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About Volbet

  • Title
    Your Average Pyromaniac
  • Birthday January 3

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  • Location
    At the Prince's Ball
  • Gender
  • Occupation
    Server and networks technician, musician, payed intern and full time student


  • CPU
    AMD 2920X @ 4.15GHz
  • Motherboard
    MSi X399 SLI Plus
  • RAM
    64GB of Corsair LP 3200Mhz
  • GPU
    Asus RTX 2070 Super
  • Case
    NZXT H710
  • Storage
    1tb Samsung 970 EVO NVME SSD, 8tb Toshiba HDD and a 4tb Seagate Barracuda
  • PSU
    Seasonic Focus PX-750
  • Display(s)
    AOC U3477PQU & Dell 2720d
  • Cooling
    NexXxos Monsta 360 rad & Black Ice GT 360 rad
  • Keyboard
    Ducky Shine 3 Cherry MX blue switches & red backlight
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    Asus Xonar D2X, NAD M51 DAC, S.M.S.L. headphone amp, Audeze LCD-2 headphones & Blue Snowball mic
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Damn, people are getting their shots early. Where I live they're considering reshuffling the age at which you're eligible for the vaccine. Currently, it's oldest to youngest, but now it might switch to youngest to oldest. Either way I'm pretty much stuck in the middle, and I can't expect my first shot until the end of August and my last shot some time in November. The government have floated the idea of offering both the AstraZeneca and J&J vaccines on a volunteer basis. If that becomes a reality I'll see if I can jump on that opportunity.
  2. If you use HDMI for sound, then you would bypass the soundcard, yes. In most cases, you would bypass the soundcard by using the Toslink, as well, as you wouldn't use the DAC and amplifier in the soundcard. With Toslink you would "just" pass the digital signal on to the DAC in the receiver. With DSD it becomes a bit more complicated. If you're doing the DSD decoding in software on your PC, then it wouldn't matter what output you're using. However, if ou rely on hardware decoding of your DSD content, then you might be tied down to a specific output.
  3. I know some AMD graphics cards have had issues outputting sound through HDMI, if there's no image being outputted. Although, you could always run a cloned display with no display and just use the HDMI for sound. You could also run the image through the receiver, but in my experience that introduces a lot of latency to the image signal. The best solution for PC use would be to run an HDMI to the TV and then run HDMI to the receiver from the TV via ARC/eARC. But I don't know if your supports ARC.
  4. It might have been better to ask this in the Home Theater sub, but here goes. If you plan on running anything more than a 5.1 setup, I wouldn't recommend using Toslink, as it can't do more than 5.1 lossless. For a home theater, especially if you plan on doing Dolby Atmos/DTS-X, an HDMI connection to the receiver is the way to go. If you only plan on doing stereo or 5.1, then I would recommend just using the Toslink connection, as using the analog outputs can be a hassle.
  5. There certainly is a lot of overlap in the R&D of consumer and professional equipment, but I'd wager that Sennheiser is mainly trying to get rid of their manufacturing cost. Sennheiser has to move a ton of headphones to make up for the up-front manufacturing cost, and my guess would be that they dust aren't moving that kind of product. Sennheiser might be highly regarded in enthusiast circles, but that's still a very small niche compared to the broader consumer base. This is the same reason why JBL have considered ceasing their consumer production a couple of times.
  6. Ripping the entirety of Game of Thrones in 4K might have been a mistake:


    1. Spotty


      Still not as big a mistake as Season 8

  7. It's officially time to experiment with ripping 4K Blu-ray movies. I've amassed quite a few 4K movies and it has bothered me that I haven't been able to make a digital backup of the discs.
  8. I really wanted to test the performance difference of Nvidia's implementation of resizable bar, but my CPU/motherboard was just too old for it.

    Until they weren't. MSI just released the first BIOS update for my motherboard almost three years, just to enable support for resizable bar. And it even seems to be working.

    Good guy MSI, I guess.

  9. The first three Harry Potter games on the PS2 and Xbox. I discovered them rather late, but I think they're surprisingly good for movie-tie-in games, but as games they're pretty terrible.
  10. Bought a 3080 at launch back in September and just waited six months.
  11. I bought an Acer CG437KP. It was a fucking nightmare getting it mounted to the wall, but it's there now. So far it's been been really nice to finally upgrade to 4K. Yes, my cables are a mess, but that's getting sorted out ASAP.
  12. I'm currently waiting on a tax return, and I can't currently figure out a way to have my main monitor plugged into my work computer and personal computer at the same time.
  13. It's a cruel joke that I finally got my RTX 3080 today and I've spend all my time with it trying to make a LotR RTS game from 2006 to work. 


    If anyone's wondering, the solution was to to create the option.ini file, because apparently Windows 10 won't allow an .exe file on an external media to create files on the C-drive, 

  14. Well, it only took six months to arrive: Now I can finally play Valheim on max settings.
  15. Unfortunately not. It's a Triumph Rocket III, a three cylinder model. Even now, six years after the post you quoted, it's my "realistic" dream motorcycle. But as other's have pointed out, you can get motorcycles with V6 engines and above. The most overkill that I know being the Boss Hoss 502, which uses a Chevrolet V8.