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    34" 21:9 UltraWide Displays (3440x1440) - LG UM95/UM65 & Dell U3415W

    What's the deal with the constant screen shutting off and LOUD popping noises when DP 1.2 is enabled? If I'm using single screen, no chaining do I need DP 1.2 or can I stick with DP 1.1 for 60Hz?
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    Objective2 Amp+ODAC, possibly $229.99 + $10S/H

    Pulled the trigger on this for a more desktop friendly unit for my 800's than my portable Fiio.
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    ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor

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    EVGA 780ti Superclocked ACX cooler

    My second time selling on ebay (gtx 680) and third time posting a sale on [H] (gtx 480). Have a look if you are interested, all original items unopened, including the poster and those giant ass stickers. Thanks. And free shipping to the US...
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    X-Star 27" : Fixable BLB.. or IPS (PLS) Glow?

    The lighter coloring at the corners looks like glow. The split lighting in the middle of the top of the frame looks like BLB. You could try taking apart the bezel and internal panel assembly and putting some electrical tape around the inner frame to reduce light leak.
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    27" QNIX QX2710 Evolution 2 impressions

    FYI on the true10. I received mine in 4 days from AccessoriesWhole. 3 Stuck pixels (purple) that I am trying to fix with JScreenFix. If anyone has a better suggestion, please let me know. No backlight bleed, which I guess is nice. More importantly, frame skipping at all refresh rates above...
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    Need a 27 inch monitor for gaming

    You got charged customs? I did not get charged that for an order into the US from dreamseller, is it random or are you in a different country?
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    EyeInfinity or No

    I've had Nvidia surround for going on nearly 3 years now I think, started when it first came out on 2 480's. I recommend either getting a 120 hz 16:9 1440p monitor, or one of the new 34'' 21:9 monitors 1440p coming out soon. Honestly, the far periphery of triple-wide landscape is not...
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    34" 21:9 UltraWide Displays (3440x1440) - LG UM95/UM65 & Dell U3415W

    Ouch. So probably another month or even more for availability in the US then?
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    Thief (2014) + DLCs $26

    Anyone get their key yet? I assume they will e-mail it to my paypal associated e-mail.
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    EVGA GTX 680 SC-2 Sold my 480's in FS section but decided to be lazy this time and do an ebay.
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    Crucial M4 - 256GB, $199.99 FS

    Man these SSD deals are ridiculous. Wasn't there an article posted a while back about how the big powers in solid state memory were going to make significant price drops to push out the smaller players? I feel like this is only the beginning...
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    Confirmed hardware in the newly released ODAC

    I don't think anyone is going to say that you 100% must listen to all music 100% identical to the source. What he's saying is he prefers 100% reproduction, which is a common preference. I think what most will agree with instead is that trying to modify the source using expensive hardware that...
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    Confirmed hardware in the newly released ODAC

    While this may be true, trying to modify hardware to your specific preference would cost a fortune, resulting in major profit for snake oil salesmen of various shitty, but high priced amps. What NwAvguy and a lot of people on here are arguing is that we should get our hardware as transparent as...
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 Video Card Review @ [H]

    Someone posted on WSGF that 990FX and SLI+surround is simply not working whatsoever. I'm not sure about the reason though.
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    Confirmed hardware in the newly released ODAC

    Most audio reviews are a joke. They talk about "speed" "warmth" and other subjective and weird attributes for "good sound" that I just can't take seriously. That's why I applaud NwAvguy's no-bullshit attitude toward audio. I think the fallacy that analog components cannot be differentiated...
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    Torn between two sound cards and is the e17 my best choice?

    E17 will be the most transparent and provide the lowest noise. If you want virtual surround emulation, I would keep the Xonar DG and E17. You could use the Xonar DG when you want surround emulation like dolby headphones and use the E17 when you want the best music quality.
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    WARM: 7970s now going for 439.99 on

    I'm 3 for 3 with OCZ. Twice for ram, once for SSD. Their VISA debit cards are ok, would have preferred check.
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    Advice buying new sound card - SB Audigy dead (R.I.P)

    Fiio D3 optical out is a decent budget option.
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    Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Sound Card Review @ [H]

    From personal experience there's nothing inherently wrong with Creative's hardware mostly, though they may be a bit overpriced. The problem is software, and even though they've cleaned it up a bit I'm afraid of repeating bad experiences. These days for music/movie buffs a lot of users will...
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    My Titanium HD is buzzing... why?

    Try setting your audio bit-rate in windows or creative drivers to 16bit/44.1khz and see if that helps (if it is happening during play). If simply plugging in causes the sound issue, I would look into trying a different PSU as it may be a ground problem.
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    Denon Dx000 Officially Discontinued

    "Official replacement" They have several new models all the way down to $250. It would be a sad day indeed if they compromised on quality to get "cheaper" ($250 is cheap for Denon now I guess?) models out and make more profit.
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    HOT: Monoprice 8320 only $5.98!

    I got a pair of these last week just to check them out for around ~$9 shipped. They are unbelievably good. I have never owned an IEM that sound this good for this cheap. Almost on par with my Westone 2 in terms of enjoyment. The only thing that sucks about these is comfort. The drivers are...
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    good external sound cards?

    What's your budget? Do you want positional audio emulation?
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    never owned a USB DAC, but i have few questions.

    No to both questions.
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    DAC Recommendation for $100-200 WARNING on this: this is for the PCB that will fit inside an O2 enclosure. Currently it is the only way to pre-order an ODAC AFAIK. However, you should wait and see as they will very soon update their store page with the fully completed ODAC...
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    Confirmed hardware in the newly released ODAC

    I'm definitely getting an ODA with the ODAC installed. In my opinion you could spend thousands on tube amps and never really stop pursuing all kinds of distorted sounds. Or, you could get the ODA/ODAC+O2 and call it a day, spending money instead of other things (like getting more headphones)...
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    DAC Recommendation for $100-200

    JDSlabs currently sells the O2 which is a headphone amplifier. The ODAC is a transparent DAC designed by Nwavguy. JDSlabs will offer it standalone soonish (Mid-late May as soon as the Canadian company sourcing the boards gets volume), OR together in a box with the O2 amp. If you already have...
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    DAC Recommendation for $100-200

    It is released, officially, specs and DIY TODAY! Holy fuckballs people have been waiting for this FOREVER. JDSlabs will have pre-assembled ODAC, ODAC+O2, and ODA kits. Here is their blog, and I believe they will have ODAC's ready to ship, SOON for $~99...
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    DAC Recommendation for $100-200

    ODAC is coming, really soon. It is expected in mid-May. I implore you that if you can wait, to wait for it.
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    Corsair Force 3 - 240gb SSD - $239.99 - $30 MIR = $209.99

    I sense a great disturbance in the flash memory price space, as if very soon these kinds of prices will be normal, or even lower.
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    $1,300 For A Special Edition Video Game?

    The trend of $1000+ (Wouldn't put it passed devs to make a $10,000+ tier) is actually really interesting. If you look at Kickstarter, a lot of popular games have $1000, $5000, $10,000 tiers and they sell out FAST.
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    New Asus ROG sound card

    Hmm. The Phoebus also has noise cancelling mics? Could be useful for someone with a high end set of headphones who wants to game. Asus going about this very cleverly in terms of their target market with the high end gear.
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    SB recon

    Actually, AFAIK the Asus cards (Essence ST/STX even) have high-ish output impedance that can be noisy at low volumes for certain headphones.
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    Sound card needed these days?

    A good external DAC or audiophile SC like the Xonar Essence STX can provide low background noise and good conversion. If you have revealing cans such as the HD-650 they will be a definite upgrade over the onboard. A good DAC will depend on the bit-rate of your source and how much you are...
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    My Schiit Valhalla review

    Great review of the Valhalla. I'm using the Lyr/Bifrost combo currently for my HD-800 and they are excellent.
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    are the Logitech Speaker System Z623 any good?

    I have them. They aren't the greatest, but they are loud. The only thing wrong with them is that the highs can get quite shrill. If you have limited desk space, I'd say they are a good set of speakers to have. If you have more room on your table, getting 2 powered monitors would be a better...
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    Schiit Audio

    I think the second full bells/whistles balanced amp will be hybrid like the Lyr. I'm fine with the Lyr/Bifrost for my 800's though, I haven't really bought into the whole balancing thing.