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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Thanks! Apparently TASCAM has had their rough times but the US-366 people are saying is them doing a good job at making something higher quality again. As much as I want to use it for headphones, I feel I may still use the Xonar, as the headphone port on this thing isn't strong by any means. 18mW+18mW. >_> I can kind of tell with both my Audio Technica ATH AD700s and the Shure SRH440s. However it is certainly a fantastic improvement over the shit I was doing before!
    So wait, how are you actually running the TASCAM atm? Is it connected to the Xonar or motherboard? If it's an USB audio interface does it have it's own amp or is it just something to link stuff together without the noise you were getting previously? :P

    Edit: Facepalming so hard atm.. usb audio interface..
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    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.
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    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.







    Computer:
    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

    Peripherals:
    Monitor: Samsung B350 Series 23.6"
    Keyboard: Logitech G110
    Mouse: SteelSeries Sensei RAW
    Speakers: Logitech Z506
    Headset: SteelSeries Siberia V2

    Other Stuff:
    PS4
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    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.
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    You can find my computer 2:00 in to my video.

    Computer:
    Case: Fractal Design Midi R2
    Motherboard: P8Z77-V
    CPU: i5-3570K
    GPU: ASUS 650ti
    Heatsink: Corsair h100i
    SSD: Samsung 830 256GBs
    RBG Strips: NZXT RGB Hue
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    @solvexx

    Couple things:

    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    @solvexx

    Couple things:

    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.
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    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.
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    @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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    @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.
    Picked up that set of speakers during a sale so grabbed them for ~$45 before taxes. I realize the 5.1 is somewhat wasted on a setup like mine but I couldn't resist the good deal on those speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disconnected View Post
    Picked up that set of speakers during a sale so grabbed them for ~$45 before taxes. I realize the 5.1 is somewhat wasted on a setup like mine but I couldn't resist the good deal on those speakers.
    I have the same speakers, they're pretty decent.
    You don't have to have all of them plugged in, I just use the front 3.

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    RAM: Kingston HyperX 1600 8GB blue (2 x 4GB)
    SSD: OCZ VertexII (3gb/sec)
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    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.

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    My latest setup, quite like how it turned out.

    Consists of a random branded projector
    Asus PB278Q 27"
    Corsair gaming audio series sp 2500
    Razer Black Widow 2013
    Razer Naga 2014
    Razer Goliathus Large Control
    Asus Xonar U7
    Sennheiser PC360

    Computer:
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    Gigabyte Radeon R9 290
    Corsair AX 760

    Gonna get my hands on something to clean up the cables on the desk etc, but its not a priority atm. :P
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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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