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 Also, <a=http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=516729>this guide </a> really rocks when it comes to setting up a video player on your computer (just use XyVSFilter instead of XySubFilter, as the latter can get wonky with karaoke subs).

 

I set that up once upon a time, then KCP came along. Laziness wins.

 

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Software wise, I'm now on Office '13, and everything feels nice, although I am befuddled by how you select a save location, since they made it more complex than it needed to be. 

Still running Office 2k here. lol.

post #4607 of 9059
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Hmm, that's what I thought. I might be getting/borrowing a E11 from a friend, so I'll be messing around with it, mainly on my iPod. Just wondering if it's a good idea.

Amp directly to computer is not a good idea

 

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...Geez, this thread loves to go to hell in a hand basket while I'm gone.

 

Well, January was certainly an interesting month.  My desktop decided to potato on me by giving me some really odd error involving a system file (don't ask me to remember which one).  In the end, I backed up what I needed to, and I took the plunge and decided to try out Windows 8.1.  I have to admit, I was skeptic of how it would perform, but it seems I will be eating crow, as slapping Classic Shell on there really does help with any layout concerns.  Also, AppLocale is brilliant with launching untranslated VNs.  I'm surprised I've never heard of the program.

 

Software wise, I'm now on Office '13, and everything feels nice, although I am befuddled by how you select a save location, since they made it more complex than it needed to be.  Also, this guide (http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=516729) really rocks when it comes to setting up a video player on your computer (just use XyVSFilter instead of XySubFilter, as the latter can get wonky with karaoke subs).  The only thing I am having issues with is setting up certain emulator environments, especially if the program I've got is rarely found in binary (like Mupen64+ GUIs and plugins), and if someone could provide compiled versions of these programs, I would be very thankful.

 

On a related front, though, should I have reason to begin fretting for a new HDD, as I don't want to lose some of the data I've got on here (PLENTY of videos, and the complete set of osu! tracks, for example).  Also, on my laptop, should I try to get Arch Linux installed again, or should I think about attempting to get cygwin working?

 

 

New HDD? It's up to you of course. Check SMART status, and use smart logical deduction by looking at physical state of the drive to other stuff and decide. Hear a clicking sound from the HDD or some weird noises? Have a worrisome SMART status?....new HDD time. Backup that data ASAP.
post #4608 of 9059
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Amp directly to computer is not a good idea

Curious as to why.

 

@JbstormburstADV Old dying HDDs = Scratch disk for Photoshop. lol.

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Curious as to why.

 

@JbstormburstADV Old dying HDDs = Scratch disk for Photoshop. lol.

? Ahh, you must not have been around HF much.

 

That's ok. We all know PC Fi thread makes up the best of HF of course :tongue:

 

Taking an amp to a computer's headphone out is just amping the horrible signal comming from a computer

 

Most computers, even gaming class+ motherboards, have horrible headphone out sound and or performance. You are thus just taking an amp and amping that more.

 

With a DAC, you offload the entire computer's audio processing capabilities and putting it on another device. That device in the audiophile world generally being exernal of the computer.

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? Ahh, you must not have been around HF much.

 

That's ok. We all know PC Fi thread makes up the best of HF of course :tongue:

 

Taking an amp to a computer's headphone out is just amping the horrible signal comming from a computer

 

Most computers, even gaming class+ motherboards, have horrible headphone out sound and or performance. You are thus just taking an amp and amping that more.

 

With a DAC, you offload the entire computer's audio processing capabilities and putting it on another device. That device in the audiophile world generally being exernal of the computer.

Ahh, I see. Haven't been here long. Most of my experience is from other people's rigs, not mine. And this PC made me too poor to afford much. :P

 

That makes sense though. Can I assume that something like the Squeezebox Classic will do better?


Edited by VXAce - 2/7/14 at 10:46pm
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Pfhj
What do you think? I just bought everything
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Pfhj
What do you think? I just bought everything

Most of it looks good. I'm really concerned about that PSU though since I can't remember what OEM that is. I'm crossing my fingers that it's SuperFlower. As for the Wi-Fi adapter, I just prefer Intel's own Wi-Fi adapters since they have better driver support (and probably more stable customer support where as for ASUS it's love or hate). 16GB of RAM seems overkill but I don't know what you're going to do with this besides for what I can guess is gaming with that 780.

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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Pfhj
What do you think? I just bought everything

 

-DX:  Cold, lifeless sounding.  Lacks detail and has high output impedance.

-Monitor:  Backlight bleeding, ghosting/trails, dead pixels, washed out colors, and poor viewing angles.  All ASUS monitors have at least two of these issues....

-WiFi:  Not a networking expert here, but from what I have observed, external WiFi adapters work better than internal ones.  Likely due to interference, which would cause higher latency, lower throughput, and more dropouts (especially if nearby neighbors/devices are operating on the same bands).

 

*Mouse:  Anything with the razer branding on it is considered a con for me :D

 

Nice build, get some photos when you are finished assembling it (preferably cable management related photos haha)

post #4614 of 9059
I don't know I listened to the DX and liked how it sounded on my friends computer, for gaming at least. I'm not TOO picky for sound, just more so than an average casual gamer. I'm sure that it's better than the onboard audio, anyway.

The monitor I'm praying has no dead pixels. I got it for 120 which is relatively very cheap for a monitor. I am assuredly going to upgrade to 144hz OR 1440p in the future (before June).

For the internal wifi adapter I wasn't totally sure what to do. I didn't want to spend $50 on it so I went for a cheap one, and I can always get a better one if need be, probably when I go off to college. I'm currently only about 10 ft from the wifi thing anyways.

As for the PSU I've read dozens of great reviews an only 1 or 2 bad ones. Rosewill is not the best brand for PSUs but it was $50 off and suited my needs. We'll see though, I don't know what makes for a good PSU so I went off reviews. It has a 5-year warranty so I can at least replace it if I ever need too.

The razer deathadder is the only razer product I believe in. I'm getting it from a friend for cheap.
post #4615 of 9059
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-DX:  Cold, lifeless sounding.  Lacks detail and has high output impedance.

-Monitor:  Backlight bleeding, ghosting/trails, dead pixels, washed out colors, and poor viewing angles.  All ASUS monitors have at least two of these issues....

-WiFi:  Not a networking expert here, but from what I have observed, external WiFi adapters work better than internal ones.  Likely due to interference, which would cause higher latency, lower throughput, and more dropouts (especially if nearby neighbors/devices are operating on the same bands).

 

*Mouse:  Anything with the razer branding on it is considered a con for me :D

 

Nice build, get some photos when you are finished assembling it (preferably cable management related photos haha)

The Wifi issue can usually be solved with a really long antenna. I have an antenna (that I don't use much) that usually fixes signal issues if they come along.

post #4616 of 9059
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The Wifi issue can usually be solved with a really long antenna. I have an antenna (that I don't use much) that usually fixes signal issues if they come along.

The interference from inside the case affects throughout and stability of the hardware. Same goes for the audio to an extent, but electrical interference influences

WiFi much easier.

 

A decent router will compensate to an extent, but it will affect the other clients and even neighbors! Lol

post #4617 of 9059

Razer mice are not a con if you get them at a good price. If anyone in the UK need any bits from Maplin, shoot me a PM as i get staff dicsount (%25) till the 10th of next month.

post #4618 of 9059
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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post
 

The interference from inside the case affects throughout and stability of the hardware. Same goes for the audio to an extent, but electrical interference influences

WiFi much easier.

 

A decent router will compensate to an extent, but it will affect the other clients and even neighbors! Lol

Never had problems with the interference. I've had more problems connecting with the router (used to be on the second floor). But once I moved, it's been fine.

post #4619 of 9059
I don't get why people hate Razer mice, I'd still be using my old Abyssus if it had side buttons. It was perfect otherwise(and I've tried the RAT 7, G500, Theron, and Xornet.) Their mousepads though... never again.
post #4620 of 9059

I just bought this little guy when I built my computer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166056

 

I've never had any problems with it at all.

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