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  1. scoobert

    Need 2.1 Stereo / Dac Recommendations

    This is really just for computer audio but the gear leans more toward this crowd, so I thought I would ask here as well. I have decided to go with a older integrated amp (onkyo, sansui, kenwood, technincs etc: etc: ) looking for ones with pre out - main in connections so I can have more...
  2. scoobert

    Need a Stereo/DAC recommendation

    I have decided to go with a older integrated amp (onkyo, sansui, kenwood, technincs etc: etc: ) looking for ones with pre out - main in connections so I can have more options on subwoofer hook up. I found a Techincs SU-V98 local I can get pretty cheap...
  3. scoobert

    Need an amp. New little one or a "vintage" receiver?

    My setup is a Harman Kardon 10" 200 watt powered sub and pair of Paradigm Atom v.5 speakers. Currently being driven by a old harman kardon AVR144 (40 watt x 2) receiver which I have grown to hate in just the 2 days of trying it. So I have started the quest to acquire something I will hate...
  4. scoobert

    Hoping somebody knows these brands M&K vs Paradigm

    Asking for computer but since this equipment is mainly for home theater I am hoping somebody on this sub will know the answer :) Looking at going away from my klipsch 2.1 and thought I would start with bookshelf speakers and then down the whole rabbit hole of amp, sub and dac. Anyhow I am...
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    Hoping somebody knows these brands M&K vs Paradigm

    Looking at going away from my klipsch 2.1 and thought I would start with bookshelf speakers and then down the whole rabbit hole of amp, sub and dac. Anyhow I am starting with my little Denon RCD-N7 ( ) because it is...
  6. scoobert

    Will a DAC help a non audiophile ?

    Since I am building a new computer and am going to try a couple different sound set ups, starting with dual klipsch promedia sets. Would it help at all to put a optical connection from the mobo to a DAC (maybe Modi 3) then a splitter to the 2 klipsch? I game and listen to music only with...
  7. scoobert

    Would I be better off with a AVR ?

    OK, so currently I have a set of Klipsch pro media 2.1 and I have a second complete unit as well and was thinking of hooking both up. Then while cleaning the basement I found some stuff laying down there for years I might use instead . I have a Denon RCD-N7 (...
  8. scoobert

    How long do PSU's last?

    Let me start with i know nothing about psu's. My last build was early 2017 and to find my psu i went to johnny guru website and looked at the top tier list and found something on sale at the egg that was on the list. I ended up with a evga 850 G2 gold. Its been great but now i am starting a...
  9. scoobert

    GOT ONE: Samsung 850 Pro 512 2.5" SSD

    Picked up a used one on Anandtech trader forums and would like to run two of the same drive for a raid 1. Lat me what you got and how much you want shipped. Please provide CDI info Payment by paypal, 243-0-0 Heatware Thanks Scoob
  10. scoobert

    Asus X570 QVL memory 2 vs 4 sticks

    Hello all About to start on a build with an Asus x570 and 3900X and found the memory I want. Its non rgb Gskill 3600 16-16-16-36 and its on the QVL but only for 2 sticks. Should I decide later that I need/want more ram would 2 more sticks of the same memory run in 4 slots if I relaxed the...
  11. scoobert

    X570 Strix E/F vs Prime Pro

    Hello All Its been years since I built a machine and am down to the last choices (mobo/ram). So a little help would really be appreciated. This machine will spend most of its life editing pictures and the occasional game of Farming simulator 19 Pro level Overwatch match play. I dont overclock...
  12. scoobert

    Lian Li 011 XL and front USB with X570 boards ?

    Hello all About to start a X570 build based on this case. My question is that with 4 front 3.1 USB connections , what are you all hooking them to if you are building with a X570 ? Since I can only find one board that has 2 onboard front usb headers. That's the MSI Ace and I am not a fan of that...
  13. scoobert

    WTB: Asus Hero VIII or Asus Strix-E

    Looking for one of these X570 boards. Asus Hero VIII (non wifi preferred) or Asus Strix E Bought A new one, Thanks Payment through Paypal Heatware 243 - 0 Thanks Scoob
  14. scoobert

    A-RGB powered splitter

    Has anybody used one of these type splitters? I am going to start a new build in a week or two in a...
  15. scoobert

    Bottom intake fans, that look good from the back?

    Starting a build in a couple weeks based on a Lian Li 011 XL. Wanting to put a couple 140's in the bottom to bring air in (through the filter) to feed the triple 120 rad (exhausting air) out the back side. Also going to put 2 low speed 140's in the top to bring air in as well. Are there any...
  16. scoobert

    Laptop screen 4k Oled vs 4k IPS

    Looking at picking up a new lenovo and wondering if anybody has the OLED touch screen. About half the life of the laptop will be used when outside camping and am wondering if the Oled touch is going to have to much glare for use outside. Or if I should go with the Matte non touch 4k. I have not...
  17. scoobert

    FS: SOLD

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    2K or 4K Monitor. Is 27" to small for 4K ?

    I do mostly single player games (tomb raiders/far cry's type) and capture/LR/PS.( Photo editing) Currently I am running 2 X 27" Dell S2715H 1080P monitors and my wife has decided that they would work much better on her desk. My concern with 4K is that with 27" monitors everything will be to...
  19. scoobert

    WTB: Combo i5 -1150/1155

    Building a computer as a gift to a poor friend at work. Looking for a intel i5 DDR3 cpu/mobo combo. Let me know what you got shipped priority mail to 51501 my Heat Thanks guys Scoob
  20. scoobert

    WTS: Military-grade Shock Resistance Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0

    They went to ebay Transcend StoreJet's Have both a 1TB and a 2TB. Both barely used at all. The 1tb has only 18 power on hours...........................$ 40.00 The 2tb has 140 power on hours................................ $ 65.00 Both went to the dreaded feebay No box or...
  21. scoobert

    WTB: got it, ty

    Damn, that was quick Got one
  22. scoobert

    Got it, TY

    got it
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    Need some basic ram for a HTPC. So please no g.skill cas .5 4000 mhz ddr3. Let me know what you got and how much shipped to 51501. Thanks Scoob Heat
  24. scoobert

    Built a new computer and thinking about Win10, worth the switch?

    SO, I built a new gaming machine and have plenty of Win7 pro keys I can install but it seems like most of the friends I game with are running win10 pro. Is it worth the $199 to purchase? I dont want to upgrade since all my keys are pro OEM and would really prefer to be running the retail...
  25. scoobert

    Cas 14 vs Cas 16 DDR4

    If the memory speed was the same (ie DDR4 3200) would you notice any difference in gaming with the faster cas timings?
  26. scoobert


    Won a Z270 board so upgrading from this guy. Goodbye 1150, Kaby Lake and ddr4 here I come. Spent its whole life sitting in turbo mode. Proc only no box, no nuttin. <<<SOLD to Magoo >>> 235-0-0 Heat
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    Got it, TY

    Got one, thanks guys
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    WTS: Asus RT-AC68U Router <<<SOLD>>>

    PENDING Great router in excellent condition just upgraded to a more enterprise solution of a Ubiquiti router and access points. Comes with everything except the little cat5 patch cord because I didn't want it to get mixed in with my cat6 system. PENDING to Prophecylife...
  31. scoobert

    DONE: ... SSD (name brand) ... The smaller the better

    Serviced by the servicer, thank you sir Need a small SSD. This is for a PfSense box so anything over 16 gig will be fine. Let me know what you got and how much shipped via Priority mail. Payment via paypal. Heat 233-0-0 Thanks for looking Scoob
  32. scoobert

    Sold: Sapphire 290X Tri-X

    !!!!SOLD!!!! Upgraded so no longer used. Never OC'ed, never farmed coins of any kind. Comes from a somewhat clean smoke free home. Pretty sure everything it came with is there in the original box. case badge, looks like a hdmi cable, molex to 8 pin power cables, instructions and a cd...
  33. scoobert

    FT: Samsung 950 Pro 512/ looking for video card

    Going to keep it until the 960's come out or get a Intel 750
  34. scoobert

    External raid enclosure needed esata or ???

    Need this for backing up pictures and video files. NAS is to slow, USB seems to be too slow when I back up to an external USB 3 HD. I was thinking of going to an esata type connection unless there is something that's a better/faster choice. Will be running raid 1 or maybe raid 1/0. 3-5 drives...
  35. scoobert

    2 wired networks on one computer?

    Long story short we have a out building that we have several wifi camera's in along with an wifi router that they all talk to and one cat5e cable running to our building with a win7 computer where we control camera's and store their files should they see movement. We have treated this as its own...
  36. scoobert

    FS: Samsung EVO 850 M.2 Sata, Snap on Bluetooth socket speaker

    250 gig Samsung M.2. Bought a new mobo that doesn't have m.2 Sata so this needs a new home. No box or anything, just the drive. Drive was purchased April 30, 2015. SAMSUNG 850 EVO M.2 250GB SATA III Internal SSD Single Unit Version MZ-N5E250BW - M.2 Sata sold to Playah, thank you...
  37. scoobert

    WTB: SSD 480-512

    Looking decent for a used SSD in the 480 to 512 gig range. Let me know what you got, how old it is. Things like a s.m.a.r.t. report would be awesome. And how much shipped priority mail to 51501. Payment by paypal. Heat 231-0-0 Thanks guys Scoob
  38. scoobert

    WTB: A couple WD drives for a DAS

    Must be Western Digitals. 1.5tb or 2tb might even take a pair of 3tb depending on price, Let me know a shipped price priority mail to 51501 Payment with paypal. My Heat 231-0-0 Thanks
  39. scoobert

    WTB: Asus Z97 Motherboard with M.2 Sata

    As titles state I am looking for a Z97 based board that supports M.2 Sata. The Pro Gamer or RoG Hero Vii would be the preference . Payment by Paypal My Heat 231-0-0 Thanks Guys
  40. scoobert

    WTB: Asus Z97 Pro Gamer

    Relisted Thanks Guys Scoob