So my suggest would be to start with a 2.1 set up. This will be straight forward and you will have a lot of options. The next question I have - do you value simplicity or upgradability more? Do you plan on connecting more than just the TV to these speakers - i.e. record player, bluetooth, other aux devices?
Well that is a pretty big range hahaha. Are you looking just for a 2.1 set up?
Thanks my man! I've actually made some up-dates since this so I am thinking I might post that soon as well!
Check out the AKG K7xx on Massdrop, the BeyerDynamic DT880 250 ohm, and the Philips 9500
Haha stuff like this never really is! The only way to really figure it out is to pick one and give it a try! Maybe order them from a place that has a good return policy just in case you decide that you'd rather give a different set of speakers a try!
I would highly recommend getting a 1080 monitor
You could use it as a streaming device in another room maybe? Get a cheap TV and use this instead of getting a cable connection.
By built in DAC do you mean to ask if they accept digital sources? Because yes they do! I believe it differs the types of inputs between the different units but they all have built in DAC's (YU2 only accepts USB I believe for digital sources but the larger version have more options).
I would take a look at the Kanto Yu2/Yu4/Yu6 - very similar to the AudioEngine options but more affordable. I have a pair of the Yumis (now discontinued but fit between the yu4 and yu6) and they are awesome.
hmmmmm yeah its hard to say - depends on your desk space mostly. The Yumi's are pretty large but I do like having bigger speakers on my desk. Either way I think both sets of speakers (Yu4 and Yu6) are a great way to start with "higher end" audio given their ease of use and connectivity options. I would HIGHLY recommend a powered sub as well - I have the PSW10 but I know that there Dayton Sub line are typically considered really good value subs as well - especially if you are getting the YU4 you would need it to really fill out the low end.
Where are you planning to use them? I have the Kanto Yumis (now discontinued but fit between the Yu4 and Yu6). They were good for TV and in my living room but are AWESOME on my desk. If you are looking to fill a pretty small space they would be pretty good (they look awesome as well). Would definitely look into pairing them with a subwoofer since they don't really extend that low, especially since you're looking to use them to watch movies.
If anything I would say save a few bucks on the CPU and get slightly slower ram and possibly upgrade to the 1080 GPU. 1080 at 144hz is definitely doable on a 1070 but the 1080 would let you have max settings for pretty much everything you throw at it.
Do you happen to know how to get XP? I don't wanna buy the full version of 10 if I don't have to haha
Yeah I legit only want to play this game hahaha just for the sake of nostalgia. I heard that a lot of people had issues with Windows 10. Would it be easier to get something with XP or Windows 7 on it instead?
Nice! this looks pretty solid to me! Is there anything even older as fat as cpu + gpu goes that would be cheaper? This game is like 10 years old so I think I could save a few bucks their too. Also - do you know if you can buy windows XP anymore or where I would be able to buy it?
If you are going to go with that monitor you're going to need a more powerful graphics card if you plan on playing AAA games @ 1440p. If you only plan on games like LoL you're probably fine though
Any "surround sound" on a headset is a bit of a gimmek - it distorts the audio to make it sound like it is surround sound but its not actually any different - just a sofware thing rather than a hardware thing. Other than that it sounds like the new headphones will be awesome! let me know how they are once you got them
what makes you want the change?
not a bad choice! those are a little more "gamer" style and are still pretty enjoyable headphones - enjoy my man!
From my experience Bose makes some of the most comfortable headphones - so if you are looking to play for an extended time and want to keep out the outside noise then this is a great pair of headphones for you. A little more expensive than they should be since you are kinda paying for the Bose name, but they should do just fine with gaming especially if you are not very competitive.
would you be able to post a link to the page where you compiled this list - its tough to read when its all jumbled up like that haha
General suggestions - get a cheaper MOBO, get cheaper RAM (maybe non RGB), get an SSD. Spending this much money and not having an SSD is kinda silly IMO
I have this set and its awesome - as far as a "pre built" computer 2.1 system goes its about as good as it gets. The next step up would involve buying seperate bookshelf speakers and sub and possible amps. The Klipsch Pro Media is a simple solution to save space and produces great sounds for the money. One quirk of it is that it doesn't have a power switch - I just plugged mine into a power strip and used that to act as the power switch to avoid leaving it on all the time.
You have a well rounded build that should service you well. Only suggestions would be to save some cash and get non RGB RAM but if you're going for the aesthetic then good for you mate. Also, unless you plan on overclocking maybe consider a less expensive CPU cooler
What would you like help with my friend? Are you asking about compatibility, bottlenecks, places to save some cash?
This thing looks good to me! I would suggest either 4k 60hz or 1440p 144hz+ given what you have but this looks pretty good! Also - check out the Kanto Yumi speakers on Amazon - a little bigger but IMO better speakers than the ones that you have picked out. A lot of people also say the M40x are better than the M50x, I have the M40x's, but I have not actually been able to compare them myself.
I personally don't think there is a strong argument for a sound card any more. External DACs are fantastic and can be portable and used on mulitple different audio sources rather than just your PC. I have the Schiit fulla 2 and it makes a HUGE difference if you have a budget mobo. It also has a lot of I/O options that make it super user friendly.
What is your budget exactly? there are sooooo many options that an exact number would help. But a super easy really good plug and plan unit is the Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 - I'm starting to get into much higher quality sound systems but this little set is a great starting point for sure.
Check out the Vanatoo Transparent 0 - they are new and are a pretty killer value
Okay so not a bottleneck to actual game play specs but day to day use and load times of every program use is going to be affected. It's the general quality of life you get from adding a $75 SSD that goes a long way imo
As of right now the single biggest bottleneck in your system is the lack of SSD just as an FYI. But alas, that is your decision to make. EVGA and Corsair make some good Gold rated PSU's that I would suggest
Brotherrrrrr you spent so much extra money on RBG components that you cheaped out and didn't get an SSD? My first suggestion to this build is to get one - at least 240 GB for your OS and a game or two. Other than that Ryzen should be a fine choice and this pc should work nicely. Also - what PSU?
Okay well here are some general suggestions then:
Klipsch 2.1 Pro Media ($150ish)
JBL LSR305 - many people's go to but pretty large ($300)
Vanatoo Transparent 0 ($300)
Vanatoo Transparent 1 ($500)
Kanto Yumi - powered ($230) - the Y5 is newer and similar but a bit more expensive
Anything Bose is a decent option - just not always the best bang for the buck but a reputable company with pretty good sound too.
I would also suggest a simple 10-12" sub with any of these other than the Klipsch to round out the low end. Dayton, BIC, and Polk make some decent small and affordable ones.
Do you have a budget in mind? Bose are typically more expensive than comparable speakers, but they are not bad by any means
Sub should ALWAYS go on the floor. I don't know the science behind it but the way bass frequencies work and how subwoofers are designed they should be on the floor. You don't want the bass sound to be "directional" - it should seem like it fills the room rather than coming directly from the sub - putting it on the floor helps the sound spread out and lets the sub do what it was made to do.
Can you link in the build so we can see what you are talking about :D
My ONLY suggestion with a build of this budget would to increase your overall storage (I would aim to double both our SSD and your HDD). A larger SSD will allow you to have your OS and more than just 1-2 games on it for fast load times. You could probably find a more affordable Mobo or drop down to a non-K CPU if you don't plan on over clocking to increase your Storage (especially your SSD storage). Could also keep your eyes out for the new Intel Optaine memory when it becomes available to boost your HDD speed
I personally prefer the second build - the first one has odd $ distribution - I like the second build is really focusing on the higher quality CPU and GPU rather than over priced RAM. And from my experience, unless you plan to really overclock your machine, a solid air cooler like the Cryorig will do just fine!
Yeah 4k needs the TI and even the 1080TI doesnt crush 4k - graphics cards need to catch up still to the 4k resolution to be honest.
Can you just post a link to your build instead? This is hard to read
Oh, I would also suggest a larger SSD if you can afford it - I know PNY makes a pretty cheap 240gb
This looks pretty good to me! The only thing I would keep in mind is that upgrading a CPU 3 years from now will probably mean a new mother board as well just because chip sets are always changing. That being said - this should get you 1080p at 60+ FPS for pretty much everything
To be honest I would cut the SSD in half and step up to a 1070 or a 1080, that 1060 will most likely be a bottleneck in this system. I would go with a 500gb SSD and a 1TB+ HDD to save some money and use the extra cash for the video card
Yes this will hold up to anything you throw at it - kinda overkill if you were to ask me but hey if you have the money might as well build something this beastly!
My one suggestion would be to get a full ATX board or get a case that is more designed for the micro ATX board you have chosen. While it will technically work fine, it would look oddly empty inside your case with all your components squished together.
Edit - This comment is referring to your second link - don't even bother with the first link you posted
I would suggest getting "slower" ram - the money you would save would allow you to put it towards a better CPU/GPU and that would show a SIGNIFICANTLY larger improvement - over like 2133 most RAM is pretty much all the same, or the improvement that you get isn't really worth the money that you have to pay for it
Gahhhhh nooooo! Your Ram need to be the same size for them to work properly - AKA get two 4GB sticks or two 8GB stick (I'd say two 4GB or just one stick of 8GB given your price range and that should be plenty for most games anyways). Then you can see if after making that change you can either step up to the 1060 or an RX 480 or something like that
This will definitely run games at 1080 60fps. It might struggle if you have the graphics allllll the way maxed out but for your standard Tripple A level games you should be go to go at High+ settings. If anything, I would suggest getting an i5 cpu and save up a little more to get the 1070 so that you can definitely run 1080 60fps on maxed out graphics. I would only get the i7 if you plan on streaming or doing some kind of editing/content creation
Yeah absolutely! It gets dusty pretty easily and it shows finger prints if you ever touch it so you'll have to clean it a lot if you want it to look perfect but it the marks will definitely disappear
Hi! So my case and CPU fans are always at 100% speed because I have them plugged in using 3-pin fan connectors. Also, I live in the North East of the US and my house is usually around 70 degrees Fahrenheit (about 21 C) most of the time. Right now at idel my GPU temp is 40 C and my idel CPU is about 25 C. Hope that helped! Let me know if you have any other questions :D