Just FYI: The HP Elitebook 8570w actually has a quite capable sound card. I can't tell if it's a good DAC, AMP or a combination of them, but it drives my headphones actually quite well. I'd definitely say it's comparable to my fiio e10 - something my own vaio hasn't really been able to do. It's most probably not in the same league as some of the stuff you guys own, but it's good enough for me to leave the e10 at home when being at work.
Also, going crunchbang was a both good and bad experience. Crunchbang will always have a special place in my heart, and in a way it's a lot better than it used to be (the inclusion of install scripts impressed me), however, in some ways it's not. For example, for some odd reason I just wasn't able to install libssl0.9.8 which for some odd reason is used by spotify instead of more uptodate packages. This resulted in me not being able to use spotify without wine, which in and off itself created quite a few problems for me. I'm not sure if there actually was something wrong with my instance of Crunchbang, but I never had this much problems in the past with Crunchbang. Nimble, responsive, lightweight and OMGITSBEAUTIFUL, but ohmy did it not work well. Yep, Crunchbang isn't meant for beginners with every configuration being textbased and I have no problems with that. My gripe is with it not functioning at all as it should. As said, it's probably a case of a bad installation or a bad iso or something, but it just gave me too much of an unstable vibe that I won't be messing with it. Such a shame as I used to love crunchbang. However, time to move on.
Oh well, I can't decide on whether or not I should go with an I5 3570K, I7 3770K or an FX 8350. Two of them are reasonably "cheap" and probably more on par with eachother than is said on most forums. Oh well.
Edit: I know I've asked before, but where is maverickronin? Has he moved on to effinringin full time or has he given up on forums all together or what?
Edited by Coq de Combat - 1/28/13 at 4:35am