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About DarthSmartt

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Salty Springs
  • Interests
    Similar to yours
  • Biography
    Tall skinny Middle school kid that cares more about computers than getting an A
  • Occupation
    Do what my parents say


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 6700k
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus VII Hero
  • RAM
    32GB Patriot Vipor 3000mhz
  • GPU
    Evga Superclocked gtx 1080
  • Case
    Corsair 600t
  • Storage
    512GB Samsung 970 pro m.2 and 2tb and 4tb 7200rpm WD Black
  • PSU
    Corsair AX860
  • Display(s)
    Viotek 34-Inch 1440p ultrawide curved 100hz
  • Cooling
    Ek-Kit A240G with 360mm expansion and primochill vue red
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Chroma
  • Mouse
    Corsair non rgb :( somethin (pretty ok has sniper button)
  • Sound
    Astro A50 Xbox/PC Edition
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 (cuz windows has more freedom and microsoft forced me)

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  1. I am moving to a new home and we are completely redesigning our home network. My dad and I are internet hogs. We will have an access point in each our rooms. In opposite sides of the house that have our PCs connected via Ethernet and phones connected wirelessly. Those access points will be connected to a switch coming off of the main Velop router. The other two nodes will be connected together using Ethernet and one will be plugged into the main switch. can you still use a switch if you are hardwiring the child nodes together? And also how is the wired performance of this router? We will have gigabit service with 40 up over coax. How well does is perform while gaming in terms of latency and handling other traffic on the network at the same time?
  2. Yes. but at what volume? The volume of both is controlled by the knob.
  3. some thermal paste is electronically conductive. It could have killed it from some thermal paste getting in the socket. Rubbing alcohol is completely non conductive and evaporates quickly anyway. I dont believe that would have killed it. Is it possible that you accidentally bent some pins into each other?
  4. nope! people embed them under desks in a cut out. My only concern would be the thickness of the charging coil. It would make a large lump under the mousepad. I could see it working if you had a thick mousepad and cut out a hole underneath for it. or cut a hole in your desk and put the mousepad over it.
  5. I am using an oldish edirol ua-25 along with a Schiit magni 3+ to drive my 250ohm dt990 pros. The edirol has a great dac in but I have heard people say that you shouldn't turn the volume all the way up on devices like this as there will be a loss in quality from the internal amp. The Dac has a line out (rca) and a headphone jack. The line out seems to be slightly quieter than the headphone output. Both have volume control using the same knob. I am using the line out. should I set my volume at like 75% or all the way up?
  6. I am having the exact same issue as you right now. I haven't been able to find anything. Let me know if those pads work out for you. I dont have particularly large ears. they just stick out and like to touch the driver. I love these headphones to death and have had them a little over a month. They are comfortable and dont hurt until about 3hrs in and then they hurt for the rest of the day even if i take a long break. I really like the stock velour pads but I just wish there was more room between my ear and the driver so it isnt crushed at the tip. I 3d modeled some spacers but I dont own a 3d printer and no online company will print them out because they're too wierd. Also could you post the link to the pads you are talking about?
  7. I just came across this thread somehow. I know it’s 3 years old but there is some misinformation here. Your Hyperx cloud headphones aren’t crap compared to a studio headphone from Beyerdynamics, audio Technica, or sennheiser. Nor are they “surround” headphones. Surround is done either by hardware or software but has nothing to do the headphones themselves. Mainly because you have two ears and headphones have 2 drivers(with some exceptions). Windows sonic, Dolby atmos or hardware surround on dt990s will blow away every gaming headset on the market simply because they’re open back meaning the soundstage is much larger than on any hyper x headphone. Now don’t get me wrong audio is extremely subjective and hyper x makes great headphones, but in terms surround sound quality any pair of open back headphones is going to fare far better than hyper x’s I think you just got caught up in the 7.1 surround marketing garbage. They’re all stereo headphones with either hardware or software simulated surround. Also from experience. Hyper x cloud IIs sound like shit.
  8. I went with the 3+. I know the heresy is slightly better but again. I myself am not going to notice any difference.
  9. Thanks for the advise. I did a couple hours of research and decided to get a Schiit Magni 3 amp. I realized my mic mixer already had a pretty nice dac for headphones built in. And maybe I’ll get a modi 3 as well later. I’ve heard reviews about how the jds labs atom is better than the Magni 3 but I like the build quality and for me I can guarantee the quality is more than plenty.
  10. I am ordering a pair of Beyerdynamics dt 990 pros 250ohm. I am completely knew to anything relatively high end in terms of audio equipment. I will only be using this on my gaming pc with a maximus viii hero motherboard. I have the supreme fx audio on this mobo is pretty good. I have also been told i need an amp to drive these headphones. I Need an amp or dac/amp combo under $100. I have looked at a couple of these products schiit fulla 3 https://www.schiit.com/products/fulla-1?gclid=CjwKCAjw1v_0BRAkEiwALFkj5oMnboA79v9wkKpm4YkkVdVpyefmY0ziDmwhx_A_M7AZLdJE4BsA7hoCt_YQAvD_BwE Creative Soundblasterx G5 https://www.amazon.com/Creative-BlasterX-Headphone-Surround-Amplifier/dp/B018JUPY3A/ref=sr_1_7?crid=2PR6RVSANZ48S&dchild=1&keywords=soundblaster+g5&qid=1587604670&s=electronics&sprefix=soundblaster%2Celectronics%2C156&sr=1-7 JDS labs atom https://jdslabs.com/product/atom-amp/ I know the JDS labs atom is just an amp and not a dac, so I am not sure if the onboard audio from my pc is good enough. Also one more thing to note is that the manual for my mobo says it will drive headphones up to 600 ohms. Any suggestions?
  11. I guess 4 more cores does definitely justify $100s. That is what I will go for. Also I have 32gb of 3000mhz patriot memory. Is it worth upgrading that as well or leave it be. I know ryzen loves its ram speed.
  12. That is likely would I would do. Would the performance of the 3800x be sufficient for using the x264 encoder and playing games as well? I really don't want to spend too much extra on the upgrade I want to stay around 7-$800 on the cpu and mobo. I will be overclocking as far as i can and still be stable.
  13. I have been fine with my 6700k and 1080 for a while now, but since getting into streaming I can see that performance could be better since I push games on a high refresh rate 1440p monitor. I use the nvenc encoder on the 1080. Everything is custom watercooled with ample headroom for temps. I have the cpu at 4.5ghz at 1.4v(any thing lower it becomes unstable). While streaming and playing games both the card and cpu are usually pegged at 100% or close to. I am not sure what I should upgrade next as there has been a lot of improvements in both the cpu and gpu world. All I know is that Ryzen has been kicking ass lately and Nvidias turing gpus have great nvenc encoders. Which upgrade would be most worth it for a better gaming/streaming experience? I have seen people also use x264 encoder while gaming on high end cpus. As for upgrading the graphics card I would go with the 2080 super. As for the cpu I would probably go with a 3900x and an asus rog strix x570-f mobo.
  14. I have a 3440x1440p100hz monitor that i play in 2560x1440p100 mode while streaming. I also have an elgato hd60s (1920x1080p60). I cant mirror the displays or use a obs fullscreen preview because that creates stuttering and locks refresh rate to 67hz for whatever reason. My question is... Is there an hdmi or displayport splitter that can keep the 2560x1440p100 resolution of my monitor but can also output 1080p60 for the capture card? I am not exactly sure what to look for in this situation. I see plenty of 4k60 to 1080p60 downscale splitters but I don't know if these will work with 1440p or the higher and different refresh rates.
  15. I have a pretty elaborate voicemeeter setup but would like to still use the quest's headphones and microphone. But even with the quest set as an output device I can't hear audio through it. I've been stuck on this for quite a while.