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    I'm frankly not a fan of LEDs, so that's not happening. Especially with my brother, who doesn't even fancy aesthetics at all. However, we agreed that the bay-mounted reservoir is a PITA to work with and is more hassle than it's worth, so we want to replace it.

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    Last edited by Doril; 2012-12-26 at 03:14 PM. Reason: including specs would be a good idea..

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    Just ordered me a pair of AKG Q701 Quincy Jones Specials to replace my tiamat. Epic sound upgrade inc!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EllishaPally View Post
    Just ordered me a pair of AKG Q701 Quincy Jones Specials to replace my tiamat. Epic sound upgrade inc!
    Those are really nice, hope you have something good to drive them with
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    Those are really nice, hope you have something good to drive them with
    I've got a phoebus and from what people say on head-fi that should be enough to drive them well. Otherwise i'll be picking up a fiios e09k (or whatever the model number is)

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    Remember to kill image-tags when quoting images, please!


    Yeah, the Phoebus provides more than enough amplification for a pair of 62 Ω headphones. They're nice audio quality, but I don't prefer its sound signature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EllishaPally View Post
    I've got a phoebus and from what people say on head-fi that should be enough to drive them well. Otherwise i'll be picking up a fiios e09k (or whatever the model number is)
    Definitely, enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doril View Post
    Welcome to the jungle(click me).

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    Also have Sidewinder x4 keyboard and Logitech G600 MMO mouse.
    Just as a small tip: put the snake pit behind the hdd's, there is enough room.
    Also, why on earth are you using those Molex -> PCIe adapters, when your psu has PCIe connectors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biernot View Post
    Just as a small tip: put the snake pit behind the hdd's, there is enough room.
    Also, why on earth are you using those Molex -> PCIe adapters, when your psu has PCIe connectors?
    same problem, bigger jungle in my rig due to 800 GS version but just keep them tie wrapped as low as possible. (also hiding behind hdd cage is hard due to length and route of certain wires)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biernot View Post
    Just as a small tip: put the snake pit behind the hdd's, there is enough room.
    Also, why on earth are you using those Molex -> PCIe adapters, when your psu has PCIe connectors?
    If you mean the cables towards the front panel, then that's a no-go. I have 2x 120mm fans in there as you can see from the pic.

    As for the Molex -> PCIe adapter thing. I'll quote your sig: "Why do something simple, when there is a complicated way?" (the day i installed the new parts was a low sleep/super tired day. I grabbed the molex from my old GPU, and installed it to my new GPU. So that's my bad! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by LolretKJ View Post



    Alienware Aurora R3, got it as a gift 3 years ago, still runs amazingly well.

    Specs:
    CPU: Intel Core i7-2600k, 4.1 MHz
    Mobo: Stock Alienware Aurora R3 Mobo
    Doubt it.

    i7-2600K got released less than 2 years ago. Also it is 4.1GHz. :P MHz would be so obnoxiously slow. XD

    What I bet you were given was a LGA socket 1156 based system, with either a first-gen i5 or 800 series i7, because as I recall those i7s were also on 1156.

    Definitely not an i7-2600K though, sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Doubt it.

    i7-2600K got released less than 2 years ago. Also it is 4.1GHz. :P MHz would be so obnoxiously slow. XD

    What I bet you were given was a LGA socket 1156 based system, with either a first-gen i5 or 800 series i7, because as I recall those i7s were also on 1156.

    Definitely not an i7-2600K though, sorry.
    http://www.amazon.com/Alienware-Auro.../dp/B005DSS5U6

    It could be an i7 2600K :P His motherboard looks exactly like the LGA 1155 I just linked on Amazon. His timeframe is likely just off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saithes View Post
    http://www.amazon.com/Alienware-Auro.../dp/B005DSS5U6

    It could be an i7 2600K :P His motherboard looks exactly like the LGA 1155 I just linked on Amazon. His timeframe is likely just off.
    Yeah, that's why I bolded that part too. :P

    3 years though... is just very off. >_>
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    my near complete setup

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    Any particular reason you chose the FX-6100?
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    Any reason not to? It's a competent CPU, and an overclockable one in a low price point.

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    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/699?vs=203

    If the FX-6300 (better than FX-6100 of course) still has trouble competing against the Phenom II X6 1100T, I just have trouble seeing the point/benefit. =/

    I suppose if the X6 1100T was $50+ more, then okay, but even the x4 965 isn't far off...

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/699?vs=102

    Just feel like AMD really dropped the ball and I don't see why anyone should buy these, though it bugs me Intel doesn't unlock the i3's.
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    The only tangible benefit it has against the Phenom IIs is its higher overclocking headroom. And it's much cheaper than the 3570k, so people without unlimited funs may find the absolute lack of notable decrease in FPS across most titles worth spending $100 less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader Cronus View Post
    The only tangible benefit it has against the Phenom IIs is its higher overclocking headroom. And it's much cheaper than the 3570k, so people without unlimited funs may find the absolute lack of notable decrease in FPS across most titles worth spending $100 less.
    Perhaps, but let's look at a few more facts about his build, shall we? :P

    Quote Originally Posted by jholdaway View Post
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    All of these parts, are either overpriced or likely overkill for him.

    He probably could get away with 8GB of RAM. Thus there's about $40 saved, let's say.
    180GB SSD? Why not just a 120-128GB? That's a $50 difference on Newegg, for the Agility 3 series. Quite a chunk more!
    2TB HDD? Could probably get away with a 1TB. $20-30 saved.
    That 32" TV is kinda pointless, and most on this forum would suggest a monitor above it. On Wal-Mart.com, it comes up for $400! You could get a nice IPS display for that, or 3 1920x1080 22" monitors with cash to spare. O_o So let's say $250 saved there.
    The 25" seems old and I can't find it even on Amazon, but it likely cost $150-200. See above.
    Razer makes plastic toys, only the Death Adder is really a good product, from what I've seen.

    The FX-6100 sells for $120 on Newegg.com
    The i5-3570K sells for $220.

    I think we can all see where he would *easily* be able to move $100 towards an insanely stronger CPU.
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    I'm sure he could, but I was speaking generally.

    Some people still absolutely refuse to move towards Intel regardless of their budget for whatever reason. I guess it's brand loyalty.

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