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AshesAndWool

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  1. Hi guys, I am building an audio production workstation and I am going to be connecting a high end external dac to a thunderbolt 3 port on the motherboard. I was thinking of buying the Asrock mini itx tb3 phantom gaming motherboard, but it struck me today that there might be electrical interference with the audio signal on such a compact motherboard. So my question is: is it possible to have audio interference (Either when listening or recording to a drive) through an external dac connected with thunderbolt 3, and if that case should I go with the bigger atx motherboard instead? Thanks. My two motherboard options: https://www.amazon.com/X570-Phantom-Gaming-ITX-TB3-Thunderbolt/dp/B07VXYYG7F/ref=sr_1_21?keywords=Phantom+gaming&qid=1575908653&sr=8-21 https://www.amazon.com/Z390-DESIGNARE-Gigabyte-Thunderbolt-Motherboard/dp/B07K8RJZRG/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Designare&qid=1575908638&sr=8-1
  2. Hi guys, I want to make a digital movie and music library and when I realised that pretty much no websites like google play and amazon give you an actual video file I landed on buying physical blu-rays and converting them to digital files (I am aware that this is illegal, but I believe it shouldn't be and if anyone knows of a legal way to buy a digital movie library for personal use I would love to hear it). So I am really picky about my movies looking and sounding exactly the same as they would've if they were played from the disc and storage space isn't a problem as I have a massive NAS. What is the cleanest, most legit software for converting blu-rays / dvds into digital files (Money is also not a problem within limits)? Thanks.
  3. HI guys, I have a bit of a weird question. When I use google maps on my pc, there is no way to pinpoint my location even when I have allowed the website to use my location. I use a motherboard without built-in wifi and bluetooth. My question is what part of the pc is responsible for keeping track of your location? Thanks haha
  4. Hi guys, so I own a keyboard with a jack out pass-through and I have been using that to easily switch between headphones and my stereo speakers. But now I want to connect the speakers directly to the motherboard, connect the headphones to the keyboard-jack when I want to use them and then switch device on my PC. My Z270 msi motherboard has Line out (The one I have used for my keyboard pass-through), rear speakers out and centre speaker out. So the first thing I just tried to do was to connect my speakers directly into the RS-out port, but I got no new device recognized and no sound in the speakers, I tried unplugging the pass-throug line-out port and nothing changed. So my question is how would you set up the config I am describing with stereo speakers always connected to the motherboard and secondary free port for connecting headphones? Thanks.
  5. Hi guys, I'm building in a NZXT h210 which is a mini-itx case which recommends only 44mm thick graphics card. Does anyone know of a 2080 super which is less than 44 mm thick or if I can fit a thicker card in this case? Thx.
  6. There is a filter and holes at the bottom of the case and holes in the PSU shroud under the graphics card
  7. Thanks. The NZXT h210 has airholes in the bottom which give the graphics card really good airflow and improved thermals when it isn't covered by a full sized PSU.
  8. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor CPU Cooler Corsair H115i RGB PLATINUM 97 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $139.99 @ Amazon Motherboard ASRock X570 PHANTOM GAMING-ITX/TB3 Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $233.98 @ Newegg Memory G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $169.99 @ Amazon Storage Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $139.99 @ Adorama Storage Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $139.99 @ Adorama Storage Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $198.48 @ Amazon Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card $493.98 @ Newegg Case NZXT H210 Mini ITX Tower Case $79.99 @ B&H Power Supply Corsair SF 600 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply $139.00 @ Amazon Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Full 32/64-bit $189.00 @ B&H Software Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 Software $149.99 @ Best Buy Case Fan Corsair LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.25 CFM 120 mm Fans $89.99 @ Best Buy Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $2184.37 Mail-in rebates -$20.00 Total $2164.37 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-24 16:57 EST-0500 Wil my PSU be enough for my build? Thanks.
  9. Hi guys, I am building a relatively small workstation and the NZXT supposedly fits both the corsair hydro h100i RGB platinum and the h115i but with the 115i its a really tight fit. Do you guys think a 240mm AIO will be good enough to cool a Ryzen 3950x? Thanks My build: PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor CPU Cooler Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $129.99 @ Amazon Motherboard ASRock X570 PHANTOM GAMING-ITX/TB3 Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $233.98 @ Newegg Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $164.99 @ Amazon Storage Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $139.99 @ Adorama Storage Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $139.99 @ Adorama Storage Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $198.48 @ Amazon Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card $493.98 @ Newegg Case NZXT H210i Mini ITX Tower Case $109.99 @ Amazon Power Supply Corsair SF 600 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply $139.00 @ Amazon Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Full 32/64-bit $189.00 @ B&H Software Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 Software $149.99 @ Best Buy Case Fan Corsair LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.25 CFM 120 mm Fans $89.99 @ Best Buy Monitor Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $599.98 @ Amazon Monitor LG 27UK650-W 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor $379.99 @ B&H Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $3179.34 Mail-in rebates -$20.00 Total $3159.34 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-23 05:40 EST-0500
  10. Hey guys. I recently posted a planned build to the forum. One of the things someone said was that I shouldn't use two ssd-drives in raid 1 for my project drive because it is not a backup. I understand this, and am planning to do daily backups to a NAS and cloud storage, but the thing is that even with that if I were to undergo a disk failure I would lose one day of musical compositions and school work which would be terrible, so I wanted a raid 1 config just to avoid this. Here are the two options. Should I go with the two evo drives or the one pro drive? Thanks Config 1: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/9WHt8M Config 2: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GNkrrV
  11. Well no it's true that I don't necessarily need redundancy on my scratch disk, but I will be keeping compositions and school-projects there for extended periods of time and if either of those were lost it would be a disaster so I would spend the extra money on peace of mind. But what are you suggesting I should use more m.2 and PCIE slots for, a second m.2 as a scratch disk instead of the samsung 860s?
  12. Yeah the thought definitely struck me, but I went that route because the motherboard that best fit my needs happened to be mini-itx. What would you change if I wanted to stick with the same motherboard?
  13. Hi guys, I have spent a good part of the last few months learning about pcs from pretty much the bottom up to build this pc. One thing worth noting is that I really wanted thunderbolt 3 for some audio equipment, I plan on using the two SSDs as a scratch disk with redundancy and all games and programs will be on the big NVME drive. Any opinions on how I could improve my build are very welcome (As I am the one who has to pay for it haha) Thanks. My build: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Ashesonwool/saved/LftvWZ
  14. Hey guys, I am building a creator workstation which uses the following components: * Ryzen 3950x * Asrock x570 Phantom Gaming Mini-itx motherboard * Rtx 2080 super I first considered the NZXT h210i for its good thermals, but since I am using a mini-itx motherboard I thought it might be really handy to have something smaller that I can carry easily. Do you guys have a suggestion for a small case that can cool a 3950x with preferably a 280mm, but optionally 240mm AIO?
  15. I need thunderbolt 3 for a lot of audio equipment that is made with mac users in mind
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