Haha, no worries man! I wasn't even sure at first if it would do USB, seeing as how it doesn't actually list "USB in" at all in the spec sheet. I've a pretty good feeling though that it lacks any true headphone amp.
Well, finally got around to setting up my computer again and took some pictures (crappy ones, but they'll have to do) of my set up so far.
Just a warning for the faint of heart: the cable management is horrible (read: nearly nonexistent), both inside and outside the computer. I recently bought a new case so I moved everything from one case to the new one and simply haven't gotten around to taking care of the cables.
Case: Corsair 650D
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
CPU: i5-3570K @ 3.4GHz (Haven't overclocked it yet )
GPU: GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7970 3GB
Heatsink: Thermaltake Frio
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
SSD: Samsung 830 256GB
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB
PSU: Corsair HX650
Monitor: Samsung B350 Series 23.6"
Keyboard: Logitech G110
Mouse: SteelSeries Sensei RAW
Speakers: Logitech Z506
Headset: SteelSeries Siberia V2
3x1 HDMI Switch
First time posting pictures on these forums so I'm not sure if they're too big. If they are, I'd be happy to scale them down if someone could explain how to.
Last edited by Disconnected; 2014-01-06 at 10:13 AM.
1. How big is the SSD?
2. Why spend money on an H100i and RGB strips when you could probably have used it to at least get a GTX 660? Please tell me your 650 Ti is at least a BOOST edition. =X
I'm attracted to lights, what can I say.. I like shiny bright lights. Besides.. The NZXT Hue cost me 30 dollars. Pocket change to be able to change the colour of my window. :P
I do not believe it is a boost version, I don't have the box on me.. But I am fairly sure that it is not a boost.
SSD is 256GBs. Fits all of my games, OS, as well as many programs.. Some that don't even really benefit from an SSD.. I still have space to spare.
I also have two barracuda HHDs. One for FRAPs, and the other for plain storage like music, photos and ect.
@Deltrus, that depends on the user application. MMO's don't really require lots of GPU power, and therefor the extra SSD space could be more benificial to him.
Would've been different if it was supposed to be some allrounder advice.
@Disconnected, don't really see the added value of a 5.1 setup if you're going to place the satellites like that. A 2.0 or 2.1 would've seemed more fitting.
Yikes. I would have probably advised a smaller SSD then and a better GPU, seeing how you obviously were a bit on a budget. =S
Well, maybe you can upgrade the GPU in the next year or two.
I had no budget - Other than making sure what I bought fit what I was using it for.
The only game I play is WoW on my computer, everything else is on xbox.
Large HDDs and an SSD to make fraps/youtube/wow and storage of files run smoothly, a half decent CPU and CPU cooler to make sure it stayed
at a nice temperature during long rendering sessions, and a case I find appealing along with the visual bells and whistles.
My computer far exceeds the ability to max out on ultra and still maintain decent FPS, and it does everything else I need it to.
While I may not be the most learned person about computers like some of you guys are.. I still knew what I was buying when I first built it, and it's subsequent upgrades/addons.
But thank you for your advice, replacing my GPU in the near future was a thought that I have in fact had.
Case: Coolermaster HAF 932
Motherboard: GA Z68UD3P-B3
CPU: i5-2500K 3.3GHz
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Windforce edition 1GB
Heatsink: Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO
RAM: Kingston HyperX 1600 8GB blue (2 x 4GB)
SSD: OCZ VertexII (3gb/sec)
HDD: Western Digital WD Black 1TB
PSU: Silverstone Strider Silver plus 750W
Main Monitor: Alienware AW2210
Second Monitor: Samsung Syncmaster 295BW
Keyboard: Logitech G710+ Mechanical
Mouse: Razer Naga Molten edition
Speakers: Some cheap Logitech ones
Headset: Genius Cavimanus Gaming headset
External HDD: WD My Cloud 2TB-ethernet
I know its an almost 3 year old pc but has proven solid build so far. Only changes made was the heatsink and turbo set 4.38Ghz instead of 3.7 or so. Also been waiting for a week now for a Corsair 240GB 2.5'' ssd Neutron GTX Series which was out of stock.
Love the SP2500, magnificent sound for a PC speaker set. Quite pleased with the U7 aswell.
Yeah cable bundeling needs to be done, gonna get some velcro strips or something.
As for the colourscheme, I have tried quite hard to keep everything black & red. I've considered modding my naga aswell as the leds in my keyboard to get red lights there aswell. And check to see if its possible to recolour the mousepad ;P
The green just doesnt feel right ya know.
Yeah, weak headphone amp, a shame, but at least it has one. =S
The benefit of USB DACs though is it separates all audio-processing from the inside of your computer, which I am finding is quite large, especially when you start using really much nicer stuff/studio equipment.