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About Ryan_Vickers

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    and counting


  • CPU
    i7 4770 "K" @ 4 GHz, 1.22 v
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Z87-Deluxe
  • RAM
    32 GB Corsair DDR3-1600
  • GPU
    SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 Fury @ 1150 MHz core / 545 MHz mem
  • Case
    Modified Cooler Master 690 II Advanced (USB 3)
  • Storage
    240 GB SSD (OS + programs) + 4 TB HDD (files) + 1 TB SSD (games + VMs)
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 550 G2
  • Display(s)
    BenQ GW2255 + Samsung SyncMaster 940BF
  • Cooling
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G610 w/ Browns
  • Mouse
    Mionix NAOS 7000
  • Sound
    Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 + Kanto YU5
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. Post Linus Memes Here! << -Original thread has returned

    Why is it slow motion and with terrible colours
  2. Yes, lots of things against CS have been asked before
  3. Maybe, maybe not. That's not a topic we're going to help with though
  4. PIC lanes and risers

    Depends what revision. USB 2 is 480 Mbit so even a 1x PCIe 3.0 slot could support ~16 devices at full capacity in theory. If you move up to USB 3 (5 Gbit), just 2 ports will more than max out a single lane, and of course it only get s worse as you go up from there to 10, and 20 Gbit verisons. Edit: just realized you're asking about 1 slot not 1 lane. In that case, assuming you dedicate an entire 16x PCIe 3.0 slot to USB devices, you should be able to handle 6 20 Gbit USB ports in theory.
  5. Use my feet while gaming?

    Then do that You're right, it wouldn't be particularly hard
  6. Depends what is "stupidly low" when it comes to data caps. I'm sure you've heard of Tunnel Bear and their 500 MB / month free plan by now?
  7. Best Android Phone for high quality app??

    This is not news - moved to phones section -
  8. Should i buy used ram?

    Sounds like a good idea, RAM is one of those things that tends to not fail, and even if it does, the manufacturers know this and so they will often cover it with a lifetime warranty.
  9. RX 480 in GTA 5 seems to be underperforming?

    oh well that's good to hear! Yeah that is a rather old version at this point... still a bit odd that was the issue but I guess it's sorted now so not a problem.
  10. RX 480 in GTA 5 seems to be underperforming?

    I'm not really sure either if you've really turned everything down to lowest. Sometimes that game is just strange but idk how to fix this
  11. FLAC? 320kbps MP3? Where do you HiRes music source?

    Every streaming platform does 44.1 16 bit, that's standard resolution for all audio
  12. RX 480 in GTA 5 seems to be underperforming?

    That sounds like it should be in a ballpark you'd expect. Based on that I'm tempted to rule out CPU as a cause. Checking your Firestrike score, specifically the graphics score (13001) that also seems to be just fine for an RX 480. So now I'm starting to think it's an issue with the configuration in GTA specifically since as far as I can tell your hardware is performing properly.
  13. DAC/AMP/Mixer Help

    A DAC converts the digital signals from your PC sent over USB into analog that can be amplified and sent to your speakers or headphones. An ADC is the same idea but in the other direction. It will take the analog signals picked up by the mic, or fed in with other XLR or TS/TRS cables and convert it into a digital signal that can be sent to the PC over USB. I didn't specifically look for those things but the fact that it has a USB connection implies that it must. Yes you can plug your headphones directly into this, as well as your mic, and then connect them both through this to the PC using just the USB cable.
  14. DAC/AMP/Mixer Help

    10 inputs is excessive, but that should cover everything you need. It has USB so it has a DAC and ADC built in, it accepts up to 4 XLR mics with phantom power, and it even has a built in compressor which is great for streaming since it can bring your quiet talking and surprised yelling all down to about the same level which is a lot easier on the audience. And yes it supports headphones and I'm sure has enough power for whatever you use. Whatever routing you need to do, I'm sure this will handle it. In fact, there's even a video on this unit:
  15. DAC/AMP/Mixer Help

    A DAC takes the digital information from your PC or other compatible device and converts it into an analog signal - a voltage wave that can be fed into speakers... or at least it could if it had enough power. An amp (not need to capitalize as it's not an acronym) takes an existing analog signal and makes it stronger/louder/more powerful, perhaps even in excess of 100 W if you are powering large speakers to high volume. It should be obvious why this is needed with that number in mind since your PC's 3.5mm jack can not output that much wattage! A mixer allows you to combine, duplicate, and route different "line level" signals where you wish. "Line level" refers to a standardized amount of power or volume that all audio equipment can agree on. A mixer may also include other components as well such as a mic preamp (an amp that takes the weak analog signal from a mic and brings it up to line level), and a headphone amp (an amp that takes the line level signal and makes it suitable to power headphones).