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  1. Nope, I used a step down and it was fine. Turntables are very low power consumption so you'd only need a 50w one for 2 turntables (plus a Japanese Y adaptor). I bought one very similar to this https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/50-Watt-Japanese-Isolated-Step-Down-Transformer-Voltage-converter-100V-SD100-50/252419714651?hash=item3ac5632e5b:g:mnQAAOxyTMhR8M1a&frcectupt=true and had no issues. Re: audio quality, I can't say it's 100% unaffected (but it almost certainly should be), but if there is any difference it'll be imperceptible.
  2. sick, watching now. the best thing about lockdowns is all the DJs who hardly ever put sets up online doing live streaming and shit, so much music to listen to lately
  3. probably about 2 weeks then. If you're affiliate/partner I think that's extended, but we need a ton more followers to get there. In future you can download twitch recordings by using youtube-dl
  4. https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/3KrDzN just under 2k all up including a GPU. Add $200 if you go with the 8 core 3700x, $110 if you go for the ASUS X570 TUF motherboard, and $120 if you go for 32gb of ram.
  5. CPU: Are you going to be doing a lot of media encoding/transcoding, or want to hang onto this rig for as long as possible before upgrading again? If so, get this CPU for $515: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/CPU/AMD-Socket-AM4/77564-100-100000071BOX otherwise, get this for $315 https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/CPU/AMD-Socket-AM4/77560-100-100000031BOX RAM: Consider whether you really need 32gb - if you're just gaming or other light workloads, you won't need more than 16gb, and pricing becomes much better. If you do need 32gb, I'd recommend this kit for $280: https://www.pccasegear.com/products/47633, otherwise if you can settle for 16gb I'd get this at $160: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07X8DVDZZ Motherboard: If you want all 8 SATA drives to be connected directly to the motherboard no hassle, get this: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Motherboards/AMD-Socket-AM4/77670-TUF-GAMING-X570-PLUS-(WI-FI) (though you can find it for ~$50 cheaper on Amazon au). If you want to save more, you can buy this board for $160 (https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Motherboards/AMD-Socket-AM4/78473-B450-GAMING-PLUS-MAX) which has 6 SATA ports, then combine it with this 2 SATA port expansion card for $80 (https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Controllers/SATA-&-SAS-&-M.2/64478-SST-ECS03), which saves you about $100 total over the other board. SSD: I'd recommend getting an m.2 NVMe drive given how many SATA drives you're going to have, getting an m.2 NVMe drive means you're not cutting into the number of SATA drives you can have. I'd recommend this at $100: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/XML48d/silicon-power-a80-512-gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-sp512gbp34a80m28, or the 1tb model for ~$180. Note: turns out that using an m.2 drive on any motherboard will mean that two SATA ports are disabled, so you'd actually be better off getting a SATA SSD like this for $90 instead if you wanted maximum storage: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Hard-Drives-&-SSDs/SSD-2.5-&-PCI-Express/71046-CT500MX500SSD1 PSU: What you've chosen is fine Case: What you've chosen is fine Drives: I'd recommend this drive for the best price/GB over 10tb for ~$500 after shipping - https://www.newegg.com/global/au-en/seagate-exos-x14-enterprise-st12000nm0008-12tb/p/1Z4-002P-00JV2. If you don't want to spend so much per drive, but lose some density in terms of the maximum TB amount you can fit in your case, I'd recommend this for $310 - https://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/buy/seagate-ironwolf-8tb-7200-rpm-3.5-sata-nas-interna/ST8000VN004
  6. It wouldn't affect the headphone jack because the headphone jack is being powered by the same electrical powerpoint as the rest of the PC or something. That link looks like its definitely worth a shot for only $6
  7. yep I have the same shit with a different sound card and monitors - not sure what the solution is, but I think it's somehow related to the powerpoints and grounding. I mixed the powerpoints and powerboards my PC and monitors were plugged into and I still get noise, but it's much quieter than it used to be. I remember reading into ground loop isolators but never bothered to actually try one. My suggestion is try plugging the monitors into a powerboard connected to one powerpoint, with the PC plugged into the other powerpoint and see if that helps
  8. new ones are about $500-550 for a pair, old ones are going for under 400 for a pair now
  9. maybe instead of full gold on buttons/tonearm, stick with an easier colour or stock and have gold trim. not sure how easy that'd be though
  10. You could always go the hackintosh route. You'd save yourself a ton on parts but not sure how well they work with production shit that requires low latency + having to learn the ins and outs of OS/software/drivers setup
  11. if you're looking for top 40 ish cheese, you can go here https://www.ariacharts.com.au/annual-charts/2014/singles-chart and scroll through the list of each year's top 100 in aus. anything from late 90s to mid 2000s is probably a winner in that age range
  12. after a certain point something along the chain will start clipping so you're not going over the max anyway. The limiter you want, was inside you all along - use your brain and watch levels. If you think something like that will happen again, and you can't just keep an eye on levels, unmap the master output volume knob/set up master limiter in traktor/tape off the volume knobs on the monitors - hardware limiters start at nearly $200 and are built for studios, so they're big units for rack mounting.
  13. Maybe this? https://rekordbox.com/_app/files/img/rekordbox4.0.0manual_en1001g.pdf If you update the star rating on the decks, then unplug the USB and then plug it back into the decks, has the star rating stayed updated?
  14. how are you gonna run anything in the old tower if you're moving all your drives over?
  15. didn't you buy a new 650w psu recently? That'll be plenty for this build even with a million drives and upgrading cpu/gpu in a couple years. https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/x3wWP3 - just over $1.1k with a new psu, but under 1k without. Cpu is about $20 cheaper compared to scorptec, this uses the less fast ram but is $70 cheaper than scorptec's price, motherboard is $10 cheaper. Cpu cooler isn't 100% needed because the stock one for AMD is okay, but the one in the parts list will be pretty much silent and keep your shit cooler
  16. Looks like just an old traktor s2, they don't make them new but you can get them used for less than $200 now. Or if you want to get new, they do a mk2 version which recently also stopped being produced but some places might still have stock, or go for the newest mk3 version. All fundamentally the same, just some additional features and quality of life improvements
  17. discontinued + has less drive bays
  18. https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Motherboards/AMD-Socket-AM4/72502-X470-GAMING-PRO-CARBON and https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Motherboards/AMD-Socket-AM4/72495-X470-Taichi are your two choices from scorptec, both are good and won't be any different for your purposes, but the more expensive one has a couple more quality of life features (inbuilt wifi for example)
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