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  1. pgwalsh

    First Build inyears (guidance please)

    :ROFLMAO: :blackalien: Yeah... no need for RGB, but I don't mind black everything since my case is white and black. I just canceled the Master and ordered the UNIFY. I'll probably order that black cooler too. You know. I once drove from Mountain View, Californa with a buddy (he lives in...
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    First Build inyears (guidance please)

    Ok... So the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master is back-ordered until Feb 06, but the unity board is in stock. Should I just switch?
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    First Build inyears (guidance please)

    Is there any different between the two other than $10 and the look?
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    First Build inyears (guidance please)

    That's a great reply from Noctura. I may go with that cooler as well even though AMD recommends water cooling. Not sure if I'll get myself in trouble.
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    First Build inyears (guidance please)

    I ended up going with the Aourus Master. My first build is up and running will transition my stuff today. The only issue I have is that the stock cooler fan seems to be making more noise than expected so I'll have to make sure that's the cause of the whine I hear. Can't handle noise; I always...
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    First Build inyears (guidance please)

    Hey all. Still waiting for my Tomahawk motherboard from BHPhotoVideo. Thank you everyone for your help, I really appreciate. Also I just took the plunge for system number 2. This will be mostly for my DAW workstation and encoding etc. I purchased the Ryzen 9 3950X and all I need now is...
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    First Build inyears (guidance please)

    Does anyone think that 550 80+ power supply is not enough? Just read that my video card needs 450w.
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    First Build inyears (guidance please)

    OK.. Thanks for your input and help, I appreciate it.
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    First Build inyears (guidance please)

    Not to sound too obtuse, but we're taking about the B450 Tomahawk and not the Max x470, right?
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    First Build inyears (guidance please)

    That MAX is $114 right now and the Asus is $149. I don't see PCIe 4.0 in the near future for me. I've been pretty happy with the performance from SATA SSD's. I'm gathering none of these boards will be compatible with Zen 3? So I figure whatever I get should be adaqueate for the next few years...
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    First Build inyears (guidance please)

    Is that as comparable to the Asus Prime X570-P board? I don't need overkill, but just enough of an upgrade to notice.
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    First Build inyears (guidance please)

    Not much to say to be honest. Mostly wanted a new machine because my other one is getting long in the tooth. I have been overseas for the past few years and not working in IT sector at all. Started taking some courses to update my knowledge and learn some new things. Will continue taking classes...
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    First Build inyears (guidance please)

    Thanks. So the changes I've made were to the cooler and motherboard. I'll consider the SSD's. The cost difference is nominal. Monitors I'm consider due to being on sale. LG UltraGear 34GK950G-B 34" Dell Alienware AW3418DW 34" Any other suggestions?
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    First Build inyears (guidance please)

    Ok.. I'm with you on some of what you say and some I can't figure out. When you refer to U14s, I'm not sure what that is, I'm old so please understand. I figured out your monitor, but I will look for something with freesync since I have an AMD graphics card, but probably wont matter much since I...
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    First Build inyears (guidance please)

    Hello all! I haven't built a PC in quite a while (not including servers or RPi). My last build was an Intel 2600K and that computer is still chugging along. However I feel the need to upgrade. This is the first of two I'll builds, the other will be DAW focused, and is my daily driver which will...
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    World War Z: Zombies Are Coming Trailer

    Why do Zombies always look like angry liberals. :zombie:
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    New Study Claims Piracy is Driven by Availability and Price

    When I moved to New Zealand I was shocked at how many people pirate content. At first I was disappointed but now that I've been here a while I understand. New Zealand is a very expensive place to live, think California, but with much higher taxes and higher cost of living, way higher. A...
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    Apple Plans on Combining iPhone, iPad, Mac Apps by 2021

    Different platform, but good point. I think Apple is in a much different position today with the iPhone and iOS in general.
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    Apple Plans on Combining iPhone, iPad, Mac Apps by 2021

    The writing has been on the wall for a long time and this year things will be interesting. We've seen two shifts from Apple, one away from professional work space & workstations and the other to services. When Apple stopped selling xserver, xsans and OS X server (you can still buy OS X server...
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    Linux Gaming Is on a Life-Support System Called Steam

    Great to hear Gaming is getting better on Linux. Audio and IoT is really doing well on Linux. Last year I switched to Linux as my main desktop (been using it for since the early 90's) and I'm very happy and I'm not going to go back to Apple. That being said, I live in New Zealand and no one I...
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    YouTube Updates Its Strike System

    I think this is the most important and valid comment in this thread. Freedom of speech is extremely important and regardless if it's hate speech or not (people have varying degrees of the definition). If they have a video that's too graphic for youth then it should come with a warning and some...
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    AdoredTV Discusses the Recent AMD Ryzen and Radeon 3000 Series Leaks

    Let's hope it's more true than hype because the competition will benefit us all.
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    AdoredTV Discusses the Recent AMD Ryzen and Radeon 3000 Series Leaks

    I also have a 2600K and will be patiently waiting.
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    Samsung Is Bringing the Linux Environment to Smartphones

    Glad to see more support for Gnu Linux in Mobil. I’m personally hoping Librem 5 gets traction. https://shop.puri.sm/shop/librem-5/
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    Apple Shifts XR Production to Older iPhones

    I have a 5SE and see no reason to upgrade. They should have kept the SE size phone and made it cheaper.
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    Jinhua Claims It Didn't Steal Anything

    Sorry Jinhua, but guilt by association applies here. You're a Chinese company so........
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    Apple "Determined to Kill Off the Laptop for iPads"

    Apple is focused on selling services more than devices which we all know now since Cook's announcement (where they will no longer report unit sales figures). Having everything in the iOS realm is the best road to push users into their service offerings. I will say that an iPad Pro is fine for...
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    Red Dead Redemption 2 Rakes in $725 Million Worldwide in Three Days

    This game looks great and may be the first one to get me back in gaming after 5 year break (had 2 kids). I don't have a console but I'm assuming the xbox x is the way to go? I'm not looking for a debate and don't care which brand, but I only would buy one. I just imagine the more powerful one...
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    Is the Cost of a Cable Box Really Too Darn High?

    That is worded in a very negative pigeon hold way. Lots of people start businesses thinking they can provide a better service or product to customers than what exists. Sure, there are people that strictly see dollar signs, but most are not nefarious as you imply. Now I agree with you once a...
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    Apple Revitalizes the iPad Lineup and Announces New Mac Mini and MacBook Air

    I have a mid-2011 iMac as a holdover but I stopped using it as my PC is much faster. It's crazy to me what Apple is charging for these machines or the fact that they have a phone that's $1400. I guess they're priced for people in SFBA.
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    Apple Revitalizes the iPad Lineup and Announces New Mac Mini and MacBook Air

    Are the specs of the base mini really worth $799. As someone who's used Mac's for a long time and switch to Linux over the past year, I find this hard to swallow. I waited years to upgrade my 2008 Mac Pro and passed on the trashcan and then then waited and waited and nothing. Now this... I...
  32. pgwalsh

    Windows 10 Home paging file help

    Thanks. I already set it to system managed size.
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    Windows 10 Home paging file help

    Just wanted to thank all of you for your advice. I was able to use most of the suggestions. I disabled Windows Search and followed the youtuber techyescity's guide. I didn't do everything he suggested but the majority. I think it's about as fast as it's going to get without going SSD. I think...
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    Windows 10 Home paging file help

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll have to look into disabling windows search and I'm not familiar with techyescity. I'm a bit out of the loop since my main OS is Linux.
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    Macs Could Jump to ARM in 2020

    If the developers are using xcode then it's already built in to make the swtich. If they're using something else the hills a bit steeper to climb. Adobe is already committed as you know since they're making a photoshop variant for iPad Pro.
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    Windows 10 Home paging file help

    My wife's cousin has asked me to help cleanup and speed up her Lenovo C260. It's certainly nothing special but it's what they can afford. I've updated all the drivers and cleaned out all the malware I can find and have definitely sped things up by turning of a lot of things including Cortana...
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    Replacing Op-Amps in a Topping D10 DAC

    JargonGR - I'm sure shipping and taxe's were an arm and a leg and that's unfortunate. $10,000 is a lot of money for 2 dual opposed, but they look really nice. I built 2 dual opposed 15's with MFW 15's from when AV123 went belly-up. I paid $75 for each driver and they sound great. Those 4...
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    Replacing Op-Amps in a Topping D10 DAC

    I like Class D as well. Right now I'm trying to decide on a Benchmark Media AHB2 and a D-Sonic amplifier. The D-Sonic is half the price, but the Benchmark measures incredibly well. No rush until I get close to finishing my Statement II's. As for DAC's, I'm curious about R2R multibit, but have...
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    Replacing Op-Amps in a Topping D10 DAC

    Delta Sigma or R2R/Multibit Dac? Class A Amp or Class A/B Amp or Class D Amp? (yes there are others) What do you all prefer out of these categories?
  40. pgwalsh

    On-board Sound Tested Against an External DAC/Headphone Amplifier

    His chapter notes are interesting, but the thread is a cluster-fuck of nonsense and not worth weeding through so I suggest just searching for Mr. Stoddards posts and ignoring the rest. To note: the guy doing the Audio Science Review test, amirm, has been called out on many occasions as being...
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