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Posts posted by mattdmg

  1. 5 hours ago, rice guru said:

    Get the 58x in Thai case much better for gaming and easier to drive than the 6xx

    So you'd recommend the 58x with a cheaper amp? one of the ones you listed?

    Because I am willing to buy an amp if its recommended 

  2. 52 minutes ago, Tigerleon said:

    Rice guru has been saying that the HD58X's are more precise for gaming. And that the HD6XX's are less precise. You could drive the HD58X's off your mobo. But what mobo do you have?

    x570 aorus elite

  3. 17 minutes ago, Tigerleon said:

    What are you gonna use them for? Gaming or music or more gaming?

    36 minutes ago, rice guru said:

    Yes an amp is pretty much required to drive them optimally. Most amps that are reccomended for it is a $100 or more. They scale well with high end amps and tubes. For time I would get at least a monoprice liquid spark, JD's labs atom , schiit magni 3+, or schiit heresy. Depending on the music you listen to or your use case these headphones may not even be right for you.

    Is it dumb to buy these for gaming? I don't really listen to a whole lot of music. If I was getting them mainly for gaming would I be fine with the onboard jack?


  4. 1 minute ago, PCGuy_5960 said:

    Up to you TBH, you can find pretty good 1440/144 monitors for less than $500.

    Sure, but the difference is definitely noticeable and 240Hz is pretty important if you are trying to have every advantage you can. (Definitely more important than higher resolution)

    I would say it objectively isn't very noticeable compared to the jump from 60hz to 144hz. There are people who say they cannot see a difference between 60hz and 144hz still even though it's really obvious. 

    1 hour ago, mattdmg said:

    moving to 4K in hopes of gaining more clarity on enemies that are small and far away. 

    I would say refresh rate is more important in most cases but I was specifically looking for a resolution bump for this reason. There can be advantages to having a high resolutions in games I play like Arma 3, Rust, DayZ, and Overwatch when enemies are at long distances

  5. 2 minutes ago, dizmo said:

    If you think you're getting a 144hz 4k monitor under $500 you're dreaming.

    Thank you for answering my original question.

    1 minute ago, PCGuy_5960 said:

    Yes, but wouldn't 240Hz be arguably more important for competitive games? Something like the Samsung G7, which is 1440p and 240Hz would be better than 4K/144Hz for esports titles IMO.

    I would say 1440 at 144hz would be best. It's difficult to tell the difference between 144 and 240hz. 

  6. 28 minutes ago, PCGuy_5960 said:

    144Hz seems kind of pointless at 4K, no? Even with a top end PC, you will probably struggle to get 144fps consistently in the vast majority of games. 

    I disagree. Getting 144fps on games like Overwatch, CS:GO, and Fortnite at 4K isn’t too challenging for a high end system. 

    Taking your thoughts into consideration though, I guess 1440p is the better option for what I’m looking for

    17 minutes ago, dizmo said:

    Kind of pointless to put the word affordable, and not give a price. What's affordable to you is drastically different than what's affordable to someone else.


    To an extent yes. But I’m sure most would consider a $500-$2000 monitor expensive in contrast to more lightly priced lower end monitors that more people have. Even if you don’t know my budget you can still recommend good entry level monitors that meet the specs I was looking for

  7. So right now I have a 180hz 1080p G-Sync monitor for fps games. I am becoming increasingly interested in moving to 4K in hopes of gaining more clarity on enemies that are small and far away. 

    Are there any affordable 4K 144hz adaptive sync monitors on the market or any coming soon? Last I checked a while ago they were scarce and expensive. Thanks

  8. Hello I was going to buy a Seagate BarraCuda 8TB hard drive for my Plex server. I noticed though that any hard drive bigger than 2TB was 5400rpm instead of 7200rpm. Would this speed decrease cause any noticeable effect on streaming for a Plex server? Would it be fast enough?

  9. Hello, I recently set my Shadowplay to 2 audio tracks to separate my microphone audio from my game audio. When I open them in Windows Movie & TV it only plays one track. It works fine in my editing software but I want to be able to preview them. I tried VLC already and I couldn't get it to work

  10. On 6/30/2020 at 12:06 PM, Windows7ge said:

    I didn't make the link easy to spot for people glossing over the thread. :P


    For a basic Minecraft/Windows Shared Drive I agree with giving those dummy plugs a go first. No need to over complicate things. I am a little sceptical with my own suggestion though since I'm not familiar with Intel iGPUs turning off when a display is disconnected. I'm only familiar with AMD GPUs post-Radeon HD series doing that so I think learning about GNU/Linux is a good second.


    That or find a trashed flat panel 800x600 monitor off Craigslist or something for $5 and jack it in there.

    The plug worked and now TightVNC is working

  11. 47 minutes ago, Windows7ge said:

    You may be able to trick the system into thinking a display is connected using a little dongle like these. They're popular for crypto miners but have uses in applications like this.


    I'm not familiar with TightVNC needing a GPU. What are you using on the client end? VNC Viewer?


    To be honest I would 2nd GNU/Linux. I don't have one on Minecraft but I have a Ubuntu Server tutorial for making a File Server. Might contain something useful for you.

    I am using vnc viewer. I am slide using this machine for storage. Is setting up a way to transfer files between my main Windows 10 machine to the Linux server easy?

  12. 9 minutes ago, mbntr said:

    what program do you use for remote access

    The one I found is called TightVNC

    8 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

    Specs? What OS?


    Also this doesn't answer your question, but don't put a PC in a closet unless it has good airflow.

    i5 4590, 8GB RAM, Windows 10


    It's a Minecraft server so I'm not too worried about it

    6 minutes ago, Windows7ge said:

    What GPU are you using? Most/all AMD GPUs effectively shutdown when a display is not connected. If your remote access client uses GPU acceleration then this arrangement won't work.

    Onboard graphics for an i5 4590

  13. So I am working in a Dell prebuilt office computer. It has one HDD and a DVD drive. When I opened it up I found two normal data SATA cables and there was only one normal SATA power cable. Going into the DVD drive is one mini SATA power cable. 

    The power cable attaches into the motherboard in a mini 6 pin connector and splits off into a normal SATA power and mini SATA power. 

    Is it possible to buy an adapter or different cable? Or is this system limited to one drive? 




  14. 6 hours ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

    Id probaby run a hypervisor on it like proxmox, then you can run everything in a differnt os or container. 


    What do you mean by remote access? Probalby ssh and the web ui, but depends on the os.

    I want to remotely access it remotely locally on the same network at home. I want to put the tower some place I can’t hear it as well 

  15. I ordered a used office/school computer off eBay with a i5 4590, 8GB RAM, and a 2TB HDD at a good price. I also ordered a 500GB SSD to use as the boot drive.


    I want to use this sever for storing media, running a small Minecraft server, and Plex. How should I get started? Should I use Windows 10 or Linux? What do I use for remote access?

  16. I have been looking into getting a home server just to try some things. I wanted to do things like running a Minecraft server off of it, doing one of those Raspberry Pi ad blocker servers, or using it for Plex. Is using a Raspberry Pi 4 for Plex or a MC server feasible? Or am I over gauging the capabilities of a Raspberry Pi 4? If so, what are my other options?

  17. I have been looking into purchasing a tv to do some of my casual gaming on. I am only planning on spending under $250 on a 40-50” tv. 

    I saw this refurbished tv on sale on Newegg and it doesn’t look like a bad deal. Is it really 120hz or is it motion interpolation? Should I get this or shoot for a 4K 60hz tv?