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    Yaaay another SP2500 owner. First time I've seen the Xonar U7 though, didn't even know Asus had a USB DAC.

    Overall superb build and clean setup, very up-to-date

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    Nice build there, freddie. Maybe bundle those cables a bit nicer, but looks nice. True colorscheme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Yaaay another SP2500 owner. First time I've seen the Xonar U7 though, didn't even know Asus had a USB DAC.

    Overall superb build and clean setup, very up-to-date
    You didn't know? Cyanotical has the Xonar Essence ONE... the $600 beast. Then there are tiny little guys that are much more affordable, like the U3 and U7.
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    Thanks guys.

    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.

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    That U7 could really power some fantastic headphones/speakers though, I am sure. Should look into it!

    Kind of annoyed all they say on their website is it has a headphone amp... is it a 300 ohm? 600 ohm? No clue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    That U7 could really power some fantastic headphones/speakers though, I am sure. Should look into it!

    Kind of annoyed all they say on their website is it has a headphone amp... is it a 300 ohm? 600 ohm? No clue.
    Afaik it's 32-150 ohm

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    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages..._review,6.html

    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.
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    Finished this build a couple weeks back, stock heatsink because my ram is too big, gonna grab an h100i soon though. Still sort of a WIP.

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    Neat little setup, Any reason you didn't go with Haswell?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    Neat little setup, Any reason you didn't go with Haswell?
    I've heard they run a little hotter and it isn't a BIG difference from Ivy Bridge so I thought I might as well do ivy on this build and save Haswell for a full form ATX with dual SLI on my next build.
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    Yes they run hotter, but they produce less heat.

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    New-old setup combo already assembled, not really the best cable management, but it'll do the job. It's still ten thousand times better than what I had before.

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4 GHz -- yet to be overlocked, VID 1.012v, so I guess it's not a bad piece.
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    and the magnificent jug for my tea. Can't play without tea. Not a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erikrsson View Post



    New-old setup combo already assembled, not really the best cable management, but it'll do the job. It's still ten thousand times better than what I had before.

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4 GHz -- yet to be overlocked, VID 1.012v, so I guess it's not a bad piece.
    MoBo: ASRock Z87 Pro4 s1150
    GPU: EVGA GTX460 SSC 1GB overclocked to work faster than a stock GTX470
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X 1x8GB CL9 1,333mhz
    PSU: OCZ Modxstreme Pro 700w
    Cooler: SilentiumPC Fortis HE1225
    Case: SilentiumPC Brutus M23 Pure Black
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    and the magnificent jug for my tea. Can't play without tea. Not a chance.
    Your CPU cooler looks mounted in the wrong way, looking at how the cable is attached to the fan it looks like you are pushing air down on the cooler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n0cturnal View Post
    Your CPU cooler looks mounted in the wrong way, looking at how the cable is attached to the fan it looks like you are pushing air down on the cooler.
    Yes, and onto the graphics card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erikrsson View Post
    New-old setup combo already assembled, not really the best cable management, but it'll do the job. It's still ten thousand times better than what I had before.
    Thats a pretty huge upgrade, especially for WoW.
    Your heatsink need to be placed so It moves the air outside the case. (to the left)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toffie View Post
    Thats a pretty huge upgrade, especially for WoW.
    Your heatsink need to be placed so It moves the air outside the case. (to the left)
    The temperatures don't really seem to be wrong or something like that. It gives me max 42dgC on Ultra in Shrine on my server, watching all the people standing there. Did some skyrim recording as well, max temp ever reached was 45dgC. Idle temps are at 25-30dgC.

    I'll probably "fix it" the next time I dismantle everything. Mounting that cooler was a pain in the ass, and I've just finished dealing with the set yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erikrsson View Post
    The temperatures don't really seem to be wrong or something like that. It gives me max 42dgC on Ultra in Shrine on my server, watching all the people standing there. Did some skyrim recording as well, max temp ever reached was 45dgC. Idle temps are at 25-30dgC.

    I'll probably "fix it" the next time I dismantle everything. Mounting that cooler was a pain in the ass, and I've just finished dealing with the set yesterday.
    just set the cooler to suck air and blow out from the top? easy fix

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    What I'm waiting to get delivered:

    CPU: i7 4770k haswell clocked to 4.4
    GPU: 3GB EVGA GTX 780 SC+ACX
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    Cooler: Corsair H100i Hydro
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    Opinions? My first true gaming rig. I think I cheaped out on the case/mobo

    If I wanted to upgrade later down the road (way down the road, just for curiosity), would it be cheaper to SLI? Or go for a 780 ti SC
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    Sounds good Criiz, but you might want to buy some new fans for that H100i in the future.
    Also, you should not really be concerned about upgrading any time soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Sounds good Criiz, but you might want to buy some new fans for that H100i in the future.
    Also, you should not really be concerned about upgrading any time soon.
    What you mean?

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