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Yeah the only game I have problems running now is Battlefield 3 after about a hour and 1/2 of playing i'll get a black screen that after about 20 seconds will turn white and i'll have to restart my computer. Its not that big of a deal since its just that game so i've decided to hold on to the stx to not incur any extra costs. If it turns out to be a problem I can always sell it off on head-fi or ebay or if it's not, I'll eventually sell off my crossfire HD 6950's for some...
I recently was going through my closet and forgot about this old speaker system i got as a gift a couple years back, the Aiwa XR-H66MD. Does anyone know anything about this thing? Ive searched the internet and haven't managed to find anything. Does anyone know what these things were priced at when they first came out or if i could have any chance of selling them off? Any information would be apreciated!    
Honestly it's probably not my GPU's, chassis, or sound cards fault, but i live in Texas so during the summer it gets to around 100F everyday, my room is in the upperstory of my house and the 2nd story has sub-par airconditioning so on those summer days it would be about 80F with cooling upstairs and i always have my door closed as I'm a teenager and my parents don't want to hear some of the unsavory things i say, and the biggest problem most likely is i cant name one...
i dont think i used my headphone amp which may have been the issue. although i think im going to try and snag that ST from cedarpc.com as i have looked up reviews online and they seem to be reliable, crossing my fingers...     Edit: On second examination cedarpc's rep is pretty shaky... looks like i'll have to wait for a price drop.... hopefully when the new creative z cards come out the price will drop.
I have listened to the D1 before and I was now where as impressed as I was with the STX, but yes you are correct i really dont wanna dish out the money for a ST and I'm having trouble finding a legitament site that sells them cheaper than 200$. Honestly its my crossfire set-up thats making this difficult not my chasis, if i only had one GPU it would be a incredibly easy fit, The size of my HD 6950's heatsinks is ridiculous though...   So far i have found these sites...
My Asus Xonar Essence STX just came in today and to my dissapointment I can only fit it in my case by putting it right under my graphics card which causes it to overheat when I play any video games that are GPU intensive. I've been able to listen to it while not playing any games and I love the sound a superb step up from my onboard audio, a shame I'm going to have to return the thing... Now I'm looking for a replacement external DAC. I would like it to be similiar to...
That's exactly what I needed! Thanks man you've been a great help.
Alright thank you I like the look of the SMSL SD-793II. one last question however, is their anywhere i could get a cable that changes the R out and L out into a Front speaker out as I am having trouble tracking one down. Also the Asus formula IV is a Crosshair model
I have a Asus Formula IV mobo, it says it comes with creative x-fi on board, but its not that great. It has tons of expansion slots however so either a pci or pci-e is fine. I built my computer myself so installing it would'nt be a big deal. Are their really any notary advantages to a more expensive DAC or amp then the ones you mentioned?
I just recently got myself a pair of HD598's and after burning them in I'm very satisfied with the sound. Right now i usually just hook them up to my Fiio e11 amp and my ipod. I was looking at getting a full sized desktop amp as it's a pain always charging the e11 and i never really use it portably, I mainly got it for its price as I needed a starter amp for the HD598's. I have been looking at a Schiit Asgard amp or a Matrix M-stage amp as these seem to be the best...
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