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  1. Either one. Speakers (like a shelftop audio system) and headphones. I can turn down youtube but I am having to turn up my headphones (turtle beaches) up loud enough to hear the hiss from the inline USB. I just noticed that it doesn't happen with Overwatch, but does with Rainbow Six and Dishonored 2. Rainbow six is being launched from Uplay and Dishonored from steam. Both have volume settings maxed in game. When I check the mixer, the quiet games barely go above 25% on the bar, where as Overwatch will go the whole way (near the top).
  2. Hello! Been struggling with an audio issue for some time now. For some reason ALL of my games are much, much quieter than everything else on my computer. Chrome and Firefox are loud, as is system sounds etc, but whenever I start a game I have to turn my browser down to around 25 percent just to hear my game. Unchecked the 'make audio quieter for conversations'. I have checked mixer settings, uninstalled GeForce Experience (thought it might be shadow play), re-installed audio drivers (realtek), and re-installed video drivers. No dice. Any ideas? ( I am using integrated audio for Asus Maximus VIII Extreme)
  3. Hello All! I recently built a rig using an Asus Maximus Extreme VIII Assembly motherboard. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=n82e16813132698 This Mobo comes with an external DAC, designed to be used in a 5" bay. When designing my system, I originally planned on using a Formula board, so the case I fell in love with didnt have or need 5" bays (Corsair Air Carbide 740). This is the first DAC I have ever had, so i really want to use it! The onboard audio of the Extreme Assembly is way better than what I am used to, so I have been surviving on that. My question: Is there a way I can use this DAC externally? It connects to the power supply using standard 'rail?' connectors, and the motherboard using a usb header on the motherboard. Any suggestions? Could I use a USB port somehow? I have tried just running the cables out of the case but they aren't long enough and my case really doesnt have a hole I could fit the usb connector through. I really want to use the DAC but not bad enough to replace my case, especially since the onboard audio is pretty good. Also, I am using a pair of USB amplified Turtle Beach Atlas' right now. Do I need to continue using the usb portion of that now that my Mobo offers amplification? I have noticed that I have to send audio through the 3.5 jack and not USB to be able to take advantage of the sound options (sonic studio) on my soundcard. Thank you SO MUCH for any help!
  4. Hello all, I recently built a computer. despite what cooler master said, my CPU cooler blocks the the first PCI x16 slot of my Asus Maximus Extreme VIII Assembly board. I have my 1070 Strix in the third PCI x8 slot. Everything is working well right now but I want to install the 10 gig PCI NIC that came with the board. The manual reccomends using the NIC in the 4th PCI slot (something about that slot's lanes being controlled by a seperate chip and not the cpu). It makes me kind of nervous having my GPU blowing directly down on the back of the NIC, so I would like to move it up a slot. Will I have to uninstall my drivers, move the GPU, and then reinstall the drivers? Or can I just move the card? Also, I read that there is only a 1% loss of performance using the x8 slot over the x16. Is this true? If not, should I return my massive, sexy Cooler Master 8 air cooler and go with a liquid closed loop cooler to clear up space? Thanks for any input!!
  5. Howdy! 

    Thanks for your input! You have helped me alot. I took your recommendation on the MasterAir Maker 8 cooler. I want a bling mobo for whatever reason and it looks like I can get a Maximus VIII Extreme Assembly for the same price as a formula, so I am thinking about just going with that.


    Quick question, what is the reasoning for going for the Hyper X fury (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TY6A1LY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER) over these vengeances (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0134EW7G8/ref=psdc_172500_t1_B00TY6A1LY)? 


    Also, the Maximus VIII Extreme Assembly is an eatx board, but I have seen videos of it inside a Corsair Carbdie Series air 540, even though its not offcially listed as an eatx board. Think I'll be alright? Do you know of any resources for board length checking?


    Thanks a ton, really helping me :)

    1. Inception9269


      With the ram, I mainly chose the Hyper X fury over the corsair one since its design is better than the other, simple as that. Not to mention Linus and other tech youtubers have shown that higher speed ram really doesn't show any better performance.


      As for the board size, I wouldn't know anything about all that. All I can say about board and case size is to ask around for feedback on this site. Tom's hardware is another site you could ask around in about this.


      I do know a good amount of cases can support eATX even if they don't say so

  6. Was looking to buy one three days ago. Price was 399 on New Egg with a 30 dollar instant savings. Now it looks like both New Egg and Amazon are out of stock, and the sellers that do have it are asking 489 - 499. Is this normal? Should I expect a restock, or should I settle for a Hero? I dont need a Formula, but its sexy and I want it. Thanks!
  7. Thanks for all the responses, much appreciated! I was about to pull the trigger on this today, but the Formula is now suddenly out of stock everywhere (or at least its now the same price as the Extreme!). Does this happen a lot with boards? If I wait will it come back into stock you think, or should I just get the Hero Alpha? Thanks a lot!
  8. PC PartPicker: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/wnbTzM (What I could find) Oranges: When do you think those will release? Spring? Dexter: Yeah its so sexy. Is there any benifit to having an amazing mobo? Does it give you the option to re-use it in another build in like 2-3 years, or will it still be outdated? Is color the only difference with that PSU? As for storage HDD, I dont download alot and have lived with a singular 500 for a few years, so I think I'll be OK to start. SCG: Thats why I was shooting for 4, since the board supports it. So I should go for the fastest supported?
  9. Hello All! First time poster, long time youtube viewer. After adding components to pre-builts, I have finally decided to build a computer. I got a solid sysadmin job and I figure now would be a great time to build a rig. Would you guys mind taking a look at what I have planned? I am most concerned about part compatibility and space requirements. I am looking to spend around 1.5K (minus the CPU which I have already bought). I am looking to play 1080p Ultra 60. I am also looking to drive 2 monitors, both 1080p (with 4k perhaps in the future) CPU: I7 6700k 4.0 GHZ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117559&cm_re=i7_6700k-_-19-117-559-_-Product (Already Bought) Reason: Dont want to worry about CPU bottlenecks (which is my problem in my current pre-built) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 SSO2 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA9PV3Y62117) Reason: I considered liquid, but I am not planning on OCing until the end of my CPU's life cycle. I have also read that this is an amazing cooler. Could I OC with this one day? Mobo: Asus ROG Maximus VIII Formula (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132265) Reason: Want a board with modern features, maybe get two builds out of it (as be able to update videocards in the future and not want a better mobo). I wanted an assembly, but 600 is too much for me for a mobo. I also think its sexy, and the audio options sound cool. PSU: Corsair HXI HX750 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139084) Reason: Looks solid. Rather not have to buy one again for a long time. Case: Corsair Carbide 740 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139083) Reason: I want something easy to build in with awesome airflow. Also, CUBE. Video Card: ASUS ROG Geforce 1070 Strix (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814126109) Reason: Want an awesome card. Kinda torn on waiting on a 1080TI. The 1080 looks cool, but I wont be driving 4k for a while, and when I do, I would want to rock 60 FPS. I have a 950 now that I could put in this build in hopes of waiting for a 1080TI, but not sure I want to spend $700+ on a card. HDD: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147373) Reason: This is a cost saver for me. I would love an M2 NVME drive, but a little pricey for my tastes. Cost so far: $1,362.90 (without the CPU I already bought for 249.99) What will I need for fans? I would like to stick to Noctua (since I heard they are very quiet). Should all my fans be directing into the case? Do I need any going out? Anything else I might need? I also would like recommendations for RAM. I was looking at 4000 mhz but was told that i7 'lanes' operate around 2 so RAM faster than that would be a waste. Is that true? It was some sales guy and i wasn't sure he wasn't full of it. Thanks so much for looking! My current computer has an AM A6-3620 2.2 Ghz with a GTI 950 so I am hoping to see massive improvements in games and multi-tasking!