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Like I said, I'll experience it first hand. If I don't like it - I'll return it. For now I'm still stuck with 1060 6G so there's no point in getting anything higher res/refresh. 1080p covers daily stuff with PC plus PS4 at native res without any scaling issues. Actually majority of my (non-office related) PC activity is couch surfing YT/streams/movies and gaming is pretty much PS4 only, which means that I don't really need super high ppi if I'm at my couch 2 meters away from the display.
 

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Is that for the upcoming "Joy of Cooking on RTX3000-series" book?
Featuring Nvidia's CEO and his 50 spatulas? :laugh:

Let me rephrase that:

"50 spatulas of Jensen", featuring Jensen "50 spatulas" Huang.

Dammit, why I do I always think better ones way after the time for them has come and gone...
 
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Ordered this one on sale:
https://store.acer.com/en-gb/xb3-gaming-monitor-predator-xb273gp-black 1080p 144 Hz 27"
for slightly less than the 24" variant.
How about this 4K IPS 27" monitor?
 
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Like I said, I'll experience it first hand. If I don't like it - I'll return it. For now I'm still stuck with 1060 6G so there's no point in getting anything higher res/refresh. 1080p covers daily stuff with PC plus PS4 at native res without any scaling issues. Actually majority of my (non-office related) PC activity is couch surfing YT/streams/movies and gaming is pretty much PS4 only, which means that I don't really need super high ppi if I'm at my couch 2 meters away from the display.
The productivity difference though...
I go crazy on low res screens now. It's dangerous to get used to 4K...
 
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The productivity difference though...
I go crazy on low res screens now. It's dangerous to get used to 4K...
Besides budget and quality concerns, I'd say that's the third reason why I don't want to even consider 4K displays :laugh:
 
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The productivity difference though...
I go crazy on low res screens now. It's dangerous to get used to 4K...
Productivity wise I'll have a dual display setup. 4K 32" would solve an issue with an app that basically has 5 views in the same window which forces you to scale them based on what you're currently using.
Optimal setup after gpu upgrade would be 1440p 27" high refresh for gaming + 4K 60 for office / movies.
 
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I picked up a set of these Steelseries Arctis Pro Wireless, I am tired of being held back by a wire so I hope they won't be too hard on my head....
 

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Watching widescreen movies w/o the annoying black bars is just sex dude! First w/o cropping, what you'd normally see on a 16:9 monitor (w/o the black bars on the sides of course), the dreaded black bars on top and below

Cropping it to fit the entire screen is so much more secksay!

that Prometheus ship was pretty cool , pitty about some of the story
 
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I think I have too much cheap Schiit on my desk...
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Well... most of it isn't new, and the new thing wasn't bought... just... sent to me to try. Big black Magnius. I wonder how much more phallic they can get. I'm sure they'll think of something.

I kinda like the look of it. No more blinding white light (peep the LED covers on the silver Schiit - and they're still too bright.) The black looks much nicer up close, with the red glow coming from inside. Gamer approved!
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That knob feels as good as it looks, I'll tell ya. Really stiff and substantial. It's a nice-lookin amp, too.
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Sadly, I don't think it sounds better than the little Vali 2 up on the monitor stand. The Magnius may be one of the most tonally inoffensive amps I've ever heard. It's got some nice oomph to it that the Vali 2 doesn't have. Maybe a bit more going on in the lower mids and bass. Initially, I thought it sounded about the same other than the rolloff of the Vali 2, TBH. But nahhh. The separation just isn't there. The fine details aren't there. Everything is very forward sounding. Not aggressive. Just close together. As soon as you put busier music on, Magnius loses its treble energy in this really inexplicable way. Simple stuff, treble sounds clear, if not a little smooth. Complex stuff, mushy. It just vanishes, like things are starting to cancel-out. The more dynamic range in the song, the less 'dynamic' it sounds. Very strange.

So it can be a little flat-sounding. It's still a nice, laid-back amp, though. Probably great with brighter headphones. Not so fun with HD650's. It's warmer/darker than the Asgard. Still sounds good, just not very interesting to me. Great if you need balanced out, I guess (I don't understand the 'balanced' fetish wth headphone stuff - single-ended sounds about the same to me.) Not too many $200 amps have balanced in and out, unless it's half-broken. Sad that the older $150 amp sounds noticeably better to me in nearly every way, though! This is why I do loaners instead of just buying random shit. Buying random audio stuff is like buying pants online. I swear.
 

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Productivity wise I'll have a dual display setup. 4K 32" would solve an issue with an app that basically has 5 views in the same window which forces you to scale them based on what you're currently using.
Optimal setup after gpu upgrade would be 1440p 27" high refresh for gaming + 4K 60 for office / movies.
I don't have space for that though...

OMG what's next, Windforce or Afterburner Toilet Paper? :p
Obviously iCue toilet paper...
 
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Finally joining Team Ryzen :rockout:Scored this little guy a few weeks ago:

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Nice, but why even bother with the B550 Tomahawk sorry to ask depending on where in the world you are located because where I am the price is silly when looking at the X570 Tomahawk.

Have you purchased VRM heatsinks or what are the 2 heatsink solutions?
 
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I see audio related stuff. Here is a fancy mic for ya all. :)

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Display arrived, mixed feelings about it. Colors are great, surface is a very light anti glare, much smoother than my older BenQ. I've tried VBR (basicly strobing) and it's so so at Normal, with strong overshoot at Extreme.
In game or with movies I don't mind the size, it's only in desktop use when I feel that everything's just too big for my taste.
 
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Have you purchased VRM heatsinks or what are the 2 heatsink solutions?
I going to guess there for M.2 drives? They are for M.2 drives with the bottom metal sheet clipping into the heatsink sides.

Here is a fancy mic for ya all. :)
What makes it fancy?

Display arrived, mixed feelings about it. Colors are great, surface is a very light anti glare, much smoother than my older BenQ. I've tried VBR (basicly strobing) and it's so so at Normal, with strong overshoot at Extreme.
In game or with movies I don't mind the size, it's only in desktop use when I feel that everything's just too big for my taste.
The physical 27" size of the monitor feels to big for desktop use?
 
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It's a vocal mic, can be used for other stuff as well but that's what I got it for. Unlike the cheaper Audix mics, this is a rather high end unit that can seemingly handle over 135dB properly. I've been toying around with my Tascam and converting it to stereo from there somehow, drops some quality in bitrate but still sounds good. It would perform better with a proper stage setup though.
 
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The physical 27" size of the monitor feels to big for desktop use?
1440p would be sharper, meaning more actual screen real estate. At first I was like "Hmm, icons, text and all that are all too big", it felt like a 75% scale would be needed. I think I got used to it now.
 
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Nice, but why even bother with the B550 Tomahawk sorry to ask depending on where in the world you are located because where I am the price is silly when looking at the X570 Tomahawk. Have you purchased VRM heatsinks or what are the 2 heatsink solutions?
Thanks. I got the B550 for around 145 EUR / 170 USD. At the moment the X570 Tomahawk is all out of stock here. And the last price on it was 220 EUR / 260 USD, which is a substantial difference IMO.
And yeah, those are M.2 heatsinks :)
 
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