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Old 14th October 2013, 03:02 PM   #1
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Default My PC media center setup...

Thought I'd share...

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And just finished redoing my RCA's...
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Double twisted pairs, CAT6 wire. I was surprised just how "quiet" they are...the twists really help with cancellation. Only when my PC is off is there a little bit of buzz present.


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Old 15th October 2013, 10:49 AM   #2
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Hmmm, I see you live in Canadia and need two room heaters. :0

Why no DIY speakers?
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Old 15th October 2013, 11:45 AM   #3
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Heaters they are! Lol

Speakers...? Not that good with wood :S


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Old 15th October 2013, 03:49 PM   #4
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Hi!

Nice equipment!
What speakers are these? I like the plain, classy look...

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Martin
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Old 15th October 2013, 06:57 PM   #5
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Those are somewhat-vintage Klipsch KG4's.
And thanks


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Old 15th October 2013, 10:46 PM   #6
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Are you going to provide any details of your media PC? Every bit of information about a successful setup helps others. Also pointing out the problems probably helps more.
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Old 15th October 2013, 11:45 PM   #7
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Sure thing...I'll post again tomorrow


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Old 16th October 2013, 05:12 PM   #8
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I use a GA-MA790GP-UD4H from Gigabyte. It's an "ultra durable" model. These models use 2oz of copper in the PCB for ground and power channels for better stability, and quality Japanese capacitors for low noise and reliability.
Heat pipe cooling on northbridge and voltage regulators.
I use an AMD X3 CPU, with an unlocked 4th core and OCZ memory at 1066MHZ.
Disable all unneeded features and hardware in the BIOS.
Thermaltake HSF to keep it cool and quiet.
Asus Xonar D2 audio, running 2-channel analog at 24-192MHZ.
HDD and PSU buried inside the chassis for low noise and clean looks.
Griffin Powermate USB knob for volume/sleep functions.
Double twisted CAT6 (4 strand) interconnect wire with Nakamichi gold RCA's.
Braided speaker wire (twists and braids for noise cancellation).
Running Win 8.1 Pro X64
All media runs thru J. River Media Center using Ambiophonics crosstalk cancellation.


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Old 3rd November 2013, 12:58 PM   #9
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Added a $5 eBay Chinese led power button to the chassis...
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