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tongue.gif gotta get that z87 rma'd first. But its practically mint.
Well, I was very skeptical. I asked the club, they all said was something special and better the Creative core3d on the Sniper5. One review scored it a bit better then the z87. Only one review called it not near the hype, though the oc3d Tom review called it something good. As soon as I plugged my speakers, I noticed the difference. And then my headphones sounded poor. I played with settings even spending all last night fiddling with it. Still nothing of an improvement or at least on par. Things are wacked, such Firefox a lot louder vs chrome. One game very low in audio on my headphones while another is loud but not as crisp as before. This definitely a step above the old and very crappy vanilla realtek. But, in my experience, its a bit below The core3d on the GB and other boards IMHO. Got the Core3D Z coming this week to test. Btw, I only spent about 5-10 minutes adjusting the. Creative settings to get sound just right. smile.gif.

What a mess that audio is... get an outboard DAC, plug it into SPDIF and call it a day biggrin.gif

Next build? Plug it in to that one, too... No worrying about what the mb sounds like.
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^this

 

Rockin the Asus Xonar Essence One for multiple builds, love it to pieces.

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The dac's I've seen are pretty pricey. And I'm not after hardcore audio setups. I need something decent but I'm not settling for mediocre (imho).

If i can plug in the SB card w/ the quad gpu's, I may just downgrade to a used RIVE. There's plenty of those out there.
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I have an Asus Sonar DX and am very happy with it. I know it isn't anything special at all, but a non-audiophile like me, it's perfect. At one point I tried the on board of my old Sabertooth X58 and there was a noticeable difference
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I'll trade you my RIVE + 3930k for your R4BE + 4820k wink.gif
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Its a 3820 smile.gif. I'm pretty happy with it. Gotta see what develops first.
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Hoping all works out though.

Leak in my RAD so sending it back, and ordering 2 in its place that way I have a backup in case anything in the future. Seems we've both been nonstop running into crap
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Hoping all works out though.

Leak in my RAD so sending it back, and ordering 2 in its place that way I have a backup in case anything in the future. Seems we've both been nonstop running into crap

That sucks dude. Tell me about it. I'm really tired w/ all this crap.

edit: submitted an rma request through GB. Very easy. A lot less painless then Asrock rolleyes.gif
Edited by wermad - 1/12/14 at 8:27pm
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When I sent my UD7-X79 into GB they had the board back to me in under 2 weeks, ship to and from time included. Very impressed.

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Either of you ever done an RMA w/ FCPU? Or do I just ship the thing back myself ? lol

I'm purchasing ahead of time so I don't have to wait that way the refund will take care of it.
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