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Hey Andy, I like the new upgrades, good choice on the Xonar. Now as for speakers, I would change themto the Klpish Pro Media 2.1 series. I have heard nothing but great things about the sound quality and they are apparently far superior to anything on the market besides the Bose set. Also, you will like the convienve of the fan clip for the true, I got one about 2 weeks ago and it makes removing the fan for cleaning super easy. Great choice of fans too, I have Scyth s-flexes all around and they are very quiet, well worth the investment. Looks pretty good to me man! Hope you enjoy them when you get all your gear!
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post #12 of 63
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Hey Andy, I like the new upgrades, good choice on the Xonar. Now as for speakers, I would change themto the Klpish Pro Media 2.1 series. I have heard nothing but great things about the sound quality and they are apparently far superior to anything on the market besides the Bose set. Also, you will like the convienve of the fan clip for the true, I got one about 2 weeks ago and it makes removing the fan for cleaning super easy. Great choice of fans too, I have Scyth s-flexes all around and they are very quiet, well worth the investment. Looks pretty good to me man! Hope you enjoy them when you get all your gear!
Can't get the Klipsch Promedia 2.1 around here, so that's not an option

Also I'd like a headphone jack on the speakers so it's easy to plugin my headphones. Unless I get wireless headphones of course!
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post #13 of 63
i would also have gone for the Klpish Pro Media 2.1, if i heard of em before, but i havent, they do sound good tho.
as for the headphones, andy your like a girl damn lol cant make up your mind, dont blame ya tho : filp a coin
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Unless I get wireless headphones of course!
Surely wireless would reduce the sound quality?
post #15 of 63
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Surely wireless would reduce the sound quality?
No idea, going to look into it

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i would also have gone for the Klpish Pro Media 2.1, if i heard of em before, but i havent, they do sound good tho.
as for the headphones, andy your like a girl damn lol cant make up your mind, dont blame ya tho : filp a coin
I don't upgrade very oftenly and don't want to regret a purchase.
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post #16 of 63
point proven andy, btw the wireless bose and sennheiser sets are excellent
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Nice job, maybe i'll order one of those fan holders too, seems pretty schweet
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post #18 of 63
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Yeah, maybe it decreases the noise? Either way it looks nifty to me.

And I think I'm just going to go with a soundcard for now and no speakers yet. I found another shop that had nice 2.1 speakers, namely the Audioengine A2.

Instead, I might be able to put a tad more money into the videocard. Since I game at 1920 x 1080 I figured 1GB could come in handy. Then I noticed this card:


That's right, it's the Sapphire HD4850 Vapor-X 1GB, and it only costs €134
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Yeah, maybe it decreases the noise? Either way it looks nifty to me.

And I think I'm just going to go with a soundcard for now and no speakers yet. I found another shop that had nice 2.1 speakers, namely the Audioengine A2.

Instead, I might be able to put a tad more money into the videocard. Since I game at 1920 x 1080 I figured 1GB could come in handy. Then I noticed this card:


That's right, it's the Sapphire HD4850 Vapor-X 1GB, and it only costs €134
Those Vapor X cards are supposed to be really quiet.

Also, I remember you were looking at aftermarket cooling for 4770's. I found this thread. You've probably already seen it but I'll link you to it anyway.
Linky

Also, the "ugly" 4770 cooler doesn't look THAT bad in person. That one's surely better looking though.
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Those Vapor X cards are supposed to be really quiet.

Also, I remember you were looking at aftermarket cooling for 4770's. I found this thread. You've probably already seen it but I'll link you to it anyway.
Linky

Also, the "ugly" 4770 cooler doesn't look THAT bad in person. That one's surely better looking though.
Yes, the thing is the HD4770 + Scythe Musashi would set me back the same amount of cash as getting the HD4850 Vapor-X. It's hard to resist. However I can't seem to find the 1GB model on the Sapphire website while the shop I order from does have it listed as 1GB. Bit weird.
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