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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Nice rig, that's an impressive OC on the 4670K using a U12S. Not too common!

    Are the HD598's using onboard audio? If you're saving up funds, at least get something like a Xonar DX or USB DAC (AudioEngine, Fiio, Schiit, etc) to do those beautiful headphones some justice
    Sadly on board, been musing buying a sound card but wasn't sure of how much a difference it would make. Always feel sad when I go back to my student house and use my headphones on my PC/laptop after taking them home and using them with my stereo haha!

    Will look into getting the Xonar DX in January. Take it that's one of the better cards? Would you recommend using a PCI card like the Xonar or the latter option mentioned above? Sorry to turn this into a help thread just a quick curiosity. Money wouldn't really be an issue as I wouldn't mind spending a lot to get the most of out of my headphones

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    Quote Originally Posted by solvexx View Post
    Do you like your main monitor?
    Saw it in the shops on sale, was thinking about buying it.
    Yeah I think it's really nice. I picked it up at a steal of a price for £95 in a sale late October, since then it has been out of stock everywhere and only just came back in but at a higher price so I guess I got really lucky.

    How much is it on the sale? I would probably suggest there are better monitors out there when you approach its actual RRP of £165.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norgaard View Post
    Sadly on board, been musing buying a sound card but wasn't sure of how much a difference it would make. Always feel sad when I go back to my student house and use my headphones on my PC/laptop after taking them home and using them with my stereo haha!

    Will look into getting the Xonar DX in January. Take it that's one of the better cards? Would you recommend using a PCI card like the Xonar or the latter option mentioned above? Sorry to turn this into a help thread just a quick curiosity. Money wouldn't really be an issue as I wouldn't mind spending a lot to get the most of out of my headphones

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    Yeah I think it's really nice. I picked it up at a steal of a price for £95 in a sale late October, since then it has been out of stock everywhere and only just came back in but at a higher price so I guess I got really lucky.

    How much is it on the sale? I would probably suggest there are better monitors out there when you approach its actual RRP of £165.
    It was on sale for 150$ AUS, which is a reasonable price for what you're getting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solvexx View Post
    It was on sale for 150$ AUS, which is a reasonable price for what you're getting.
    Yeah I just ran it through a currency converter and that is a fantastic price, wouldn't hesitate buying it (from my experience) at that cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norgaard View Post
    Yeah I just ran it through a currency converter and that is a fantastic price, wouldn't hesitate buying it (from my experience) at that cost.
    I just don't like the stand it is on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norgaard View Post
    Sadly on board, been musing buying a sound card but wasn't sure of how much a difference it would make. Always feel sad when I go back to my student house and use my headphones on my PC/laptop after taking them home and using them with my stereo haha!

    Will look into getting the Xonar DX in January. Take it that's one of the better cards? Would you recommend using a PCI card like the Xonar or the latter option mentioned above? Sorry to turn this into a help thread just a quick curiosity. Money wouldn't really be an issue as I wouldn't mind spending a lot to get the most of out of my headphones
    If O2/oDAC is out of your pricerange, Xonar DX or - even better - Xonar STX is a great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    Because there are two Titans just "swaying in the breeze". "Motherboard box rigs" are not a sign of anything, unless you're trying to diagnose something.
    I love that 'swaying in the breeze'. The real answer is as above as Vynrael and Majesticii pointed out. Custom loop coming along in a Carbide 540! Parts have been ordered and the list is extensive. SLI Titans with EK full length SE blocks, backplates, terminal link, XSPC Raystorm, 240 and 360 alphacool rads, Feser fittings and a nice Bitspower letoff valve for easy draining. Pics will be inc in a few weeks, build logs aren't allowed around here so unfortunately it'll be the finished deal when I post.

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    Got bored with the 600T so bought a new case. Also ditched the custom loop and went with a H100i with Gentle Typhoon 1850 RPM fans.

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    Been 8 days since anyone has posted anything, almost 9 days! Bad.

    I just brought home these new studio monitors for the price of the KRK Rokit 8 G2s on clearance. That's how much the guys in the store (I know them pretty well) like these over the KRKs. Presonus Eris E5 monitors. They have nicer more clear high-end, their bass delivers much better than the KRKs, and are incredibly louder, even at half the volume level. O_o Apparently they have an obnoxiously powerful amp put in them. The KRKs at the store were set to max level and it was shocking to see how night and day the difference between these and them was. Suffice to say, I immediately knew I wanted these ones. The KRKs are good, certainly, but these could sell for twice the price (they were originally $150 each, but the guys dropped them to the KRK clearance of $120 each, which I'd put on hold 2 weeks ago) and still be worth it, hands down. The clarity was that of, if not better than, the M-Audio 5 inchers that were $300 each. I'm extremely happy, they sound fucking AMAZING and are so loud, clear, just, ugh, it's glorious. Computer volume is at 19 and they are filling up my large basement room. Raised them on a Philosophy book and old Skyrim guide. Got the Legendary edition, the old one has finally found a use!

    http://www.presonus.com/products/Eris

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    You should consider buying AudioEngine ADS2's or something equivalent to replace those books.
    Glad you enjoy your purchase, i have no experience with the models though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    You should consider buying AudioEngine ADS2's or something equivalent to replace those books.
    Glad you enjoy your purchase, i have no experience with the models though
    Haha trust me you're not the first one to mention this

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    Should probably update my own setup aswell. It's changed quite a bit since it's original build half a year ago.



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    That card has a scary droop on it. Other than that, very pretty. :P
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    Someone is stalking DeltrusDisc (I kid) :P
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    Yes i know, i contacted ASUS. They said "it's fine". /ugh. Getting a 680 bracket seems hopeless, might mill something myself at the shop probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Yes i know, i contacted ASUS. They said "it's fine". /ugh. Getting a 680 bracket seems hopeless, might mill something myself at the shop probably.
    Xuvial used a rolled up something or other as a stand under his old 580 and braced it with that. lol it seems it worked back then. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Xuvial used a rolled up something or other as a stand under his old 580 and braced it with that. lol it seems it worked back then. :P
    Ah, the other "pencil mod".

    http://i.imgur.com/kCpyN.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Xuvial used a rolled up something or other as a stand under his old 580 and braced it with that. lol it seems it worked back then. :P
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    New build! \o/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinzai View Post
    Ah, the other "pencil mod".

    http://i.imgur.com/kCpyN.jpg
    Well, to be fair, his was a bit more sturdy - I believe in both build quality and appearance. :P
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    Asus fixed that issue with their later DCII cards with a built-in brace sandwiched between the PCB and backplate, holds it dead straight.
    Last edited by Xuvial; 2013-12-20 at 08:17 PM.

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