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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

    So moving from these babies (which for $100 were the best speakers I've ever bought...)



    Until now.



    Go to your local pro audio store and try seeing about listening to these things. It's unbelievable. NO REGRETS.

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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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    Love the Noctua fans, Majesticii, nice one!
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    1. Lift the card
    2. Pull the gpu cables in the back of your case so it holds it
    3. Ziptie it once more :P

    Should work too :P

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    Yeah i tried tying the cables upwards.

    It fixed it a little bit:
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    At the very least it wont do any harm now by getting worse.

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    Replaced a very dusty Nzxt Gamma classic ( attracts lots of dust) with a Crosair Carbide 330r with proper intake filters.
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    surely you can do better on the cable management :P

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    Slim ATX boards looks so small :C

    As for cable management, it won't really have much of an impact on performance; It was more crucial in the days of ribbon-cables -- where it was also much, much worse for cable management to begin with.

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    Ribbon cables, surely you just mean IDE?
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