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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig [5]

16 Aug 2013   #1441
Bungee18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
One of the Switch 10s might look good painted neon green with white coolant and cables.
I agree Gary.

Actually, for the one we are working on, I tried to paint the removable modular panels that hold the drives (the ones that have the tool less things on them, we had some spares from previous builds) neon green. It looked cool, but I kindda messed up the paint job (the paint wasn't the right quality, the airbrush kept clogging and my painting skills are basically non existent) so it ended up looking cheap and sloppy.

We will give it another shot in a future build, once we get more time to experiment with other paint brands and thinning proportions, and once I have more time to improve on how I wield an airbrush. This time around it was more like a "sputterbrush"

Cheers,

J


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16 Aug 2013   #1442
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ganjiry View Post
...Tiny Tom Logan did a review of those Corsair speakers a while back and i think he tested with onboard and then a sound card...
You wouldn't happen to have a link, would you? If it's the review I saw, the reviewer just reported how the SP2500 sounded with the Xonar Essence STX and didn't compare the combo with onboard audio.

A lot has to do with the quality of the input signal. Most of my music are mp3s from ripped CDs (at 320 kbps) and downloaded mp3s (128-2?? kbps) so the improved quality a sound card can produce may not be noticeable.
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16 Aug 2013   #1443
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post

You wouldn't happen to have a link, would you? If it's the review I saw, the reviewer just reported how the SP2500 sounded with the Xonar Essence STX and didn't compare the combo with onboard audio.

A lot has to do with the quality of the input signal. Most of my music are mp3s from ripped CDs (at 320 kbps) and downloaded mp3s (128-2?? kbps) so the improved quality a sound card can produce may not be noticeable.
I don't have the link to hand but i'll see if i can find it again
Yeah most of my tunes are in mp3 but m sound system is not upto much more lol

Edit: The only one i can find from him is this one http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/a...video_review/1 but i think i may have been mistaken about him comparig them. He may say in the video but i'm not sure.
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16 Aug 2013   #1444
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bungee18 View Post
Looking good Boogieboy!

J
Thanks Bungee

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
Boogieboy, you have a really nice looking rig
Thanks Dude
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16 Aug 2013   #1445
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You machine looks good Bilal, well done. After you get a GPU I think you'll be very pleased. I run Furmark on the HD4600 graphics and it got an average 5 FPS.
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16 Aug 2013   #1446
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
You machine looks good Bilal, well done. After you get a GPU I think you'll be very pleased. I run Furmark on the HD4600 graphics and it got an average 5 FPS.
Thanks Gary yes I have plan of getting a GTX 760 and I think it'll be very good for gaming oh I haven't tried Furmark or any other Benchmarks coz I think it would just good if I skip it
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16 Aug 2013   #1447
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

LOL, I think it is good enough for Solitaire or Hearts.
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16 Aug 2013   #1448
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Nice job on the case, Boogie boy. very well done. You'll like the 760. It should play any game with no problems.

The last computer I built I installed the motherboard with the computer standing up. I really had no problems. The only problem, and it wouldn't matter how you had the case, is the I/O plate was padded, which means you have to keep some pressure on the board until you get a couple of screws in. But, I was surprised at how well it went. That was my first try with the puter standing and was expecting it to be difficult, but it was no harder than with it laying down.

Juan, you really are a master of building top notch computers. I'm thoroughly impressed. Just look at the comments that have been made on every one you have shown. I'd be proud of what you call one of your 'botched up' jobs.
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16 Aug 2013   #1449
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ganjiry View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post

You wouldn't happen to have a link, would you? If it's the review I saw, the reviewer just reported how the SP2500 sounded with the Xonar Essence STX and didn't compare the combo with onboard audio.

A lot has to do with the quality of the input signal. Most of my music are mp3s from ripped CDs (at 320 kbps) and downloaded mp3s (128-2?? kbps) so the improved quality a sound card can produce may not be noticeable.
I don't have the link to hand but i'll see if i can find it again
Yeah most of my tunes are in mp3 but m sound system is not upto much more lol

Edit: The only one i can find from him is this one http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/a...video_review/1 but i think i may have been mistaken about him comparig them. He may say in the video but i'm not sure.
Thanks for the link.

He didn't compare between onboard and a sound card. He just evaluated it using a Xonar DX (or DS; his accent was a bit rough on this old Yank's ears). I wasn't too impressed with the guy. He rambled a lot and repeated himself frequently. He totally missed the purpose of the mini-USB port on the controller; it's for firmware updates, not another input as he said. Playing the speakers in the video was a bit pointless because what one hears is dependent on the speakers one is listening on; the reviewer even admitted that. If the play portions were eliminated and the reviewer's dialog better organized, the review could have been pared down from around 45 minutes to 15 minutes without any loss of actual data.

This is the most informative review I've seen so far but it was also based on input from a sound card, in this case, the Asus Xonar Essence STX. It would have been nice to have seen a professional review comparing the speakers with onboard sound and through various sound cards.

Playing with mine using the onboard sound on my MOBO, so far, I've found I get the most pleasing results where the speakers are in my room by setting the speakers on the Wide program and the speaker's EQ on Reference, which is flat (no EQ), and giving the bass end a slight boost in the onboard audio EQ. I also have the loudness adjustment enabled. I'm considering flattening the onboard sound EQ and making the EQ adjustment in Media Monkey so it will apply only when playing music. I may change my mind once I get the new sound card in.

Most reviews and comments I've seen on various forum posts say it's normal to have to crank up the sub to just about the upper end of its range to hear it. For a natural sound, I haven't found that to be necessary, even when all three EQs are flat, but it does get set higher than the main volume. The Late Night program everyone has been lauding was a bit of a disappointment to me. It's supposed to route much of the bass from the sub to the midrange and compress the dynamic range so you can hear low volume passages without disturbing others during louder passages when listening to the speakers late at night. I have problems with much of the classical music I listen to having too wide of a dynamic range for comfortable listening so I had high hopes for this feature. Normally, by the time I crank up the volume enough to hear some low volume passages, the higher volume passages would blow my ears out (not to mention anger the neighbors). Grieg's Hall of the Mountain King is the worst of the bunch. It starts out with a low volume pizzicato double bass and gradually increases to the full orchestra belting it out. Sadly, the Late Night program was a disappointment. The compression wasn't nearly great enough and routing bass to the mid-range drivers just muddied up the bass a bit. Oh well, I like the Wide program better anyway (makes the speakers sound farther apart, giving the illusion of being in a larger room, soundwise). I'm hoping the new sound card will allow me to apply more compression. I've studied the manual but it looks like I'll just have to fool around with it to see what I can do with the card. I'll probably put the card in tonight or tomorrow; my back is still bothering me a bit after replacing some floor tiles in my bedroom on Tuesday before I had recovered fully from installing the speakers on Sunday (Betty Davis wasn't kidding when she said "old age ain't for sissies").
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16 Aug 2013   #1450
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
...The only problem, and it wouldn't matter how you had the case, is the I/O plate was padded, which means you have to keep some pressure on the board until you get a couple of screws in...
I had the same problem but I just loosely put the first screw in the lower left hand corner then rotated the MOBO into place until the padding compressed enough to get the second screw in. I didn't snug any screws down until they were all in.
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