending more, so.

    If you got the Sennheisers Tetris suggested, trust me, your friends will be either making fun of you out of jealousy, being totally amazed, or will be so jealous they will be dead silent. :P

    I can also vouch for Samson as a pretty good brand, they are not the best IMO, however they do make some great products for lower budgets. I have their M15 microphone and Media ONE 3a studio monitors, love both!

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    My mother forgot to tell my granddad that I sent the PSU I bought to him, he didn't know about it and denied the package =/

    Well, that was ~$30-40 out of the window, if he denies the SSD & mobo I got for -37% off it's going to be $200 out of the window

    I REALLY need to find a place to send my packages in Denmark properly, FFFF--
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    alright so i have a question regarding ssd caching...what is it and what does it do? been seeing some stuff on it and im interested in finding out what it does.

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    It's specific to Z68 motherboards and newer, allows you to set a portion of the SSD that the HDD can use as a cache for fetching the most frequently-used files that you store on your HDD.

    Frankly I don't see the point of it if you have a decently-sized SSD that can handle your OS + Programs + a game or two (80gb or higher). Some motherboards have thrown in a 20gb "integrated" SSD for that purpose (I think only Intel, will need to look into it). For those on an extremely tight budget who can't afford a full-fledged SSD, a 20gb acting as cache will still result in drastically faster speeds than what a hard drive can give...but it'll still be slower than a proper SSD because it's just a cache.

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    It also has an upper limit at 64GiB I think. May be GB, but not sure.
    SSDs over that size will have the remaining partitioned to (X-64 = partition).

    I must say that I'm a fan of it though. Being able to actually make use of an SSD for the things you evidently use the most, without the headaches of user management.
    Will it be as fast? No. Will you have control over it? No. But will it be easier and more hassle-free? Yes.

    Is it for the advanced enthusiast who knows full-out what he's doing, or just anyone who use their SSD for specific needs (video-capture or photoshop for two common alternatives)

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    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    My mother forgot to tell my granddad that I sent the PSU I bought to him, he didn't know about it and denied the package =/

    Well, that was ~$30-40 out of the window, if he denies the SSD & mobo I got for -37% off it's going to be $200 out of the window

    I REALLY need to find a place to send my packages in Denmark properly, FFFF--
    If it had your address on it as the return address... why would he deny it...

    That's really stupid.
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    Think he listed his grandfathers address as the recipients of the order; He didn't order them to his location and then send. <- Guess.

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    I'm liking the cleanup, Deltrus! Though I recall you planning to replace your mobo with a more enthusiastic one, whatever happened to that? ;o
    I know we aren't supposed to be all grammar police-y, but the idea of a motherboard being more enthusiastic made me chuckle. I imagine the Sabertooth would have the personality of a special forces unit commander while the P8Z77-V Deluxe would be a computer tech that likes a luxury lifestyle but cannot live without having all the gadgets you possibly can have.
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    Komplett doesn't send to Greenland, but I thought my grandfather was able to keep them until I move.

    You can't really pass on a 80+ Silver PSU on -55% sale
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    ...so here's a new one... Replacing the motherboard in my audio workstation (M5A88V Evo was having USB issues, switching to a Gigabyte 970A-UD3), and when I was pulling the heatsink off the CPU... the CPU pulled out of the motherboard socket with the heatsink. The MX4 I used must have decided to act like glue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    I know we aren't supposed to be all grammar police-y, but the idea of a motherboard being more enthusiastic made me chuckle. I imagine the Sabertooth would have the personality of a special forces unit commander while the P8Z77-V Deluxe would be a computer tech that likes a luxury lifestyle but cannot live without having all the gadgets you possibly can have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adappy View Post
    ...so here's a new one... Replacing the motherboard in my audio workstation (M5A88V Evo was having USB issues, switching to a Gigabyte 970A-UD3), and when I was pulling the heatsink off the CPU... the CPU pulled out of the motherboard socket with the heatsink. The MX4 I used must have decided to act like glue
    http://i.imgur.com/B7MHdm.jpg
    This happens all the time with traditional sockets, so I wouldn't fault MX-4. Ways to prevent this would be to run your CPU hot for a bit and obviously to use a twisting action when pulling the heatsink off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adappy View Post
    ...so here's a new one... Replacing the motherboard in my audio workstation (M5A88V Evo was having USB issues, switching to a Gigabyte 970A-UD3), and when I was pulling the heatsink off the CPU... the CPU pulled out of the motherboard socket with the heatsink. The MX4 I used must have decided to act like glue
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    Holy shit I didn't know that was even possible. Was kind of cheap-o method did they use to attach the socket to the motherboard o_O

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    Well seeing how it's a PGA CPU (Phenom IIx6 1100T) it makes sense how it happened... the TIM was holding onto the CPU stronger than the motherboard socket was and I pulled the heatsink straight up. I've just never seen it happen before.

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    The socket is completely intact and still attached to the motherboard. What you're seeing is a vanilla AMD CPU stuck to the bottom of an NH-D14. It's not uncommon to see on old style ZIF sockets like the ones AMD still uses and Socket 478 where CPUs started using large integrated heatspreaders.
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    What with the new version of the bios promising higher stability, I was thinking about updating to it. Do I need to reset my current bios settings to default beforehand?
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