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    Lays got a reaction from MS Eierfeile in Aida 64 trial....   
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    All stress tests do when on adaptive voltage to some extent, if you're on manual they don't.
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    Lays got a reaction from BuyMyMojo in Aida 64 trial....   
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    All stress tests do when on adaptive voltage to some extent, if you're on manual they don't.
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    Lays got a reaction from Anonymous12556 in 250D mini ITX Water Cooled, Sleeved, Rigid Tubing   
    It appears to be distilled water
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    Lays got a reaction from Lil Rico in Aida 64 trial....   
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    All stress tests do when on adaptive voltage to some extent, if you're on manual they don't.
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    Lays got a reaction from Patrick G in Is it possible/OK to POST without A CPU Cooler?   
    Buncha dumb people thinking it's going to explode and fly out of your socket, like WTF? LOL
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    Lays got a reaction from Dabombinable in 4790k Max Safe voltage?   
    If you have the means to keep the temperatures reasonable, 1.4v should be fine for 24/7 use on watercooling, ~1.35v on high end air should be fine.
     
    I believe @ProKoN has had his 4770k at 1.45v for a year now with no noticeable issues.
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    Lays got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 in What was your first computer?   
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    original titan
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    Lays got a reaction from tech_splitter in [Tutorial] How to make your 900 Series Video Card have a 0% fan mode!   
    Because every 970 except the strix/EVGA (to my knowledge) have a minimum fan speed that AB / any other software has to abide by, flashing the bios removes that minimum value, so you can turn the fans off.
     
    The strix doesn't have a minimum fan limit, as it's advertised for having the zero fan mode.
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    Lays got a reaction from C0gnus in Aida 64 trial....   
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    All stress tests do when on adaptive voltage to some extent, if you're on manual they don't.
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    Lays got a reaction from leadeater in Statistical evidence Intel most likely cherrypicks cpus for reviewers   
    That's actually essentially what I did while I worked there.  Not ten's of thousands, but definitely thousands.
     
    Reviewers aren't sent the best chips we have, those are usually reserved for OC events to break world records etc. Reviewers were receiving like B quality chips whilst A quality were saved in house.
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    Lays got a reaction from ItsBlck in Aida 64 trial....   
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    All stress tests do when on adaptive voltage to some extent, if you're on manual they don't.
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    Lays got a reaction from trl in $1000 headphones?! You're crazy! (Audeze LCD-2 review)   
    Hello everyone, I just received my Audeze LCD-2 on 6/16/2014 and figured I'd make a review about it, so here goes nothing.
     
    They're the LCD-2 revision 2.2 with fazors, some people call them revision 3 I think. (It's actually quite confusing IMO, wish it was simpler)
     
     
    Some pictures before we get started:
     
     
     
     
     
    Previous headphone experience & time spent with them:  
    Hifiman HE-500 (3 weeks)
    AD900X (1 year)  
    HD800: ~5-10 minutes
    LCD-3 ~10-20 minutes
     
     
    First off, lets talk about build quality & build "luxury" so to speak:   Everything feels insanely high quality, (and is for that matter) it's sturdy, elegant looking, feels great on your head, and even looks great on the desk beside you if you're crazy enough to take them off.
    The headband is metal inside, wrapped by lambskin leather with memory foam padding underneath, and then attached by metal rods with notches cut into it for adjusting the head-size.  Those metal rods then attach with a locking screw to 2 "yolks" that screw into each bamboo wood ear cup, each cup has metal grills on both sides to protect the drivers. The ear pads themselves are lambskin leather, with the softest foam I've ever felt inside. When you put them on, it's so soft & cushion-y that you feel as if there's pillows holding the headphones on your head.
     
    Alright, now lets talk about comfort.  With the LCD-2 Revision 1, I saw a few videos and read a few posts about comfort problems that people were having.  In the revision 2, and later-revisions they changed around the headband, adding more padding to it & wrapping the entire headband in lambskin leather, making them much more comfortable in lots of peoples experiences. They weigh about a pound, but you honestly don't notice it with the soft and cushy-ness on the pads, it really does feel like the pads are almost filled with air, they're insanely squishy, but still provide the right amount of padding. Something I noticed right away with them, the lambskin leather doesn't get hot on your ears, the pleather ear-pads for my HE-500's got extremely gross and warm after about 20-30 minutes, I've been wearing my LCD-2's for around.. 4 hours now and they are warm, but no warmer than cloth ear-pads would be. +1 for this.
     
    Something I really love, they angled the connectors on the ear cups for the cables AWAY from you, so the cable doesn't rub on your shoulder when you turn your head. (I had this issue with my 900X's and HE-500, bugged me to death)
     
    The case they come in if ordered with the travel case is absolutely superb. The build quality is something you'd see in a high-quality gun case, waterproof and so well built.
     
     
     
    Sound:
     
     
    I'm powering them off an o2+ODAC that I purchased from @MayflowerElectronics (extremely nice guy & very helpful, hi Tyler) it sounds like a great pair so far.  One thing that is so great about the o2+odac is they're both VERY neutral, and won't add any extra things that shouldn't be there in the music.  They let the music and the headphones do the talking essentially. Great product.
     
    Just an extra add in, I got a Schiit Lyr amplifier awhile back, and I really like it. (Pic above in the pictures part) it's a solid state hybrid tube amplifier that can put some serious juice into the LCD-2's, turning it all the way up the music can literally be heard through a closed door 20 feet away!  No distortion at all at max volume either, it's WAY to loud to listen to, but fun knowing that the amp can really put some serious umph into the headphones.  (Something like 4 watts )
    I have tried tube "rolling" (the changing of tubes in the amp) and actually came to a neat conclusion, the rumours of tubes sounding slightly different from one another is true so far from what I've seen.  The stock tubes are quite neutral sounding, and a set I got the other day seem to bring out the treble a bit more.  I'll post more findings about this later.
     
     
     
    The LCD-2 has a very similar sound signature to my previous HE-500, but with less harshness in the treble. I find a lot more detail in my music with the LCD-2 though, I'm noticing quite a few things in music I didn't notice before. (The he-500 are detailed as is, just these are a bit more detailed)
    Compared to my 900X's, it has the great sounding treble of them, but doesn't sound overpowering in the treble region like the 900X's did.
     
     
    Bass:
     
    The bass is wonderful, it has such impact and control that you feel as if there's an extremely nice sub-woofer in the room with you, but it doesn't cover up anything in the music, it almost prepares the rest of the music in a way that feels so immensely natural sounding.  My favorite part about the bass is, it doesn't always have impact & vibration, it has it when the song intends it to be there.  I really like how it doesn't cover up anything, but rather transition into other frequencies. Wonderful for bass-heads if you enjoy hearing the rest of your music, and not just the wub-wubs.  
    Mids:
     
    When the bass starts to transition into the mid-range, it compliments male voices and makes them sound so much more realistic. The same thing can be said about the mids, it's almost as if every frequency range on this headphone works together in tandem. The mids remain so immensely clear, and I think the most amount of detail is here. You hear the breaths artists take, you hear the artists speaking with their band when the song is fading out. I truly think the mids on these headphones are the best part about them, so smooth, so great sounding.  
    Highs:
     
    The highs are something else. I've never heard detail in a headphone's high-end range, without it bugging my ears from being to "treble-heavy / sparkly / bright". This is the first time I've been delighted for high notes, they sound so smooth, and bright when they need to be, but not over-whelming and painful to listen to.  I have grown to love piano songs now because of these headphones, and it's so relaxing to listen to the piano IMO. I had a lot of issues listening to my HE-500 at times they were just a tiny bit to much treble, it hurt my ears at times.  
    Side note:
     
    The sound-stage is quite interesting, it's not very wide, but the detail in it is extremely strange. It seals to your head similar to a closed headphone, despite being open, yet everything is placed around the sound-stage perfectly. I believe the correct term for this is "Imaging".  When noises in your music are coming from different angles, and different distances it sounds like it's actually happening around you.  I've had previous headphones that were decent at this, but nothing compared to these. It's much better at "imaging" than my previous AD900X, and HE-500, despite the sound stage being more narrow. When you listen to songs with a lot of instruments, you can clearly tell that each instrument "has it's own seat" in the music.  I believe this is a combination of "imaging" and "separation".  With my previous HE-500 and AD900X, when tons of things were happening at once in the song, it sometimes sounded as if it was all crunched together, rather than clearly separated.  
     
    Experiences over the last few days:
     
     
     
    It's currently 1 AM on the first night of listening while typing this (6/17), and man oh man, I feel as if I've died and gone to heaven. I have yet to listen to a song that hasn't made me feel warm and fuzzy inside.  Even genre's I've never even heard of or listened to before, these headphones are truly amazing.
    I've been hunting down songs via other sites, just to see what other Audeze owners listen to music wise, here's a few songs I've listened to from my own library & from others:
     
     
    Money for Nothing - Dire Straits 
     
    When the intro starts, you feel the music immediately surround you, at 1:13 the drum comes in. The drum has impact, thump, detail, and really makes you feel as if you're listening to it in person.
    At 1:26 the guitar starts in the left ear, and sounds as if it's in the distance, then the drums start to pick up, and you feel every little note and impact from them while clearly hearing the guitar notes that come in from further away than the drums. (Great imaging IMO)
    As the guitar moves into the "center stage" at 1:37 you can hear the guitar being played, and not just the notes, the thump from him plucking the strings.
     
     
    Lost Cause - Beck
     
    This song is wonderful for demonstrating the sound-stage and separation of instruments.  Throughout the entire song, there's multiple guitar notes being played simultaneously, and each one sounds completely separated without clogging up the music, his voice remains remarkably detailed, while you hear the guitar notes as if they're surrounding his voice. 
     
     
    Hotel California - Eagles
     
    I've always loved this song, when I was younger my mom and I used to sing it in the car. (Hell, we still do) 
     
    This is another song that shows off the separation so well, you truly do feel surrounded by the instruments as if you're sitting right there in the room with them. 
    The guitar sounds about 2 feet to each side of you, and his voice feels right outside your ears. The drums have a satisfying thump you'd get from really nice speakers & a sub-woofer, at 3:14 the drums make a "thump-tha-tha-thump" noise, and you can track the movement of where the drums are as he plays them from right to left.
     
     
    If you'd like me to describe more songs, PM me if you'd like and make a request. I'll do my best to help.
     
     
     
    Gaming:
     
    They don't have a crazy insanely wide sound-stage like something like the AD900X, or HD800, or even some of AKG's lineup.  But I stand by the fact that the directions the sound "appears" to be coming from is extremely accurate to games.
     
    I played a bit of COD BO2 and BF4 with these, you really feel inside the game and it's truly a great experience.  Because on top of having good placement of sounds, you get wonderful depth in the sound quality as well. Explosions rock your ears, gunshots sound real, everything is great and exciting.
     
    One thing these headphones amaze me with is placement of sounds above / below you, I was playing a bit of CS:GO and continuously could tell people were below me, or above me. A little bit of Bo2 the other day I actually shot a guy through the floor and got called a hacker! Pleased to say it was the headphones doing their job .
     
     
    Closing thoughts:
     
    If you ever have the chance to listen to these, don't hesitate. They have such a natural sound that I think everyone should have a chance to listen to for awhile in their life. It really is an "experience" in my opinion.  I honestly think there's no way to completely understand high-end audio until you've sat down and spent a good amount of time with it. I used to think a lot of it was a waste of money, but once you get a taste, you don't really want to stop.
     
    These suckers cost $995 and even more for the rosewood version, are they worth it? It depends on how strapped you are for cash.  If money isn't a problem, hell yes. Buy them and enjoy audio bliss & superb build quality.  If money is tight, stop on by the audio sub-forum & ask for help.
     
     
     
    PS: Thanks to @ShearMe you've taught me quite a bit of things to be weary of (despite me not always listening), as well as all of the other things you've explained to me over the past few months. Hopefully we can trade cans someday and you can try these puppies.  :wub:
     
     
     
     
    If I made any mistakes, or worded anything wrong, please let me know so I can fix my mistakes.
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    Lays got a reaction from VilleSss in Aida 64 trial....   
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    All stress tests do when on adaptive voltage to some extent, if you're on manual they don't.
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    Lays got a reaction from The Benjamins in Best vpn?   
    I personally use private internet access, they don't have logs and have a good rep among people that torrent.  
    Never had any issues with it since I got it, I paid $40 for a year subscription.
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    Lays got a reaction from DildorTheDecent in Intel’s RYZEN-KILLER - Core i7 8700K   
    implying the few hundred mhz you get OC'ing ryzen chips matters at all lol
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    Lays got a reaction from JoaoPRSousa in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 100k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    R1 with SC Project exhaust sounds better
     
     
    Here is what my zx6r sounds like
     
    http://puu.sh/xrzDz.mp4
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    Lays got a reaction from 711jrp in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 100k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    Just washed, used some plastic polish, and then waxed my bike
     
     
    What do ya'll think?
     
     
     
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    Lays got a reaction from eckomind in Aida 64 trial....   
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    All stress tests do when on adaptive voltage to some extent, if you're on manual they don't.
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    Lays got a reaction from Bananasplit_00 in whats the best liquid metal for delid?   
    Under the IHS is where LM does it's job, the speed/effectiveness at which it can transfer the heat to the IHS is much faster than any other :normal: pastes.
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    Lays got a reaction from MageTank in Hot things get hot! cont. 7980XE, 4.8GHz, and hell's fire.   
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    Lays got a reaction from leadeater in Hot things get hot! cont. 7980XE, 4.8GHz, and hell's fire.   
    I get what you mean tho, about the whole efficiency range etc.
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    Lays got a reaction from Deli in Hot things get hot! cont. 7980XE, 4.8GHz, and hell's fire.   
    Pretty sure it was 7+1.  I don't think it was motherboard manufacturers failing at math, I think it was them trying to cheap out on things and put RGB's everywhere. These companies have been making boards for YEARS now that didn't have issues, remember X58 with huge heatsinks, boatloads of VRM? They're perfectly capable of developing beastmode boards.
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    Lays got a reaction from leadeater in Hot things get hot! cont. 7980XE, 4.8GHz, and hell's fire.   
    Pretty sure it was 7+1.  I don't think it was motherboard manufacturers failing at math, I think it was them trying to cheap out on things and put RGB's everywhere. These companies have been making boards for YEARS now that didn't have issues, remember X58 with huge heatsinks, boatloads of VRM? They're perfectly capable of developing beastmode boards.
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    Lays got a reaction from Taf the Ghost in Hot things get hot! cont. 7980XE, 4.8GHz, and hell's fire.   
    The heat will indeed be there, but that is not the point. The point is, larger dies offer a larger surface area for heat transfer. The current bottleneck of the 10C and below chips, are their inefficient heat transfers from the die to the IHS, so any amount of cooling overhead is wasted. By increasing the surface area to transfer the heat across the IHS, you are wasting less cooling potential in the process. While these CPU's are certainly going to create more heat, their larger dies are going to aid in transferring that heat more efficiently. 
     
    If what PCworld is saying is true about turbo boost on all core, then 3.4 on all 18 cores. Realistically though, if you're buying an enthusiast CPU and not overclocking it, you're not doing it right
     
    http://www.pcgamer.com/full-details-for-intels-core-i9-processor-lineup/
     
     
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