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
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.
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.
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.
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.
MSI GTX 760 Twin Frozr OC
8GB Corsair Vengeance blue
1TB WD Blue HDD
Asus H61 (temporary until I upgrade to the Z77, local store was out of stock)
Razer Naga Molten
Roccat Arvo compact gaming keyboard (until I get the k70)
Turtle Beach X12's
I'm in love with my car.
Neat little setup, Any reason you didn't go with Haswell?
CPU: Intel i7-4790k 4.7GHz MB: ASUS Z97 Pro Gamer
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 970 G1-Gaming 1519MHz Boost RAM: Corsair Pro 16GB 1866MHz
SSD: Samsung 850-EVO 500GB PSU: Corsair RM550 CASE: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Monitor: 1440p Dell U2515H 1080p LG 237L-BN IPS
Current build! (not updated) ||Old Build || Antivirus + Security 10 || AV-TEST 2016
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
and the magnificent jug for my tea. Can't play without tea. Not a chance.
Intel i5-3570K @ 4.7GHz | MSI Z77 Mpower | Noctua NH-D14 | Corsair Vengeance LP White 1.35V 8GB 1600MHz
Gigabyte GTX 670 OC Windforce 3X @ 1372/7604MHz | Corsair Force GT 120GB | Silverstone Fortress FT02 | Corsair VX450
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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What I'm waiting to get delivered:
CPU: i7 4770k haswell clocked to 4.4
GPU: 3GB EVGA GTX 780 SC+ACX
MoBo: Asus Z87-K
PSU: 750W Corsair RM
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro
SSD: 250GB Samsung 840 EVO
HDD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda
Cooler: Corsair H100i Hydro
Case: Corsair 300r
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
Last edited by Criiz; 2014-01-09 at 12:11 AM.