The space inefficiency thread

GuilleAcoustic

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It should be a sin to only have 1 expansion card on an ATX board

Not if you are planning to add other vards later, but basicaly users never add anything. I'm on mATX since 2007 and it is a good compromise.

I can't run mITX since I do hate embedded audio chipset and by extension use dedicated "PRO" audio card. Had an M-Audio 2496 with my Q6600 and I'm lurking at an ESI Maya 44XTe since PCI slots are a thing of the past on most motherboard now. Budget is just not there XD.
 

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Not if you are planning to add other vards later, but basicaly users never add anything. I'm on mATX since 2007 and it is a good compromise.

I can't run mITX since I do hate embedded audio chipset and by extension use dedicated "PRO" audio card. Had an M-Audio 2496 with my Q6600 and I'm lurking at an ESI Maya 44XTe since PCI slots are a thing of the past on most motherboard now. Budget is just not there XD.
What about going to mITX and a USB DAC (ODAC or Schiit Audio Modi 2?)
 

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What about going to mITX and a USB DAC (ODAC or Schiit Audio Modi 2?)

I bought parts to build my own DAC, but no time to work on it yet.

 

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Ah, nice. I can see that that is a weekend project at least.

This is going to be more than a weekend project as all stages will be on a dedicated board (Digital stage PSU, Analog stage PSU, DAC, I/V gain stage). Thus I'll be able to try different things and make evolution easy.

I'm also willing to try my JAN Phillips 6418 subminiature tubes. Those can be considered as SFF vacuum tubes (30mm):

 

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Neat! That reminded me I have a set of Nixie tubes in a box... somewhere.
 

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im pretty sure i have an L3470, 8GB DDR3 & 6 WD SE HDD's on a 350w power supply. NFI if itsw efficient but i do know its not quiet
 

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Does it have to be consumer PC related? How about a Motorola 68k based blunt weapon I'm not allowed to take pictures of?