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About light-v

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    Tech (obviously), cameras and coffee
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    A long time forum lurker willing to answer any tech related questions.


  • CPU
    i5 4670K
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z87-GD65
  • RAM
    G.Skill Sniper DDR3 1600 2x4Go
  • GPU
    Zotac GTX 1070 Mini
  • Case
    NZXT S340 Elite
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova 550W G2
  • Display(s)
    Asus MX239H
  • Cooling
    Hyper 212 Plus
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K65 LUX
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

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  1. If you are in the UK I'd suggest going for the HE-400i 2020 as you won't have to deal with customs and having retailers here means you've got warranty coverage (Hifiman occasionally have QC issues, I naver had any but that's something to keep in kind) than if you were to buy the HE-4XX. Do bear in mind as @Psittacpointed out they are not the same headphones but the differences are very subtle though Regarding hissing I'll still suggest trying first before pulling the trigger on an external source, planars are less sensitive (requires more power to draw than typical consumer audio)
  2. No worries, feel free to expand your headphone collection before moving to the Schiit stack, the general rule of thumb would be 80% budget in headphones and 20% on amps and dacs, obviously this doesn't apply when you have one but yeah, I personally ran my Sundara off my motherboard audio for a while and it wasn't bad and going from the Fulla to the stack will not be that massive of a difference
  3. Can you please be more articulate on the steps you have you done so far including whether or not you have checked the power button, power cables (CPU Power, PCI-E Power), power switches, your RAM seating to reach the conclusion of "nothing shows up"?
  4. My experience with Arch has been pretty seamless too I'm currently dual booting with Windows as well but I haven't had to in weeks at this point. Your issue with Discord is surprising to me because I haven't had any issues streaming with it beside having both screens show up when I only selected one (but I'm sure I can fix it) What I love with Linux is most issues can be fixed or worked around fairly easily
  5. You will need to check your motherboard's manual which contains a diagram with the pins where you are supposed to plug your power button. I don't think I need to explain why your PC won't turn on if you don't plug the button
  6. And how do you work around compatibility issues?
  7. This is a bit vague, can you describe what happens when you press the power button? If nothing happens have you checked the wiring of the power button?
  8. Keyboard and mice can be extremely personal it's very hard to recommend something on the basis that it's a popular product. With that being said you can check out Rocket Jump Ninja's top mice list. He is one of the most well known mouse reviewer out there : https://www.rocketjumpninja.com/top-mice Keyboards are even harder to recommend due to the many flavors they come in so I'd suggest you order from a retailer with a flexible return policy and try a few until you find something you like.
  9. Your best option is the Schiit Fulla 3 at $99 and you won't even have to upgrade from it with the HE-4XX/400i
  10. I timed launching programs from SSD and the HDD. Some take the exact same time. Browsers and other frequently used programs always go to the SSD. I personally don't care about games being on an HDD they may take 10 to 20 seconds more but the games I play don't have that many loading screens anyways
  11. Just wondered what you guys have as storage and your main use? I've got my OSs (Windows and Linux) on their respective SSDs and a large 2TB for games and media. Not the safest and most redundant storage but my data isn't critical. Now considering setting up a Raspberry Pi for low importance filesharing
  12. I've seen many tests including Linus' blind test with NVMe systems not being noticeably faster than SATA. My friend has his OS on his NVMe drive and I can't notice any difference in boot times and system responsiveness either I am asking because I'm planning to get a 1TB NVMe (costs the same as the SATA equivalent) but I want to have the full capacity for work (editing/3D animation) and I'd rather leave Windows on my 850 EVO which is more than fast enough already but maybe I'm leaving performance on the table by doing that? Any thoughts?
  13. I am getting a 3700X and will be using the stock wraith cooler at least for a while. Performance looks acceptable to me and I'm not overclocking it. Does the fan ramp up and down under various load? I don't mind a constant hum but I'm annoyed by rapid changes in RPMs. I know AIOs are far better at this but I don't feel like dropping £110+ on one for now I'm open to hear about your experience with the stock cooler
  14. Well yeah I was mostly referring to modern CPUs. I remember upgrading to a Core 2 Quad was the last time a CPU upgrade made the OS snappier
  15. There are workflows where a slower CPU can make the whole experience pretty terrible. My near decade old i5 struggles in Blender when working with complex scenes. Scrolling in a 4K timeline isn't pleasant either. What I don't know is if it's a huge leap going from a 6 core to a 12 or 16 cores. My guess is no and single core performance matters more than core count in short bursts like that There is no question that even a 1st gen Ryzen 5 would be a major leap from what I have now, I was curious to see if people went ahead and compared perceived performance besides render times