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About HumdrumPenguin

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  • Location
    Canada, Toronto - ON
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Books, TV Shows, Martial Arts, PC & Audio gear, UX design, Languages, and a Lot of Coffee
  • Occupation
    Web & UX Designer


  • CPU
    Intel i9 9900k
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Z390-E Strix
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB 3200 CL16
  • GPU
    ASUS RTX 2080 Ti Strix
  • Case
    Phanteks Evolv-X
  • Storage
    Samsung Evo 970 Plus 1Tb
  • PSU
    Corsair AX860 Platinum
  • Display(s)
    Acer Predator X34P
  • Cooling
    Corsair H150i Pro + Corsair LL Fans
  • Keyboard
    Ducky Year of The Pig Special Edition
  • Mouse
    Logitech G703 HERO 16k + G840 Mousepad
    Xbox Elite Controller Series 2
  • Sound
    Schiit Asgard 3
    Schiit Bifrost 2
    Hegel H120

    JVC HA-FX750
    Senns HD6XX
    KEF R3

    Blue Yeti Nano
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
  • Laptop
    MacBook Pro

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  1. Gotta be picky with those as well. You have a Liquid Platinum, right? I think that one sounds very much like a solid state for example, and probably wouldn't have much of a change in sound even with very gooey tubes.
  2. The problem with tube rolling is that you normally need to spend quite a bit until you finally find what works best for you. It defeats the purpose of trying to work within a low budget.
  3. Yeah, EVGA sent me a new one after I sent the broken one back. That was 2 years and 11 months after the purchase. The warranty was good for 3 years total. It wouldn't crash without any load on it, but as soon as I launched any game (I was playing Diablo 3 back then), the screen would go black.
  4. I got the same problem on a GTX 970 I had in the past. It died, and I got a new one from EVGA back then, but that was after 2 years and 9 months of use. Highly overclocked by the way....
  5. Cheap tube amps like the Little Dot MKII are just a waste of money in my opinion. I haven't heard a single tube amp that sounds good and is cheap at the same time. I'd look into Feliks Audio line of products instead. The Euforia is the bomb, both to your ears and wallet. But I do believe you get what you pay for in this case.
  6. Driving well doesn’t mean to get it loud enough.
  7. 35 Ohms at 93db/mw is not that easy to drive well.
  8. That resolution is so low that everything will become Minecraft for you. Get a better monitor, really, and just scale down the resolution in games if necessary (and it will be). Truth be told, I'd rather spend on a used PS4 and play with it for the time being.
  9. If sound is priority, none of these would do great. The problem is that beyond headphones, you'd need to invest a bit on source and amplification to get things rolling (assuming you have space, that is). Let us know your budget and sound preferences. Beyers and Grados are on the analytical side of things, which can be harsh depending on system synergy. If he was looking for something exclusively for fps games, where pinpointing location could give him an advantage, then we could start with something in the lines of your suggestions, but otherwise I'd look somewhere else persona
  10. If you buy an integrated amp (pre amp + power amp for volume control and volume output) with a built-in DAC (digital to analog conversor), you are all good to go. The computer will connect to the integrated amp DAC section either via USB or SPIDF, and you will connect those bare wires from your speakers to the output power sockets on the amp.
  11. @VoidSixx To name a few: JDS Atom, Schiit Magni 3+, Liquid Spark. I’m not a fan of SMSL and Topping, so I’m leaving those aside. There is also the purple amp I forgot the name now.
  12. Well, if I mentioned 1000-1200W, I suppose that answers your question already. You don't wanna have a PSU fully loaded if efficiency matters to you (which should, since your electric bills will go up considerably because of mining). Platinum or Titanium rated PSUs would only help with efficiency even more.
  13. After mining became a thing, it's quite stupid of people to buy used cards if they don't personally know the seller, otherwise chances of you getting a time bomb are quite high.
  14. I'd be looking into 1000W-1200W Platinum or Titanium PSUs for better efficiency and enough power during peak loads.