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    Help with setup for HTPC -> Yamaha RX-V683BL 7.2 Receiver

    https://www.gefen.com/product/hdmi-detective-plus-EXT-HD-EDIDPN Just to close the loop - I got this thing in the mail, set it up in 5 min - What it does well - The main problem of screens turning on and off disturbing windows is fixed - I can turn the monitor on and off, and turn the...
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    Help with setup for HTPC -> Yamaha RX-V683BL 7.2 Receiver

    I looked at this too but TV too old :( I am going to try this detective box (see above) and if its working poorly I will retreat to 5.1 audio on optical - it is a mental note though, as at some point i will replace my TV, and will make sure I have this. Thanks for your input
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    Help with setup for HTPC -> Yamaha RX-V683BL 7.2 Receiver

    Hahah - Accurate. I have 4 displays, 3 on my desk, and the TV going through the receiver. I am even seeing now that when the monitors go to sleep the audio stops :) I don't use much streaming, I store most things locally and play them. In the end I may retreat to 5.1, but this really...
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    Help with setup for HTPC -> Yamaha RX-V683BL 7.2 Receiver

    Hi, Just got my hands on a Yamaha RX-V683BL 7.2 Receiver - I use my PC (Win 10 Pro) as my home entertainment center, and for the first time I want to hook my PC up to the receiver with surround sound. I'd like some help understanding options to get the best hookup. I have 2 options without...
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    After almost 10 Years, Building a new Rig, Need some advice

    Any particular reason? Is this a general warning about onboard raid? or something specific to X99? I been using the on board raid with my ICH9R chipset for almost a decade and never had any problem so I am curious, thanks -
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    After almost 10 Years, Building a new Rig, Need some advice

    Dangman and diizzy - I got a bit side tracked and want to finalize this, I'd like clarification on 2 things: 1 - Case - I like this one (the smaller version of what I picked ) Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case - Newegg.com I usually go big on...
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    After almost 10 Years, Building a new Rig, Need some advice

    Very Helpful Feedback - a few questions. 1. The general consensus drove me to rethink for LGA2011-V3, but the X99 chipset sounds like its imminently to be replaced, Is it worth waiting for the next gen? I am trying to pick a motherboard and landing here...
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    After almost 10 Years, Building a new Rig, Need some advice

    Thanks for you feedback - a few general questions - The mobo has some interesting reviews on Newegg, this jumped out: Cons: - M.2 slot only has 2 PCI-E lanes, not the required 4 in order to unleash the full speed of a Samsung 950 PRO, for instance. Have you used this board with that type of...
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    After almost 10 Years, Building a new Rig, Need some advice

    Thanks I answered the sticky questions ( I updated the original post) The 64GB ram is because of data crunching with custom app described above. As far as the PS, lots of recommendations to go smaller... Seems like the biggest question is 5820K vs 6700K
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    After almost 10 Years, Building a new Rig, Need some advice

    I have a custom built data application that I can scale depending on the number of cores I have, the amount of time I wait depends on the load, but its mostly floating point and a fairly large amount of string data at times. This is the main driver for getting that much Ram, but there seems to...
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    After almost 10 Years, Building a new Rig, Need some advice

    Hi, Finally getting around to building a new PC. My box is used for data crunching more than for gaming which is why I'm not going video card crazy. Nonetheless there are a few areas of concern so it would be good to get some feedback before investing the money. There are a few specific...
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