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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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    Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41
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    "done" with the build I did for a friend, didn't go as smooth as I planned. Ordered a NH-D14 LGA2011 instead of the LGA1150 version (I'm and idiot...), so this will be added soon, and the right memory DIMM is faulty. The define R4 is a very nice case, excellent build quality, so quiet when you have all fans @5V on the fan controller. My only issue with it was the zip tie holes in the back, there are some in the middle, but behind the actual motherboard, there are none...

    Cable management isn't perfect, but it'll do in a windowless case :-). Routed the PCI-E cables upwards because the GPU was sagging so hard. This reduced it quite a bit. Shame on you Asus for still not fixing your GPU sagging...

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    Quote Originally Posted by protput View Post
    so quiet when you have all fans @5V on the fan controller.
    Meh, I had those AF series from corsair. I think they were quite noisy at 5V, the motors were far from smooth and rumbled quite a bit. Especially compared to equally priced Be Quiet fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reguilea View Post
    Looks like 2 desks combined but with a corner piece?
    I want it.
    Sums it up quite well. The corner piece is being integrated into the construction after you finished the first table but before you continue with the second one making it a very solid construction.

    With this design now being at least 15y old I have my doubts you'd still find the necessary components to build it like I did.
    ~5y ago, when I decided to run more than one screen, I wasn't even able to find the monitor stand you can see under the center one.

    Doing some internet search I was able to find some similar designs, might have to look for office related products.
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    I like that very much.
    What is inside your 540 though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toffie View Post
    I like that very much.
    What is inside your 540 though?
    CPU: i5-4670k (Not OC yet but plan to do that in the future)
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    I also added in some purple LED's for the inside of the case, seeing inside the window all lit up is lovely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raedeon View Post
    I have a new benQ 144hz monitor on its way soon
    Niceee, you'll need more than a 760 to really pump those kinds of framerates in heavier games though (or play at low-medium settings) :P

    Also it's risky to keep a glass of full water like that on the desk, I would probably end up knocking it over in the first 5 seconds haha. Bottles > glasses!

    But make sure the bottle is from a good brand, preferably using high-quality materials to ensure best performance.

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    After some work I finally managed to do this cool thingy: Link for my PC.

    For those of you too scared to click to see coolest thning ever:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Niceee, you'll need more than a 760 to really pump those kinds of framerates in heavier games though (or play at low-medium settings) :P
    I currently get 100+ FPS in all games, some games are closer to 200. WoW sits at ~120 ish untill im in a 25man. And thats on max settings. I have considered either an upgrade for my GPU or maybe a second one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raedeon View Post
    I currently get 100+ FPS in all games, some games are closer to 200. WoW sits at ~120 ish untill im in a 25man. And thats on max settings. I have considered either an upgrade for my GPU or maybe a second one.
    Crysis 2 or 3, Battlefield 3 or 4, Tomb Raider, Far Cry 3.. just a few new games. None of those you can play >50 fps on ultra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Niceee, you'll need more than a 760 to really pump those kinds of framerates in heavier games though (or play at low-medium settings) :P

    Also it's risky to keep a glass of full water like that on the desk, I would probably end up knocking it over in the first 5 seconds haha. Bottles > glasses!

    But make sure the bottle is from a good brand, preferably using high-quality materials to ensure best performance.
    To be quite honest, you may be surprised what a 760 can do, especially if you overclock it a little... It's perfect for those of us who only care about Skyrim... and coming soon to a computer near you, TESO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Crysis 2 or 3, Battlefield 3 or 4, Tomb Raider, Far Cry 3.. just a few new games. None of those you can play >50 fps on ultra.
    Battlefield 4 is arriving with my monitor so I'll put that to the test.

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