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Digital Audio Standards – Quick Guide

Digital Audio Standards – Quick Guide

Digital audio technology is fast moving, constantly innovating, and this introduction brings you up to speed in no time. Digital Audio signals are represented by three different parameters, each of these has an effect on audio quality. For best quality, match the encoder with the source. For example: compressing an Audio CD, encode it to…

Dell P4317Q 43″ Ultra-High-Definition Monitor

Dell P4317Q 43″ Ultra-High-Definition Monitor

The Dell P4317Q is a massive 43-inch Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) screen that can display images from up to four different sources. It’s loaded with video inputs and other goodies, including a USB hub, a remote-management port, and a powerful set of speakers. Cabinet The big screen is housed in an enormous 31-pound silver cabinet. Stand The…

Intel Core i9-7980XE vs i9-7960X

Intel Core i9-7980XE vs i9-7960X

7980 Advantages More CPU cores on the Intel Core i9-7980XE help to process multiple simultaneous applications or threads. 7960 Advantages Base frequency of the Intel Core i9-7960X is higher than the frequency of the Intel Core i9-7980XE, as a result the Intel i9-7960X has better performance in multi-threaded programs. This processor is priced about 15% cheaper….

Ultimate PC Sound Setup: Primary stereo & secondary movies / gaming

Ultimate PC Sound Setup: Primary stereo & secondary movies / gaming

It turned out to be much more of a challenge than I originally thought. When it gets to sound related components it can easy exceed the price of your car. Headphones of $50K, Reference speakers of $50K, A/V Receivers / Amps / DAC etc of another $50K and we quickly on our way to an Audi…

Custom Loop Design – Draft 1

Custom Loop Design – Draft 1

The parts below, rendered in Solidworks is the Corsair AX1600i PSU, AquaComputer Airplex 480 + 240mm radiators, some temporary fans, and 16mm PETG tubing with compression fittings. As for now, everything below is in the bottom compartment (below the main area firewall) of the Xforma MBX MKII). The pump(s) will go into a 5.25 bay…

Which pump should I use? D5 or DDC?

Which pump should I use? D5 or DDC?

There is quite a number of pump types on the market, but the majority of users are choosing between the two most popular pumps: the D5 and the DDC. Both the D5 and DDC pumps have quite an old base design and none of the two has gone through some major changes. It’s like “you…

Power Requirement and Water Cooling checklist

Power Requirement and Water Cooling checklist

Some of the bare basics to know before you plan a custom open loop is to know your rig’s power requirements. The online PSU calculator at OuterVision PSU Calculator part list will help you to get the non-overclocked load demand of your setup. Below, is an example outcome. It is actually my own build that I have tested here….

HardwareLabs Black Ice NEMESIS GTR 480 Radiator

HardwareLabs Black Ice NEMESIS GTR 480 Radiator

The Black Ice NEMESIS GTR 480 takes performance to the red line and back with its new 4th generation core geometry. (for high airflow setup) Increased internal coolant flow rates 15% more tubing area in the same Black Ice® NEMESIS® 480GTX® radiator Quad 120mm fan Xtreme form factor dual-core radiator 518mm x 133mm x 54.7mm (L x…

What is PWM and how does it work?

What is PWM and how does it work?

The option of controlling the fan speed and the satisfaction of silent computing were not always present when it comes to personal computers. The early x86 computers did not have active cooling because not much heat was generated, right until the introduction of the first 486 models. From that time and up until now, the…