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    Quote Originally Posted by uggorthaholy View Post
    very much so, congrats on the monster build!
    Thanks! I'll try to upload some pictures this weekend with the monitors and tower in it. My desk is less than clean at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0ptimo View Post
    Here is a link to some pics of my setup. I wound up installing the other 580 afterall.
    http://imgur.com/EsjAi,73jBV,iwBFK


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    Cool. How come you didn't use the ASUS SLI bridge that is the perfect length for the spacing? No issue using a longer one afaik, just on the aesthetics side.

    Also, do you really _need_ the fans on the RAM? I also have closed loop LCS and haven't given much of a damn about the effect on surrounding components not getting airflow, maybe too little of a damn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wries View Post
    Also, do you really _need_ the fans on the RAM? I also have closed loop LCS and haven't given much of a damn about the effect on surrounding components not getting airflow, maybe too little of a damn.
    If he's overclocking or running a 2133mhz+ kit then I'd say yes, the RAM can get pretty hot.
    The benefits of OC'ing RAM on P67 is a different story however :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    If he's overclocking or running a 2133mhz+ kit then I'd say yes, the RAM can get pretty hot.
    The benefits of OC'ing RAM on P67 is a different story however :P
    Must push 5.3GHz!!! It might just make that a plausible idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wries View Post
    Cool. How come you didn't use the ASUS SLI bridge that is the perfect length for the spacing? No issue using a longer one afaik, just on the aesthetics side.

    Also, do you really _need_ the fans on the RAM? I also have closed loop LCS and haven't given much of a damn about the effect on surrounding components not getting airflow, maybe too little of a damn.
    Honestly, I didn't even think about using the one that came with the mobo. That would mean I have to go and find the box and the parts and AHHH, too much effort :P I will take a look though. I don't even remember seeing it but if it looks better than that tacky copper colored one then I am all about it!

    As far as the fans on the RAM goes, I just wanted to keep everything in my case this time around as cool as possible. I doubt I really "NEED" the fans but it was only like $15. My last system which was 8gb of DDR 2 RAM seemed to put out some decent heat. I just said, why not. The ram is 1600 so it's nothing crazy. That fan does seem kind of insignificant when you think the HAF X has 4, 200mm fans in it though.

    Also, I want to see some more builds! It's a great way to pass the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0ptimo View Post
    Honestly, I didn't even think about using the one that came with the mobo. That would mean I have to go and find the box and the parts and AHHH, too much effort :P I will take a look though. I don't even remember seeing it but if it looks better than that tacky copper colored one then I am all about it!

    As far as the fans on the RAM goes, I just wanted to keep everything in my case this time around as cool as possible. I doubt I really "NEED" the fans but it was only like $15. My last system which was 8gb of DDR 2 RAM seemed to put out some decent heat. I just said, why not. The ram is 1600 so it's nothing crazy. That fan does seem kind of insignificant when you think the HAF X has 4, 200mm fans in it though.
    Imo those cool Kingston RAM coolers with the LEDs are decent for aesthetics. Most people don't have them so they kind of stand out... however I'd definitely lower their speeds on the fans because small fans = LOUD.

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    I'd be tempted to grab one of those little fans and stick it in my Sabertooth's ass--I mean the thermal armor air ventilation system. See if it blows air everywhere and lowers mobo temps :P

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    Minor server upgrade this week. went from 8GiB to 12GiB memory... and it's still getting filled fast...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    I'd be tempted to grab one of those little fans and stick it in my Sabertooth's ass--I mean the thermal armor air ventilation system. See if it blows air everywhere and lowers mobo temps :P
    ugh... and it would scream. Yeah. Let me know how it goes... in fact make a youtube vid for it too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asera View Post
    Minor server upgrade this week. went from 8GiB to 12GiB memory... and it's still getting filled fast...

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    1090T is pretty nice! Cool specs for the datacenter
    May want to hit the 16gb RAM mark in anticipation :P

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    Ok I finally caved in to the one part that I had never experienced for myself - sound.

    So after literally 3 weeks of in-depth research and several questions with the audiophile community, I have decided to take my sound setup to a whole new level with these:

    Sennheiser HD558 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106515


    Coupled with this:
    Asus Xonar STX - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...E16829132010&T


    This will cost me a ton and I haven't made the decision lightly, but I REALLY like my music, have a ton of FLAC and 320kbps files and I want to goddamn HEAR them with the soundstage and beauty of bass, mids and highs and want to get immersed into them.

    Oh and this will also kick ass in gaming - not as much as a Xi-Fi card, I know, but it'll still be 50,000x better than onboard (or so I hear). BF3 sounds, here I come.
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    Can you buy stuff on newegg.com even tho you live in NZ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash773 View Post
    Can you buy stuff on newegg.com even tho you live in NZ?
    Of course not, I'm just linking so people know what I'm talking about :P

    If I could buy from Newegg I'd probably own a warehouse full of computer parts by now and run my own business off them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Of course not, I'm just linking so people know what I'm talking about :P

    If I could buy from Newegg I'd probably own a warehouse full of computer parts by now and run my own business off them.
    Hahaha yeah tell me about it :P there is so much stuff I'd like to buy from there but can't because I live in Australia...

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    Hahaha yeah tell me about it :P there is so much stuff I'd like to buy from there but can't because I live in Australia...
    shouldn't shipito.com solve your issues?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Ok I finally caved in to the one part that I had never experienced for myself - sound.

    So after literally 3 weeks of in-depth research and several questions with the audiophile community, I have decided to take my sound setup to a whole new level with these:

    Sennheiser HD558 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106515


    Coupled with this:
    Asus Xonar STX - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...E16829132010&T


    This will cost me a ton and I haven't made the decision lightly, but I REALLY like my music, have a ton of FLAC and 320kbps files and I want to goddamn HEAR them with the soundstage and beauty of bass, mids and highs and want to get immersed into them.

    Oh and this will also kick ass in gaming - not as much as a Xi-Fi card, I know, but it'll still be 50,000x better than onboard (or so I hear). BF3 sounds, here I come.
    This is exactly the setup I'd love to get. I agree it is costly, but when you really love music, you'll do anything. Congrats on your decision and I can't wait to hear back from ya about it!

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    Just ordered my new parts on Sunday night. Should get them in tomorrow. Will post pictures once its built.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrixor View Post
    PC Power & Cooling High Performance 950W Power Supply
    I know we already talked about the brand.... but I should have asked you... why 950 watts? That is quite overkill for your system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Ok I finally caved in to the one part that I had never experienced for myself - sound.

    So after literally 3 weeks of in-depth research and several questions with the audiophile community, I have decided to take my sound setup to a whole new level This will cost me a ton and I haven't made the decision lightly, but I REALLY like my music, have a ton of FLAC and 320kbps files and I want to goddamn HEAR them with the soundstage and beauty of bass, mids and highs and want to get immersed into them.

    snip

    Oh and this will also kick ass in gaming - not as much as a Xi-Fi card, I know, but it'll still be 50,000x better than onboard (or so I hear). BF3 sounds, here I come.
    I've been thinking of a soundcard too, though I've heard headsets have their own sound cards built into them and they use it instead,
    leaving the "real card" workless.
    I don't know if this is true or not.
    Sure if you have speakers then a soundcard is a must.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewote View Post
    I've been thinking of a soundcard too, though I've heard headsets have their own sound cards built into them and they use it instead,
    leaving the "real card" workless.
    I don't know if this is true or not.
    Sure if you have speakers then a soundcard is a must.
    USB headsets have their own sound card

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