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    Quote Originally Posted by Sphexy View Post
    I love how it's so beautifully done and yet practical for an above average user.
    Thanks. I think that's mainly due to ITX becoming more popular now with Steamboxes on the horizon. This ITX board doesn't lack any features a fullsized ATX would have. It's arguably better than most ATX boards, though more expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    This ITX board doesn't lack any features a fullsized ATX would have.
    Apart from extra expansion slots. :>

    DACs are silly (and awesome) because you need to keep them on your desk. I want everything in my pc to be in a same packet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zangu View Post
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    MAN! Whats your job??!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghâzh View Post
    Apart from extra expansion slots. :>
    Heh, that's true. But i've never been a SLI/CF guy. And i dont mind the D1 on the table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zangu View Post
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    I like the top right image on the tablet to the right!
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    My god people, learn to break imageurls!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laminir View Post
    MAN! Whats your job??!
    given the tablet (assuming its a Cintiq), probably graphic design, there is also a SpacePilot Pro in there, so possible CAD work as well, but a lot of artists use them with blender for making 2d/3d renders

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    given the tablet (assuming its a Cintiq), probably graphic design, there is also a SpacePilot Pro in there, so possible CAD work as well, but a lot of artists use them with blender for making 2d/3d renders
    It's a 24HD Touch if I remember his specs right. For reference, it costs 3000 dollars. If it's the "pen only" non-Touch version, it's "only" 2600 dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dnbear View Post
    I like the top right image on the tablet to the right!
    Leave it to mmo-champ to find anime porn in the smallest of places. <.<
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    Quote Originally Posted by glo View Post
    Leave it to mmo-champ to find anime porn in the smallest of places. <.<
    The entire picture/build is [/nerd p0rn], it's not hidden at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghâzh View Post
    DACs are silly. Perfect solution would be a better case I could fit all my stuff I wanted without wasting space on useless things like opticals or HDD's.
    I have the Fiio e17 with a pair of ATH-M50's. Silly is the last word I'd use and the DAC is so small. Really great solution, IMO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laminir View Post
    MAN! Whats your job??!
    I'm doing accounting and system maintenance for a living - Weird combo, I know.

    All this hardware only serves my personal hobbies like Drawing, 3D Modelling, Gaming, etc...

    Keeps the balance in my head between the left and right hemispheres :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghâzh View Post
    Apart from extra expansion slots. :>

    DACs are silly (and awesome) because you need to keep them on your desk. I want everything in my pc to be in a same packet.
    errr, just wondering, if you have your headphones or speakers connected to you pc, well whats stopping you from strapping a dac to the side of the pc, you know, not on the desk, and the wire pretty much comes close enough from the pc itself.

    think creative here, i like having my audio engine D1 next to me for the fine tuning for volume control and tbh, its an attractive unit on the desk for my use personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorianrage View Post
    think creative here, i like having my audio engine D1 next to me for the fine tuning for volume control and tbh, its an attractive unit on the desk for my use personally.
    Which speakers are you using with that D1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
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    Dat build. I dig it!

    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    This. Why exactly are we calling DACs silly? They remove any electrical noise from your computer that you could hear through headphones (or especially high-power studio monitors like mine) and make the sound much clearer. I tried both my motherboard sound outputs as well as Xonar DX... electricity! Then I got the TASCAM US-366... all problems went away.
    So you spent an additional ~ $185 to solve an issue that could have been resolved with a ~ $12 ground loop isolator such as this one
    A bit off topic, but I could not resist to say it.

    Back on topic though, I'm becoming more and more of a fan of these solid m-itx builds. If I ever did go that route, which wouldn't be for some time, I'd probably end up giving up my own sound card for a DAC solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceG87 View Post
    Dat build. I dig it!



    So you spent an additional ~ $185 to solve an issue that could have been resolved with a ~ $12 ground loop isolator such as this one
    A bit off topic, but I could not resist to say it.

    Back on topic though, I'm becoming more and more of a fan of these solid m-itx builds. If I ever did go that route, which wouldn't be for some time, I'd probably end up giving up my own sound card for a DAC solution.
    Pretty sure we determined that a ground loop isolator would not necessarily fix the problem, seeing as how the noise was from my computer itself.

    I do have half a mind to return the TASCAM to get something a bit cheaper, as I can tell its SNR is not up to snuff compared to the Xonar DX, it gets the job done, but I feel like it could be better.

    Obviously I could still try the isolator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Which speakers are you using with that D1?
    got a small amp rigged to wharfedale 9.0 bookshelf speakers, also got a audio technica aht m50s if i wanted to use the headphones option

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    Update to my build that I posted a few pages back. Tonight I got tired of the coil whine from my PSU, and was planning to change it out with a NoiseBlocker that I had extra from earlier. That got thwarted thanks to odd wiring for the PSU fan. So, after everything was torn apart, I decided to add in some cable extensions to clean everything up a bit.
    Once that was situated, I re-did the T.I.M n the CPU, ad did a full cable management rework. Heres some pix of the process--- > http://imgur.com/a/tW7pD#0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    way back in time AMD's color was green
    Well, it's more of a ATi vs. nVidia thing, isn't it. AMD just adopted the ATi colour when they acquired them.
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    Zangu... What the heck is that glass table of yours? Looks like 2 desks combined but with a corner piece?
    I want it.

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