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About 79wjd

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    The One and Only
  • Birthday 1995-03-01

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    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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    i5-4670k 4.2ghz @ 1.120v
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    MSI Z87m Gaming
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    8GB 1866mhz G. Skill Ripjaws X
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    EVGA 3GB GTX780 SC ACX (1170mhz, 7000mhz)
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    NZXT H440 (Black/Blue)
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    250gb Crucial M4 + 640 GB 2.5" Toshiba
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    EVGA Supernova G2 750w
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    Dell P2414H
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    Seidon 240m
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    Ducky Shine Mini - Clears
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    Logitech G502 Proteus Core
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    Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro + Rogers International Studio 1
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  1. 79wjd

    What's the best consumer level sound card money can buy?

    If you have the base station, then you can just connect it directly your computer via USB. Otherwise pick a sound card with Dolby Digital Live and it will be good.
  2. 79wjd

    What's the best consumer level sound card money can buy?

    Which A50s do you have (base station or not)? As a side note, the extra two channels in 7.1 compared to 5.1 aren't particularly important or impactful -- especially in headphones.
  3. 79wjd

    What's the best consumer level sound card money can buy?

    He can buy a better one all he wants, it will literally do nothing. Wireless is going to deteriorate sound far more than a few traces running around the audio chipset.
  4. 79wjd

    What's the best consumer level sound card money can buy?

    The one built into your motherboard is more than good enough.
  5. 79wjd

    RTX 2070 Reviews

    The 2080ti is also 550% larger than a 4600. The 20 series has massive die sizes. And also happens to be a first gen product.
  6. It would probably be worth more while being more reliable.
  7. No, they rate it for 80% at 500 cycles. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208387
  8. It would be unfair in either case, however, there are two important things to consider. 1) One is that most people will assume the Note 9 is running at its native resolution making giving a very different picture from reality. 2) He's making the discrepancy between resolutions far greater by leaving the Note at 1080p. The Note 9 at native resolution has 28% more pixels than the XS Max while the XS Max has 61% more pixels than the 1080p Note 9. If I was using the Note 9, then I probably would lower the resolution to 1080p to improve battery life at very little visual expense (which can't be done on the iPhone -- so it is an important factor to consider), but not everyone would make that trade, and again, most people would assume it's running at its native resolution -- which is a far more fair comparison.
  9. The actual numbers will always vary unless you're running the exact same configurations (and even then they'll vary between runs), the (repeated) relative performance is what actually matters. My point was that there's a lot more going on than just one having better battery life than the other.
  10. Something worth noting is that the Note supposedly defaults to 1080p, and at its native 2960x1440 it has similar battery life to the XS (at least assuming this source is accurate). https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/15/xs-max-battery-test-note-9-pixel-3/
  11. That's exactly what I said. If you put a bezel across the top and "remove" the notch, then what you're really doing is extending the notch to be the full width of the screen. You only end up losing screen by removing the notch.
  12. But again, the alternative is blocking off the notch AND the areas to the left and right of the notch. There's no way to use the entirety of the notch area for screen unless you have a phone without a front camera or speaker (or with both hidden pop-up style).
  13. An 18:9-20:9 ratio is already shitty if your priority is video -- no matter what you're either wasting screen space or zooming in and missing content. I would still take a notch over no notch since it's not less screen but rather extra screen space where certain elements can live and not waste usable screen space -- clock, notifications, status, etc... Without a notch, the screen isn't any bigger -- the areas to the left and right would just be not screen.
  14. 79wjd

    Face ID vs. Touch ID