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I've never been a huge PC gamer, mostly console. Decided to invest into a PC to give it a try. I plan to mostly use it for Flight Sims, but other sim games (Cities: Skylines, Planet Coaster, etc) and few games in general (Sea of Thieves, COD: MW, etc) as well.

Description is a work in progress, as well as more pics and Details. Haven't had a chance to fill in much yet. (Nor was aware this posted publicly right away, ha)

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  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

Why did you buy a sound card?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I commented above too for the same question, but here ya go: I got a hell of a deal on the sound card. Apparently anyways. I host poker games and such, and play a lot of music through my speakers (which aren't generic speakers). So for the price, it was recommended and I bit on it. I haven't been able to get it to play well with Windows 10 yet though. It's recognizing the card, but it's not playing any audio whatsoever. The minute I take the card out, audio works again.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Huh... you should check the evga forms if anyone else has had the same problem. When you fix it I would love to know if there's a big difference between the on board sound and your sound card.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Finally got it to work! I ended up exchanging out the card since I just couldn't get any audio out of the first one. This is not an exaggeration, but DAMN, it's a HUGE difference man. The audio clarity, bass, treb.. it's so much higher in quality. I'm very impressed and it was definitely worth the purchase.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

cool first build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. I feel I went overboard and spent way more than I intended to. I just wanted to upgrade from my old Dell XPS 8500. But I sit in front of a computer all day at work, and the last thing I want to do is do it more at home, lol. But I ran with it anyways to continue my flight sim stuff and try to PC game more. Struggling with WASD damnit, so used to a controller. And I don't really have buyers remorse, but more of the feeling that I'm already so outdated and afraid I may may could have done better, I dunno.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

it looks like you are running all your fans as exhaust. I would recommend flipping the bottom fans around as intake to pull in air directly to your gpu and give your case some air to breathe.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bud, I'll look into that. I didn't put them in, so I'll talk with the guy that helped me build the machine.

Edit: Regarding the fans, I don't plan to OC either, so that's why it was recommended to have the fans the way I do. It's to pump out the GPU heat quickly.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Just wondering, why did you buy a sound card? Unless you have really good analog headphones, you probably won't hear the difference compared to the (excellent) Realtek ALC1220 built-in to your motherboard. Also, all your fans are exhausting air. This can lead to excessive dust build-up and much higher temperatures. Build looks nice though. +1

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I got a hell of a deal on the sound card. Apparently anyways. I host poker games and such, and play a lot of music through my speakers (which aren't generic speakers). So for the price, it was recommended and I bit on it. I haven't been able to get it to play well with Windows 10 yet though. It's recognizing the card, but it's not playing any audio whatsoever. The minute I take the card out, audio works again.

I didn't build this on my own by any means. A buddy of mine who builds computers for a living helped out and that's how he lined them up. I'll look into the fans and appreciate the suggestion.

Edit: Regarding the fans, I don't plan to OC either, so that's why it was recommended to have the fans the way I do. It's to pump out the GPU heat quickly.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes sense. As to why your sound card isn't working... not to insult you, but are you sure your speakers are plugged into the sound card, not the motherboard? Also try installing EVGA's driver from https://cdn.evga.com/nuaudiocard/EVGA%20NU%20Audio_0.2.0.7_WIN10.exe

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

No offense taken there, legitimate question. Yes, they are plugged into the sound card. I've installed the drivers. Device Manager sees the card fine, I'm able to select the card in the Sound Settings. It just isn't playing the audio. There has to be something else within Windows 10 that needs to be set up. I haven't had time to tinker more with it yet. I don't believe it's the card though.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Finally got it to work! I ended up exchanging out the card since I just couldn't get any audio out of the first one. This is not an exaggeration, but DAMN, it's a HUGE difference man. The audio clarity, bass, treb.. it's so much higher in quality. I'm very impressed and it was definitely worth the purchase.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome dude! Glad you got it working.