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post #10966 of 18625

Panoramic View of my Living Room/Computer Area

 

I am truly jealous of your condo space. I also enjoy your computer setup, but I am left with my head scratching as to why you have multi-thousand dollar PC components, and then a $50 graphics card. biggrin.gif

post #10967 of 18625
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

The REL is gorgeous. Those were always my favorite of their line. Why a White RP1 though?

 

It was a demo, cheaper price. Problem is that I ordered it on a Wednesday and by Sunday they had a grey one also on sale as a demo!

post #10968 of 18625

nice pc.

 

 

 

wish i had that much storage, i only have 4 tb and its already half full.

 

 

 

 

 


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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

 

I am truly jealous of your condo space. I also enjoy your computer setup, but I am left with my head scratching as to why you have multi-thousand dollar PC components, and then a $50 graphics card. biggrin.gif

 

 

 

i was wondering the same thing lol, guess he uses it more for music and media than games. the 5750 is still a decent card though. im still running on crossfired 5870s myself.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 2/8/13 at 5:35pm
post #10969 of 18625
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

 

I am truly jealous of your condo space. I also enjoy your computer setup, but I am left with my head scratching as to why you have multi-thousand dollar PC components, and then a $50 graphics card. biggrin.gif

LOL...Actually, the computer rig cost either just under or just over $1K. The most expensive stuff was the processor which was about $230, and the SSD drive which was like $160 I think. The HD space is mostly carry over from past systems. I actually had more HDs than I could connect (since the SSD and the BD drive both took up an SATA slot on my MoBo; my old DVD drive was IDE). So I kept the fastests and biggest drives and bought one 3TB drive (after dumping my older drives, this was a net 1TB gain of space over what I had before).

 

And HEY! That card was the shiznit back when I bought it (also a carryover from my old system). Im not a gamer though, and I WAS going to  just use the onboard graphics but decided to slap the 5750 back in since I could connect my monitor via DVI and then connect the PC to the Denon via HDMI (all that cabling is inwall). So thats another reason I didnt need a nicer graphics card: for streaming movies and such to my TV, the Denon does a fantastic job with it!


Edited by BruinAnteater - 2/8/13 at 5:47pm
post #10970 of 18625

The most expensive stuff was the processor which was about $230

 

Nu uh. Where did you get an i7 for $230? eek.gif

post #10971 of 18625
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

nice pc.

 

wish i had that much storage, i only have 4 tb and its already half full.

 

i was wondering the same thing lol, guess he uses it more for music and media than games. the 5750 is still a decent card though. im still running on crossfired 5870s myself. 

Believe it or not, I am probably going to buy another 3TB drive within a few months. The other really nice thing about the computer is the case: it has a port on top connected to the PSU and one of the SATA ports, so I can hotswap drives without having to resort to USB or buying expensive external HDDs

post #10972 of 18625
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

 

Nu uh. Where did you get an i7 for $230? eek.gif

Microcenter! this is the exact one I got: http://microcenter.com/product/388575/Core_i7_3770K_35GHz_LGA_1155_Processor

 

and it look like they have even more powerful ones for about the same price or just a bit more.

post #10973 of 18625
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Originally Posted by BruinAnteater View Post

LOL...Actually, the computer rig cost either just under or just over $1K. The most expensive stuff was the processor which was about $230, and the SSD drive which was like $160 I think. The HD space is mostly carry over from past systems. I actually had more HDs than I could connect (since the SSD and the BD drive both took up an SATA slot on my MoBo; my old DVD drive was IDE). So I kept the fastests and biggest drives and bought one 3TB drive (after dumping my older drives, this was a net 1TB gain of space over what I had before).

 

And HEY! That card was the shiznit back when I bought it (also a carryover from my old system). Im not a gamer though, and I WAS going to  just use the onboard graphics but decided to slap the 5750 back in since I could connect my monitor via DVI and then connect the PC to the Denon via HDMI (all that cabling is inwall). So thats another reason I didnt need a nicer graphics card: for streaming movies and such to my TV, the Denon does a fantastic job with it!

 

and to think a similar setup cost me over 3000 a few years back. (12 gb DDR3, i7 920, 1200W psu, 2 hd 5870s, a 2tb, double 1tb, a 256ssd, corsair h50 cooling, haf 922 case, and a blu ray burner)

 

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Originally Posted by BruinAnteater View Post

Microcenter! this is the exact one I got: http://microcenter.com/product/388575/Core_i7_3770K_35GHz_LGA_1155_Processor

 

and it look like they have even more powerful ones for about the same price or just a bit more.

 

 

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when he said 230, i was already thinking microcenter, thats about how much i paid for an i7 920 a few years ago, when the i7 920 was 299 or more everywhere else. microcenter has the cheapest processor prices around, alot of their other stuff is cheaper than newegg as well.

post #10974 of 18625
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As far as this setup goes I am pretty much done when it comes to audio equipment. I have all the pieces I ever wanted, at least for as long as I own this place: its a condo so I can't realistically buy (and enjoy) anything more powerful than what I have, and at the volumes that I do listen at this stuff all sounds wonderful. So here we go:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

First a Panoramic View:

 

Panoramic View of my Living Room/Computer Area

 

The Main Setup:

 

Living Room Setup: Wharfedale Evo2-30 Towers Wharfedale Evo2-Center Channel REL T2 Subwoofer Rega RP1 Turntable Denon AVR-4311CI Oppo BDP-105 Sony PS3 TiVO Premiere Samsung TV

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Living Room Setup Labeled: Wharfedale Evo2-30 Towers Wharfedale Evo2-Center Channel REL T2 Subwoofer Rega RP1 Turntable Denon AVR-4311CI Oppo BDP-105 Sony PS3 TiVO Premiere Samsung TV

 

Computer Desk Setup:

 

Computer Desk Setup: Wharfedale Diamond 7.1 Bookshelves Core i7 PC with E-MU 1212m PCI Sound Card fed via analog to Yamaha HTR 3064

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Computer Desk Setup Labeled: Wharfedale Diamond 7.1 Bookshelves Core i7 PC with E-MU 1212m PCI Sound Card fed via analog to Yamaha HTR 3064

 

Portable Setup:

 

Portable Gear: Sennheiser PX360 Fiio E7 Cowon J3

 

Media Closet (unfinished - needs painting):

 

Media Closet Unfinished: SACDs DVD-As DualDisc CDs Special Edition CDs Regualar CDs Vinyl LPs Blu Rays DVDs PS3 Games Old School Nintendo, PS1, Colecovision and Atari Game Carts Tools, Cables, Boxes and Junk

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Media Closet Unfinished - Labeled: SACDs DVD-As DualDisc CDs Special Edition CDs Regualar CDs Vinyl LPs Blu Rays DVDs PS3 Games Old School Nintendo, PS1, Colecovision and Atari Game Carts Tools, Cables, Boxes and Junk

 

 

Now some more detailed shots:

 

Entertainment Center: Wharfedale Evo2-30 Towers Wharfedale Evo2-Center Channel Rega RP1 Turntable Denon AVR-4311CI Oppo BDP-105 Sony PS3 TiVO Premiere

Entertainment Center featuring: Wharfedale Evo2-30 Towers as fronts, Evo2 Center Channel, Evo2-20 Towers as rears (not shown), REL T2 Sub (not shown), Denon AVR-4311CI, Oppo BDP-105, Rega RP1, Sony PS3 and TiVo Premiere. Also shown: Sennheiser HD650 (powered by the Oppo's wonderful built-in headphone amp).

 

Computer Desk with Wharfedale Diamond 7.1 Bookshelf speakers

Computer Desk with a 22" AOC monitor, Wharfedale Diamond 7.1 Bookshelf speakers, Fiio E9 Headphone Amp. The 7.1s and Fiio E9 are fed by a Yamaha HTR 3064 Reciever which is fed by a Yamaha S2500 SACD Player via analog, and either the computer's E-MU 1212m PCI Sound Card (when running JRiver for music or Audacity/Sonar 4 when ripping LPs and editing the WAVs) or the onboard RealTekHD card (when doing everything else)

 

Computer Desk Setup Tall Picture: Wharfedale Diamond 7.1 Bookshelves Core i7 PC with E-MU 1212m PCI Sound Card fed via analog to Yamaha HTR 3064

Tall Shot of my computer area showing off my LZ I blown up album cover!

 

Some of the Equipment:

 

Rel T2 Sub

Rel T2 Sub

 

Rega RP1 Turntable

Rega RP1 Turntable

 

Sennheiser HD650 Side View

Sennheiser HD650s

 

Center Components of Entertainment Center: Wharfedale Evo2-Center Channel Denon AVR-4311CI Oppo BDP-105 TiVO Premiere

Wharfedale Evo2 Center, Denon AVR-4311CI, Oppo BDP-105

 

3rd Gen Core i7 PC - 16GB DDR3 RAM - 240GB SSD - 7TB HDD Space ATI HD5750 Graphics Card - E-MU 1212m PCI 192K/24-bit Sound Card with analog in/out Rip LPs with Audacity and Sonar 4 Play Media with JRiver 17

PC: 3rd Gen Core i7, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 240GB SSD, 7TB of HDD storage space, ATI HD5750 Graphics Card, E-MU 1212m PCI 192K/24-Bit Sound Card, Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit.

 

Yamaha DVD-S2500 Yamaha HTR-3064

Where the computer outputs its sound: Yamaha HTR-3064 and a Yamaha DVD-S2500 SACD-DVDA-CD Player

 

 

 

As for the future, like I said, audio equipment for my living room/computer area I am pretty much set. I can only see myself adding MAYBE a headphone tube amp (but thats hard to justify because the Oppo does such nice work with my HD650s). I could see myself buying a few more pairs of cans: HD700s for home use, Amperiors and/or Momentums for road use with my PX360s going to my wife, and maybe some HD598s for desk/office use.

 

However, I do realize that my little 40" TV looks quite silly on my big ass wall, so eventually a 60" TV will make its way there. My friend is also trading me his slightly older but slightly higher end Yamaha HTR 5950 for my 3064, so that will temporarily reside as my computer amp.  When I get my 60" TV for the living room, my 40" will go to my bedroom where I dont have anything hooked up yet. The 5950 will go to the bedroom, where I also have a Sony SACD Changer, and I will probably pick up an old Oppo DVP-980 or Denon 2910 and run it analog out to the Yamaha HTR 5950 (which does NOT have HDMI). The PS3 will also makes its way there as a BR player and I will connect it and the cable box via HDMI directly to the TV, and sound will be optical to the Yamaha for both. As far as speakers go, I am on the fence of getting a set of Wharfedale Achromatic speakers, probably one of the two towers as fronts, and the rest the smaller, or maybe picking up a used set of Wharfedale Zaldeks, or maybe just go Frankenstein and pick up whatever used/good deal Wharfedales I come across Ebay or Craigslist until I have 5.1 of them. 

 

Awesome and a gadget geek's haven. :) If I was single, this is a pretty sweet setup. My wife (and kid) wouldn't tolerate all the exposed toys unfortunately. :(

post #10975 of 18625
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

1 Hour old...New Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 joining the Decware CSP2+.

 

 

Nice! How does it compare to the Dacmagic it replaced?

post #10976 of 18625
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Nice! How does it compare to the Dacmagic it replaced?

My initial reaction is good, but I want to spend some time with it before I do a formal compare. My sense is better bass and more sense of space. For 2.5X the price, it is a clear upgrade. I am still a fan of the DM+ for the price, but this is moving up the ladder for sure.

post #10977 of 18625
JESUS CHRIST WHERE DO YOU PEOPLE COME UP WITH ALL THIS MONEY.
post #10978 of 18625

Jobs? And this time of year tax returns. I got mine already. New turntable.

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JESUS CHRIST WHERE DO YOU PEOPLE COME UP WITH ALL THIS MONEY.
post #10979 of 18625
I can't wait tilli get a job... My goal by the end of senior year is a Music Hall USB-1 turntable, bigger speakers for my room rig, a Schiit Modi/Magni stack, a HE-400, and wood for my Grados. I've got 2 1/2 years to get that accomplished...
post #10980 of 18625
And by modi/magni I mean bifrost/lyr wink.gif
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