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    Apple Replacing 3TB HDDs in 27" iMacs

    You'd install OS X from the install disc/flash drive. But why would you spend money on a part that apple is going to give you for free? At least get the free drive first and use it elsewhere.
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    Advice for good computer speakers

    I would look at some Mackie MR5mk3, CEntrance masterclass 2504, or Tannoy Reveal 402 . Only the CEntrance comes as a pair though.
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    DAC/AMP + Powered Speakers Install Help

    The Monoprice subwoofer has an integrated crossover.
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    DAC/AMP + Powered Speakers Install Help

    So, the shortcoming with coax/spdif DACs relies on the fact that they recover the clock from the digital signal and most DACs then use that clock. That means that an external DAC with a good clock will typically use the poor quality clock from the integrated sound card, negating some of the...
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    DAC/AMP + Powered Speakers Install Help

    For unrelated reasons, I would not use a spdif dac like such on your computer without buying a better digital audio output. If your speakers/sub will play nice with being switched at the AC socket, you could (ideally) plug them into a timed power control unit that would switch them on and off...
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    ZxR , Onkyo AVR software drivers

    ....If you want proper sound/surround sound. Its sort of a corner case that can sometimes give out all kinds of headaches in windows vista and up. 290x -> AVR is the cheapest and should be the most compatible excepting old games. Many features of your sound card are going to be rendered...
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    ZxR , Onkyo AVR software drivers

    What is best/cheapest for you depends on what you want to do. For SPDIF: If its stereo output to your receiver exclusively, then the only difference in SPDIF sound cards is how good the clock signals are. The ZxR is likely overkill and unnecessary. If its surround sound over one spdif cable...
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