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For the audiophiles out there, while planning my build I have found a nearly perfect option to get past the crap itx onboard sound.

Going to mount this in place of the font/side I/O shield in a custom housing with some new switches. Basically just cut out the I/O portion, make a new piece to fit, and mount this on it with the switches. Easy as pie.

You can then get a high speed USB 2.0 -> internal USB header cable, and have everything mounted internally.

Checked the spacing, and with a fat 60-80mm thick front 120mm radiator, there's plenty of space. Not so much with the 200mm rad though.
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thanks for the large font biggrin.gif
but i need a color.
I'm not sure what colour at the moment but I'm doing a poll on my build log page to see what colour I should get. I'll get back to you once I've decided .
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post #623 of 11740
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For the audiophiles out there, while planning my build I have found a nearly perfect option to get past the crap itx onboard sound.

Going to mount this in place of the font/side I/O shield in a custom housing with some new switches. Basically just cut out the I/O portion, make a new piece to fit, and mount this on it with the switches. Easy as pie.

You can then get a high speed USB 2.0 -> internal USB header cable, and have everything mounted internally.

Checked the spacing, and with a fat 60-80mm thick front 120mm radiator, there's plenty of space. Not so much with the 200mm rad though.
good thought. the only other option i can think of is a PCI-E Splitter.
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I just went with the Corsair 1500 usb headset. I'm not a hardcore audiophile but I think it's dang decent.
   
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I wish this thing was a mid tower case that suported an atx motherboard frown.gif.
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I just went with the Corsair 1500 usb headset. I'm not a hardcore audiophile but I think it's dang decent.

USB headset, nuff said.

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I just went with the Corsair 1500 usb headset. I'm not a hardcore audiophile but I think it's dang decent.
most audiophiles will tell you to avoid most USB headsets as they aren't the most accurate. I wish sata or internal USB could act like PCI for good sound cards.
or somebody needs to make a board with a good creative card built in for ITX
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Well, hopefully I'll be able to get my build log going fairly soon. Have all of the parts picked out, and all of the mods planned. Now I just need to bite the bullet and get going.

General overview-
Alphacool XT45 240mm, UT60 120mm
VPP655 D5 w/top
EK Supremacy Plexi
EK 7970DC2 Acetal/Copper
Mayhem's Blue Berry Pastel
Laser etched window with LED mounts to light up the design
Fill port system similar to Project Fire Ant (seeing that saved me some serious headaches)
Drain plug in the bottom of the UT60 mounted on the case.
Swiftech Helix with painted blades
Some paint here and there on the case

Hopefully, I'll be able to have a fully functional LAN case that will be easy enough to drain and fill without having to open it up.
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most audiophiles will tell you to avoid most USB headsets as they aren't the most accurate. I wish sata or internal USB could act like PCI for good sound cards.
or somebody needs to make a board with a good creative card built in for ITX
A lot of the USB DAC's do a better job than a lot of soundcards. This is in the sub-$200 range, of course.
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I wish this thing was a mid tower case that suported an atx motherboard frown.gif.

Unless your planning on running three way SLI or Crossfire what do you need an ATX motherboard for?
post #630 of 11740
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Originally Posted by Michalius View Post

For the audiophiles out there, while planning my build I have found a nearly perfect option to get past the crap itx onboard sound.

Going to mount this in place of the font/side I/O shield in a custom housing with some new switches. Basically just cut out the I/O portion, make a new piece to fit, and mount this on it with the switches. Easy as pie.

You can then get a high speed USB 2.0 -> internal USB header cable, and have everything mounted internally.

Checked the spacing, and with a fat 60-80mm thick front 120mm radiator, there's plenty of space. Not so much with the 200mm rad though.

Oh man that's fancy.
Be sure to post pics wink.gif
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