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I had to clear some desk space for it.

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Looking right at home there. Looks like a nice PC case you have there too, does the hardware inside match? tongue_smile.gif

post #32 of 38
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Looking right at home there. Looks like a nice PC case you have there too, does the hardware inside match? tongue_smile.gif


Eh, the hardware isn't quite up to date, but it still runs things pretty nicely.(spec list below)

 

 

Corsair 600T case

DFI Lanparty DK X38 T2R motherboard

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.4GHz(OC'd, might go higher this winter, heat sucks in the summer)

Mushkin 4GB(4x1gb sticks) DDR2 800

EVGA GTX460 SE 1GB

WD Black drive 640GB 32mb cache(system drive)

WD Green drive 1TB(storage of music, and other things)

Old Thermaltake 680W PSU...I need to update it and get something modular :/

post #33 of 38
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Eh, the hardware isn't quite up to date, but it still runs things pretty nicely.(spec list below)

 

 

Corsair 600T case

DFI Lanparty DK X38 T2R motherboard

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.4GHz(OC'd, might go higher this winter, heat sucks in the summer)

Mushkin 4GB(4x1gb sticks) DDR2 800

EVGA GTX460 SE 1GB

WD Black drive 640GB 32mb cache(system drive)

WD Green drive 1TB(storage of music, and other things)

Old Thermaltake 680W PSU...I need to update it and get something modular :/

I can highly recommend Enermax PSU's. Excellent efficiency, incredibly low ripple (great for PC audio), low fan noise and they are built like tanks. IMO, Corsair and others alike dont hold a candle to them, and that becomes very evident when running power-hungry GPUs and CPUs. I used to run several BitCoin rigs 24/7 for months, and only Enermax would hold up to the task of all the brands ive tried.


Edited by brunk - 7/27/13 at 3:32pm
post #34 of 38
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I can highly recommend Enermax PSU's. Excellent efficiency, incredibly low ripple (great for PC audio), low fan noise and they are built like tanks. IMO, Corsair and others alike dont hold a candle to them, and that becomes very evident when running power-hungry GPUs and CPUs. I used to run several BitCoin rigs 24/7 for months, and only Enermax would hold up to the task of all the brands ive tried.


Thanks for the heads up.

 

On another note, this is the way the box showed up when it arrived today.......

 

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Yeah, I'm never using USPS again to ship anything worth this much.  Granted they had it off to The local Chinese postal service when it gets there, but this is just ridiculous.  Sure it wasn't a 100% perfect box when I first got it but it was at least a square, nowhere near that bad.(I did check out the guts before plugging it in, everything seemed in place)  I'm happy they originally sent it using open cell foam so at least it had a decent shock absorber while they kicked it around. :/

post #35 of 38
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Thanks for the heads up.

 

On another note, this is the way the box showed up when it arrived today.......

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Yeah, I'm never using USPS again to ship anything worth this much.  Granted they had it off to The local Chinese postal service when it gets there, but this is just ridiculous.  Sure it wasn't a 100% perfect box when I first got it but it was at least a square, nowhere near that bad.(I did check out the guts before plugging it in, everything seemed in place)  I'm happy they originally sent it using open cell foam so at least it had a decent shock absorber while they kicked it around. :/

eek.gif Man they put that thing through the ringer didn't they! Glad it came out in one piece shockingly.

post #36 of 38
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Yeah they did.  By the way...I of course expected it to get hot, but is it alright to leave this thing running for say 12 hours at a time?  I mean it does get 100% passive cooling, and I figure Audio-GD has done more torture(through testing) than my average use to make sure it could withstand certain things, but I was just curious(I don't leave it unattended for long periods of time, just fyi).  And is there anything I should maybe put between it and my wood desk to protect the wood from heat?

post #37 of 38
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Yeah they did.  By the way...I of course expected it to get hot, but is it alright to leave this thing running for say 12 hours at a time?  I mean it does get 100% passive cooling, and I figure Audio-GD has done more torture(through testing) than my average use to make sure it could withstand certain things, but I was just curious(I don't leave it unattended for long periods of time, just fyi).  And is there anything I should maybe put between it and my wood desk to protect the wood from heat?

It shouldnt get "too" hot. Prolonged use like that is fine. If you need to, you can buy some risers/isolators to keep it up and away from the wood.

post #38 of 38

Hi , guys i found a awsome new device out there . I been in search of a DAC for my comp. without spending a lot but with audiophile quality 

, anything an LOD , DAC just something to get that digital signal out of my comp..... I found the perfect device iLUV usb audio adapter from office depot, only $19.99 and it made my headphone amps sound amazing so much better than my reg. 3.5 mm jack out!!! Give it a try, iwas 

getting ready to order an e17 or make my own dac from radio shack for the price it sounds as good as nething else .... I also picked up a 3.5mm to RCA conv. wire for a couple bucks and out of my blue ray player it sounds amazing.. so there are alternatives out there to get a good digital conection..

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