1. #1501
    The Lightbringer Asera's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    This side of an imaginary line in the sand
    Posts
    3,740
    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Corrosion! Damn skillet. How long have you had that?
    I got it in 2006 I think.

    It's been through an Athlon XP 2500+ system, Athlon 64 3200+ system, Core 2 Duo E8400 system, Phenom II X4 955BE system, and the current i5 2500K system.

    It's also been across the country twice.
    red panda red panda red panda!

  2. #1502
    The Lightbringer CheezusCrust's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Posts
    3,350
    Holy moley.

    Good investment then? ^^


    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    rofl oh God! XD



    What about the PCB looks so different? O.o I came in just before SB, like, maybe a month before, and I have seen it. It's a low-end sound card. Woohoo?
    The GPU PCB, dimmy x3
    i5-4670k 4.2GHz | EVGA GTX 980 | 16GB Kingston HyperX | 256GB 840 EVO | Corsair H100i | Noctua IndustialPPC
    ASUS PB298Q 4K | 2x QNIX QH2710 | CM Storm Rapid w/ Reds | Steelseries Rival | Schiit Stack w/ Sennheiser HD8

  3. #1503
    The Lightbringer Asera's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    This side of an imaginary line in the sand
    Posts
    3,740
    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Well atleast you have the option of putting it below your GPU >_> I have mine pretty much frying against the GPU backplate because it can't go anywhere else...I've wedged a piece of cardboard between the two so the heat doesn't conduct straight from the metal backplate to the metal STX shielding.

    But I read that the circuitry/caps on the STX can withstand up to 125c, which is neat


    Also, oh gawd that corrosion.

    You should clean it with some saltwater :P
    Yeah I wasn't putting that card right next to a 5970. I could probably pan fry some cod on the back of that card...
    red panda red panda red panda!

  4. #1504
    The Insane DeltrusDisc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Illinois, USA
    Posts
    16,374
    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    The GPU PCB, dimmy x3
    Oh. WAY to go OFF-TOPIC in the off-topically off-topic off-topic chat thread about off-topic computers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Belize View Post
    Online dating turned into circumcision discussion. Good job MMO-C, it only took 25 pages.
    My Ridiculous Computer Setup

    MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL: Beer, Games, Opinions
    | CPU Overclocking Thread | GPU Overclocking Thread

  5. #1505
    The Lightbringer Asera's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    This side of an imaginary line in the sand
    Posts
    3,740
    How off-topic.

    Fun thing to note about the X-Fi that is weird, the port on the far right, that has a raised piece of PCB... that is a 3.5mm jack, assigned to microphone. In addition to that, it also functions as a S/PDIF coaxial jack via RCA, with some adapter the card didn't come with. On top of that, it also has a little transmitter in the very back of it to function as S/PDIF over TOSLINK optical, with another, different adapter that also didn't come with the card.
    red panda red panda red panda!

  6. #1506
    Mechagnome protput's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    618
    Well atleast you have the option of putting it below your GPU >_> I have mine pretty much frying against the GPU backplate because it can't go anywhere else...I've wedged a piece of cardboard between the two so the heat doesn't conduct straight from the metal backplate to the metal STX shielding.
    Cardboard, permanent marker, I like the way you improvise

    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post

    Not really rare.
    Fuck msi, everytime I see a lightning card, I cringe... I want my card back T.T
    CPU: I5 2500K @4.5ghz (1.285v), CPU cooler: Corsair H100 push/pull GPU: MSI R7970 Lightning @1200Mhz, Case: Corsair 650D, Ram: 16GB Corsair vengeance, Mobo: Asrock Z77 Extreme4, PSU: Corsair TX650M, SSD: Samsung 830 128GB, HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB SPU: Xonar Essence STX

  7. #1507
    The Lightbringer Endonyx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    North-Holland, Amsterdam
    Posts
    3,047
    Tbh im looking for a good 7.1 or 5.1 speaker set that i can use for gaming listening too music and watching movies anyone got a suggestion? i was thinking of Logitech Speaker System Z906 but they are quite expensive.com.
    |Asus Rampage IV Formula|GeIL 16 GB DDR3-1600 Kit|Intel i7-3930K|EVGA GTX680 Hydro Copper|OCZ VTX4-512G x2|Corsair HX1050|Cosmos II|ASUS Xonar D2X/XDT|Astro A40|Logitech Z-5500|Custom Watercooling System|
    Vestigé - Protection Warrior - Vek'nilash - Quel'thalas - Sylvanas - Currently Playing in Banished on Sylvanas - 11/13 Mythic.

  8. #1508
    Mechagnome protput's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    618
    Quote Originally Posted by Endonyx View Post
    Tbh im looking for a good 7.1 or 5.1 speaker set that i can use for gaming listening too music and watching movies anyone got a suggestion? i was thinking of Logitech Speaker System Z906 but they are quite expensive.com.
    260 euros isn't that bad for a setup like that imo.
    CPU: I5 2500K @4.5ghz (1.285v), CPU cooler: Corsair H100 push/pull GPU: MSI R7970 Lightning @1200Mhz, Case: Corsair 650D, Ram: 16GB Corsair vengeance, Mobo: Asrock Z77 Extreme4, PSU: Corsair TX650M, SSD: Samsung 830 128GB, HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB SPU: Xonar Essence STX

  9. #1509
    TOTALLY NOT
    Banned
    tetrisGOAT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    13,584
    Corsair SP-2500 or good 2.0 Monitors. Add a Sub and another 2.0 when and if you feel the need for it. The SP-2500 are one of very few good computer-speakers.

    Are you sure you have placement for 5.1 or even 7.1?

  10. #1510
    The Lightbringer Endonyx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    North-Holland, Amsterdam
    Posts
    3,047
    Quote Originally Posted by protput View Post
    260 euros isn't that bad for a setup like that imo.
    They are 300 euro here.

    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post

    Are you sure you have placement for 5.1 or even 7.1?
    What do you mean by placement?
    |Asus Rampage IV Formula|GeIL 16 GB DDR3-1600 Kit|Intel i7-3930K|EVGA GTX680 Hydro Copper|OCZ VTX4-512G x2|Corsair HX1050|Cosmos II|ASUS Xonar D2X/XDT|Astro A40|Logitech Z-5500|Custom Watercooling System|
    Vestigé - Protection Warrior - Vek'nilash - Quel'thalas - Sylvanas - Currently Playing in Banished on Sylvanas - 11/13 Mythic.

  11. #1511
    I am Murloc! Xuvial's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    5,100
    Quote Originally Posted by Endonyx View Post
    What do you mean by placement?
    I.e. a way to route and place a few speakers behind you. Not really 5.1 or 7.1 if the speakers are all gathered in front :P

  12. #1512
    Mechagnome protput's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    618
    CPU: I5 2500K @4.5ghz (1.285v), CPU cooler: Corsair H100 push/pull GPU: MSI R7970 Lightning @1200Mhz, Case: Corsair 650D, Ram: 16GB Corsair vengeance, Mobo: Asrock Z77 Extreme4, PSU: Corsair TX650M, SSD: Samsung 830 128GB, HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB SPU: Xonar Essence STX

  13. #1513
    The Insane DeltrusDisc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Illinois, USA
    Posts
    16,374
    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    I.e. a way to route and place a few speakers behind you. Not really 5.1 or 7.1 if the speakers are all gathered in front :P
    Like SO many people end up doing... which looks HORRID.
    Quote Originally Posted by Belize View Post
    Online dating turned into circumcision discussion. Good job MMO-C, it only took 25 pages.
    My Ridiculous Computer Setup

    MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL: Beer, Games, Opinions
    | CPU Overclocking Thread | GPU Overclocking Thread

  14. #1514
    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    But it's the idea knowing it's NOT Dell! =/
    Speaking of branding...
    This is going to be a shameless plug of a project I found, which is absolutely fucking beautiful.

    His latest update was making this...


    Into this...

  15. #1515
    The Lightbringer Endonyx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    North-Holland, Amsterdam
    Posts
    3,047
    If by that yes then my room has a good placement for 5.1 or 7.1 setup but what would u recommend
    |Asus Rampage IV Formula|GeIL 16 GB DDR3-1600 Kit|Intel i7-3930K|EVGA GTX680 Hydro Copper|OCZ VTX4-512G x2|Corsair HX1050|Cosmos II|ASUS Xonar D2X/XDT|Astro A40|Logitech Z-5500|Custom Watercooling System|
    Vestigé - Protection Warrior - Vek'nilash - Quel'thalas - Sylvanas - Currently Playing in Banished on Sylvanas - 11/13 Mythic.

  16. #1516
    Corsair needs to hire him. Now. That looks amazing.
    Intel i7 5820K (4.5 GHz) | MSI X99A MPower | 32GB Kingston HyperX Fury 2666MHz | Gigabyte Windforcex3 HD 7950 | Samsung 951PRO nVME 512GB | Crucial M550 256GB | Crucial MX200 1TB | Western Digital Caviar Black 2000GB | Samson SR 850 | Zalman ZM-Mic1 | Noctua NH-D15 | Fractal Define R5 | Seasonic X850

    Former author of the TankSpot.com Protection Paladin guide

  17. #1517
    Mechagnome protput's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    618
    He made a waterblock for a mars II? What a boss Oo
    CPU: I5 2500K @4.5ghz (1.285v), CPU cooler: Corsair H100 push/pull GPU: MSI R7970 Lightning @1200Mhz, Case: Corsair 650D, Ram: 16GB Corsair vengeance, Mobo: Asrock Z77 Extreme4, PSU: Corsair TX650M, SSD: Samsung 830 128GB, HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB SPU: Xonar Essence STX

  18. #1518
    TOTALLY NOT
    Banned
    tetrisGOAT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    13,584
    Hm.
    I should start working on a FAQ for monitors. Throwing a few truths out there could never hurt. Also, WTB more PVA monitors.
    In the meantime, I'll have to resort with my favourite hobby.

  19. #1519
    The Lightbringer Endonyx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    North-Holland, Amsterdam
    Posts
    3,047
    Lol ive been talking too that L3p guy for hours last week late in the night about watercooling (he suggested me to get my stuff at Highflow.nl) he is wicked lol havent seen that shit yet lol now went through some pages and is absolutly amazing O.o.

    Also check http://www.l3p.nl/other-builds-mods/cpu-lapping/ there some realy cool stuff on his website.
    Last edited by Endonyx; 2012-08-09 at 11:40 PM.
    |Asus Rampage IV Formula|GeIL 16 GB DDR3-1600 Kit|Intel i7-3930K|EVGA GTX680 Hydro Copper|OCZ VTX4-512G x2|Corsair HX1050|Cosmos II|ASUS Xonar D2X/XDT|Astro A40|Logitech Z-5500|Custom Watercooling System|
    Vestigé - Protection Warrior - Vek'nilash - Quel'thalas - Sylvanas - Currently Playing in Banished on Sylvanas - 11/13 Mythic.

  20. #1520
    The Lightbringer Asera's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    This side of an imaginary line in the sand
    Posts
    3,740
    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    Hm.
    I should start working on a FAQ for monitors. Throwing a few truths out there could never hurt. Also, WTB more PVA monitors.
    In the meantime, I'll have to resort with my favourite hobby.
    Lets see some speed tests to servers outside of Sweden. :P
    red panda red panda red panda!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •