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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need soundcard"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

What happened to make this problem appear?

That's a great question. Some PC audio devices (I've noticed this happens with those that use Realtek drivers, as the Asus motherboard does) seem to require "Listen to this device" to be enabled in order to hear what's plugged into the line-in jack. The lag is the issue here; if you've got a passive device like a tape recorder or something plugged into the line-in, you won't notice, but it's instantly noticeable with a musical instrument (like the guitar interface I'm using) that has realtime input and feedback.

At any rate, I did get the Sound Blaster and everything works fine now. I am still intellectually curious as to why certain devices (such as the Aorus onboard audio) produce lag in the line-in and others do not, though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Recommend a good CD/DVD/BR burner?"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries, invade away! I think Tooth and GeorgeReorgeRartinMartin are on point, they have both recommended a cheap LG that does CD/DVD/BR, which I will probably get.

I noticed that for $40 more, LG sells a version that plays 4K Blu-Rays... not that I'll probably ever buy a 4K Blu-Ray disc to use, but just annoying that the capability is not included in the cheaper models.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for a case similar to Fractal Design S2"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. It looks like the R6 has the same dimensions as the S2 (543 × 233 × 465 mm), so only difference is a slight price uptick? I still work with data delivered on DVD discs, so might be worth it for me.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for a future-proof desktop PC in $3500 range (no monitor needed)"

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I think this is pretty close to what I'm looking for (thank you ImperiousBattlestar and skewball97 for your suggestions as well). I have a couple of other questions:

1) Would I be able to buy another 2 x 16 GB at some point in the future to upgrade to 64 GB RAM? I suppose they would have to be the same manufacturer and model, or at least the same specifications?

2) I've been using computers for 30+ years but I've never put one together from scratch. Always bought Dell, Gateway etc. but I can't ignore the markup anymore. How difficult will this be? Do I need to buy thermal paste to glue the CPU and cooler together?

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