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    Gigabyte FI32U audio features, ESS SABRE DAC

    I'm sure their audio solution is fine for 95% of people including 90% of people who say they care about audio. If you don't like it, there are several ways to get full-fat digital audio out from your PC - like an HDMI audio extractor or a USB optical/coax out (which is what I use) Even with a...
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    Is medium to high end Pc gaming becoming too niche ?

    I have seen very few obvious aimbots in Apex - we ran in to some this morning. Super accurate shots from the edge of visibility. People who use aimbots should be given capital punishment. In public. If you have not been playing FPS games on a PC vs consoles in the last few years, then you're...
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    Is medium to high end Pc gaming becoming too niche ?

    Have you played a recent AAA fps game? People are calling the aim assist in Modern Warfare 2 an "aimbot" 90% of the top pro players in Apex Legends are controller (ie: aim assist) players. Here are actual titles of youtube videos:
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    Is medium to high end Pc gaming becoming too niche ?

    It's the only thing that compels me to build my system at the level I build it. Since 1995
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    Is medium to high end Pc gaming becoming too niche ?

    To me, the advent of forced crossplay with consoles and heavy aim assist for controller players feels like the beginning of the end of high end pc gaming. The financial incentives are aligned to ensure this trend continues. It's infuriating, but making console plebs feel good is a winning...
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    DAC/AMP for 2 active speakers + Headphones + mic - What do i need?

    The X-4 has a button to swap from Headphones to Line out. I've always liked the X-4 (I could use an optical input) but most of it's features are redundant in my system. https://us.creative.com/p/sound-blaster/sound-blaster-x4
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    Gaming glasses

    Aspheric lenses ftw.
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    USB DAC and studio monitors best option?

    Well, if you didn't think it sounded good, who's to argue? I have my LS50 Metas on a Parasound Halo Integrated Amp and paired with an SVS Micro 3000 I find them to be very detailed and revealing...
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    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)

    I bought this about 10 days ago and I've been really enjoying it. I find that I do best with the marksman guns - a quick headshot beats the console SMGs/ARs (if you don't miss) Got the revolver and the lever action to gold, should have the lever to Plat by the end of the week. A lot of people...
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    USB DAC and studio monitors best option?

    What dac/amp were you using with the passive LS50s/Metas?
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    USB DAC and studio monitors best option?

    What were you doing to those poor Metas that you were missing details? There is nothing magic about self powered speakers named "studio monitors"
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    Is water cooling still needed for good overclocks anymore?

    Fast, quiet, cheap - pick 2 I chose fast and silent... (Eight 200mm fans at 340rpm)
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    What was that AMD? Did you say Samsung is announcing an 8k Ultrawide?

    It has a lot of potential, especially if they use the input virtualization tech they have on the Ark monitor (which lets you scale inputs and move them around) I think it needs to be more the size of two 32" 4K monitors as the current form factor is too small for me. This would give you the...
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    cable management silliness

    Manifest the 3D printed Dragon cable shroud you want to see in the world.
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    RTX 4090 on my system: Possible?

    DACs are the new sound cards.
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