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About AdvocateOfNyx

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  • CPU
    Intel Core i5-6500 6mb Skylake Quad-Core 3.2 GHz
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z170A PC MATE LGA 1151 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • RAM
    Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR4 2133 MT/s 288-Pin
  • GPU
    Sapphire Pulse VEGA 56 flashed to VEGA 64
  • Case
    RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEBP 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower
  • Storage
    Kingston Digital 240GB SSDNow UV400 SATA 3 SSD | WD Blue 3TB Hard Drive - 5400 RPM SATA | PNY CS900 480GB SATA SSD
  • PSU
    Thermaltake SMART Series SP-750PCBUS 750W ATX 12V v2.4 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC
  • Display(s)
    Random 1080p Insignia TV
  • Cooling
    Air Cooling
  • Keyboard
    Womier K66 w/ 65g Durock Linears lubed with 205g0
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Lightspeed
  • Sound
    Steelseries Arctis 5 Headset
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Laptop
    Lenovo Ideapad 320 // Acer Switch Alpha 12
  • Phone
    Galaxy S10
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  1. Yeah, that's why I was wondering if there might be one that could mute it without making windows stop detecting it as a device.
  2. Thanks, but I'm concerned about knowing when the mic is muted. When I was using a headset mic, the mic would glow red when it was muted. Now that I'm using a standalone microphone, I was looking for something physical that would let me see when the mic is/isn't muted. I probably should have included that in my post. Thanks for the advice though, might use that in the meantime or if I can't find a product to do what I'd like.
  3. My main concern is with cutting power the mic entirely as for some weird reason Windows detects the mic as both an input and an output. Even after I've disabled the output device in Windows, whenever the mic is reconnected I need to manually go in and change my output device. If Windows detects this as disconnecting and reconnecting the device (which I feel like it could?) then I'd be in trouble.
  4. I have a USB microphone (this one here) and it doesn't have a mute switch. I'd like to have the option to mute it outside of the program I'm using it in. Anyone have any idea of anything I could use? I tried to look up items but they were pretty much all XLR or 3.5mm based. I'm not sure what I could use for a mic that uses a USB interface. Edit: I can't really use something like this, can I?
  5. Anyone have experience with either or both of these headphones? The 910Ns are only about $15 more (looking to buy a pair of either used on ebay) and was wondering which to go for. I'm thinking that the 910Ns are probably worth the extra couple bucks but wanted to get another opinion.
  6. I've looked at it a couple times but I really don't think I can comfortably go above around $100. As a long time Logitech wireless mouse user I definitely believe in their wireless. Maybe I can find a good deal used or refurbished? It'll mainly depend on what's available. Edit: If they get any lower than this, they'll definitely be competing with the Cloud Flight S
  7. I have, trust me. I want a good wireless pair of headphones, but I can't find a solution for low latency wireless on windows other than a 2.4gz gaming headset. I've already made a forum post about wireless headphones and was told that if I wanted low latency, I pretty much had to rely on a gaming headset or some expensive and janky aptX low latency adaptor that most people say doesn't work with a bunch of products. It sucks, and as much as I'd love to use a normal pair of headphones, I can't. That's why I'm trying to find the most non-gamery, normal headphones I can that also support low l
  8. Thanks, but I play on PC and it seems like according to some posts online they don't work super well with PC. I should have included that I'm on PC in the post. My bad!
  9. Looking for a headset that will give me the best music listening experience and have low latency for gaming for around $100. It also must have a removeable mic as I have a separate microphone already. I don't care about microphone quality and if it wasn't for horrible latency on other wireless headphones I wouldn't even get a headset but oh well, here we are. I don't really want it to look super "gamery," just something that could pass as a normal pair of headphones. Here are a list of options I've procured so far. Please tell me if you have any experience with any of these or
  10. I went to the same link and got a "not secure" message on Edge.
  11. I don't know if I do to be honest. I have Discord, Steam, Epic Games, and TaskbarX open all the time and that's about it. Looking at my task manger those are the only things using my CPU other than the game. Sometimes a browser in the background. All of the other things that are using CPU in task manager are System, Antimalware Service Executable, COM Surrogate, Service Hosts, and other Windows processes that I can't exactly close or Radeon Service stuff that comes with drivers. None of that is using more than a percent or two each, with most being between 0.1% and 1%. It doesn't feel li
  12. Depends what you mean by not too expensive. Many people currently suggest the Razer Seiren Mini. You could put it on an arm using something like this shock mount. That would probably be a whole mic setup for under $100.
  13. Most places I look, the conclusion is that changing CPU priority has little to no effect on frame rate. However, I've found that in games such as Warzone or Apex, having high CPU priority is the difference between a perfectly good experience and a choppy, low quality one. I wonder why in my case it makes such a big difference, but it doesn't at all for others. My specs: PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor $264.95
  14. Whenever I have problems with minecraft, I pull out the important things from my .minecraft folder (resource packs I still use, shaders, world saves, etc.) then uninstall and reinstall the game. For some reason, that game seems to be super finicky. You could try this, just make sure not to leave anything you'll be sad about losing in the folder before you delete it. Edit: Possibly unrelated, but better FPS mod was the best thing to ever happen to me in that game. Only applicable to older versions afaik.
  15. Hey all, I ran 3DMark Timespy to test out my GPU overclock and fan curves today. What I noticed is that my CPU scored around 1,400 below the top score for my hardware combo and still around 500 points lower than the #100 score for my hardware. What could be the cause of this and is it something I should be concerned about? I've been feeling some serious CPU benchmarks with my i6-6500/Vega 56 combo so if there is any way to improve that, that would be awesome. Here is a link to my score: http://www.3dmark.com/spy/17231260 And to the list of scores: i5-6500 Vega 56 (3