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Okay, well if we're offering PC building advise, I would strongly advise going on over to PC-dedicated sites.

 

www.tomshardware.com

http://www.pcpartpicker.com/

http://www.anandtech.com/

www.reddit.com/r/buildapc

 

The people over at Tom's Hardware tend to be the most credible, and PCpartpicker is the most helpful utility. Reddit is also a great place, and Anandtech is probably the best for review articles. For interactive product reviews, LinusTechTips is god. Check him out over at his Youtube.

 

Anyways, these are some of the best sources to get knowledge to build a PC! Hope I helped :)

post #2102 of 2109
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Okay, well if we're offering PC building advise, I would strongly advise going on over to PC-dedicated sites.

 

www.tomshardware.com

http://www.pcpartpicker.com/

http://www.anandtech.com/

www.reddit.com/r/buildapc

 

The people over at Tom's Hardware tend to be the most credible, and PCpartpicker is the most helpful utility. Reddit is also a great place, and Anandtech is probably the best for review articles. For interactive product reviews, LinusTechTips is god. Check him out over at his Youtube.

 

Anyways, these are some of the best sources to get knowledge to build a PC! Hope I helped :)

You better add overclock.net to that list -.-

post #2103 of 2109


Thanks everybody.  This should give me something to think about.  Plan on using a laptop and an external DAC into my HDVD800.  Probably a new one but I may resurrect an older Toshiba DDR2 era running Vista.  It has my iTunes on it in ALAC format and as soon as I reinstall some messed up drivers it should be good again.  I forget the chip exactly but it's some kind of Intel earlier dual core and with 4GB ram.  I have a much newer i5 laptop running W7 but the Toshiba shouldn't sacrifice any sound quality based on what you guys said, right?

 

I know there are better aftermarket sound cards available from Asus and others for about $200 but since this will be a home unit I will use an external DAC.  I am thinking J River or something for file management.

 

Thanks again.

post #2104 of 2109

OH S&^%

 

yeah lol I forgot a few :)

 

I was in class and dozing off, I didn't really go over every site - there are tons others. Thanks man for reminding me to say this :)

post #2105 of 2109
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OH S&^%

yeah lol I forgot a few smily_headphones1.gif

I was in class and dozing off, I didn't really go over every site - there are tons others. Thanks man for reminding me to say this smily_headphones1.gif

The LinusTechTips forum is also very helpful. smily_headphones1.gif
post #2106 of 2109
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Thanks everybody.  This should give me something to think about.  Plan on using a laptop and an external DAC into my HDVD800.  Probably a new one but I may resurrect an older Toshiba DDR2 era running Vista.  It has my iTunes on it in ALAC format and as soon as I reinstall some messed up drivers it should be good again.  I forget the chip exactly but it's some kind of Intel earlier dual core and with 4GB ram.  I have a much newer i5 laptop running W7 but the Toshiba shouldn't sacrifice any sound quality based on what you guys said, right?

 

I know there are better aftermarket sound cards available from Asus and others for about $200 but since this will be a home unit I will use an external DAC.  I am thinking J River or something for file management.

 

Thanks again.

Give JRiver a shot, you get 30 days to try it. I love it.

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Originally Posted by SleathX1 View Post

OH S&^%

yeah lol I forgot a few smily_headphones1.gif

I was in class and dozing off, I didn't really go over every site - there are tons others. Thanks man for reminding me to say this smily_headphones1.gif

The LinusTechTips forum is also very helpful. smily_headphones1.gif

I went to that forum once, I felt like I was reading through youtube comments and my IQ was dwindling by a thread. Basically any of the audio equipment we love on here, the users on there dismiss as snake oil.

post #2108 of 2109
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I went to that forum once, I felt like I was reading through youtube comments and my IQ was dwindling by a thread. Basically any of the audio equipment we love on here, the users on there dismiss as snake oil.

There are enough computer forums out there, where people are quite a bit more mature.  Typically, the "iq lowering" posts are from younger people who are repeating what they see from other posts. If you need a good forum to find out more about computers, feel free to pm me.

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Originally Posted by spykez View Post

 
I went to that forum once, I felt like I was reading through youtube comments and my IQ was dwindling by a thread. Basically any of the audio equipment we love on here, the users on there dismiss as snake oil.
There are enough computer forums out there, where people are quite a bit more mature.  Typically, the "iq lowering" posts are from younger people who are repeating what they see from other posts. If you need a good forum to find out more about computers, feel free to pm me.

Thanks lol, but I've been building custom systems for 14 years smily_headphones1.gif I'm a regular on overclock.net
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