Description

EDIT: Changed layout to be better maintained after I had to swap pump anyway do to a failure. Added some fans that's about it for parts. My setup for all work and entertainment related things. Junk on desk was from time of re-cabling everything.

Audio is as follows: Sources: Xonar STX (Burson V5's) , ODAC Rev B, Nvidia Audio Speakers: SX6 (sit on Fit Spirit yoga blocks), SXC, SXS, Sub-1200 Headphones: K7XX, TH-X00, M50 IEMs: RHA MA750 Amp: Objective 2, TX-NR525

Keyboard is MX Green with https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=773 on them.

I'm in IT so I need to keep an ISO of like every OS on hand (includes OSX) for use so that also takes up some storage for the people wondering :)

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

why so many hard drives and fans?

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

hard drives I can answer, cause games, esp AAA ones, are getting larger and larger in size. GTA V was 60GBs. it only took a few Steam games to fill 1/3 of my 1TB Black. 60x5 and that's 300GB of space right there :(

he probably needs the rest for other stuff he probably will do xD

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

wow, never thought it cou.ld get that full real fast. I should get a new hard drive with my first build because I have an old hard drive with less then 500gb

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

yea I bet that's what the devs were thinking ... "hey 1 TB drives going for $40-50? yea we'll just make our games bigger cause you can just get more drives and more money for the industry... " lol

but look at Bethesda, Skyrim was less than 10 GB and it still had amazing graphics... it's called Compression devs! use it haha

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

yea and question, If i get a new 1tb hard drive could I use my recovery disc on them or would they have to be used with the hard drive that came with them. Because I don't want to buy windows 7 or 10 or whatever.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends if it is an OEM Windows version disk. You can straight up call Microsoft and ask them if it is. If you got the disc from Dell or a major computer manufacturer, it is most likely OEM in which you can not use it for your new build. Kinguin sells OEM windows keys for only $20

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Music: 500GB Movies: 2.8TB atm TV: 1TB atm Programs: 500GB (mostly databases) Games: 1TB+ Weekly System Images: Growing to an extent

Fans were a carry over from the old setup with CPU OC'd + 2 GTX 780's in the loop.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

wow

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there such thing as too much?

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't know, I was just wandering. Maybe he needed it for something or he just bought it so he won't run out

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I know mate, no hard feelings. I honestly doubt he will ever run out of storage, but it's always good never to worry about it.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

no ther is not

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I love it

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

RAINMETER +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build. I am curious about the audio setup that you mention in your description. Are those audio components just to enjoy the sound or do you do some specific tasks that you went with that particular audio setup? I'm curious because I am a budding audiophile and i'm always interested in why people make certain audio selections. Great build either way.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I am curious as well !

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad I'm not alone.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Most of my collection is ripped in FLAC or purchased in lossless, J river MC 21 is app atm (audio only) KODI since XBMC days is the video or MPC with mad VR.

I back in the day I had a x-fi xtreme gamer with horrible driver support for my X-540 http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Surround-Speaker-System-Subwoofer/dp/B000JJM8XE for gaming but always thought it had a pretty dad dac but still better then the onboard. When its limitations were met I Upgraded to a x-fi titainum and ran that but still after a while movies and music became more my focus then gaming, I had already gotten a huge steam library (1TB+). I saw my parents were not ever using the Technics rack downstairs so I took the SU-z960 https://audiohoho.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/technics-su-z960-integrated-amplifier/ out of it and had that hooked up to two as-bs1's and a old psu with car sub (300w that I blew out the psu with lol) and that was just besides the x-540 for music and the 540 for movies/gaming. When as-b1's got old and not meeting my fidelity standards I wanted a better solution for it all. So I got a STR-DH520 and the Xonar STX (for the HP amp at the time and the superior DAC for Analog 2.1 with the AVAMP when not in movie mode) and Stripped the RCA's on the x-540 and used them as my speakers for the that AVAMP with the Dayton Sub-1200 (120w) and I was hooked on the first movie. After that got past my wants because it was in HT terms horrible for sound reproduction and after going through another pair of surrounds since the amp melted them cause of the wattage I got the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR's and they just did not fill the room like the AS-B1's (6" drivers) so they went back and I got the Klipsch r-15m's instead and had those for along time along that time Swapped AVAMPS to the nicer TX-NR525 and swapped my not well paired center loft 20 and rears loft 40's for the SX6 Kit and on the first movie noticed that I basically could not pinpoint where sound was coming from in the rear and I can't be happier. The ODAC-rev B came this year off massdrop since it had two outputs for my O2 amp for the K7XX and RHA MA750 and a basically neutral sound sig where the Stock STX Op amps has a emphasis on the mids and lows I'd say. Hope this answered your question :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for taking the time to explain it to me. I appreciate it. I really like your set up and I might have to try and duplicate your audio capabilities with my new rig. I'm always looking to get the best sound I can and I think it's time to make a splash to take my audio up a notch. Thanks again for taking the time, i really appreciate it.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

If your going just desk use then I recommend powered monitors with a sub out vs all the surround stuff. either way take along look at zeos's guides on reddit. That's where I heard and saw the review for the SX6 and knew it would fit my close to the wall needs for the fronts. https://www.reddit.com/r/zeos https://www.reddit.com/r/Zeos/comments/3qvbpm/guide_surround_sound_systems_51/ https://www.reddit.com/r/Zeos/comments/2wnwor/guide_stereo_systems_20_21/ Whatever you do don't get a lepai, get a smsl 60 at least imo if you go book shelf and a cheap dayton sub would probably be plenty, I love my 120w for my small space. If going straight headphones then a dac amp combo would be best. My friend has the monoprice one and loves it.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I believe the reason for the ASUS Sonar STX and the TX-NR525 are to drive the subwoofer and and speakers. The ODAC Rev B and Objective 2 are for the headphones.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh, ok. Thanks. That makes sense.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

If your going new in this market now I would get the ODAC for just a source regardless if its going to a HP amp or not it's just that good. Sounds the same as the STX minus the coloring and does not have *** driver support.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

There are also the Schiit Modi 2 and Modi 2 Uber as well.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed but unless you have nice speakers and amp you wont really get much more out of that then the ODAC besides american made pride and gorgeous build/materials. All depends on your needs, the ODAC at the time was dirt cheap on massdrop and fits my o2 really nicely. I also use a dragonfly 1.2 for my laptop use and phone use when I have the time and I would say it's almost at the ODAC lvl and that can drive my IEM's by itself.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

That is true. I have an interest in the Objective series and the Schiit stacks. The Objective series for what they stand for and the knowledge shared, and the Schiit stacks because of Schiit's business principles, knowledge shared, and the community involvement from their employees. I learned a lot from and are inspired by both.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I have an old Pioneer tuner that I wasn't sure what to do with. Now I know.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, that is a amazing setup. Though I gotta ask... What's up with the mousepad on the mousepad?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Had a puretrak talent (still do on other desk) wanted a pad for the keyboard too, got the sargas when I had the g400 it was decent not as good as the talent but I made it work for convince. The g400 got messed up and I got the castor which did not track well on the sargas and my friend had the hiro for his naos 7000 and swore buy it (had a talent before too) so I picked it up and its the best thing i'v ever used to date. It's like hard pad glide with cloth body and feel, you flick the mouse it will glide across the whole surface of it. I can now comfortably use 800 DPI with 1440p.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Wouldnt it get extremely dusty that close to the floor? Great build btw!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sure it would, but being that this is such a high quality build, he probably doesn't mind taking the time to clean it every once in a while.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It does somewhat but the whole room is a battle anyways and yeah I enjoy cleaning it about once every two months. All intakes are filtered so its mostly just surface dust.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted to follow up with a post stating I'm in IT so I need to keep an ISO of like every OS on hand (includes OSX) for use so that also takes up some storage for the people wondering :)

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Why no ssd?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

It says I have a 840 pro ssd.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Im just blind

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, no prob it happens.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I love your canadian ear flaps!