View Full Version : Anybody want an X58 w/12gb ram and i7-920?

August 26th, 2014, 03:48 PM
Fuck it. For three fucking weeks, I've been fighting and losing the HTPC battle.

Two main things that really fuck me off:
1: shitty "HD" compared to the cable box it's supposed to replace.
Not as defined and choppy (I've looked at the 29/59 thing, tried both the HD7750 card I bought for it, and the GTX680, neither made a difference, despite countless tweaks and hacks in the registry/etc.

2: Getting proper sound to AVR.
I can get 2 channel though the HDMI, for cable shows (broadcast in 5.1)
MKVs have no sound at all.

MKVs look fantastic, but are silent.
Cable looks like shit, and is only 2-ch.

Oddly enough, the sound works on the little TV in the other room through the HDMI.

What really pisses me off, is the X360 as an extender is perfect for TV, but MKV is shit.

So, fuck it. While it started out as a fun project, I'd rather have my sack ripped open with a rusty spoon. I'm out of ideas/configurations.

If anyone is interested in a game machine, it'll handle it.

August 26th, 2014, 05:16 PM
I wouldn't mind having it as a folding rig, but shipping costs would make it impractical.

August 26th, 2014, 05:49 PM
heh heh. I'd deliver it in person, if I could.

August 26th, 2014, 06:49 PM
That would be good fun. Why don't you just do it? You must be overdue for a short vacation, and the Navy also comes to town quite often, so it's not like we're not used to you lot. I hear that they sometimes even let Australians in. ;)

August 26th, 2014, 08:02 PM
Seriously--take the lady and get out of town for a while. :)

August 27th, 2014, 12:15 AM
Yeah, dude, the computers and games and shit will still be there when you get back.

August 27th, 2014, 02:48 AM
Haha. We're planning on SC in a few weeks, and Chicago before that. :)

August 27th, 2014, 08:51 AM
With exotic destinations like that, I forsee you getting to Hawaii by 55, Cancun by 65, and the Seychelles by 70.

August 27th, 2014, 11:57 AM
...and Chicago before that. :)

So you tell the guy in Hong Kong, but not the one in Chicago? Figures. :finger:

August 27th, 2014, 01:09 PM
...or SC. :(

August 27th, 2014, 02:21 PM
Nothing is planned, yet...

I didn't want to tell anyone until it was set. :finger:

August 27th, 2014, 10:18 PM
That's because U R still looking at coming to HKG, AMIRITE

August 30th, 2014, 03:14 AM
Fuck it. For three fucking weeks, I've been fighting and losing the HTPC battle.
You propably know the reason.

Make a list.
1st col. what the reason can be but isn't and next cols for checks of different problems.

August 30th, 2014, 03:26 AM
In the end, it's all working now.

Had to change a couple things (after more forum visits), but we're good.

Now I need to see if the AMD card will work, or if I need to buy a 770 for the main box

August 30th, 2014, 08:34 AM
Spend the money on visiting HKG, you fool.