So what exactly is this Schiit? First glance at my total build price you'll probably be wondering if I'm stupid or not.
It's a HTPC/Downloader. Not used for gaming, I have something else for that, NO NOT THAT Xbox 360(Except for GTA V).
Mini home theater in my bedroom which I to share with my sister. It's about a 65/35 split, hehe.
CPU: I have a soft spot for Pentiums, damn good CPU at a great price. Over-payed because I chose 1 day Prime shipping on Amazon. Had EVERYTHING but CPU and I could NOT wait.
CPU Cooler: Eh, could be better but it looks nice, high quality and okay performance, or I totally messed up the thermal paste application. I think I'll use Arctic Silver 5 for this PC next time and save the PK3 for my other PC.
Motherboard: Asus fanboy
Memory: I brought G. Skill last time so I HAD to buy Corsair. Wanted heatspeaders because they look cool.
Storage: WD Blue because its my favorite drive by WD. 750GB is from my laptop that got a 1TB HGST upgrade. Man is this thing SLOOOW, good thing its just a storage drive now.
Case: Originally wanted a Corsair 250D but realized how much of a space hog it would be and started looking into Silverstone and this caught my eye quickly. Extremely front heavy thanks to the 10mm thick aluminum. Accidently ripped off the HDD LED but that's great because I never planned on connecting it anyways, way too annoying with it flashing. Power LED is covered with tape otherwise I'll go blind when I'm sleeping at night.
PSU: It's a Corsair. Was on sale on Newegg Shellshocker. Currently awaiting a $20 rebate on it as well which takes an eternity. Dead silent, love the cables it comes with. I covered up the ugly unused bits with tape so I can't see it.
Fan: Took it from my 900D. SUPER quiet. Painting the ring black horribly but you can't really tell but it has runs like a convict who just escaped.
Keyboard: Needed to be a Logitech, wireless and have a touch pad to minimize clutter and ease of use. Really good range on it too. Mini shift and enter key are terrible but manageable. Microsoft just announced their own version which looks perfect but costs more and I can't return my K400 by the time its released so whatever.
Windows: Got it from Uncle who works in the business, free canned air anytime too.
Now, the Schiit. It's a USB DAC because my receiver is older than me by 4 years(25 years old!) and it still works 100% fine, same for the speakers, my Dad brought it in 1989 in good ol' Texas. Receiver doesn't have a DAC because digital media probably didn't really exist yet. Was originally using TV's DAC which is way better than the motherboard audio, motherboard sounds so subdued, no potential at all. Paired it with some beautiful BlueJeans RCA Stereo cables and Mediabridge USB cable. Connected to the TV(Wish it will stop working so I can buy a new one, its from 2008, too old) with Mediabridge HDMI, good bang for buck and quality cables.
If you don't already know, Schiit is the name of an American audio company, I'm not trying to come up with ways to use profanity on this awesome site.